Introduction to Jang Gyuri: From “Idol School” to fromis_9

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You will never forget Gyuri’s beautiful smile

This 21 year old young woman never ceased to test herself in the idol reality shows she competed in. In 2017, she made her first appearance on the show Idol School, then debuted with the group called fromis_9. But, not long ago she also appeared on Produce 48. How was that possible? Why did she do that? Keep reading to find out about her.

Full Profile and Facts of Gyuri

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  • Name: Jang Gyuri (장규리)
  • Nickname: Puppy Eyes
  • Birthdate: December 27, 1997 (age 21)
  • Birthplace: Yeosu, South Korea
  • Height: 168 cm
  • Weight: 51 kg
  • Blood Type: B
  • Constellation: Capricorn
  • Hobbies: Watching movies, listening to music
  • Specialties: Singing, dance, rap, piano, heart dance
  • Instagram: @gyul.97

Gyuri Facts:
– Gyuri currently attends the Seoul University Institute of Arts, majoring in acting.
– Gyuri is fromis_9’s “father”.
– Her nicknames are “Puppy Eyes” and “Tone Gangster”.
– Her father works in the military.
– She spent a year studying in the US, in Richmond, Virginia.
– Gyuri wants to appear on “Real Men” because she’s confident with her family background.
– She dislikes acting cute, so some of the other members call her the “General” of fromis_9. (Arirang TV)
– Gyuri is said to look like Blackpink’s Jisoo.
– She ranked 9th in Idol School with 57,230 votes.
– She’s afraid of ghosts.
– Her favorite foods are all types of meat, especially pork.
– She likes Autumn.
– Her favorite colors are white and orange.
– She says the way she speaks is influenced by her dad.
– She likes blues and ballad songs. She likes Paul Kim, Kim Kwangseok, Kim Gunmo, and more.
– She likes horror and romance films. She doesn’t watch action or fantasy movies because she can’t stay focused on them.
– She likes peaches and plums.
– Gyuri wears braces. (“King of the Masked Singer” ep. 195)
– Gyuri and Saerom and are the best English speakers in the group.
– Unnies line (Saerom, Hayoung, and Gyuri) cry the most and also cry easily. (V LIVE)
– Gyuri and Jisun often consume Red Bean Tea because they usually have a bloated face in the morning.
– Gyuri said shes more afraid of her father than of ghosts.
– During Produce 48 some netizens thought that Gyuri and IZ*ONE‘s Wonyoung resembled each other.
– Gyuri wants to try acting or radio DJ-ing in the future. (Love Bomb fan sign)
– Gyuri appeared on King of the Masked Singer in ep. 195 as “Spring Flower”.
– Gyuri and Chuu from Loona are close and play in the same drama, Dating Class.
– Her motto: “Just do it.
– Gyuri and Jisun are sharing a room – “Chaboonz Room”, because is the quietest room in the dorm
– Gyuri was a contestant on Produce 48 (MNET Official). (Ranked 25)

Joined Mnet “Idol School”

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Before her debut in fromis_9, Gyuri joined the reality show Idol School. she ended ranked ninth, therefore earning the opportunity to debut as a member of fromis_9 along with Saerom, Hayoung, Jiwon, Jisun, Seoyeon, Chaeyoung, Nagyung, and Jiheon. Idol School was a reality show that trained about 41 girls in order to form a nine-member girl-group. The girls trained for eleven weeks, includeing singing and dancing lessons.

Gyuri’s introduction video shows that she’s really shy and she confessed that she could not act cute. in reality, she’s already cute without even trying. Gyuri’s rank went up on the last two episodes. Before she joined Idol School, she said it was hard to earn her parents approval, which is why she was trying so hard to debut and not waste any chances she got from her parents.

Debut with fromis_9

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fromis_9 is an abbreviation of from idol school and 9 is the number of members. It is pronounced same as “promise” in Korean and meant that the group promised to always be the best girl-group. Gyuri participated in recording her group’s mini album To. Heart in January, 2018. She isn’t on the group’s second mini album, To. Day, unfortunately, because she was busy as a contestant on Produce 48.

Joined Mnet “Produce 48”

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Gyuri confessed she joined Produce 48 because she wanted to improve her singing and dancing skills. She was eliminated on episode 11 and ranked 25th. Gyuri said she slowed her group down, mainly because she does not have the same background in dancing or singing. By joining Produce 48, Gyuri hoped to learn a lot and improve her skills.

Discography

Produce 48

Fromis_9

Albums

  • To. Heart (2018)
  • To. Day (2018)
  • From.9 (2018)
  • Fun Factory (2019)

Singles

  • “Glass Shoes” (유리구두) (2017)
  • “To Heart” (2018)
  • “DKDK” (두근두근) (2018)
  • “Love Bomb” (2018)
  • “FUN!”

Filmography

Music video appearances

Television series

Latest News

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After her elimination from Produce 48, Gyuri and her group have been busy with a comeback and their new special single album promotion, titled From.9.