Yu-ri, Girls’ Generation’s Black Pearl
Who doesn’t know Girls’ Generation? Kwon Yu-ri is a member of one of the giant girl groups that debuted under SM Entertainment in 2007. Among the members, Yu-ri is known for her dancing skills, along with Hyo-yeon, and also for her sexy aura. She got Black Pearl as her nickname from their fans.
Name: Kwon Yu-ri
Stage name: Yu-ri
Date of Birth: December 5th, 1989
Height: 166 cm
Weight: 46 kg
Here are some facts about the black pearl:
- Yu-ri was born in Goyang, Gyeonggi, South Korea.
- Yu-ri really loves Mickey Mouse and she collects many kinds of stuff related to Mickey Mouse.
- She is one of the best dancers in the group.
- She is learning to play the violin and she also takes ballet lessons.
- Yu-ri has the best body in Girls’ Generation.
Yu-ri’s Acting Career
Among the members of Girls’ Generation, YoonA is known as the actress of the group. However, it is not only her that has ventured into the world of acting, Yu-ri has also pursued a career in acting as well. She has starred in many dramas and even movies.
Fashion King is one of the dramas that Yu-ri has starred in, along with Shin Se-kyung, Yoo Ah-in, and Lee Je-hoon. The drama is using fashion theme that tells the story of the struggles to become a top designer but also with love in it. Yu-ri plays the character of Choi Anna, who is a famous and rich designer. She is in a relationship with Jung Jae-hyuk (Lee Je-hoon), but as the time goes by, he loses interest in Choi Anna and secretly develops feelings for Lee Ga-young (Shin Se-kyung). Unfortunately, Ga-young likes another man, Kang Young-gul (Yoo Ah-in), who turns out to be attracted to Choi Anna.
Check out Fashion King‘s trailer below!
No Breathing is a movie with a sports theme where Yu-ri stars alongside Lee Jong-suk and Seo In-guk.
This movie’s plotline revolves around Won-Il (Seo In-guk), who was a famous number one swimmer in Korea, just like his father, but who quits swimming after his father’s death at a swimming competition. Not long after his father’s death, his mother’s death follows which means Won-Il is left alone. After the loss of his parents, he lives his life hopelessly and he almost gets expelled from his school. His father’s long-time friend, Jae-suk (Park Chul-min), supports Won-il and encourages him to start swimming again by dragging him to a physical education-focused school.
At his new school, Won-il meets the rival that always got overshadowed by him. He is Woo-sang (Lee Jong-suk). After Won-il quits swimming, Woo-sang becomes Korea’s first swimmer but he gets disqualified after getting involved in trouble so he has to study again from zero at the same school as Won-il. One day they meet Jung-eun (Kwon Yu-ri), who steals both their hearts. They once again become rivals, now in both swimming and love.
The movie is very fresh with the underlying sports concept and I highly recommend you to watch it!
Local Hero or Neighborhood Hero is another drama that Yu-ri has starred in. Other cast members who took part in this drama are Park Shi-hoo, Jo Sung-ha, Lee Soo-hyuk, and Yoon Tae-young.
This drama is about Baek Shi-yoon (Park Shi-hoo), who is a former secret agent well-trained inhuman weapons. To hide his status as a former secret agent, he buys a bar named “Neighborhood” and immediately gets close with his regular visitors. One day in his bar, he meets Choi Chan-gyu (Lee Soo-hyuk) who works as a temporary employee. He wants to be a police officer so Baek Shi-yoon decides to help him in learning weapons and they fight against evil together.