Let’s Get to Know Former Stellar Member Jeonyul!
What’s the first thing that popped in your mind when you heard about the girl group Stellar? Most of you probably will answer “Marionette,” their legendary provocative concept back in the day. That concept got stuck in people’s heads and even years later, after the song was released because of the 19+ performance, and how much people criticized them. Speaking about Stellar, the one person we’re going to talk about this time is none other than former main dancer of Stellar Jeonyul!
Jeonyul left the group and the company after her contract expired and chose not to renew her contract in 2017. Do you miss her?
In this article, Channel-Korea will be providing you with all the information you need to know about former Stellar member Jeonyul. From her profile to her latest news, we’ve got it covered! So, stay tuned and keep scrolling down!
Name: Jeon Yu-ri (전유리)
Stage name: Jeonyul (전율)
Date of Birth: March 20th, 1994
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 167 cm
Weight: 46 kg
Blood type: O
Agency: Management error
Education: Seoul Performing Arts High School
Debut: 2011 Stellar Digital Single Album [Rocket Girl]
Career: Member of girl group Stellar (Main Dancer, Main Rapper, Vocalist, Maknae)
Facts about Jeonyul
- Jeonyul has got the nicknames Tuti Tuti, Dochi, Sexy Maknae
- Education: Yongin Dongbaek Elementary School (Graduate), Yongin Dongbaek Middle School (Graduate), Yongin Baekhyeon High School (Transfer) -> Seoul Performing Arts High School (Graduate)
- She really loves doing exercise
- Singing and dancing are her hobbies
- On August 23rd, 2017, Jeonyul’s contract ended and she decided to graduate from the group
- She chose actor Kim Soo-hyun as her ideal type
Debut as Stellar Member and Her Career Journey
Stellar was a South Korean girl group whose debut lineup consisted of Gayoung, true rookie Jeonyul and former members of Honeydew Lee-seul and JoA. The group officially debuted on August 28th, 2011, when the digital single Rocket Girl was released.
On January 26th, 2012, Lee-seul and JoA were confirmed to leave the group and be replaced for their first comeback track “UFO” by Min-hee and Hyo-eun.
Stellar released their third digital single Study on July 11th, 2013, and marked their first time in the top 100.
Stellar launched their first extended play Marionette on February 12th, 2014. The group received backlash for their promotional material “stripping game,” which involved fans having to “like” a post on the official Facebook page of Stellar to share pictures of the body parts of the members. The group got more backlash for their 19+ “Marionette” music video and performances. “Marionette” was their best-selling single despite the controversy, peaking at numbers 35 and 34 on the Gaon and Billboard K-Pop Hot 100 chart, respectively.
Stellar released the digital single “Fool” and their music video on March 9th, 2015.
Stellar released the single “Vibrato” and another controversial music video on July 20th, 2015, attracting further recognition. The group responded to criticism of their provocative stage costumes by stating that the sexy music video of “Vibrato” was merely meant to be an example of the unique identity of the group.
The album and the music video for the title track “Sting” were released on January 18th, 2016. The band clarified that their “Sting” intentions were different from “Marionette” and “Vibrato,” saying: “This time, we wanted to look more like a girlfriend rather than to […] look provocative. We put on lighter makeup so that more fans will feel closer to us.”
It was officially announced on July 10th, 2016, that the group would be releasing their seventh single album titled Cry on July 18th, releasing the release date and the first promotional photos for the single via their official Twitter account. This project was also partially funded by a Makestar crowd-funding initiative that raised $53,593 (532 percent of its original goal).
On June 20th, 2017, Pascal Entertainment announced the release of the group’s third mini-album titled Stellar Into the World. On June 27th, the title track “Archangels of the Sephiroth” was released.
After their official disbandment in 2018, Minhee released a video of Stellar’s first group party since disbandment on October 30th, 2018 via her YouTube channel About Mini. The gathering was attended by Gayoung, Minhee, Hyoeun, and Jeonyul. Minhee explained it was thanks to fans that the Reunion Party was organized.
Jeonyul’s Departure From Stellar
Pascal Entertainment announced that Jeonyul and Gayoung will be departed as Stellar members after their contracts expire at the end of August 2017. On Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017, Pascal Entertainment’s representative wrote the announcement on their official Twitter. “Stellar members, Gayoung and Jeonyul decided to graduate from the group when their contracts expired,” the agency wrote. Along with the announcement, the agency also uploaded pictures of handwritten letters from Jeon Yul and Gayoung who wanted to say goodbye to the Twinkles (the Stellar fandom name).
Gayoung wrote, “I don’t know how to start. I want to apologize to fans who have been waiting for my first letter and maybe worry about it. As if it was still yesterday when I was 20 years old and joined this company to achieve my dreams. Now, 7 years have already passed, a moment that I never imagined would emerge finally happened. My contract was completed on August 31st. I think it’s better to tell you before the concert is held. That’s why I share this announcement,” she continued.
Just like Gayoung, Jeonyul also wrote out a heartfelt letter after no longer being a Stellar member. “I never imagined I’d write a letter like this. My heart hurts when I have to write a letter like this to Twinkle. After thinking long, I decided to start a new journey after the contract with the agency ended on August 31st. I still remember when I first stood as a member of Stellar, on August 25th, 2011. The memory is still fresh in my mind, but time passed by very quickly,” she continued.
“I was worried about making this decision. I can shine a lot like now for the love and support of Twinkle. I will never be able to forget Twinkle who made our appearance brighter. I will always remember that moment from my heart,” she wrote again. “Don’t be too disappointed, and keep supporting me until we meet again,” she concluded.
Meanwhile, Stellar held a concert celebrating their 6th anniversary with the title Interstellar: Time Travel Through 6 Years. The concert took place on August 28th, 2017, at 6 p.m. local time. Stellar debuted with the single “Rocket Girl” in 2011.
Where is Jeonyul Now?
There is not much information about Jeonyul after she left Stellar, nor her recent project. But, don’t worry, she is still very active on social media if you miss seeing her!
Jeonyul is active on her personal Instagram account to connect with her fans. She loves to share selfies or whatever activity she has been doing recently. You should follow her to get her most recent updates on @youlri_0320.
Check out some of her daily posts below~
And that was all the information we have gathered about former Stellar member Jeonyul. Let’s keep supporting her for her projects in the future! And, don’t forget to kindly share your thoughts in the comment section below!