Meet the Beautiful and Talented Idol, Yukyung from Elris
There are a lot of Korean girl groups and boy groups that debut each year. As a K-pop fan, there must be a time when you think that you can’t keep up with the trends. New groups come up while you still don’t know about the groups that debuted the previous year. Well, if that’s the case, don’t worry, we got your back!
In this article, we will talk about one of the K-pop girl groups that made its debut in 2017. Sure, there are a lot of K-pop groups that debuted in that year. But, this one girl group that debuted under Hunus Entertainment is something that you can’t miss. Can you guess who it is?
Yep, it’s Elris!
As we mentioned before, Elris is a girl group that debuted on June 1, 2017, under Hunus Entertainment. Elris has 7 members who are Karin, EJ, Bella, Sohee, Chaejeong, Hyesung, and Yukyung. The leader is Sohee and the youngest of the group is Karin. You probably wonder what Elris’ name means. It’s actually an acronym for “Excellent Lovely Rainbow Innocent Sister.”
Just the name of the group already sounds interesting. Imagine talking about the members! But, we won’t be talking about the whole group in general. Instead, we will talk about one of the members in Elris, which is Yukyung.
Yukyung is the main dancer and sub vocalist of Elris. If you watch Elris perform in their music videos or music shows, you will notice how good Yukyung is as the main dancer of the group. So now, let’s see more of Yukyung’s charisma in this article. Scroll down to find out more!
Yukyung of Elris’ Profile
Full Name: Lee Yukyung
Korean Name: 이유경
Chinese Name: 李湵京
Stage Name: Yukyung
Nicknames: 260 (read as Yi Yook Young, which the same as her name), Tinkerbell, Gangster, Emily, Yookyoung, Gangi, Gangbly, etc.
Birthplace: Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Birthdate: November 5, 1999
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
- Yewon School Dance Department
- Seoul Sejong High School
Position: Main dancer, subvocal
Occupation: Singer, idol
Blood Type: B
Weight: 43 kg
Height: 158 cm
Foot Size: 230 mm
Hobbies: Watching a movie, washing the laundry
Family: Parents, 1 younger brother, 1 older brother
Debut Day: June 1
Debut Year: 2017
Agency: Hunus Entertainment
Yukyung of Elris’ Facts
- A lot of people said that Yukyung’s face resembles some senior celebrities including ex-Sistar member Dasom, Shin Aeyoung, Park Ha-sun, etc.
- Unlike other people with a slender body figure, Yukyung is quite strong and even can eat two or three bowls of rice.
- Yukyung really likes rice, which she said on VLive. She also has the nickname Bab (which means rice).
- Yukyung really likes dried squid too, and she eats it often even in their dorms.
- Yukyung participated in ISAC for rhythmic gymnastics and won first place in 2018. In 2019, she won second place.
Yukyung of Elris’ Pre-Debut
The beautiful and princess-like Yukyung once was a little girl way before she became an idol. Yukyung may look feminine and girly, but do you know that she is the only daughter in her family?
Yukyung is the second child in her family. She has two siblings which are an older brother and a younger brother. Being in the middle of the brothers may not really affect her that much. We can’t even see her as the only daughter in the family if we just see her style, unlike other stereotypes of being the only daughter among brothers.
Unlike some other idols who usually come from outside the city and move to Seoul after being accepted as a trainee, Yukyung has lived in Seoul for her whole life. She was born and raised in Gangnam-gu, one of the most metropolitan parts of Seoul.
As a child, Yukyung started to learn traditional Korean dancing for seven years, starting from when she was in elementary school until the first grade of high school. Yukyung was a great dancer. She joined a dance competition from Sungshin’s Women University and won first place.
Yukyung was also a diligent student since elementary school. She got appointed as the class president from second grade until the sixth grade of elementary school. Yukyung also became the president of the student council in her school.
The journey of Yukyung’s idol career started when she got a casting proposal from an agency in Apgujeong station in 2014. At that time, she was in the third grade of middle school. Yukyung asked for her parents’ permission first, and after that, she became a trainee of that company.
Yukyung of Elris’ Debut with Elris
Yukyung started to become a trainee when she was 16 years old in Korean age. At that time, she had gained a lot of awards and achievements. She probably could have achieved higher than becoming an idol, but she chose this path. Thankfully, the long-awaited debut came to an end when her agency, Hunus Entertainment, included her name in the lineup of a new girl group.
Yukyung became one of the members to debut with Elris. Congratulations!
Yukyung was followed by six other members who we know as Karin, Bella, Cheejeong, EJ, Sohee, and Hyesung. The seven girls from Hunus Entertainment made their official debut on June 1, 2017, with the first single track called “We, First.” They released the song along with their first mini-album or extended play which has the same title, We, First.
Let’s see the music video of Elris’ first single track, “We, First!”
What do you think of Elris’ debut music video? They really look lovely and innocent just like their name. Can you spot Yukyung in the music video? Even when she was only 18 years old, she was already showing us her great talent.
Anyway, let’s see the first debut stage of Elris performing “We, First” on a music show!
The girls looked so cute back then. Time flies so fast! Do you like their debut performance on stage? Don’t forget to watch and click the like button!