Yeri (Red Velvet)

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Yeri 'Red Velvet' - Biography, Profile, Facts and Career

Kim Yerim, or popularly known as Yeri, is a Korean singer. She is a member of the K-POP girl group Red Velvet.

She became famous after debuting as the lead rapper, sub vocalist and the maknae of Red Velvet.


Kim Yerim or commonly known by her fans as Yeri started her career as a K-pop idol after starting her audition in 2011.

She signed a contract with SM Entertainment after passing the SM Weekly Audition that year.

Then, in 2014, she performed as a part of SM Rookies in the SM Town Live World Tour IV.

Unlike the other Red Velvet members, she only really debuted as a member in 2015 for the single Ice Cream Cake.

However, previously in the single Happiness, this girl gave a brief appearance at the introduction of Red Velvet’s debut song.

The pisces girl is also active in her career as a solo artist. He was once an MC for the Music Core with Minho from SHINee and N from VIXX in 2015.

Then in 2018, Yeri became part of the JTBC variety show entitled Secret Unnie with Han Chaeyeong.


  • Real Name: Kim Ye Rim (김예림)
  • Stage Name: Yeri (예리)
  • Nickname: Yeri, Squirtle, Yeriana
  • Birthday: March 5, 1999
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Pisces
  • Nationality: South Korea
  • Position: Lead Rapper, Sub-Vocalist, Maknae (Red Velvet)
  • Religion: Christian
  • Profession: Singer, Actress
  • Education: Hanlim Multi Art School
  • Hobbies: Eating, Reading novels
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  • Instagram: @yerimiese
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Height, Weight & Appearance

  • Height: 160 cm (5’3″)
  • Weight: 49 kg (108 lbs)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Hair color: Black
  • Eye color: Brown
  • Body measurements: ‎33-23-34 inches
  • Shoe size: 6.5 (US)
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Boyfriend & Dating History

NCT Taeyong

In 2018, Yeri was involved in a dating rumor with NCT‘s Taeyong as they are also in the same company and seemed close.

However, neither sides have confirmed these rumors.

Hwang Minhyun

Former member of NU’EST and Wanna One, Hwang Minhyun, was also involved in a dating rumor with Yeri because they both posted pictures of the beach almost at the same time.

However, neither sides have confirmed to be dating one another.

Net Worth

Yeri has an estimated net worth of $2 million. She mainly earns from her career in Red Velvet, but she also earns from brand deal endorsements.

As well as the fact that she earns from acting and her appearances in variety shows.

Plastic Surgery 

Yeri has been accused of plastic surgery because her current face is different than when she was little. However, there has been no confirmation that she did any surgery.


  • Yeri appeared as the female lead for J-Min and Shim Eun-jee’s Way Back Home music video in July 2016.
  • She has also been an MC with Leeteuk for the program The Viewable SM.
  • She has three sisters who are younger than her: Yoo Rim, Ye Eun, and Cha Eun.
  • Turtle is her representative animal.
  • She also has representatives for fruit (violet grape) and for the weapon (beast).
  • Violet punch is Yeri’s representative drink.
  • She idolizes Ariana Grande so much.
  • The color she was designed for was purple.
  • In V Live, she tells that his English name is Katy.
  • This girl released a music video that she composed herself for a solo project called Dear Diary.
  • She is also one of the casts of Law of the Jungle in Thailand.
  • In 2020, she started getting her own reality show titled Yeri’s Room through Dum Dum Studio’s YouTube channel.
  • She once being a host for Show! Music Core alongside SHINee’s Minho and VIXX’s N.
  • The variety show is released every Monday and Wednesday, and there are special clips posted every Friday.
  • In the first episode, the first guest was Nayeon from Twice.
  • In her previous school, Yeri got first place with very satisfying grades.
  • Yeri often calls herself Yerm.
  • Even though her designed color is purple, her favorite color is pink.
  • Yeri likes Hello Kitty.
  • She says that her favorite number is 17.
  • She never walked in high heels until she shot the music video for Automatic.
  • She likes eating chocolate and strawberry ice cream.
  • Tuna Kimchi Fried Rice is her favorite food.
  • Among other Red Velvet members, she is the messiest member.
  • Among other Red Velvet members as well, she is the member who is the easiest to socialize.
  • Yeri is close friends with actresses Kim Sae Ron and Nayoung from Twice.
  • This star likes perfume.
  • She once being a classmate with LOONA’s Chuu.
  • Yeri got the nickname from Twice’s Sana, namely Mingming.
  • She participated to compose and write lyrics for the song Story owned by Ragoon.
  • She is the writer for Red Flavor‘s rap.
  • Her ideal type is someone who has manners and cares about her.

See Full Red Velvet Members


  • Trolls World Tour (2020)
  • SMTown: The Stage (2015)


  • 갈채 (Applause) (KBS1 | 2023)
  • Drama Stage 2021 (tvN | 2021), as Hong Chaeri
  • Descendants of the Sun (KBS2 | 2016), as herself

Web dramas

  • 청담국제고등학교 (OTT | TBA)
  • Blue Birthday (Naver TV | 2021), as Oh Harin

Music shows

  • Show! Music Core (MBC | 2015), as the MC

Variety shows

  • Yeri’s Room (YouTube | 2020), as herself
  • Law of the Jungle in Thailand (SBS | 2019), as a member
  • Secret Unnie (JTBC | 2018), as herself
  • The Viewable SM (V Live | 2016), as the MC

Music video appearances

  • Happiness (2014) – Red Velvet
  • Way Back Home (2016) – J-Min & Sim Eun Jee


“Actually, my personality isn’t that bright. I think a lot of people think of me like that because I’m the youngest in the group and because of my image”

” Everyone must be sleeping but i want to be the first to say congratulations and thank you to our luvies. I always love you have a deep sleep. congrats congrats on our 6th year anniversary.”

“I believe in myself. What will i do in the future. I am curious on how my story will be. Not only myself but i also believe in the people around me. I always receive help from the people around me and i feel precious.”

“as i love the people around me, i think that giving love is a hard thing. But my fans love me without condition. Will they also like my image that is not shown in broadcasts? I think about that and find the power to work hard while living.”

Pics of Yeri 

1. She is always confident posing in front of camera

Yeri 'Red Velvet' - Biography, Profile, Facts and Career

2. Our cute Yeri is sitting on the bench in her hectic day

Yeri 'Red Velvet' - Biography, Profile, Facts and Career

3. Her figure is so enchanting

Yeri 'Red Velvet' - Biography, Profile, Facts and Career

4. Yeri looks elegant in this outfit

Red Velvet Member - Biography, Profile, Facts and Career

5. Who looks cuter? Yeri or her dog?

Red Velvet Member - Biography, Profile, Facts and Career

Yeri is always recognized by her fans as a sweet, charming, and caring person. Her talented skills will always improve and that’s why we all love her.