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Yura (Kim Ah Young) - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career
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Yura is a South Korean singer and actress.

She’s best recognized as a member of Girls’ Day before expanding her career into acting and making her appearances in various drama series such as  Radio Romance (2018), Forecasting Love and Weather (2022), and Destined with You (2023).

Career

Yura or also known as Kim Ah Young started her career in the Korean entertainment industry by becoming one of the members of Girl’s Day, a K-pop girl group, in 2010.

At that time, she replaced the former members of the group, Ji In and Ji Sun, alongside Hyeri.

In 2011, Yura made her acting debut by getting a guest role for an MBC drama, I Trusted Him, followed by her next role in Secret Angel (2012).

Yura later decided to make a collaboration single with Jevice and released a single, I’ll Love You (2012).

In the same year, she also gained more recognition by appearing in an SBS drama, To The Beautiful You.

This ‘rich girl’ hit popularity after starring in a variety show called We Got Married (2014) alongside actor Hong Jong Hyun.

Three years later, Yura then was chosen to star in Hip Hop Teacher (2017), a JTBC short drama.

She then continued her acting career by appearing in Radio Romance (2018), Now We’re Breaking Up (2021), and Forecasting Love and Weather (2022).

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Profile

  • Real Name: Kim Ah Young (김아영)
  • Stage Name: Yura (유라)
  • Nickname: –
  • Birthday: November 6, 1992
  • Birthplace: Namoe-dong, Ulsan, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Actress, Singer
  • Education: Ulsan Art High School, Dongduk Women’s University
  • Hobbies: Dancing, Listening to music, Playing games
  • Parents: –
  • Sibling: –
  • Boyfriend: –
  • Facebook: –
  • Twitter: @girls_day_yura
  • Threads: –
  • Instagram: @yura_936
  • TikTok: –
  • YouTube: –

Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance 

  • Height: 170 cm (5’7″)
  • Weight: 52 kg (114 lbs)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Hair Color: Dark Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Body Measurements:  34-26-35 (Bust -34, Waist -26, and Hips -35 inches)
  • Shoe Size: –
  • Dress Size: –

Family 

  • Father: –
  • Mother: –
  • Brother: –
  • Sister: –

Boyfriend & Dating History 

She has never been involved in a publicly known relationship nor rumored to date anyone. She most likely wants to keep her personal and dating life private.

Net Worth 

She is estimated to have accumulated $1 million to $5 million of net worth, according to multiple sources. She appears to earn her income primarily by working in the South Korean entertainment industry as an actress and singer.

Controversies 

Criticized for Wearing Nude Colored Outfit

In 2013, Girl’s Day released Female President music video, in which Yura could be seen wearing a nude colored outfit.

It stirred some conversations between internet users in a quite negative way because they deemed the outfit as too revealing.

Girls’ Day agency addressed the controversy by admitting that she was “wearing full body tights” but claiming that “there were no parts of the body that were exposed.”

Plastic Surgery

In September 2023, Yura made appearance in a program in nobacktak YouTube channel hosted by Tak Jae Hoon.

The host asked her “Where did you undergo surgery?” in which she answered she didn’t know as she was “under anesthesia,” suggesting that she indeed underwent plastic surgery.

She didn’t give further details on which parts of her face that she altered, but she claimed that her double eyelids are real.

Facts 

  • Yura went to the same university with her fellow Girl’s Day member, Minah.
  • In her spare time, she loves painting.
  • She is really interested in investment.
  • Based on Sojin’s opinion, Yuri is the real rich girl.
  • Yura owns a building in Ulsan.
  • Many people praise her chemistry with Hong Jong Hyun for 2014’s We Got Married.
  • She insured her legs for about 500 million won.
  • Yura is under Awesome ENT.
  • She always shakes her legs when sleeping.
  • Her favorite movie genres are action and thriller.
  • League of Legends is her favorite game.
  • She once became a ballerina.
  • Yura idolizes EXO.
  • Her cousin works as an underground rapper.
  • Her laugh is very addictive, based on her fans’ opinions.
  • Many people also praise her beautiful body.
  • Yura’s favorite food is meat.
  • One of her dreams is to be an artist and be loved in various fields.
  • Her ideal type is someone who has a great sense of humor, attentive, and also likes her. She chooses Lee Seung Gi as her own ideal type.

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Movies

  • Marrying the Mafia (2023), as Jang Jin Kyung
  • Hauch (2022), as Bae Kyunghwa

Dramas

  • Destined with You (JTBC | 2023), as Yoon Na Yeon
  • Forecasting Love and Weather (JTBC | 2022), as Chae Yoo Jin
  • Now, We Are Breaking Up (SBS | 2021-2022), as Hye Rin
  • Find Me in Your Memory (MBC | 2020), as Go Yu Ra
  • Psychopath Diary (tvN | 2019), as cameo
  • Radio Romance (KBS2 | 2018), as Jin Tae Ri
  • Hip Hop Teacher (JTBC | 2017), as Kim Yoo Bin
  • Iron Lady (tvN | 2016), as Jenny
  • Be Arrogant (SBS Plus | 2014), as Hong Ha Ra
  • The Clinic for Married Couples: Love and War 2 (KBS2 | 2013), as Yoo Jung
  • Family (KBS2 | 2013), as cameo
  • To The Beautiful You (SBS | 2012), as Lee Eun Young
  • The Secret Angel (Sohu TV | 2012), as Yu Bin
  • I Trusted Him (MBC | 2011), as cameo

Singles

  • I’ll Love You (2012) – featured in Jevice’s

TV Shows

  • Transit Love (TVING | 2021), as panelist
  • Trend Record (SBS Plus | 2020-2021), as host
  • Soulmate 3 (tvN | 2019), as host
  • Idol Star Athletics Championships (MBC | 2018-2019), as host
  • Battle Trip (KBS2 | 2017), as host
  • Live Bar Season 2 (tvN | 2017), as host
  • Living Together in Empty Room (MBC | 2021), as cast member
  • We Got Married (MBC | 2014-2015), as cast member
  • K-Pop Star 4 (SBS | 2015), as host

Music Video Appearances

  • On Rainy Days (2015) – Kim Tae Bum (Party Street) feat Sojin
  • Night & Day (2014) – Wheesung

Awards

  • 2015 Cable TV Broadcast Awards – Popularity Award – Dodohara
  • 2014 MBC Entertainment Awards – Rookie Female Award – We Got Married

Nominations

  • 2023 Blue Dragon Series Awards – Best Female Entertainer – Transit Love 2
  • 2022 Blue Dragon Series Awards – Best Female Entertainer – Transit Love 
  • 2017 MBC Entertainment Awards – Female Excellence Award-Variety – Living Together in Empty Room

Quotes

 “I like men who are sweet, adoring, loving, expressive, and generous.”

“I treat bad people badly. My personality is like a mirror. If someone is bad to me, then I’m bad to them and if someone is kind to me, then I’m good to them, so I need to meet someone like that.”

“I try my best to hide while dating. I want to publicly date the person who I’m going to get married to.”

“Even in my dreams, I dream of standing on the Girl’s Day stage. When I see my fellow singers coming together again, I want to do the same.” 

“My body isn’t perfect. It has a lot of flaws. My hip is high so it makes my legs look long, but at the same time, my waist is short so it looks like I don’t have curves. I also have a lot of fat on my arms.”

FAQs 

Who is Yura?

She is a South Korean singer and actress.

Who is Yura’s real name?

Her real name is Kim Ah Young (김아영).

What makes Yura famous?

She’s famous as a member of Girls’ Day before expanding her career into acting and making her appearances in various drama series such as  Radio Romance (2018), Forecasting Love and Weather (2022), and Destined with You (2023).

Where is Yura from?

She was born in Namoe-dong, Ulsan, South Korea.

How old is Yura?

She was born in 1992, and she is 32 years old as of 2024.

When does Yura celebrate her birthday?

She celebrates on the 6th of every November.

How tall is Yura?

Her height is 5’7″ or 170 cm.

Who are Yura’s parents?

She did not reveal the names of her father and mother

Is Yura married?

She is not married. Furthermore, there is no information on whether she is in a relationship or not.

Who is Yura’s ex-boyfriend?

Her ex-boyfriend is not known.

How rich is Yura?

Her net worth is around $1 million to $5 million.

What is Yura’s nationality?

Her nationality is South Korean.

Yura (Kim Ah Young) is the epitome of a hard-working idol. She is independent and always works her best effort to reach her dream.

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