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Yuri will be taking on her first lead role as an actress in her first ever movie!
As announced by SM Entertainment on May 16th, Yuri has been selected as the lead female role for the movie ‘No Breathing’ alongside Lee Jongsuk and Seo Inguk, where she will play the role of a musician in a movie, which revolves around the theme of swimming, the first of its kind in Korea.
In ‘No Breathing’, a film about the love and friendship of three youths who were childhood friends, Yuri will play the character of Jungeun, a girl with a laidback personality with dreams to become a musician and her character will be involved in a love triangle with the male leads.
When interviewed about the good news, Yuri said that she was happy to be able to show a new side of herself through the movie and she liked the character after reading the scenario for it. She promised to work hard for her debut film, which is scheduled to start its shooting on May 19th and will make its premiere in the second half of the year.
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Yuri took part in a recent pictorial, titled “Lime Pink Blue ‘Yuri’ (라임 핑크 블루 ‘유리’)”, for star style magazine High Cut and it was unveiled in the magazine’s 97th issue.
Yuri showed off her distinctive charms for the pictorial with bright-coloured outfits and accessories from VOV(보브) and V+eL(브이엘) such as the denim outfits, long tweed jacket, over-sized sunglasses, high-top sneakers and bright accessories to bring out the feelings of spring.
More photos from the pictorial can be found in issue 97 of High Cut magazine, available in stores, online and also in the High Cut app in Apple’s App Store.
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On December 5th 23 years ago, a baby girl was born.
Her name is Kwon Yuri, and 23 years later, she is not just a tanned-skin baby but she is also a sparkling black pearl. She grew up to be a young girl with big dreams; she was accepted into SM Entertainment through a contest in 2001 and trained for almost 6 years to finally debut in a now globally successful girl group, Girls’ Generation.
If there is one word I could pick to describe her it would be,
sexyabs determination. Even though she has heavily-packed schedules as a hallyu star, she managed to find time to enroll into university. It wasn’t just enrolling though – she actually went to classes and sat for her exams just like others without any special treatment whenever she can between schedules. She brought her notes with her to revise at any spare time through her busy schedule. The word ‘excuse’ does not exist in Yuri’s dictionary.
“Always hold on to your dream and do your best. Find out what you like to do and want to do and make an effort.” – Yuri
Sexy is a four letter word: Y-U-R-I. I just couldn’t write an article without mentioning this important quality about her. Her solo performance ‘If’ during the second tour was a solid evidence of it. The way she danced to the song, filled with confidence and oozing with charisma, she created a new definition of sexy, which is Yuri.
Her drool-worthy body served as motivation for everyone (like pasting it on the wall in front of their treadmills) but it is not just a perfectly-curved body.
It is also the symbol of hard work, a lot of it.
“Sooyoung’s body looks natural, while Yuri’s body looks like she put a lot of work and effort into making it.” – Sean Lee, trainer
She diets, she does yoga, she goes to gym late at night or early in the morning and she does 600 sit-ups to earn her chiseled abs and toned legs. It takes an amazing level of discipline for one to do such thing. Discipline level: Yuri.
Whenever she strolls through airport, regardless whether it is in summer, winter or rainy days, all she has to do is to put on her shades and all the fans will die a little inside. She emits her own aura and vibe, whether it is with her handsome boyish look in leather jacket and plaid shirts, or her girl-next-door look in simple white tee, cardigan, and skirt, she always manages to look cool somehow.
But don’t let what you see fool you because beneath it all is a dorky young lady. She was not ashamed to embarrass herself if it makes other people laugh like when she did her infamous lion pose in ‘Invincible Youth’. She knew that it will make her look less pretty but she did it anyway.
If we could capture happiness and put it in a shape or form, it would be Kwon Yuri. She is indeed a happy pill. During concerts, you can see her bouncing happily around the stage as if she never runs out of energy. She does everything she could to make her fans happy, even if it means that she has to learn multiple languages to greet them. She will try to speak the language even if it means she has to bring colorful small notes on stage and pronounce them wrongly despite her best tries. So it’s no wonder that she is the most multilingual out of the group. (LOL)
Yuri referring to her notes on stage during the SMTown concert in Bangkok a few weeks ago.
One of the instances when she showed off her flawless language skills was through her drama, ‘Fashion King’.
“I want to become a genuine and pure person who has no false images built up around her. I think that if I can become that kind of a person, I will naturally become a genuine and pure actress as well.” – Yuri
‘Fashion King’ is her first drama where she played one of the main characters – the cold and arrogant Choi Anna. Yuri successfully showcased her professionalism through the character. Even though it was a bit stiff initially, she managed to portray more emotions as the drama progressed and even wowed the audience with her real kiss scene with actor Lee Jae Hoon. The producers and the public had nothing but praises for her, “Yuri did well for her first time. She exceeded our expectations, there’s a lot of fire in her.”
“There’s nothing more to do than to work hard to fill what I lack.” – Yuri
Kwon Yuri is a singer, a talented dancer, a learning actress and a hardworking student. Seeing her makes us feel like we can achieve anything as long as we put our heart and soul into it.
“I feel like my strength is always thinking positively regardless of the situations I am in and I can always prepare my body and mind to give out positive energy.” – Yuri
Happy birthday to our dearest sexy and dorky Kwon Yuri! She turned a year older today so everyone, let’s celebrate it with a toast of Ma juice and 50 sit-ups! No cheating!
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On September 24th, TVXQ’s 6th album ‘Catch Me’ was revealed and in the fourth track of the album entitled ‘Like A Soap’, a female voice that says, “안녕 잘자 (Goodbye, goodnight)” was inserted into the song. The feminine and cute voice that sparked much curiosity among listeners belongs to none other than Girls’ Generation’s black pearl, Yuri.
TVXQ’s representatives told Newsen, “Although it was just a short line, Yuri’s voice goes well with that portion of the song and thus, it was being inserted. As originally it was only melody, Max Changmin proposed to have a female voice for the narration. That’s how we had the idea. Composers and staff gathered to find the suitable voice for the part and in the end, Yuri was selected.”
Meanwhile, TVXQ will be making their comeback with title song ‘Catch Me’ on KBS Music Bank on October 5th.
On July 19th, a contestant of ‘Superstar K’, Yoon Bit Nara (also known as Esna) posted an update on her personal Twitter account, “Thanks to Yuri, I had a fun and exciting time watching the musical ‘Hairspray’. Gong HyungJin sunbaenim awesome, everyone is awesome! To all the pretty juniors, you guys are awesome too. Hairspray was AMAZING! Fun times with Yuri, Sunny & Seohyun.”
In the photo uploaded, Yuri, Seohyun, Sunny and Yoonbit Nara went backstage to look for actor Gong HyungJin and snapped a photo together with a ‘V-sign’ pose. Although the girls did not wear much make-up, their natural beauty stood out.
Netizens who saw the photo commented, “Seohyun is pretty”, “I wish to know where to get the blouse that Yuri was wearing”, etc.
SeoHyun, Yoona and Yuri were chosen by the netizens as first, second and third places for ‘cosmetic models who do not need cosmetics because their bare faces are prettier’ and proved that it is indeed Girls’ Generation’s era.
On the community portal site, DC Inside, a survey titled “Who are the cosmetic models who do not need cosmetics because their bare faces are prettier?” took place from June 19th to 26th. In this survey, YoonA placed first, SeoHyun second and Yuri third.
YoonA, who got 13,549 votes out of 31,076 votes (43.6%), have been Innisfree’s model since 2009 and came to be known as ‘Skin Beauty’. Yoona’s unique bright and pure image matches very well with the brand and her clean and bright skin expresses the brand’s concept very well.
SeoHyun, who received 13,014 votes (41.9%), became widely loved as the face of The Face Shop since 2011. She was praised that her pure and intelligent image suits the brand very well. She also sang the theme song for The Face Shop and is working ardently as their model.
Yuri, who received 1,602 votes (5.2%), started working as a model for Mamonde since this March. Yuri, who was chosen to be Mamonde’s model due to her outstanding talents as well as her friendly image, is known to have been using Mamonde’s product for a long time.
These three were followed by actresses Park ShinHye and Koo HyeSun as well as Miss A’s Suzy.
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Yuri flaunts her gorgeous looks through the Paparazzi-concept pictorials in ‘@Star1′ magazine revealed on June 18th.
Yuri’s photos for ‘@Star1′ were shot at Cheongdam-dong, Seoul, which is also the home to American designer, Tony Burch’s Flagship Store and also the Lifestyle Concept Store, 10 Corso Como.
During the pictorial shoot, Yuri also revealed her thoughts about her first acting experience. She said, “Since it was my first shot at acting, it was much harder than i thought. Honestly, due to the difficulties, I was able to enjoy it.”
She added, “If there’s a thing that has changed the most after I starred in ‘Fashion King’, it has to be the fact that now, aunties and uncles can recognize me more than before. In restaurants or streets, they seem to be able to recognize the Yuri inside ‘Fashion King’. It’s really amazing. Now, I know the power of dramas.”
In addition, Yuri also expressed her enthusiasm in acting by saying, “In the future, it would be great if I have the opportunities to act again. I would like to continue challenging myself in acting.”
Meanwhile, Yuri’s pictorials in Cheongdam-dong, Seoul will be available in the July issue of ‘@Star1′.
North Korean football star nicknamed ‘The People’s Rooney’, Jung DaeSe appeared as a guest on SBS ‘Healing Camp’ aired on June 11th. On the show he revealed, “My goal is to play in the UEFA Champions League and score more than 10 goals next season. My dream is to win the World Cup”.
At the end of the show, ‘Healing Camp’ MCs prepared surprise gifts for Jung DaeSe. Jung DaeSe who will be getting married soon received a pair of mandarin ducks that symbolize everlasting marriage as well as a framed picture of Yuri with her handwritten support message on it.
The message reads, “DaeSe Oppa, I enjoy watching your great matches ~ young girl Yuri supports you. Fighting”.
Jung DaSae responded, “I like Yuri’s handwritten support message much more than the mandarin duck. I can’t stop smiling looking at it”.
On KBS 2TV’s ‘Entertainment Weekly’ aired on June 9th, an interview with Shin SeKyung was featured. When asked about her favorite song, Shin SeKyung revealed that she likes Girls’ Generation’s songs. The ‘Fashion King’ actress also added that she is proud of her friendship with Girls’ Generation members.
According to her, Sooyoung is the first Girls’ Generation member she got close to as they are both from the same batch in university. Recently, while filming SBS drama ‘Fashion King’, she has also become closer to Yuri.
When the reporter asked if she gets to meet Girls’ Generation often, Shin SeKyung replied, “Since Girls’ Generation is a very famous group internationally, it’s hard to meet up with them and therefore, I feel sad”.
Translated by: Taengfan@fanwonder.com