Choerry[2] (Hangul: 최리) is the eighth revealed member of LOONA and a member of its second sub-unit, ODD EYE CIRCLE.

She was born as Choi Ye Rim (Hangul: 최예림) on June 4, 2001 in Bucheon, South Korea.

She debuted on July 12, 2017 as a member and subsequently released her solo single album "Choerry" on July 28, 2017.

Early lifeEdit

Choerry was born as Choi Ye Rim on June 4, 2001 in Bucheon, South Korea. She is the eldest of three daughters. Her father runs a machine repair business. She attended Yeo-weol Elementary School.

Choerry appeared on a 2009 episode[3][4] of Happy Time, Fantastic Mates (환상의 짝꿍) when she was in second grade, and performed a dance cover of Son Dam-bi's "Saturday Night."[5]

After participating in a vocal contest, Choerry was cast.[6] She later passed her audition for BlockBerryCreative and became a trainee at the same time as fellow members HaSeul and YeoJin.[7]

Choerry graduated from Chungshin Girls' High School in Seoul on January 7, 2020.[8]


The first teaser was released on July 4, 2017.


보라빛 컬러만큼 신비로운 소녀가 곧 찾아옵니다.
(The eighth girl who is mysterious as much as the color purple. She will soon come to you.)


The second teaser was released on July 11, 2017.


Red + Blue = Purple
(김립 + 진솔 + 최리 = !)


The third teaser was released on July 12, 2017.


레드 블루 퍼플 그래서 완벽해진 하나의 써클
(Red Blue Purple Perfecting a new circle)


The fourth teaser was released on July 13, 2017.


레드 블루 퍼플 그래서 완벽해진 하나의 써클
(Red Blue Purple Perfecting a new circle)


The fifth teaser was released on July 15, 2017.

최리 와 체리의 공통점.

Choerry Coming Soooon. (One thing in common between Choerry and Cherry. Choerry Coming Soooon.)


The sixth teaser was released on July 16, 2017.

최리 와 체리의 공통점.
Choerry Coming Soooon.
(One thing in common between Choerry and Cherry. Choerry Coming Soooon.)


The seventh teaser was released on July 17, 2017.

Choerry Blossom 곧 최리 가 피기 시작합니다
(Choerry Blossom Choerry is about to bloom)


The eighth teaser was released on July 18, 2017.

진솔 + 최리 = Puzzle
(JinSoul + Choerry = Puzzle)


The ninth teaser was released on July 19, 2017.

진솔 + 최리 = Puzzle
(JinSoul + Choerry = Puzzle)


The tenth teaser was released on July 22, 2017.


사랑을 부르는 상큼한 주문 Love Cherry Motion
(Casting a love spell on you Love Cherry Motion)


Music Video Teasers:

The [Teaser] 이달의 소녀/최리 (LOONA/Choerry) "Love Cherry Motion" was released on YouTube on July 24, 2017.

The [Teaser] 이달의 소녀/최리 (LOONA/Choerry) "Love Cherry Motion" #2 was released on July 25, 2017.


  • Stage Name: Choerry (최리)
    • Japanese: チェリ (Cheri)
  • Birth Name: Choi Ye Rim (최예림; 崔𣫙冧)
  • Name Meaning(s):
    • 崔 (최/Choi) means "high".[9]
    • 𣫙 (예/Ye) means "beautiful".[10]
    • 冧 (림/Rim) means "flower bud".[11]
    • Her name means "beautiful flower bud" in Chinese characters.
  • Nickname(s): Cherry (체리), Jjeri (쩨리), Ri (리), Positivity Queen[12]
  • Birth date: June 4, 2001 (age 18)
  • Horoscope: Gemini
  • Blood type: O
  • Birth place: Bucheon, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
  • Current residence: LOOΠΔ Dormitory, Seoul, South Korea
  • Roommates: HeeJin, HyunJin, HaSeul, YeoJin, ViVi, Kim Lip, JinSoul
  • Family: Parents; two younger sisters
  • Body statistics: 160cm (height), 47kg (weight), 230~235mm (US 6/6.5, EU 36.5/37) (shoe size)[13]
  • Education: Yeo-weol Elementary School, Yeo-weol Middle School, Dodang High School (transfer), Sungshin Girl's High School (graduated)
  • Languages: Korean (fluent), Japanese (beginner), English (beginner)
  • Position: Undetermined
    • ODD EYE CIRCLE: Lead rapper, vocalist, center, maknae
    • LOONA: Lead dancer, lead rapper, vocalist
  • Instruments: Piano
  • Hobbies: Watching mukbang, watching movies, decorating her diary
  • Likes: Family, Orbits, eating
  • Dislikes: Bugs, thunder, shots
  • Personality: Positive, talkative, and bubbly


Single albumsEdit


Web DramaEdit

Year Name Channel/Platform Role
2017 Do You Remember The First Time We Met? Season 2 YouTube Choi YeRim (cameo)
2018 Do You Remember The First Time We Met? Season 3 YouTube Choi YeRim (main)

Music Video AppearancesEdit

Year Name Artist Role
2017 "new" Yves Cameo
2018 "One & Only" Go Won Cameo


  • One of Choerry's favorite foods is Kalguksu.
  • Choerry used to dorm with YeoJin and the rest of the members of ODD EYE CIRCLE (Kim Lip, JinSoul).
  • Now she dorms with LOONA 1/3, YeoJin and the rest of ODD EYE CIRCLE.
  • She is in the sub unit ODD EYE CIRCLE.
  • She is the third youngest in LOONA.
  • Her zodiac sign is Gemini.
  • In the group, she is represented by a fruit bat and the color purple.
  • She was the eighth member to be revealed on July 2017.
  • She released her solo single "Choerry" on July 28, 2017.
  • Her second color is white.[14]
  • Choerry's stage name is a combination of her last name Choe (interchangeably spelled in English as "Choi") and the second syllable of her first name with the "m" removed (최O리). "Choerry" (최리) is roughly pronounced like the fruit, not "Chorry".
  • She understands some English, but is not quite fluent.
  • She has the best English speaking skills in ODD EYE CIRCLE.
  • Choerry does not enjoy the taste of cherries, even though they are her representative fruit.[citation needed]
  • One of her possible stage names was Charles. Jaden Jeong was trolling her.
  • Choerry is the first and only member to have a representative fruit and not be in LOONA/yyxy.
  • Choerry prefers people using her real name, Yerim, instead of her stage name.
  • Role model: Tae Yeon, Sunmi[15], Yoo Jae Suk[16]
  • She choreographed a part of Butterfly and was credited as "Choi Dae Ri" on "X X".
  • She co-created a choreography for Rosy with HyunJin: Twitter link.
  • She also participated in the choreographing of Uncover with other OEC members Kim Lip and JinSoul.
  • Her favorite B-side on "X X" is Colors.
  • Hashtags describing her, according to herself: Ms. Sun, Boradori (The purple Teletubby, aka Tinky Winky)[17]
  • Team Position, according to herself: Assistant manager Choi (Choi-daeri), cheerleader captain, reaction queen[17]
  • Charming Points, according to herself:[17]
    • Reactions are out of this world
    • Ms. Sun, who's out of this world
    • A word magician who's out of this world
    • A troublemaker who's out of this world
  • She gifted Olivia Hye a T-shirt that reads "Choerry I love you". There is a part of it that glows in the dark. Olivia Hye wears it as sleepwear. (Choerry 2019 Birthday stream)
  • LOONA's "sexy queens", according to herself: #1 Yves; #2 Kim Lip; #3 herself, Choerry; #12/last Chuu.
  • Choerry calls Go Won "Kong Won".[18]
  • Choerry loves eating jellies.[19]
  • Choerry doesn’t really like mint chocolate.[19]
  • Choerry doesn’t like broccolis, bell peppers and eggplants.[19]
  • She likes to make plum tea in the morning.[20]
  • Choerry is into playing video games like Go Won and Olivia Hye but she's often the one losing and getting the punishment.[18]
  • She has the same MBTI as YeoJin: ENFP[21]
  • Airpod name: "Orybit" ("Orbit" with "ry" in the middle)[22]
  • She wanted to learn to play drums.[23]
  • There is a 7 year age difference between Choerry and her youngest sister[24][21].

Her song recommendations Edit

  • acourve - The night of parting[17]
  • Huh Gak - 하늘을 달리다 (Running in the Sky).[25]
    • Choerry:"I think this song is perfect for listening and healing to in the car."
  • Ji Jin Seok - My Dear[21]
  • Kwon Jin-ah - The End[17]
  • Park Boram - 혜화동 (Hyehwa-dong) (Reply 1988 OST)[25]
    • Choerry: "This song makes me think of home. Of grandma and grandpa."
  • Seventeen - 고맙다 (Thanks)[26]
    • Choerry: "Because I'm proud of myself for growing up healthy without much problem, and I'm thankful that I've gotten to grow up and meet Orbits."
  • SOYA (소야) - Fade Away(늘어진 우리의 연애)[23]
  • Sunmi - Gashina[15]
  • Tae Yeon - Gemini[27] / Why[15]
  • Various Artists - Original by Choi Sung Won (cover: TaeYeon, Soyou...) - Blue Night of Jeju Island[28]
    • Choerry covered this song herself with a friend sometime before her debut[29].
  • Younha - Waiting[27]


  1. Fact iN Star 171117 @27:25
  2. roughly Chwerry
  3. 090426 환상의 짝꿍 (Happy Time, Fantastic Mates)
  4. 090426 Perfect Partner (환상의 짝꿍) - Choerry's introduction [ENG]
  5. Happy Time, Fantastic Mates - Choi Yerim's Saturday Night
  6. The all-girl K-pop group with a unique coming together story
  7. LOONA TV #300 @3:17
  8. Twitter post - loonatheworld
  9. 崔 - Wiktionary
  10. 𣫙 - Wiktionary
  11. 冧 - Wiktionary
  12. LOONA TV #207
  13. Fan account: 190314 fansign (@ivytwts)
  14. Official LOOΠΔ Instagram, Choerry's singles announcement
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 TaeYeon Why + Sunmi Gashina
  16. Role model: Yoo Jae Suk
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 LOONA Profile Rewrite
  18. 18.0 18.1 Frequency of the Moon Ep.4
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 Frequency of the Moon Ep.1
  20. 191214 | Premier Greeting: Meet&Up
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 Frequency of the Moon Ep.13
  22. Airpod name
  23. 23.0 23.1 Frequency of the Moon Ep.8
  24. Age difference Choerry-youngest sister
  25. 25.0 25.1 TV Daily: Song recs - Chuseok
  26. TV Daily: Song recs - Chinese New Year
  27. 27.0 27.1 Song rec: TaeYeon Gemini + Younha Waiting
  28. Blue Night of Jeju Island
  29. Choerry - The Blue Night of Jeju Island (pre-debut cover)

See alsoEdit

Check out the gallery of Choerry and her character in-universe!


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