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

History

Early life

Choerry was born on June 4, 2001 in Bucheon, South Korea. She is the eldest of three daughters, the youngest born in 2008. Her father runs a machine repair business. She attended Yeo-weol Elementary School.

Choerry appeared on a 2009 episode of Happy Time, Fantastic Mates (환상의 짝꿍) when she was seven years old, and performed a dance cover of Son Dam-bi’s “Saturday Night.”[3][4]

Choerry performed a cover of Taeyeon’s “The Blue Night of Jeju Island” at a festival on April 23, 2016.[5]

Choerry was initially cast after participating in a vocal contest.[6] She later passed her audition for Polaris/BlockBerry Creative and became a trainee at the same time as fellow members HaSeul and YeoJin,[7] either late 2015 or early 2016. Choerry and HaSeul lived near each other and would commute to Polaris-BlockBerry together as trainees.

2017: Reveal, solo debut, ODD EYE CIRCLE

On July 4, 2017, the eighth “Who’s Next Girl?” teaser was released, and Choerry was revealed as the eighth member on July 12. She released her solo single album Choerry on July 28, and subsequently debuted as a member of LOONA.

On August 29, 2017, Choerry was revealed as the maknae of LOONA’s second sub-unit, ODD EYE CIRCLE.

2018: Woomanna, Debut in LOONA

From February to March 2018, Choerry starred alongside fellow ODD EYE CIRCLE members Kim Lip and JinSoul in the third season of Woomanna. She played an eighteen-year-old dance major who had been admitted to university early due to her dancing abilities.

On August 20, Choerry officially debuted as a member of the completed group LOONA. She and her members released the mini-album [+ +], along with the title track “Hi High”.

2019: First comeback

On February 19, 2019, LOONA released [X X], a repackage album of [+ +] featuring a new title track “Butterfly”. Choerry participated in choreographing parts of “Butterfly”, and was credited as “Choi-daeri” (최대리, Assistant Manager Choi) on the album.[8]

2020: High school graduation, second comeback

Choerry graduated from Sungshin Girls’ High School in Seoul on January 7, 2020.[9]

On February 5, 2020, LOONA released their second mini-album, [#], featuring the title track “So What”. Along with HeeJin, Yves, and Olivia Hye, Choerry once again participated choreographing the title track and was credited by name in the “Choreography idea” section of the album credits. Jokingly, it was said that other members are interns, and Choerry had been promoted from Assistant Manager (Choi-daeri) to Team Lead.[10]

Discography

Single albums

Features

  • YOU(with A-FLOW) (2020)

Filmography

Web Drama

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

Music Video Appearances

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

Choreography works

References

  1. Fact iN Star 171117 @27:25
  2. /t͡ɕʰwe̞ˈ.ɾi/, CHWEH-ree or CHEH-ree
  3. 환상의 짝꿍 (Happy Time, Fantastic Mates)” @ 11:40. YouTube. 2009.04.26
  4. thoughts on Loon “Perfect Partner (환상의 짝꿍) - Choerry's introduction” YouTube. 2019.05.21
  5. 에이원 드럼 “부천 청소년 어울마당” (right) YouTube. 2016.04.23
  6. Glasby, Taylor “The all-girl K-pop group with a unique coming together story” Dazed Digital. 2017.11.06
  7. LOONA TV #300 @3:17
  8. 8.0 8.1 Team Subbits “LOONA MCountdown Backstage (190324)” @ 1:38. DailyMotion. 2019.04.15
  9. Twitter post - loonatheworld
  10. Orrery/nim (@orrery_nim) “#Choerry’s credited idea was at 0:23” Twitter. 2020.02.09
  11. Leaked “Uncover” choreography, from LOONA Cinema Theory: Up & Line. YouTube. 2018.06.24
  12. LOONA (@loonatheworld) “#현진 이의 데뷔 500일을 축하해요 (Congrats on #HyunJin’s 500 days since debut)” Twitter. 2018.03.31

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