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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.

HistoryEdit

Early lifeEdit

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 CIRCLEEdit

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 Edit

From February to March of 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 title track “Hi High”.

2019: First comeback Edit

On February 19, 2019, LOONA released [X X], a repackage album of [+ +] featuring 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 comebackEdit

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

On February 5, 2020, LOONA released their second mini-album, [#], featuring 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]

ProfileEdit

  • Stage Name: Choerry (최리)
    • Japanese: チェリ (Cheri)
  • Birth Name: Choi Ye-Rim (최예림; 崔𣫙冧)
  • Name Meaning(s):
    • 崔 (최/Choi): “high”[11]
    • 𣫙 (예/Ye): “beautiful”[12]
    • 冧 (림/Rim): “flower bud”[13]
  • Nickname(s): Cherry (체리), Jjeri (쩨리), Ri (리), Positivity Queen[14], Choi-positivity,[15] “The Sun”-ny[15]
  • Birth date: June 4, 2001 (age 18)
  • Astrological sun sign: Gemini
  • Chinese zodiac sign: Snake
  • Blood type: O
  • Birth place: Bucheon, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
  • Current residence: LOONA Dormitory, Seoul, South Korea
  • Family: Parents; two younger sisters
  • Body statistics: 160 cm (height), 47 kg (weight), 230~235mm (US 6/6.5, EU 36.5/37) (shoe size)[16]
  • Education: Yeo-weol Elementary School, Yeo-weol Middle School, Dodang High School (transfer), Chungshin Girls’ High School (graduated)
  • Languages: Korean (fluent), Japanese (beginner), English (beginner)
  • Position: Undetermined
    • ODD EYE CIRCLE: Lead rapper, lead dancer, vocalist, center, maknae
    • LOONA: Lead dancer, lead rapper, vocalist
  • Instruments: Piano
  • Motto: Positivity always find a way
  • Hobbies: Watching mukbang, watching movies[15], decorating her diary, watching variety shows[15], coloring books[15]
  • Likes: Family, Orbits, eating
  • Dislikes: Bugs, thunder, shots
  • Personality: Positive[15], talkative, bubbly, optimistic[15], straighforward[15]

DiscographyEdit

Single albumsEdit

FilmographyEdit

Web DramaEdit

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 AppearancesEdit

Year Name Artist Role
2017 newYves Cameo
2018 One & OnlyGo Won Cameo

Choreography works Edit

TriviaEdit

  • 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.[19]
  • 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,[20] Yoo Jae Suk[21]
  • Her favorite B-side on "X X" is Colors.
  • 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 VLIVE)
  • LOONA's "sexy queens", according to herself: #1 Yves; #2 Kim Lip; #3 herself, Choerry; #12/last Chuu.
  • Choerry calls Go Won "Kong Won".[22]
  • Choerry loves the Harry Potter series and says she's a Gryffindor.[23]
  • Choerry is into playing video games like Go Won and Olivia Hye but she's often the one losing and getting the loser punishment.[22]
  • She has the same MBTI as YeoJin: ENFP[24]
  • Airpod name: "Orybit" ("Orbit" with "ry" in the middle)[25]
  • She wanted to learn to play drums.[26]
  • There is a 7 year age difference between Choerry and her youngest sister.[24][27]
  • In 1st grade in elementary school, she performed Wonder Girls' "Nobody."[28]
  • In second grade, when she was 9, she went on a show called "Fantastic Mates". She had to do a self-introduction she was told to memorize: "With shining eyes, sparkling face, and an S-line body".[28]
  • She likes Indie songs.[28]

According to herself Edit

  • 2019 edition
    • Hashtags to describe herself: Ms. Sun, Boradori (The purple Teletubby, aka Tinky Winky)[29]
    • Team Position: Assistant manager Choi (Choi-daeri), cheerleader captain, reaction queen[29]
    • Long-term Goals: "Billboard #1!!! World Tour~!!! Becoming a sexy queen!!!"[29]
    • Her own charming points:[29]
      • 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
  • 2020 edition: [15]
    • Motto: Positivity always find a way
    • Hobbies: watching variety shows, watching movies, coloring books
    • Habits: touching hair
    • Strength: No concerns doesn't get stressed easily
    • Weakness: Talks without fear
    • She can surpass Yves in: jumprope, teasing, winking, being positive
    • She wants Jinsoul's ability in: "Neck length!!, height, jawline"
    • Hashtags to describe herself: #SmileThatsLikeSunlight #BurnNegativity #ChoerryTeasing #PerfectHuman #dreamingOfMCing+ActingIdol

Food preferences Edit

  • Choerry loves eating jellies.[30]
  • Choerry doesn’t really like mint chocolate (ice cream flavor).[30]
  • Her favorite Baskin Robbins flavor is "Zzon Tteok" [23] while she has previously said her Baskin Robbins ice cream picks were "Mom is an alien" and "Cotton Candy Wonderland".[31]
    • "The Zzon Tteok ice cream is a mix of black sesame and injeolmi (traditional Korean rice cake), Baskin Robin's take on the traditional Korean food. The base is nutty and sweet, and there's bits of rice cake and pecans in the middle. A Korea-exclusive flavor"[32]
    • Mom is an alien is the name of the "Puss in boots" flavor in South Korea.
    • Cotton Candy Wonderland: "A sweet blend of purple, pink and yellow cotton candy flavored ice creams sprinkled with crackling cotton candy flavored clusters."
  • Choerry doesn’t like broccolis, bell peppers and eggplants.[30]
  • She doesn't like pineapple pizza.[23]
  • She likes green tea.[23]
  • She likes to make plum tea in the morning.[33]

First and current impression Edit

  • Choerry first and current impression of the other members (as of March 2020): [15]
Members

First impression

Current impression

HeeJin not very close with me fun unnie who's simultaneously cute and a dummy
HyunJin a ball of sass 8D (8 dimensional) unnie with a strange/unique charm
YeoJin anyone could tell she was an only child the maknae has the expected maknae personality
ViVi her face was really small (T/N: compliment for one's looks in Korea) personality like a matnae (oldest but can act like a maknae)
Kim Lip her head was really pretty aegyoster unnie
JinSoul unnie who sang with such style unnie who's clingy and seductive
Yves quiet, pretty smile just a comedian
Chuu born with hyperactivity that's out of this world cute darling unnie
Go Won unnie who seems younger than me an unnie who looks like she'll fall over if you touch her
Olivia Hye very shy, a touchy friend invicible girl
  • The other members' first and current impression of Choerry (as of March 2020)[34]:
Members

Her first impression of HyunJin

Current impression

HeeJin "what was that kid's name again" 7 years old
HyunJin innocent scary dongsaeng
YeoJin wow... I become positive everytime I see her
ViVi looks like Haseul "It's okay" (an interjection Choerry uses a lot)
Kim Lip kid who I probably woudn't get that close to reaction boss
JinSoul potato-like girl sure grown a lot
Yves celebrity has grown up a lot
Chuu Jingu Jingu with the essence of Doraemon
Go Won circle glasses + long padding: circle cheeky
Olivia Hye a friend who takes action frustrating

Her song recommendations Edit

Her explanations Edit

  • Song recommendations:
    • Choi Sung Won (covered by various artists: TaeYeon, Soyou...) - Blue Night of Jeju Island[44]
      • Choerry covered this song herself with a friend sometime before her debut [45] and she sang it shortly after LOONA's debut too.[46]
    • For Chinese New Year (2019):[41]
      • SEVENTEEN - THANKS (고맙다)
        • 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."
    • For Chuseok (2018): [38]
    • When You're being nagged:[43]
      • TAEYEON - STRESS
        • Choerry: "When I get stressed, I turn off the lights in my room and sing along to this song and the stress just magically goes away, so I recommend this to you!"

ReferencesEdit

  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. Wiktionary “” Retrieved 2020.03.30
  12. Wiktionary “𣫙” Retrieved 2020.03.30
  13. Wiktionary “” Retrieved 2020.03.30
  14. loonatheworld “LOONA TV #207” YouTube. 2017.11.06
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.7 15.8 15.9 LOONA’s Subbits (@gointosubbit) “Weekly Idol: self-written @loonatheworld member profiles” Twitter. 2020.05.06
  16. @ivytwts. Fan account of 190314 fansign. Twitter. 2019.03.17
  17. Leaked “Uncover” choreography, from LOONA Cinema Theory: Up & Line. YouTube. 2018.06.24
  18. LOONA (@loonatheworld) “#현진 이의 데뷔 500일을 축하해요 (Congrats on #HyunJin’s 500 days since debut)” Twitter. 2018.03.31
  19. Official LOOΠΔ Instagram, Choerry's singles announcement
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 TaeYeon Why + Sunmi Gashina
  21. Role model: Yoo Jae Suk
  22. 22.0 22.1 Frequency of the Moon Ep.4
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 Orbit 1st Anniversary Chat Event
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 Frequency of the Moon Ep.13
  25. Airpod name
  26. 26.0 26.1 Frequency of the Moon Ep.8
  27. Age difference Choerry-youngest sister
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 LOONA Studio - OEC Hertz
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 29.3 29.4 29.5 LOONA Profile Rewrite
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 Frequency of the Moon Ep.1
  31. Baskin Robbins - Ice cream picks
  32. Baskin Robbins flavor intro
  33. 191214 | Premier Greeting: Meet&Up
  34. Weekly Idol: self-written profile (whole thread)
  35. Mu:fully questionnaire (Halloween 2019)
  36. LOONA Studio - Odd Eye Circle Hertz
  37. LOONA STUDIO English Subtitle Transcripts (@gointosubbit)
  38. 38.0 38.1 38.2 TV Daily: Song recs - Chuseok
  39. 39.0 39.1 IDOL RADIO EP.502 (SPECIAL DJ LOONA HeeJin & Yves)
  40. 40.0 40.1 IDOL RADIO EP.502 recs - explanation thread
  41. 41.0 41.1 TV Daily: Song recs - Chinese New Year
  42. 42.0 42.1 Song rec: TaeYeon Gemini + Younha Waiting
  43. 43.0 43.1 TV Daily: Song recs - When You’re Being Nagged
  44. Blue Night of Jeju Island
  45. Choerry - The Blue Night of Jeju Island (pre-debut cover)
  46. Blue Night of Jeju Island - Choerry's cover during Hi High area

See alsoEdit

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

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