Stage Name: Black Pearl YURI (흑진주 유리 – heukjinjoo Yuri)
Birth Name: Kwon Yu-ri (권유리)
Nicknames: Yul, Kkab-Yul (hyper/playful Yul), Kwon Seobang (Husband Kwon), Kwon Banjang (Class-President Kwon),BK Yuri
Position: Supporting Vocalist/2nd Main Dancer
Date of Birth: December 5, 1989
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Bloodtype: AB
Sibling(s): 1 older brother (Kwon Hyuk-jun)
Language: Korean (Fluent), English, Chinese (Fluent), Japanese
Specialty: Dance, Acting, Swimming
Casted: 2001 SM 1st Annual Youth Best Contest (Best Dancer, 2nd Place)
Training Duration: 5 Years 11 Months
School: ChungAng University (중앙대학교) Department of Theater | graduated from Neunggok High School


 - 2005 KM Super Junior Show ‘The King’s Boyfriend’
 - 2006 CF Dongil Highvill Lake City
 - 2006 MV DBSK - ‘Beautiful Life‘
 - 2006 CF China Chocopie CF (with Jang Dong-gun)
 - 2006 CF East-West food Hat Choco mitte
 - 2007 Movie ‘Attack on the Pin-Up Boys‘ (as Ballet Girl)
 - 2007 Sitcom KBS ‘Unstoppable Marriage’ (as Kwon Yu-ri)
 - 2008 OST for SBS drama Working Mom ‘Ggok‘ (with Sooyoung)
 - 2008 Variety Show KBS2 ‘Kko Kko Tour’ season 2
 - 2009 MV K.Will – ‘Tears are Dropping (눈물이 뚝뚝)‘
 - 2009 MV Joo Hyunmi & Seohyun - ‘Jjalajajja (짜라자짜)‘
 - 2009 MC for MBC Music Core (with Tiffany)
 - 2009 Variety show KBS2 ‘Invincible Youth’ (as part of Girl7)
 - 2010 CF ‘Biotherm’ (with Daniel Henney; Tiffany & Sooyoung)

Facts about Yuri :)

1.When Yuri is focused on something, she doesn’t pay attention to other things.. (Win Win Ep. 11)

 2. Yuri cried most of the time, if she’s talking about members..

 3. Once Yuri cried in IY, because she’s talking about Tiff that cares her so much.. (IY Ep 1)

 4. Yuri is thinking about the member when she’s acting crying in K.Will’s MV (Jeon Hyunmoo’s Freeway Radio – Sooyoung & Yuri cut [07.31.09])

 5. Yuri hope Sooyoung would play with her on rest days (Win Win Ep. 11)

  6. Yuri got slapping habit

 7. Yuri was said a member that has the most pride of being SNSD member by more than 1 psychologist (you can watch from viewable radio that invites psychologist)

 8. Yuri acts feminine when a handsome guy is near her

 9. Yuri can’t play badminton well

 10. Yuri has a mischievous childhood (Shin Dongyup & Shin Bongsun – SNSD)

 11. Yuri can’t do Math well

 12. Yuri is now SooYoung’s university hoobae

 13. Yuri has an ahjussi fan who used to manage and deliver them chinese food… He always came with free dishes for the girls because he likes Yuri very much (Sweet Night EP 04 – SNSD [01.31.10])

 14. Yuri can make an imitation of Oh Duri

 15. Yuri ever pranked Sunny with a call to Chunji radio just because she missed Sunny so much

 16. Yuri is the slowest member in learning new moves (Jeon Hyunmoo’s Freeway Radio – Sooyoung & Yuri cut [07.31.09])

 17. When Yuri forgot her “Honey” lyrics, she just kept smiling when it’s her turn (check Honey Live Performance 22 December 2007)

 18. Yuri takes care of her health so much

 19. Yuri is one of the shikshins in SNSD

 20. Yuri used to be very skinny before being casted in Unstoppable Marriage but after appearing in the sitcom with Sooyoung, her weight increased by
5kg! Interestingly, Sooyoung didn’t gain any weight at all over the same time period

 21. Yuri admitted that she likes to cry (SNSD Physiognomic Judgements of Fortune-YURI)

 22. Yuri once had an oppa friend that she liked, but he only saw her as a little brother (yes, brother) figure! According to Yuri, he regrets it a LOT now

 23. Yuri and Sooyoung once went over to a public bath house and was noticed by other high school girls there, who in the end figured that SNSD wouldn’t come to such place and left without saying a word to them

 24. Yuri can’t cook. But she holds cooking contests with Taeyeon sometimes. And as expected, Taeyeon is always the winner. Haha!

 25. HyoYeon used to be angry at Yuri and treated her like an enemy before because she was jealous at how many people thought Yuri was the best dancer in SNSD

 26. Yuri had a boyfriend when she was in grade 10

 27. Yuri appeared in a Super Junior’s movie “Attacks of the pin up boys” and she play as a ballerina who in the end get in a dance group with Heechul, Donghae

 28. She licked the cake that they made for maknae’s surprise party.. She was asked by the other members, but she said that she just smelled it, but if you see properly, I guess she’s licking it.. (Hello Baby X-File Ep 4)

 29. Once, the members pranked Yuri in the April fool day in 2008.. Yuri was so shocked that the members didn’t wanna give this kind of prank to her anymore..

 30. Yuri has 3 stages when she’s mad!

 31. Yuri has a healthy habit of grinding ma and drinking it every morning

 32. Yuri’s nickname “Black Pearl”, was given by an unni back in her training days

 33. Yuri has an older brother who’s currently doing military service

 34. When she’s tired, she sleeps with her tongue slightly sticking out

 35. Yuri likes to talk to herself (Win Win Ep. 11)

 36. Yuri’s brother has ended his military service

 37. Yuri’s specialty is swimming

 39. Yoona is amazing and dedicated. She barely slept while working on YAMD & Yul liked to call her just to listen to her voice

 40. Yuri posted private pics like her using 1st anni stuff in 2008 and more on her blog!

 41. Yuri used to own a blog (tossi) and no one believed it was her until she posted her baby picture … you can read trans at ssf

 42. Yuri used to stay at home a lot and listen to Sunny’s Chunji radio

 43. Yuri likes to collect candles and the most recent one she bought looks like chocolate and even smells like chocolate

 44. Yuri makes the most dance mistakes (MTV Class Up – SNSD [02.21.08])

 45. Yuri forgets the lyrics very frequently (she ever forget several songs’ lyrics. One of them is Honey song)

 46. Yuri’s hobby is Yoga

 47. Yuri’s very flexible (definitely)

 48. Yuri’s current roommate is Yoona (previous roommate is Sunny)

 49. Yuri is a prankster. She has teased Fany with fake bugs

 50. Yuri once tied other members shoelaces together and ran away

 51. Yuri is also a bug catcher

 52. Yuri can play the violin and piano

 53. She has impressive Engrish skills. Some of her quotes,”Don’t touchy me”, “Made in USA”,and “Today is Monday”

 54. Yuri has a mole right above her bellybutton

 55. When Yuri talks to guys the tone of her voice changes

 56. Yuri’s favorite dishes are jjajjangmyun and omurice (The first one was mentioned on invincible youth and the second on some radio show I think)

 57. Yuri likes listening to Jason Mraz (link for the proof is in page 6 )

 58. Ok Ju Hyun talked on Invincible Youth once about Yuri’s butt. According to her Yuri has an Apple Butt

 59. Yuri likes to imitate other members

 60. Yuri is the lawyer of SNSD cause when in an argument, she list down what she has to say first

 61. Yuri loves Mickey Mouse so much and she has the same birthdate as Walt Disney (maker of that famous mouse XD)

 62. Aside from Black Pearl, Yuri was also called “black beans” and “cola” as her nickname (from MTV)

 63. Yuri has a clean personality. Sports Korea looked through their bags and they said that Yuri likes to make things clean/organize by only bringing things which are absolutely necessary

 64. Yuri said that she was a “happy virus”

 65. Yuri scared SuJu’s Leetuek because of her dinosaur noises. (Champagne)

 66. Yuri said that his ideal guys is “someone who can adeptly change a tire.” (Love Generation)

 67. Yuri was the last person to graduate from high school out of the SNSD members graduating in year 2008

 68. Yuri usually bring up the mood in their family during Lunar New Year by singing “trot” in front of her grandmother and grandfather and doing cute things. (Interview from StarNews, 2008)

 69. Yuri was bashed before just because she made a wrong term of using ‘our’ country in a video. The phrase ‘our’ (ju-hee) country is the wrong expression with the mearning of lowering oneself. (During debut days)

 70. In KJE Chocolate, Yuri chose Justin Timberlake as his ideal guy and Yuri said that if they get married, they would dance while eating every morning and dance while walking down the street or sing together

 71. In a very old show, when SNSD was hypnotized to see their previous lifes (Actually the show is about to prove that they can make pp see their fake previous life by adding some info/pics before they got hypnotized). When all the members saw themselves as a same certain person. Yuri saw her as a daughter of Indian village leader in her previous life. Isn’t she so cool and awesome? I really believe that she actually saw her true previous life. No wonder she has her chocolate milk skin

 72. In some of Hello baby ep, the girls said that Yuri and her brother are really similar to each other and they even thought that Yuri grew beard

 73. Yuri didn’t have much girl friends to play with until she’s joined SNSD since she doesn’t have any sisters but brother, so she was friend with most of her brother’s friends

 74. Yuri’s first crush was one of her brother’s friends. She even bought chocolate and put it in his mail box ^^

 75. Yuri is scared of elephant. When SNSD went to Thailand to promote, she was the only one who didn’t ride on the elephant

 76. Yuri like kissing stuff. HyoYeon revealed that in Hello baby

 77. Yuri once scared the girls with her fake rat. She put it in their garbage can, covered it but let the tail out

 78. Yuri once put the fart-pillow on a chair and covered it, Maknae was her victim when she innocently sit on it and then embarrassedly tried to explain that it wasn’t her who farted

 79. “200 Pounds Beauty” Korean movie has come to life but a male version. A really fatty boy has succeeded to lose wieght thanks to his dream girl’s motivation and encourages. Lol seriously i don’t lie. Do you still remember that in SK a boy with his OMG weight declared that he was thinking of Yuri and Yuri is his motivation while putting all his effort to lose weight. Then Yuri encouraged him and told him that she would fall for him if he put more effort to gain some muscle and chocolate abs. For the picture results, click here

 80. Yuri told that she once said “jagi (honey) ah” to a girl on a show. And then Jessica wanted to tried to call honey-ah with Yuri. lol This is more Yulsic fact

 81. She like cooking / like to cook for other members but they told her to stop giving them her food ^^ (Intimate Note)

 82. Yuri fall asleep after 10 minutes watching film and wake up 10 minutes before the movie ends. When the members laughing or claping at the movie, she suddenly walk up and laugh with them without knowing the reason (Intimate Note)

 83. Her favorite movie : “Mother” (Intimate Note)

 84. She hate to lose. and She’s very competitive

 85. She’s the sexiest Pearl ever (lol everyone know that )

 86. Yuri’s very close to her brother. Her brother is quite popular in army thanks to being Yuri’s brother ^^. She gave him her sponsor things like Biotherm and DSI … on the last time they met ^^ (fanaccount)

 87. In the fan signing event,s Yuri likes to draw pp’s faces before signing for them (but i think this habit was in the past, nowadays she doesn’t have much time to do anything but sign)

 88. Yuri’s dream man is Song Seung Heon, a super famous hallyu star, someone she looks up to since most of my friends (who are girls) seems to want their boyfriends to be like him or want someone like him. You all might say, ‘but this is SNSD’s overall ideal man’ they chose from their episode of Sweet Night (Ideal World Cup segment aired on Feb. 7th 2010)’. Besides Song Seung Heon, i’m sure she likes other Hallyu stars out there, but this is just a few videos that i could find to proof that she likes him and to even admitted publicly and i know that she also likes Justin Timberlake to be her husband if there is a show where MBC’s WGM can have international guests (KJE’s Chocolate episode)

 89. Another nickname for Yuri is BK Yuri given by baseball players after they saw her pitch sidearm in 2007 at a Doosan Bears game. The initial “BK” comes from a famous baseball pitcher named Kim Byung Hyun (for proof, visit here)

 90. Yuri got caught drinking out of Kyungsan’s baby bottle (Hello Baby Ep. 14)

 91. Yuri can be successful in a solo career according to Lee Hyori

 92. Yuri sleepwalking consists of getting up, turns on the light, checks her cellphone and then turns off the light (PKL’s WO – Dangerous Invitation)

 93. Yuri does Yoga positions in her sleep

 94. Yuri’s look is more refined since debut

 95. Yuri is majoring in Theater Arts @ Chung Ang University

  96. Yuri had help from Seungri (Big Bang) in introducing her to her friends, but also
 was embarrassed by him during one of her ‘basic acting exercise’ class

 97. Yuri’s mindset when she’s in school are: she’s not ‘SNSD Yuri’ but just Yuri, try to avoid getting attention and not stand out, and study hard

 98. When Yuri was browsing internet, she locked the door. Then she came out and Yoona asked her why she is so much sexier since that event. ([100410] KBS2 Entertainment Relay Guerrilla Date – SNSD)

 99. Yuri once called a restaurant and asked what their menu was.when the employee was done selling her, yuri chose omelet rice.which the employee did not mention.

 100. during a signing event,when a fan showed up a piece paper saying ” i heard yuri is a goddess,is that true?”.yuri wrote on the bottom.
 “yes ^^”

 101. It takes 3 days for Yuri to master a choreography

 102. Yuri is very proud with her S-line

 103. Yuri can’t reach the high so(3rd octave??) note (IY)

 104. Yuri is a never-say-die person when she’s competing with others (Factory Girl)

 105. Yuri is HyoYeon’s biggest rival when comes to dancing (Girls Go To School)

 106. Yuri has the most hand holding scences with Jessica

 107. Yuri’s most closest friend in SNSD is Jessica

 108. Yuri is now in College with Big Bang’s Seung-ri

 109. Yuri’s hair grows fast

 110. Yuri is one of the best looking in Boys Attire (MNet Sonyeon Sonyeo Gayo Baekso)

 111. Yuri is also scared of alive fish her expression was so priceless! (IY Ep 27)

 112. Yuri said that she was a huge fan of G.O.D back then, and she held a blue balloon or something. She also said that Kim Tae Woo was her favourite G.O.D member. But she said he wasn’t her ideal type in IY

 113. Danny Ahn of G.O.D said that he likes Yuri and he thinks that he can beat Taewoo to win her over(LOL).

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