Kara Project

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Kara Project
Written byJung Soo-jung
Kim Eun-jung
Kim Hye-jin
Yoo Hye-jin
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes6
Executive producer(s)Park Sang-min
Producer(s)Park Jae-bum
Han Dae-hee
Production location(s)Seoul, South Korea
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running timeTuesday at 18:00 - 19:00 (KST)
Production company(s)DSP Media
MBC Plus Media
Original networkMBC Music
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original release27 May (2014-05-27) –
1 July 2014 (2014-07-01)
External links
Official website

Kara Project was a 2014 South Korean reality television programme starring the girl group Kara. It aired on MBC Music from May 27 – 1 July 2014.

The programme centred around the search to find a new member of Kara, following the departure of its members Nicole and Jiyoung.[1] Seven trainees from DSP Media participated in the show, competing to become part of the group. The winner of the competition was Heo Young-ji, who became Kara's new member.

On February 24, 2015, contestant Ahn So-jin was found to have died in an apparent suicide one month after DSP ended their contract with her. She had been a trainee for five years before participating in Kara Project.[2][3][4]


Name Notes
Romanized Hangul
Ahn So-jin 안소진 Former Superstar K1 contestant.[5]
Heo Young-ji 허영지 Currently a soloist under DSP Media.
Cho Shi-yoon 조시윤 Former Puretty member[6] and Produce 101 contestant.

Currently an actress under DSP Media.

Yoon Chae-kyung 윤채경 Former Puretty member.[6] Produce 101 contestant.

Currently a member of April.

Jeon So-min 전소민 Former Puretty member, Former April member,[6]Currently a member of K.A.R.D.
Kim Chae-won 김채원 Currently a member of April.
Son Yoo-ji 손유지 Currently a member of 3YE under GH Entertainment.


Name Ranking
Romanized Hangul
Heo Young-ji 허영지 1st
Ahn So-jin 안소진 2nd
Jeon So-min 전소민 3rd
Kim Chae-won 김채원 4th
Yoon Chae-kyung 윤채경 5th
Cho Shi-yoon 조시윤 6th
Son Yoo-ji 손유지 7th


  1. ^ Lee, Jung Hyeok (July 3, 2014). "Kara neun wae 5 injoreul pogihago 4injoreul taekhaeteulka?" 카라는 왜 5인조를 포기하고 4인조를 택했을까? [Why did KARA give up being a 5 member group for 4?]. Naver (in Korean). Chosun Ilbo. Retrieved July 6, 2014.
  2. ^ "Beibikara Sojin samang, apateu hwadanseo sumjin chae balgyeon...chwigeun 'uuljeung arha'" 베이비카라 소진 사망, 아파트 화단서 숨진 채 발견…최근 '우울증 앓아' [Baby Kara Sojin dead, found dead recently in apartment garden 'ill from depression'] (in Korean). Chosun Ilbo. February 25, 2015. Retrieved March 1, 2015.
  3. ^ "DSP cheuk: Bebikara Sojin samang, gwadohan chucheuk jajehae dalla" DSP측 "베이비카라 소진 사망, 과도한 추측 자제해 달라" [DSP's side:"Baby Kara Sojin dead, please refrain from excessive speculation"] (in Korean). Huffington Post Korea. February 25, 2015. Retrieved March 1, 2015.
  4. ^ "K-Pop Trainee & 'Kara Project' Contestant Ahn So Jin Dead at 22". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-10-07.
  5. ^ "2009 AHN SOJIN オーディション番組 "スーパースター"". YouTube (in Korean). 17 July 2014.
  6. ^ a b c "KARA introduces the second contestant in project to find new members". Allkpop. May 14, 2014.

External links[edit]

  • Kara - Official Website (in Korean)