Yoon Bo-ra

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Yoon Bo-ra
Yoon Bo-ra going to a Hit The Stage recording in July 2016 01.png
Yoon Bo-ra in July 2016
Yoon Bo-ra

(1989-12-30) December 30, 1989 (age 30)
Seoul, South Korea
Alma materMyongji University
  • Singer
  • actress
Musical career
Years active2010–present
Associated acts
Korean name
Revised RomanizationYun Bo-ra
McCune–ReischauerYun Pora

Yoon Bo-ra (born December 30, 1989), better known by the mononym Bora, is a South Korean singer and actress. She is a former member of the South Korean girl group Sistar and its sub-group Sistar19.

Early life and education[edit]

Yoon was born on December 30, 1989,[1] in Seoul. She majored in Musical Theater in Myongji University, and graduated in February 2015.[2]


2010–2011: Sistar and Sistar19[edit]

In June 2010, Yoon made her debut as a member of Sistar on KBS' Music Bank with their debut single, Push Push.[3]

In 2011, Yoon and group member Hyolyn formed as a sub-group Sistar19 with the single "Ma Boy".[4]

2011–2013: Variety programs[edit]

On October 17, 2011, it was revealed that Yoon would be part of the new season of KBS2's Invincible Youth. The first episode of Invincible Youth 2 aired on November 11.[5]

On October 21, 2012 it was revealed that Yoon would join one of four groups that would perform a new song for the SBS' Gayo Daejeon music spectacular. As part of Mystic White, Yoon released the charity song "Mermaid Princess" on December 26, 2012.[6]

In 2013, Yoon joined SBS's fashion program Fashion King Korea, where the cast members would team up with professional fashion designers to design and produce fashion items.[7] The same year, she was announced as a fixed host for KBS' music program Music Bank alongside Park Seo-joon.[8] On December 21, 2013 Bora won Best Rookie Award at the 2013 KBS Entertainment Awards for her work in Music Bank.

2014–present: Television show and series appearances, and new label[edit]

In 2014, Yoon made her acting debut in medical drama Doctor Stranger.[9]

In January 2015, Yoon was the new MC for KBS2's fashion and beauty show, A Style For You together with Heechul, Hara, and Hani.[10] In April, she collaborated with Unpretty Rapstar contestants Kisum, Lil Cham, Jace, and male artist Adoonga for a hip-hop single titled "Feedback".[11] She then starred in web dramas, Flatterer[12] and High-End Crush.[13] In November 2015, Yoon joined the cast of SBS' survival show Law of the Jungle.[14]

In June 2016, Yoon was a contestant of Mnet's dance competition show, Hit the Stage.[15]

In March 2017, it was announced that Yoon would make her big screen debut in the family comedy film Sunkist Family.[16] In June 2017, Yoon signed a contract under Hook Entertainment as an actress going by her full name, leaving Starship Entertainment after seven years of being in Sistar.[17] In November 2017, Yoon was cast in tvN's fantasy drama A Korean Odyssey.[18]


As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak positions Sales Album
"Mermaid Princess" 2012 N/A Non-album singles
"Bubble" 2013 Will in Fall
(with Kisum, Lil Cham, Jace and Adoonga)
2015 Non-album singles



Year Title Role Notes
2017 Sunkist Family Lead role

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2012 Shut Up Family Herself KBS2 Cameo
2014 Doctor Stranger Lee Chang-yi SBS Supporting role
2015 The Flatterer Bong-hee Naver TV Cast Lead role
High-End Crush Min-joo Sohu TV Supporting role
2017 Irish Uppercut Do Hae-na Naver TV Cast Lead role
A Korean Odyssey Alice tvN Supporting role
2018 Gangnam Beauty Model JTBC Cameo (Ep. 5)
Quiz of God - Season 5: Reboot[19] Jang Seung-bin OCN Supporting role, researcher in CODAS
2020 Dr. Romantic 2 Yoo Young-mi SBS Supporting role

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2011–2012 Invincible Youth 2 KBS Series regular
2013 Fashion King Korea SBS Judge
2013–2015 Music Bank KBS2 Fixed host (October 25, 2013 – April 24, 2015)
2015 A Style For You KBS World Co-host
2016 Law of the Jungle in Panama SBS Cast member
Hit the Stage Mnet Contestant
2018 Produce 48 Mnet Special MC


Year Organization Category Nominated Work Result
2013 KBS Entertainment Awards Best Rookie Award[20] Music Bank Won


  1. ^ "[짤줍] 걸그룹 해체 후 나이가 바뀐 멤버" (in Korean). Dispatch. June 28, 2017. Retrieved November 16, 2017.
  2. ^ "SISTAR's Bora Graduates from Myongji University". Soompi. February 13, 2015.
  3. ^ "[INTERVIEW] Girl group SISTAR - Part 2". Asiae. October 20, 2010.
  4. ^ "SISTAR to release album of their first sub unit in May". Asiae. April 29, 2011.
  5. ^ "Complete cast revealed for new season of KBS' "Invincible Youth"". 10Asia. October 18, 2011.
  6. ^ "SBS to Release Special Singles for Year-end Music Show". 10Asia. December 24, 2012.
  7. ^ "Girls' Generation Tiffany, SISTAR Bora to Design Fashion Items". 10Asia. September 24, 2013.
  8. ^ "SISTAR Bora, Park Seo-joon to Host KBS's Weekly Music Show". 10Asia. October 18, 2013.
  9. ^ "Bo-ra from Sistar to star in new drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. March 4, 2014.
  10. ^ "'A Style for You' host lineup revealed, EXID's Hani replaces singer Jooyeon". Kpop Herald. February 16, 2015.
  11. ^ "SISTAR′s Bora Teases Collab Project with ′Unpretty Rapstar′ Members". Mnet. April 16, 2015.
  12. ^ "Bora to star in Web drama". Kpop Herald. April 28, 2015.
  13. ^ "씨스타 보라, 韓中웹드 '고품격 짝사랑' 출연..정일우 호흡". Star News (in Korean). July 14, 2015.
  14. ^ "[단독]인피니트 성열, '정법' 파나마 최종 합류[종합]". Ilgan Sports (in Korean). November 23, 2015.
  15. ^ "'Hit the Stage' is an idol dance battle". The Korea Times. July 26, 2016.
  16. ^ "씨스타 측 "보라, 영화 '썬키스트 패밀리' 긍정 검토中" (공식)". 10Asia (in Korean). March 20, 2017.
  17. ^ "Sistar's Bora signs with new agency". Korea JoongAng Daily. June 14, 2017.
  18. ^ "씨스타 출신 윤보라, '화유기' 출연 확정…톱스타 앨리스로 연기 도전". SE Daily (in Korean). October 30, 2017.
  19. ^ "Serious investigators". Korea JoongAng Daily. 6 November 2018.
  20. ^ "Winners and Performances from the 2013 KBS Entertainment Awards". Soompi. December 21, 2013.

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