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
Native name
윤보라
Born
Yoon Bo-ra

(1989-12-30) December 30, 1989 (age 29)
Seoul, South Korea
Alma materMyongji University
Occupation
  • Singer
  • actress
Musical career
GenresK-pop
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2010–present
LabelsStarship Entertainment (2010-2017)
Hook Entertainment (2017-present)
Associated acts
Korean name
Hangul
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]

Career[edit]

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]

Discography[edit]

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak positions Sales Album
KOR
Gaon
"Mermaid Princess" 2012
"Bubble" 2013 Will in Fall
"Feedback"
(with Kisum, Lil Cham, Jace and Adoonga)
2015

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

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 Flatterer Bong-hee Lead role
High-End Crush Min-joo Sohu TV Supporting role
2017 Irish Uppercut Do Hye-Na Lead role
A Korean Odyssey Alice tvN Supporting role
2018 Gangnam Beauty Model JTBC Cameo
Quiz of God - Season 5: Reboot[19] Jang Seung-bin OCN Supporting role, researcher in CODAS

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

Awards[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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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