All You Need to Know About Red Velvet’s Yeri’s Transformation (Pre-Debut Until Now)


All You Need to Know About Youngest Member of Red Velvet

Kim Ye-rim, better known as Yeri is a South Korean singer that belongs to a Korean girl group named Red Velvet. She was born in Seoul on March 5, 1999. Before debuting as a member of Red Velvet, she spent her school life at Hanlim Multi Art School and graduated in 2018.

In Red Velvet, Yeri is the youngest among the other members. She joined SM Entertainment as a trainee in 2011 and became part of SM Rookies. Even though she is still very young, she has stolen a lot of attention since her pre-debut life.

Putting Yeri into one of Red Velvet members seems to be too good to be true. Because of her “role” as a maknae, Red Velvet looks more lovely because she has such a lovable character.

When Red Velvet became the guest star of ‘Weekly Idol’ on August 2018, the 3 members seemed very cohesive to call Yeri “SM Princess” when they were asked about how each members’ figure was in their eyes.

Joy wrote that Yeri as a scary sister. She also wrote that she was jealous of Yeri’s image as a maknae that allowed her to say and do anything she wanted. Then, Wendy called Yeri “a free soul”, while Seulgi reputed that Yeri had the way she wanted. Last, Irene only answered that Yeri was her sister.

It seems that Irene loves Yeri a lot after the fun fact between them has been revealed. In ‘Weekly Idol’, Irene also said that she was the one who often ironed Yeri’s school uniform during her school years. Even, Red Velvet’s fans often call them a mother and daughter.

Not only Red Velvet’s members, but There are also many idols who seem to love Yeri because she is irresistibly adorable. Just say, SNSD’s Yuri who likes to tease Yeri when they are on stage and Blackpink’s Jennie who showed a sweet interaction with Yeri when they are on Korean Music Festival 2018 stage.

How Does Yeri’s Look Year after Year?

As we get older, our appearance will change according to our age. Starting from the change in thinking, change in physical appearance, make up style, fashion style, and so on. So, how about Yeri? Now, let’s take a look at her transformations since pre-debut.

Yeri’s Pre-debut

Before debuting as a member of Red Velvet, Yeri had become a trainee in SM Entertainment since she was still in 5 grade of Elementary School. After debuting with Red Velvet in 2015, fans were really curious about Yeri’s pre-debut photos.

Start from Yeri’s childhood photos, she looks really adorable with those chubby cheeks, round eyes, and silky hair that is really pretty with the bright color hair clip on. From the photos, we can assume that Yeri has been feminine since childhood, she must have been a fan of pink color back then.

Then, these are Yeri’s photos when she was in elementary school. At that time, she looked skinny enough with her long black hair left unraveled.

Since she was still a member of SM Rookies, Yeri had already shown her charm in Korean entertainment industry. By this video below, Yeri stole much attention from K-pop fans because of her natural beauty.

FYI, when she joined the SM audition, she sang some songs from JYP Entertainment even though there were rumors that singing a song from another agency was a big no. But surprisingly, she passed the audition until she became a part of SM Rookies.

When she was still an SM Rookies member, she had already appeared in Red Velvet music video titled Happiness along with the other SM Rookies members.

Yeri’s Debut in 2015

Literally, Red Velvet had their debut in 2014 with a song titled Happiness and performed with only 4 members, Joy, Irene, Wendy, and Seulgi. But, in 2015 they had a “comeback” with a song titled Ice Cream Cake and returned with Yeri as the fifth member. When SM announced that Red Velvet would be returning with a new member, fans were shocked and curious about Yeri.

After the promotion of Ice Cream Cake came to an end, Yeri became a host of MBC’s music program Show! Music Core, along with Shinee’s Minho and VIXX’s N  from May 9, 2015, to November 14, 2015.

Yeri at the ‘Dream Concert 2015’. Source:
Joy and Yeri at KCON 2015 at Los Angeles Convention Center on August 2, 2015. Source:
Yeri at the ‘MBC Gayo Daejun 2015’ at the end of 2015. Source:

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