Kim Yerim (Hangul: 김예림, born March 5, 1999), also known as Yeri, is a South-Korean singer, dancer and composer. She is the maknae, vocalist and sub rapper of the South-Korean girl group Red Velvet and was introduced to the group as a new addition on March 10, 2015.
She also starred in Red Velvet's debut song Happiness before her debut as a member and was featured in a clip released by the company whereby the S.M. Rookies' members watching and singing along to the song.
On March 10 2015, before the announcement of the release of mini-album Ice Cream Cake, Yeri was introduced as a new addition to the group. The mini-album marks as her first appearance.
From May 9 to November 14, 2015, with labelmate Minho from SHINee and N from VIXX, she hosted MBC's music program, Show! Music Core.
- Stage Name: Yeri
- Birth Name: Kim Yerim
- Nicknames: Squirtle
- Birthday: March 5, 1999
- Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
- Blood Type: O
- Height: 158cm
- Weight: 42kg
- Position: Lead rapper, dancer, vocalist, maknae
Television shows as host
|2015||MBC's Show! Music Core||Co-host along with SHINee's Minho and VIXX's N|
Music video appearances
|2016||"집 앞에서 (Way Back Home)"||J-Min x Shim Eunji||Yeri||YouTube|
- She was casted by S.M. Entertainment in 2011, training for approximately 4 years.
- Her nickname is Squirtle, the reason being her resemblance to the character.
- Her favourite number is 17.
- She represents the colour, purple.
- She is the only member without a representative animal (As the original members' representative animals was set during debut, therefore she does not have a representative animal).
- Her favourite colour is pink.
- She likes Hello Kitty.
- She currently shares a room with Joy.
- She never walked in high heels until she had to film for Red Velvet’s “Automatic” MV.
- She is very close to Korean Actress Kim Sae Ron. During the radio show "Kangta’s Starry Night" on 170207 she said" I have a soulmate. It’s Kim Sae Ron. She’s one year younger than me but we’re practically like boyfriend girlfriend.”
- She is also close to Akdong Musician's Soohyun.
- She has three siblings.
- She graduated from Hanlim Multi Art School on February 9th, 2018 with only 5% attendance.
- Her favourite food are: tuna kimchi fried rice and bread.
- According to the other members, she is the messiest.
- She likes strawberry and chocolate ice cream.
- Yeri is the shortest out of all the members.
- In their mini-album "The Red Summer ", she represents a grape.
- In their full-length album "Perfect Velvet", her weapon is a beast.
- She was good friends with SHINee’s Jonghyun & is good friends with BLACKPINK’s Rosé.
- She has been friends with LOONA’s Chuu since her days in high school.
- She is the first kpop idol to study in Horwards
| To view the Yeri gallery, click here.