KARA’s Gyuri Discusses Her Ideal Type, Success in Japan, Future Plans, and More with @star1 Magazine

In an interview for @star1 magazine, KARA’s leader, Park Gyuri, talked about her ideal type, finding success in Japan, how she relieves stress, and plans for the future.

During the interview, Gyuri was asked if she knew that KARA would find such big success when they first debuted in Japan. She replied, “I honestly didn’t know. It was only through the press and media coverage later on that we realized a little bit [of the success]. I think at the time, we just had the mindset of ‘Let’s work hard,’ before going on stage. So we always gave our all for every performance.”

On her ideal type, she described, “My ideal type is the same as when I was younger. It’s actor Jung Jae Young. He has a manly, macho charm, while still having a humorous image. [He has] the image of someone that would [offer a] hug when I’m having a hard time. To be honest, my father is my ideal type and [Jung Jae Young] seems very similar to him.”

The KARA leader also shared tips on how she relieves her stress, “I meet up with my close friends and drink a beer by the river. We play music, drink some beer, and chat. If I don’t have a chance to meet friends, I watch a movie at home or even go to an Indie movie theater.”

When asked about her future plans, Gyuri shared, “There are still a lot of things I want to try. I recently had a slight resting period, and I took various lessons during that time to work on my shortcomings. Because I’m still in my 20s, I have a lot of desire to do all the things I want to try, whether it’s singing, acting, or any other activities. Personally, I’m the happiest when I’m working. When my breaks are too long, I become a bit depressed. I still have a strong desire to work.”
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