Name: Ara (아라)
Real Name: Yoo Ara (유아라)
Date of Birth: 26th September 1992
Star Sign: Libra
• Winner of the me2day Search for After School’s 9th Member in 2010 (along with Kyungmin).
• Went to Seoul Music High School (same alumni as SHINee’s Jonghyun, Block B’s Zico & Boyfriend’s Jungmin) and graduated 2 years early.
• Majored in vocals.
• Sang the chorus for the 1st Happy Pledis single, “Love Love Love” & was featured in the track as well as MV for “Love Letter”.
• Specialty: Vocals.
Name: Yoonjo (윤조)
Real Name: Shin Yoonjo (신윤조)
Date of Birth: 14th December 1992
Star Sign: Sagittarius
• Went to Seoul Arts High School.
• Majored in music & vocals (in particular classical singing, she is a soprano).
• Featured in “Dream” (After School Vol. 1 - Virgin).
• Specialty: Vocals.
Name: Hyelim (혜림) a.k.a. Haley (헬리)
Real Name: Kim Hyelim (김혜림)
Date of Birth: 19th January 1993
Star Sign: Capricorn
• Went to Youngpa Girls High School.
• Former trainee at Medialine Entertainment (was supposed to debut in Viva Girls).
• Back-up dancer for Lee Chaeyeon.
• Wrote rap lyrics for Scotch V.I.P.’s “Finale”.
• Featured in the Happy Pledis 2012 track, “Love Letter”.
• Specialty: Dance & rap. (Her English is not bad either!)
Name: Minkang (민강)
Real Name: Kim Minkang (김민강)
• Official winner of the 2011 Happy Pledis audition. (You can read her thoughts on winning & a video of her singing/dancing here — You need a proxy to watch it though)
Name: Kyungmin (경민)
Real Name: Kim Kyungmin (김경민)
Date of Birth: 13th March 1994
Star Sign: Pisces
• Winner of the me2day Search for After School’s 9th Member in 2010 (along with Ara).
• Featured in “Funky Man” (After School Vol. 1 - Virgin)
• Specialty: Dance.
Name: Nicole (니콜) a.k.a. Nikki (니키)
Real Name: Nicole Yi Haeji (니콜 이해지)
Date of Birth: 11th May 1994
Star Sign: Taurus
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
• Recruited by Pledis in August 2011.
• Specialty: English & rap.
* Pictured: Kyungmin, Ara, Yoonjo, their trainer, a child trainee and Junghyeon (top pics) / Nicole & Yoonjo (bottom pic)
* Pictured: Minkang (top pic) & Nicole (bottom pics) practicing their dance moves.
So who’s headed for Venus (?) & who’s headed for After School? Hyelim & Nicole recorded a song in September 2011 (along with a bunch of other girls who could be the Fantagio girls, not sure..) so they are at the moment highly likely headed for “Venus”. Ara, Yoonjo & Kyungmin are most likely headed for After School based on their featurings and what not but anything is a possibility at the moment.