Nicole Jung( Korean name :Jung Yong-Joo), better known mononymously asNicole, born on October 7, 1991, is a Korean-American idol singer . She is best known as the member of the girl group Kara formed by DSP Entertainment in 2007.
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Nicole was born on October 7, 1991 in Los Angeles, California to Korean parents. She attended Mark Keppel Elementary School and Toll Middle School in Glendale, California ; however, she lived in downtown Los Angeles. Nicole was into the visual and performing arts while in school. She participated in choir, drill team, played the violin for 4 years and took dance classes.She auditioned for DSP by sending a video of her singing an Ivy and Black Eyed Peas song. Her mom was very supportive and told her that it was her decision and whatever decision, she would fully support her. Nicole made the decision to go to Korea and experienced hardships such as adjusting to the culture and missing her friends terribly.She accepted DSP's offer, her mom moved with her to Korea and has opened up a successful Korean BBQ restaurant called "Aura The Grill"that is often frequented by Nicole and KARA fans alike.
She was on a show called"KAIST"(portrayed a celebrity's life as a college student) which was renamed to"Nicole The Entertainer's Introduction to Veterinary Science"in Konkuk University since Nicole would not be attending KAIST .The first episode aired on November 12, 2009. She "graduated" from college in January 2010.
She is known to be close to the '91 Line which contains people from popular groups such as 2AM 's Jin Woon , FT Island 's JaeJin, BEAST 's Dong Woon , MBLAQ 's Mir and Shinee 's Key .
Kara debuted on March 29, 2007 with "Break It" on M! Countdown as a 4 member group. Nicole was one of the four along with Park Gyuri , Han Seungyeon , and Kim Sunghee. Kara was often compared to Fin.K.L because of their concept and the fact that they are from the same company( DSP Entertainment ). In March 2008, Sunghee left the group due to parental pressure. Sunghee had failed her college exams. On July 24, 2008, Kara came back with two new members, Goo Hara and Kang Jiyoung . Their new concept was "cute" and "playful".
On December 4, 2008, Kara released their 2nd mini-album "Pretty Girl" and had their comeback starting on M! Countdown with " Pretty Girl ".In February 2009, Kara followed up with their album " Honey ". "Honey" became the group's first #1 single when it topped theM! Countdownand The Music Trend .
In late July 2009, Kara revealed their second album named " Revolution ".Due to the popularity of the songs, Wanna and Mister, Kara's overall popularity increased. Kara currently started promotions with their third mini-album " Lupin ".Lupin was a success, it won KBS Music Bank K-Chart on March 12, March 19, and March 26, 2010.
In August 2010, Kara officially debuted in Japan with "Mister". After this, Kara released their fourth mini-album Jumping in November 2010.
On January 19, 2011, Kang Jiyoung , Han Seung-yeon , and Nicole Jung, announced that they were terminating their contract with DSP. On April 28, 2011, the dispute between DSP Entertainment and Kara's 3 members was officially announced as resolved.
Nicole joinedStar Golden Bellon December 20, 2008, hosting a segment called "Level With Me (Season 2)" in which the guests have to guess a term or title from her clues; the challenge comes due to her comparative lack of skill and experience with the Korean language. The segment ended on October 17, 2009.
In April 2009, she sang a duet with former Noel member Kang Kyun-seong called "Happy and".
In August 2009, she and 2PM ex member Jaebeom became part of historical culture variety show Nodaji, replacing Choi Min Yong and Kim Tae Hyun. But the show was cancelled due to low ratings on October 2009.
In November 2009, she joinedNicole The Entertainer's Introduction to Veterinary ScienceandGood Sunday - Yeongung Hogeol (영웅호걸, "Heroes")in July 2010.
Nicole received her first solo endorsement for the Vocamastar VM-100 in November 2010. The VM-100 is a very versatile device that can be used as a mp3 player, movie player, e-book reader, and more.
In August 2011, Nicole launched her own cookie line called "Kuki Six" that are sold at Mango Six cafes in Korea. Nicole’s “KUKI SIX” boasts a new line-up of six bakery goods, including the ‘Choco Cookie’, ‘Chocolate Chip Cookie’, ‘Coconut Cookie’, ‘Earl Grey White Choco Muffin’, ‘Orange Cream Cheese Muffin’, and the ‘Choco Brownie’. It was reported that Nicole was directly involved with the planning and development of the recipes, as well as marketing and promotional methods. As such, Nicole became the first celebrity to engage in the food service industry by providing input into a particular recipe. Plans for expansion into Japan and China are in the works for 2012.
She is currently hosting SBS 's Inkigayo along with band mate Goo Ha-ra . They have hosted the show alongside Korean idol singer IU and more recently actor Lee Jong-suk .
|KBS 2TV||Star Golden Bell 《Level With Me (Season 2)》|
|MBC||Sunday Sunday Night 《Nodaji》|
|Mnet||Nicole The Entertainer's Introduction to Veterinary Science|
|SBS||Good Sunday 《Yeongwunghogeol》|
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