Heo Young-ji (better known by her stage name Youngji) is a South Korean idol singer and dancer. She is best known for being the new maknae and vocalist of K-Pop institution Kara.
To say that Youngji had some big shoes to fill when she became a member of Kara would be putting it lightly. Kara had lost two of its members; the stunning Jiyoung and OG member/rapper/goddess Nicole Jung and any new member would have the difficult task of distinguishing themselves in Kara’s televised talent show Kara Project while also seamlessly integrating themselves into a trio of veterans.
The fact that Youngji wound up as the eventual victor of the competition isn’t surprising. She was a former trainee at Core Contents Media before her stay at DSP Media and she apparently caught the eye of Goo Hara during that time period. What is surprising is how easily Youngji has filled her role as the only replacement for two very excellent members. I’m not entirely convinced that Youngji has the time to become a star in her own right but she’s been exactly the kind of talent that Kara needed after the Jiyoung/Nicole exodus – polished, a little versatile and painstakingly cute.
As far as a replacement goes, you can’t ask for much more than that.
Youngji is so pretty that mirrors yearn for her to use them.
Youngji’s cuteness is so powerful that it opens up portals to other dimensions.
Youngji’s smile could power a rocketship to the sun.
Youngji is so beautiful that she can melt whole planets with a glance.
Youngji is so charming that she could sell a pair of wings to an angel.