In this writeup, we will introduce you to Uee, a former popular member of After School and now an actress in dramas. We have compiled information on her profile, boyfriend (love life), diet, Instagram, etc.
Profile of Uee
Name at Birth: Kim Yu-jin
Popular Name: Uee
Date of Birth: April 9, 1988
Birthplace: Daejeon, Chungcheongnam-do
Family: Father Kim Sung-kap, Mother, Older sister Kim Yu-na
Years active in the industry: 2007 to present
Agent: Lucky Company
Associated Acts: Five Girls, AfterSchool, 4Tomorrow
She used to be a swimmer and participated in the National Athletic Meet. Her father, Kim Sung-kap, is a former professional baseball player and is currently a professional baseball coach, indicating that she grew up in an athletic family.
However, she changed her career path based purely due to her yearning to become a singer.
It is surprising that she had no knowledge of the entertainment industry, nor did she have any special preparation for it. That is why her parents were so opposed to her decision.
It is said that her debut in the entertainment industry was really a case of luck.
In 2007, Uee joined the Korean girl group Five Girls which included Yubin, Jun Hyoseong, Yang Jiwon, and G.NA. The group appeared in ‘Diary of Five Girls’, a MTV reality show. However, the financial troubles faced by the parent company Good Entertainment resulted in the disbandment of Five Girls.
Before her debut, her name became a hot topic of search in South Korea. She was caught on camera in Mok-dong Stadium on May 30, 2008 while watching her father’s basketball game.
The announcer introduced her to the crowds as the coach Kin Sung-kap’s daughter and after that ‘Mok-dong Girl’ became one of the famous search terms on the internet.
Uee’s Debut in After School
In 2009 at the age of 21, she debuted as a member of the girl group After School and became popular through the single ‘Diva’. Her well-groomed visual appearance and outstanding style, especially her swimming-trained legs, attracted much attention, and she became a popular icon.
Her legs are called “honey thighs,” and she is admired not only by men but also by women for having an ideal body shape. Among the After School members, she is the most popular. She is known as a sexy icon and often she helped different Korean websites raise their online search rankings.
However, since she had been a swimmer for a long time and had practiced for a short period of time, her singing ability was sometimes criticized. On the other hand, she is said to be a good dancer because of her athletic background.
As her activities in the entertainment industry increased, she appeared in several dramas and variety shows. Quite many times, she was not able to accept singing assignments due to her preoccupation with acting roles.
However, she preferred being on stage as a singer to acting, and in her book “Play,” written when she was with After School, she says, “I want to be a singer if I am reborn”.
In July 2009, Uee debuted acting by starring in Queen Seondeok, MBC’s historical drama and this role bagged several awards. In October, she appeared in ‘You’re Beautiful,’ a musical drama produced by SBS. She too joined ‘4Tomorrow’, a project group consisting of Han Seung-yeon, Hyuna, and Gain. In October 2009, the group released the single “Dugeundugeun Tomorrow.”
In 2009-2010, Uee ranked in the eighth place on the list of most hardworking idols published by Forbes Korea.
In 2011, she played the lead role in “Ojakgyo Family” as a University student having a troubled family history. This role surfaced her natural acting talent and won her the Best New Actress Award at the KBS Drama Awards.
In the variety show “We Got Married,” she appeared along with Park Jae-jung, and both of them lived as a virtually married couple becoming the talk of the town.
In January 2012, Uee was made the permanent host of Music Bank, a KBS music show along with Lee Jang-woo. She hosted the show continuously until April 2013.
Between November 2012 and February 2013, she appeared in the historical drama Jeon Woo-chi as princess Hong Mu-yeon. Her role commanded wide acclaim and she was praised for her ability to immerse herself into the character.
In 2013, Uee was inducted into the variety show ‘Barefooted Friends’ as a permanent cast member. Her lead role in the drama Golden Rainbow fetched her the Excellence award at the 2013 MBC Drama Awards.
Her drama Marriage Contract produced by MBC started airing on March 5, 2016. In the same year, she starred in the MBC drama Night Light.
After her contract with Pledis Entertainment ended in May 2017, she signed with Yuleum Entertainment.
In June 2020, Uee was a guest on ‘I Live Alone’, a Korean variety show. In 2021, Uee starred in the variety program Spicy Girls. She also starred in the drama Ghost Doctor which premiered in 2022.
Uee’s Drastic Weight Loss Diet Had The Same Effect As Plastic Surgery
Actress Han Chae Young, who is known for her real Barbie doll figure, is so well known for her style that when asked what her best body type is, she replies Uee.
Having been a swimmer in the past, she is not just skinny, but has a soft, feminine figure with just the right amount of muscle.
However, there was a time when she was actually much fatter than she is now. Perhaps the pressure and stress of her busy activities were too much. Now she is proud of her slim body shape, and some say that she may have lost too much weight.
Some people say that she may have lost too much weight. She has transformed herself so much that there are rumors that she may have undergone plastic surgery. Let us introduce her diet!
She keeps her calorie count to about 500 calories per meal, which includes brown rice, tofu, chicken breast, salad, and so on.
When she does not have time to eat or has no appetite, she drinks a mixture of black beans, brown rice, soy milk, honey, and barley. They say it is rich in nutrients and satisfying.
The main exercise is squats and dancing. The ‘After School’ group had a very strenuous dance routine, so they seem to spend a lot of energy just by practicing.
Squats are effective in increasing metabolism because all the muscles of the body are concentrated in the lower half of the body. The key is to do them with correct posture.
Note that skipping meals or extremely restricting calories will cause weight loss but due to muscle mass loss, it will be difficult to lose weight. As you can see from Uee, muscle is essential to a truly beautiful and healthy body!
What is Uee’s view on her boyfriend & marriage?
Actor Lee Sang Yoon and Japanese TV personality Kangnam have been reported to be romantically involved with Uee, and both have officially admitted it.
She and actor Lee Sang-yun, who is seven years older than her, met at the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) in Hong Kong at the end of 2015 and began dating in early 2016. After about a year of dating, there were reports of a breakup on January 25, 2017. This was about eight months after their public relationship.
Kangnam is a Japanese TV personality from Tokyo who is one year older than Uee and is seen active in his career in South Korea. (His father is Japanese and mother is half Korean.)
He is highly praised for his straightforward attitude, and is especially popular on variety shows. He co-starred in Law of the Jungle. The two were first reported to be romantically involved on July 14, 2017, but they denied it once.
However, they eventually admitted to dating and revealed that they became close friends after working together on the SBS variety show “Law of the Jungle.” However, they broke up less than a month after their public romance.
The reason for the breakup was that they had grown apart due to their busy schedules, but their public romance may have affected their relationship.
By the way, she expresses her ideal expectation in a life partner by saying, “I used to prefer a manly man who would protect me and hold me close, but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve changed my mind. Now I prefer a gentle man.’’
What is Uee’s view of marriage?
My Contracted Husband, Mr. Oh is a romantic comedy about two people who got married under false pretenses. Uee, who starred in this drama, talks about her own marriage in various ways.
She said in an interview, “I started to think seriously about marriage after appearing in this drama. I said at the presentation that I wanted to get married if I met the right person, and I felt even more strongly about that while filming.” She added, “Earlier, my priority was work, but now I wish I had someone to say ‘good job’ to when I get home.” In 2022, she will be 34 years old. Will she find her person?? Only time will tell.
Is there an Instagram for Uee?
An account that appears to be Uee’s personal social networking site was found, and fans were wondering if it was real or not. The following was posted on Instagram by her agency on April 24, 2018.
‘Thank you for always supporting actress Uee. We are disturbed regarding the recent discovery of Uee’s SNS. Currently, she is not using any personal SNS (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Weibo, etc.).”
Later, she opened an instagram account. Uee’s Instagram handle is: kim_uieing49
Her Instagram account has a collection of her amazing pictures.