Jung Woo Yeon, previously known by her birthname Ryu Hyo Young, is a South Korean model, actress, idol singer, rapper, and member of the group “Coed School” and its sub-unit “F-ve Dolls”. She was scouted after she and her identical twin sister, Ryu Hwa Young, made an appearance on SBS’s variety show Star King. Both of them were then recruited into Core Contents Media, debuting in “Coed School” and “T-ara” respectively. She is one of the original members of “Coed School”. In 2010, Ryu took part in the “Miss Chunhyang pageant” and won. She was also featured in Speed’s “Lovey Dovey Plus” music video.
In 2017, a former T-ara staff member stated that Jung and her sister were the bullies in the scandal that plagued T-ara in 2012. The reports featured a picture of an alleged text conversation between Jung and Areum, T-ara’s member at the time, in which Jung threatened Areum. Following this, viewers demanded that Jung step down from her TV series Golden Pouch.
Following the scandal, Jung played a supporting character in the2018 series “Grand Prince”. In 2020, she officially changed her stage name Jung Woo Yeon, and come back to the entertainment industry in the 2021 series “A Good Supper”.