Ryu Hwayoung is a South Korean singer and actress who also is known as just Hwayoung. Born on April 22, 1993, she has a twin sister, Ryu Hyo Young, who is a rapper and a member of Coed School and its sub-unit F-ve Dolls. Both Hyoyoung and Hwayoung were scouted after they made a guest appearance on the variety show “Star King” in 2010. Hwayoung then joined the girl group T-ara as its seventh member and lead rapper. Amidst some controversy over mean tweets by the other T-ara members, Hwayoung left the girl group in 2012. After joining a talent agency in 2013, Hwayoung turned her focus more to acting and has appeared in the television dramas “Ex-Girlfriend Club” (2015), “Age of Youth” (2016) and the web drama “Traces of the Hand” (2017).