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Matsubara Yuriya, June 2019
|Born||February 26, 2008|
|Agency||UP-FRONT PROMOTION (2017-)|
|Associated Acts||Hello Pro Kenshuusei|
|Joined||December 4, 2017|
|Time in Group||1 Year, 7 Months, 17 Days|
Matsubara Yuriya was born on February 26, 2008 in Tokyo, Japan to a Japanese father, and Belarusian mother.
Prior to joining Hello! Project, she was a member of Toyosu Idol Star Gakuen, a Koto-based organization that provides dance and vocal lessons for children. She was enrolled from approximately December 2016 to October 2017.
In late 2017, Matsubara took part in the Hello! Project Shin Member Audition and made it to the finals before it was ultimately decided that no one would pass the audition. Following the audition, Matsubara accepted an invitation to join Hello Pro Kenshuusei.
Matsubara and the other finalists who accepted their invitations were introduced, and performed in the Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2017 12gatsu ~Conti→New!~ concert on December 10.
On September 29, Matsubara attended the first round of Nippon TV's comedy competition Onna Geinin No.1 Ketteisen THE W at the Kinkero Theater in Tokyo, under the supervision of Hello Pro Kenshuusei's manager. However, she wasn't selected to continue to the second round.
On February 5, she participated in a fanclub event titled Hello Pro Kenshuusei Special Event in Nagoya ~Hajimemashite! 6~ at Midland Square Cinema 2 alongside Kubota Nanami, Saito Madoka, and Onoda Karin.
On May 4, Matsubara won the judge's healing award at the Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2019 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ event for her performance of "SEXY SEXY".
Her father is Japanese, and her mother is Belarusian. She is being raised bilingually, speaking both Japanese and Russian. She has a younger sister born in December 2018.
As of April 2019, Matsubara is currently in her fifth year of elementary school.
The following list are notable friendships Matsubara Yuriya has acquired:
Matsubara goes by both "Yuriya" and "Yuliya", depending on which language she's speaking. It's important to note though that because her name is written in Katakana, a writing system traditionally used to "translate" foreign names, it is likely that the official reading of her name is "Yuliya".
"Yuliya" (Cyrillic: Юлия) is a feminine name of East Slavic origin meaning "Youthful".
- Name: Matsubara Yuriya (松原ユリヤ)
- Nicknames: Yuriya-chan (ゆりやちゃん), Yuriyan (ゆりやん)
- Birthdate: February 26, 2008
- Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
- Blood Type: A
- Height: 135cm
- Western Zodiac: Pisces
- Eastern Zodiac: Rat
- Hello! Project Status:
- 2017-12-10: Hello Pro Kenshuusei
- Hello! Project Groups:
- Hello Pro Kenshuusei (2017-present)
- UP-FRONT PROMOTION Status:
- 2017-12-10: Member
- Special Skill: Comedy
- Hobbies: Drawing and writing manga, collecting plush toys
- Favorite Music Genre: Jpop
- Favorite Food: Strawberry, Curry
- Favorite Sports: Billiards, Table football
- Charm Point: Her cheeks
- Favorite Color: Light Blue
- Motto: "Good things come to those who wait" (果報は寝て待て; Kahou wa nete mate)
- Favorite Hello! Project songs: Shunrenka, SEXY SEXY, Are you Happy?, Megane no Otoko no Ko
- Looks Up To: Sasaki Rikako, Akiyama Mao
-  Shoujotachi no Ketsudan ~Micchaku!! Hello! Project 20 Shuunen Audition~ (AbemaTV)
- [2017-] Hello! Project Station
- She's a fan of comedy, and her favorite comedian is Kazutoyo Koyabu.
- On December 13, 2017 Kazutoyo tweeted about Yuriya, saying that she was his new favorite idol and he would like to work with her. The same day, Ishiyama Daisuke from the comedy duo Bambino also tweeted in support of her.
- She doesn't like Mitsubachi Maki and thinks she's scary, but she will do her best to face her.
- She originally presented herself as not knowing or particularly liking anything about Hello! Project, but later revealed Sasaki Rikako as a member she likes.
- For her audition, she performed the Bambino dance craze "Danson" (ダンソン). In the final episode of Shoujotachi no Ketsudan ~Micchaku!! Hello! Project 20 Shuunen Audition~, she and Okai Chisato performed it together.
- She was born one day before the release of ℃-ute's 4th major single LALALA Shiawase no Uta.
- She is currently the youngest Hello Pro Kenshuusei member.
- First Hello! Project member of Eastern European descent.
- Michishige Sayumi said she is interested in Yuriya during a SAYUMINGLANDOLL MC.
- Her favorite BEYOOOOONDS members are Yamazaki Yuhane and Kiyono Momohime.
- Gallery:Matsubara Yuriya
- List:Matsubara Yuriya Discography Featured In
- List:Matsubara Yuriya Concert & Event Appearances
- ↑ "夢のツーショット♪" (in Japanese). Toyosu Idol Star Gakuen Official Blog. 2017-03-01.
- ↑ "アニメダンス☆小学生クラス" (in Japanese). Toyosu Idol Star Gakuen Official Blog. 2017-02-09.
- ↑ Last featured on the Toyosu Idol Star Gakuen blog October 24, 2017.
- ↑ Shoujotachi no Ketsudan ~Micchaku!! Hello! Project 20 Shuunen Audition~ Episode #6. AbemaTV. 2017-12-04.
- ↑ Shoujotachi no Ketsudan ~Micchaku!! Hello! Project 20 Shuunen Audition~ Episode #7. AbemaTV. 2017-12-04.
- ↑ "ハロプロ研修生に新メンバーが加入！" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2017-12-11.
- ↑ https://twitter.com/de_kick_o_nice/status/1046175898637127685
- ↑ THE W Official Tweet 2018-09-29
- ↑ THE W Official Tweet 2018-09-29
- ↑ Shoujotachi no Ketsudan ~Mitchaku!! Hello! Project 20 Shuunen Audition~ Episode #7. AmebaTV. 2017-12-04.
- ↑ BOMB gravure magazine (September 2018)
- ↑ https://twitter.com/koyabukazutoyo/status/941131756186451968
- ↑ https://twitter.com/ishiyamantohihi/status/941174672057548800
- ↑ https://twitter.com/kaosiki/status/1092792371220303872