Choi Ara began her entertainment career as a model. She has walked on the Seoul Fashion Week several times since her debut. She also modeled for various fashion magazines such as Vogue Korea, Marie Claire Korea, and Elle Korea, among others. In 2017, she made her acting debut as one of the main characters in JTBC’s Age of Youth 2.

Choi Ara majored in acting at the Sungkyunkwan University.