She and her friends became jealous of Tsukushi's interactions with the F4 and wrote "Tsukushi Makino - only girl in her school who had two abortions" on their classroom's blackboard. Tsukushi did not witness them write it, but saw them wiping away the words. They pretended to befriend Tsukushi and invited her to a party in Roppongi. At the party, they humiliated her and revealed themselves as the culprits. Before leaving the party, Tsukushi poured champagne on Yuriko in front of Maekawa, a guy Yuriko was flirting with.
Later at school, Yuriko and her friends spied on Tsukushi talking to Rui Hanazawa. They confronted her, after she left Rui, and showed her a magazine about Shizuka Todo, his first love. The F4's leader Tsukasa Domyoji happened by and forced them to leave Tsukushi alone, saying he was "the only one allowed to bully [her]."
In the unauthorized Meteor Shower, a version of the character named Zhao Meiran was played by Chinese actress, Yin Xie Zi (殷葉子,Yīn Yè Zi). In this drama, Meiran likes Duanmu Lei (Yu Haoming) and begins to dislike Chu Yuxun (Zheng Shuang) because of it. Ge Xiaofeng (葛曉鳳,Gé Xiǎo Fèng) portrays Meiran in the second season of the drama.