Monday, 14 November 2011

Girls' Generation Profile

Background Information

Origin: Seoul, South Korea

Also known as: SNSD

Genres: Pop, Dance-pop, Teen pop, bubblegum pop, electropop, R&B

Year Active: 2007-present

Company: S.M. Entertainment

Website: Click Here

Real name: Kim Taeyeon


Stage name: Taeyeon

Nickname: Umma, Ajumma, Kid Leader, Tete, MungTaeng(Dumb Taeyeon), Taeng, Byeon Taeng

Position: Leader, Main Vocalist

Motto: Don't do something that you will regret later

Languages: Korean(Fluent), English, Chinese (Basic), Japanese(Basic)

Birthdate: 9 March 1989

Homeplace: Jeonrado Jeonju

Weight: 44kg

Height: 160cm

Blood type: O

School: Jeonju Art High School

Hobby: Swimming

Interests: Makeup, Perfume, Music

Favourite song from Girls Generation: Merry Go-Round

Favourite Pajamas type: Long Sleeved

Hairstyle for future partner: Clean-cut

Qualities for future partner: Positive and Humorous Guy

Special habits:  Need to take down what to do, Loves to talk incessantly, Sleeps with eyes open and in a yoga position

Favourite fruits: Orange, Apple, Strawberry, Tomato

Favourite male artists: Kim Dongwan, Kang Dongwon, Yoon Kyesang

Favourite female artists: Han Gain, Kim Taehee

Future hopes: To be a very good live performer

Favourite numbers: 22 (On a GG Jumper), 3, 6, 9

Favourite drinks: Black Soya

Best Dish(that she can make): Omelete Rice

Favouite snacks: Kancho Black Sesame Flavour, Yanggeng

Favourite animals: Puppy, Cat, Tiger

Favourite plant: Cactus

Favourite season: Winter

Favourite subjects: Science, English, Hangul, Sports

Countries she wants to visit: Japan, America, England

Favourite flowers: Any flower that is purple

Happiest time of the day: At night sleeping

Weak point: Poor memory

Favourite colour: Light Blue, Purple Blue

Most interesting movie: National treasure

Most interesting dramas: Japanese Dramas

Favourite manga: Dragon Ball Z (Favourite Character is Vegeta)

Roommate: Sunny

Trainee day roommate: Tiffany and Jang Ri In

Casted: 2004 8th Annual Best Contest (Best Singer 1st Place), Attended SM Academy

Religion: Christian

2004 Featured in The One's song "You Bring Me Joy"
2008 DJ for MBC's Chinhan Chingu or known as Chin Chin (until now)
2009 MBC Sunday Night Show- We Got Married (Jan-May)
2010 KBS Win Win MC (along with Kim Seung Woo, 2PM Wooyoung, Kim Shin Young and Choi Hwa Jung)

Taeyeon is the leader of Girls’ Generation. She is currently a DJ of Good Friend Radio with Super Junior member Kang-in. She recently became part of the reality show We Got Married, being paired up with comedian Jung Hyung-don. She received the YEPP Popularity Award for her solo track “들리나요?” (“Can You Hear Me?“) on the Beethoven Virus soundtrack. She sang “만약에 (Manyage / If)” for “Hong Gil Dong” and “들리나요?” (“Can You Hear Me?“) on “Beethoven Virus”

Real name: Lee Sunkyu


Stage name: Sunny

Nickname: DJ Soon, Sunny Bunny

Position: Supporting Vocalist

Motto: Everyday Sunny Day

Languages: Korean(FLuent), English, Chinese(Basic), Japanese(Basic)

Birthdate: 15 May 1989

Weight: 43kg

Height: 158cm

Blood type: B

School: Baehwa All Girls High School

Hobbies: Swimming, Video games, High School

Interests: Music, Fashion, Reading magazines, Dancing, Singing, Shopping

Favourite number: 26

Ideal guy: Jo Insung

Favourite song from Girls Generation: Ooh! La-La

Roommate: Taeyeon

Casted: 2007 SM Casting System

Religion: Christian

2008 DJ for Melon's Chunji
2009 MC for MTV The M (until now)
2009 KBS2 Invicible Youth (until now)

Sunny was a trainee under a different entertainment company before she transferred into SM Entertainment. After several months of training under SM Entertainment in 2007, Sunny debuted as a member of Girls’ Generation that same year. She is the niece of SM Entertainment’s CEO, Lee Soo Man, and her father was once the manager of the disbanded K-pop girl group Sugar. She was a co-DJ of Reckless Radio along with Sungmin of Super Junior until the broadcast ended on the July 30, 2008. Sunny appeared in Super Junior-H‘s music video for “Cooking? Cooking!”. Sunny also sang the song “Finally Now” on the soundtrack for the movie Story of Wine. She will be hosting a Music Show called “The M”with member of SS501 Hyung Joon.
Real name: Jessica Jung Sooyeon / Jung Sooyeon

Hangul제시카 정 / 정수연

Stage name: Jessica

Nickname: Ice Princess, Sica, Sicachu, Ahjumma

Position: Main Vocalist

Motto: Follow my heart...

Languages: Korean(Fluent), English(Fluent), Chinese(Basic), Japanese(Basic)

Birthdate: 18 April 1989

Weight: 45kg

Height: 163cm

Blood type: B

Sibling: Krystal f(x), Younger sister

School: Korea Kent Foreign School

Favourite number: 52

Ideal man: Lee Sunho

Favourite song from Girls Generation: Complete

Hobbies: Boxing, Soccer

Interests: Reading books and magazines, Watching movie, Listening to music, Sleeping, Singing

Roommate: Sooyoung

Casted: 2000 SM Casting System

Religion: Christian

2009 Legally Blonde Musical (Character as Elle Woods)

Jessica was born and raised in San Francisco, California and can speak English. She moved to Korea when she was 11 for training. She released 2 singles alongside with SeoHyun and Tiffany: “오빠 나빠” (“Bad Oppa“) and “Mabinogi (It’s Fantastic!)”. Jessica also stars inKim Jo-han‘s music video “Love is Late, I’m Sorry” and is featured in 8Eight’s song, “I Love You”.

Real name: Stephanie Hwang / Hwang Mi Young

Hangul스테파니 황 / 황미영

Stage name: Tiffany
Nickname: Spongebob Hwang, Fany Fany Tiffany, Human Jukebox, Mushroom, Tiffiana, JumFany, AjumNy, Ddilfany, Bam Fany 

Position: Supporting Vocalist

Motto: Just Work Hard (Practice Makes Perfect)

Languages: Korean, English(Fluent), Chinese(Basic), Japanese(Basic), Spanish(Basic)

Birthdate: 1 August 1989

Weight: 50kg

Height: 163cm 

School: Korea Kent Foreign School, Graduated 

Hobbies: Flute

Blood type: O

Favourite number: 7

Ideal guy: Dennis Oh

Favourite song from Girls Generation: Baby Baby

Favourite colour: Pink

Favourite Jewelry Brand: Tiffany & Co

Favourite smilling eyes: Lee Hyori, Kim Tae Hee

Song Repitoire: Over 50 songs

Special habits: Cutting her food before eating

Charm: Liveliness but also this is her weakness

Closet to: Taeyeon

Roommate: Apparently She has he whole room alone

Trainee Day Roommate: Taeyoon and Jang Ri In

Casted: 2004 SM Casting System

Religion: Christian

2008 MC for MNet's Sonyeon Sonyeo Gayo Baekso (Boys and Girls Music Countdown)
2009 MBC Music Core MC (along with teammates, Yuri) (Until now)

Tiffany was raised in Diamond Bar, California and can speak English. She was discovered in the SM Starlight Casting System 2004 in Los Angeles and began her training under the label until the debut of Girls’ Generation. Along with SeoHyun and Jessica, she released a single, “Bad Boyfriend” (오빠 나빠) and “Mabinogi [It's Fantastic!]“. She was the co-host ofSonyeo Sonyeon Gayo Baekso (SSGB) along with Kim Hyesung from November 5, 2007 to June 13, 2008. She has also participated in live performances of rapper Nassun’s single “Come to Play”. She also sang the OST from “Ja Myung Go” “By Myself” and a duet with K.Will called “A Girl, Meets Love”. Tiffany along with Yuri is MCing on Music Core.

Real name: Kim Hyo Yeon


Stage name: HyoYeon

Nickname: Princess Fiona, Dancing Queen, Hyorengi(tiger)

Position: Supporting Vocalist, Main Dancer

Motto: Everyone that works hard will succeed

Languages: Korean(Fluent), English, Chinese(Fluent), Japanese(Basic)

Birthdate: 22 September 1989

Weight: 48kg 

Height: 158cm

Blood type: AB

School: Studied Mandarin Chinese in Beijing, China

Hobbies: Dancing

Favourite number: 85

Ideal guy: Brian Joo

Roommate: Seohyun

Enrolled: Winners Dance School

Casted: 2000 SM Casting System

Religion: Christian

2005 M.Net/KM Music Festival
BoA's 'Over the Top' sillhouette dancer

Hyoyeon once attended a hip hop dance school that specializes in waving, popping, locking, and animation. Prior to her debut, Hyoyeon traveled to Beijing, China in 2004 with Super Junior’s Siwon to learn Mandarin and more about Chinese culture.

Real name: Kwon Yu Ri


Stage name: YuRi

Nickname: Black Pearl, Kkamyool, Kkamchi, Ggab-Yul

Position: Supporting Vocalist, Lead Dancer

Languages: Korean(Fluent), English, Chinese(Fluent), Japanese

Birthdate: 5 December 1989

Weight: 45kg

Height: 167cm

Blood type: AB

School: NeungGok High School, Graduated(2008), Chung Ang University Seoul Campus

Hobbies: Dancing, Ballet, Piano, Swimming, Violin 

Favourite number: 19

Favourite song from Girls Generation: Baby Baby

Roommate: Yoona

Casted: 2001 SM 1st Annual Youth Best Contest <Best Dancer, 2nd place>

Religion: Christian

2005 KM Super Junor Show "The King's Boyfriend"
2006 DBSK's Beautiful life MV
2006 Orion Chocopie Chinese CF w/ Jang Donggun
2006 Dongil Highvill CF
2007 DBSK's Second Concert guest apperance
Hot Choco Mite CF
2007 Attack on the Flower Boys movie
2007/2008 MBC Sitcom: Unstoppable Marriage
2009 MBC Music Core MC (along with teammates, Tiffany) (Until now)
2009 KBS2 Invicible Youth (Until now) 

Yuri joined the label when she took 1st place in the 2001 1st SM Youth Best Dancer Contest. She appeared in TVXQ’s “Beautiful Life” music video and had a small role as a ballerina in Super Junior’s first movie, Attack on the Pin-Up Boys. She also had a small role in a television segment, “The King’s Boyfriend,” which was part of the 2005–2006 KMTV Super Junior documentary, Super Junior Show. Yuri also played a part in the sitcom Unstoppable Marriage alongside Sooyoung. Yuri is also in K Will’s MV “Tears Are Falling”. Yuri along side with Tiffany is MCing on Music Core.

Real name: Choi Soo Young


Stage name: SooYoung

Nickname: ShikShin (Food God), NaSoo (Interrupter)

Position: Supporting Vocalist

Motto: Let's not procrastinate

Languages: Korean(Fluent), English, Chinese(Basic), Japanese(Fluent)

Birthdate: 10 February 1990

Weight: 48kg

Height: 170cm

Blood type: O

Sibling: Soojin, Older Sister

School: Jungshin All Girls High School, Chung Ang University Seoul Campus

Favourite number: 8

Favourite song from Girls Generation: Complete

Roommate: Jessica

Casted: 2000 SM Open Audition, 2002 Korea-Japan Ultra Idol Duo Audition

Religion: Christian

2002 Debuted in Japan in the duo Route o
2003 Samsung AnyCall CF w/ Park Jungah
2003 Japan Chubbyang Clothing Model
2004 Skoolooks Uniform Model
2005 M.Net Hello Chat VJ
2007 DMB ChunBangJiChuk Radio DJ (With Sungmin, Super Junior)
2007/2008 MBC Sitcom: Unstoppable Marriage
2009 Former MC and MBC Fanstatic Duo along with Kim Jae Dong

Before Sooyoung’s audition to Girls’ Generation, she made a brief debut in Japan as a singer in the group called Route φ. She first debuted with Marina Takahashi with the song “Start”. While in Japan, she became close friends with BoA and Sunday from The Grace as they too were working in Japan as singers at the time. She was previously a DJ of ChunJialong with Sungmin of Super Junior. She was soon replaced by Sunny due to schedule conflicts. Sooyoung also played a part in the sitcom Unstoppable Marriage alongside Yuri. She graduated from high school in 2009.

Real name: Im Yoon Ah


Stage name: Yoona

Nickname: Dear Yoona, Him Yoona(Strength Yoona), Goddess Yoong, Yoong

Position: Supporting Vocalist

Motto: Be confident in everything

Languages: Korean(Fluent), English, Chinese(Basic), Japanese(Basic)

Birthdate: 30 May 1990

Weight: 47 kg

Height: 166cm/168cm

Blood type: B

School: Daeyoung High School, Dongguk University

Favourite number: 93

Ideal guy: Yoon Jung Hoon & Takuya Kimura

Favourite song in Girls Generation: Kissing You

Roommate: Yuri

Religion: Christian

Casted: 2002 SM Saturday Open Casting Audittion

2004 TVXQ's Magic Castle MV
2006 Sanyo Eneloop CF
2006 Teun Teun English 'Follow Me' CF
2006 TVXQ First Concert guest appearance
2006 Super Junior's U MV
2006 TZSX's (My Everything) MV
2007 Elite CF with SS501
2007 Sunkist Lemonade CF w/ Super Junior's Kangin, Heechul | Version 2
2007 Clean and Clear CF
2007 MBC Drama - 9 Hits, 2 Outs
2007 Super Junior's Marry U MV
2008 Lee Seung Chul's 'Propose' MV
2008 Sola VitaminC CF
2008 YeJiMiIn wise beauty CF
2008 Clean and Clear CF
2008 KBS Daily Sitcom - Unstoppable Marriage (Cameo)
2008 MBC Drama - Park Jung Geum (Cameo)
2008 KBS Daily Drama - You Are My Destiny
2008 Korea Drama Festival - Netizens popularity award
2009 MBC Drama - Cinderella Man (Main Role)
2010 SBS Family Outing Season 2 (Regular Member)
Model for Cindy the Perky, eCole, Dasoo magazines (pre-debut)

Yoona has appeared in several music videos and commercials. She gained a minor role in the Korean drama, 9 Ends 2 Outs (9회말 2아웃) and won a major role in a new drama, You Are My Destiny. In this drama, Yoona portrays a girl who was once blind. You Are My Destiny has the highest rating and number of viewers for daily dramas in its time slot, beating other per popular dramas from major Korean networks, MBC and SBS.[17][not in citation given] Yoona graduated high school in 2009 and has been accepted by Dongguk University. In her new drama “Cinderella Man”, YoonA cuts 30 cm of her hair to fit her role as a fashion designer.

Real name: Seo Joo Hyun


Stage name: SeoHyun

Nickname: Maknae, Seororo

Position: Lead Vocalist

Motto: If Your Dream is Alive, then One Day it will Come True

Languages: Korean(Fluent), English, Chinese(Fluent), Japanese(Basic)

Birthdate: 28 June 1991

Weight: 48kg

Height: 168cm

Blood type: A

School: Daeyoung High School, Dongguk University

Hobbies: Piano

Favourite number: 64

Ideal guy: Johnny Depp

Favourite song from Girls Generation: Kissing You

Favourite anime: Keroro

Favourite fruit: Watermelon

Favourite drama: Nodame Cantabile

Favourite movie: Pirates of the Caribbean

Roommate: Hyoyeon

Casted: 2003 SM Casting System

Religion: Christian

2004 SMART Uniform Model
2010 Clean and Clear Model
2010 MBC Sunday Night Night - We Got Married (Filming starts from Feb)

Seohyun is the youngest member of the Girls’ Generation. She is also a pianist. Along with Tiffany and Jessica, they released a single “오빠 나빠” (“Bad Oppa“), And “Mabinogi (It’s Fantastic!)”. On February 17, 2009, her duet with trot singer Joo Hyun-mi was digitally released, called “짜라자짜” (“Jjarajajja“).

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