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Girls’ Generation Members Profile: Girls’ Generation Facts, Girls’ Generation Ideal Types
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Girls’ Generation / SNSD (소녀시대) consists of Taeyeon, Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, YuriSooyoung, Yoona and Seohyun. Former member Jessica left the group on September 30th, 2014. Tiffany, Sooyoung and Seohyun left S.M. Entertainment on October 9th, 2017 but they have remained in the group. SNSD debuted on August 5th, 2007, under S.M. Entertainment.

Girls’ Generation Fandom Name: S♥NE (So-One)
Girls’ Generation Official Fan Color: Pastel Rose Pink

Girls’ Generation Official Accounts:
Instagram: girlsgeneration
Twitter: girlsgeneration
Official Website: girlsgeneration.smtown
Youtube: Girls’ Generation

Girls Generation Members Profile:
Stage Name: Taeyeon (태연)
Birth Name: Kim Tae Yeon (김태연)
Position: Leader, Main Vocalist
Birth Date: March 9, 1989
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Birth Place: Jeonju, North Jeolla, South Korea
Height: 160 cm (5’2″)
Weight: 45 kg (99 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Hobbies: Watching movies, listening to music
Specialty: Chinese, Singing
Sub-Unit: Oh!GG, TTS
Instagram: taeyeon_ss
Youtube: Taeyeon Kim

Taeyeon Facts:
– She was born in Jeonju, North Jeolla, South Korea.
– She has an older brother, Kim Jiwoong, and a sister, Kim Hayeon.
– She was cast in 2004 SM 8th Annual Best Contest (Best Singer 1st Place Grand Award).
– Her nicknames are: Taeng, Taengoo (Taeng9), Tete, Kid Leader, ByunTaeng (pervert Taeng), JumTaeng
– Her music talent comes from her parents. Her dad was a vocalist in a band and her mom had won children’s song competitions when she was young.
– Taeyeon used to travel from Seoul to her home almost every day on her trainee days.
– Although she’s the eldest among members, she acts like a maknae.
– Taeyeon said she didn’t want to be the leader at first because she thought that SNSD shouldn’t have a leader since 6/9 girls are born in the same year. (Strong Heart)
– She is short-sighted so she wears contact lens.
– Sometimes she sleepwalks.
– Her shoe size is 245mm.
– Her MBTI type is INFJ.
– She is really scary when she is angry.
– Sunny and Sooyoung voted Taeyeon to the be the most popular among the members.
– She has dated Baekhyun from EXO.
– She was cast in “We Got Married”. Her husband in WGM was Jung Hyung Don (Weekly Idol’s MC).
– Since April 2012 she is part of the subgroup “TTS” together with band members Tiffany and Seohyun.
– On October 2015, she released the album “I”, making Taeyeon the first SNSD member to have a solo debut.
– She sold over 1 million physical albums, being one of the highest-selling South Korean female artists.
– She endorsees a lot of brands, including luxury brand Louis Vuitton.
– Taeyeon’s Ideal Type: “Wouldn’t the most basic factor be the guy’s pretty smile? To make their smile shine, it would be nice to have a guy with a clear white skin and red lips. I wish their style would look natural no matter the location or time.”
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Stage Name: Sunny (써니)
Birth Name: Lee Soon Kyu (이순규)
Position: Lead Vocalist, Sub Rapper
Birth Date: May 15, 1989
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Height: 158 cm (5’2″)
Weight: 46 kg (101 lbs)
Blood Type: B
Hobbies: Listening to music, shopping
Specialty: Sports
Sub-Unit: Oh!GG
Instagram: 515sunnyday
Twitter: sunnyday515

Sunny Facts:
– She was born in Los Angeles, California, USA, and later moved to Kuwait. But, then her family moved back to South Korea because of the Gulf War.
– She has 2 older sisters (Lee Eun-kyu, Lee Jin-kyu).
– Sunny shares the same Birthday with her two sisters, all three of them were born on May 15 (different years though).
– Her uncle is Lee Soo-Man (SM Entertainment’s president).
– She joined Starlight Entertainment (one of SM Academy) in 1998 and trained for five years before becoming a part of Sugar, but the duo never debuted and disbanded.
– In 2007 she became a trainee of SM Entertainment and debuted with SNSD after a few months of training.
– Her nicknames are: Soonkyu, DJ Soon, Ssun, Sunny Bunny, Choi Danshin (the shortest).
– She had a grade of 97.5 in getting her drivers license.
– Sunny and Taeyeon were called “the short duo”.
– Sunny can do the zombie dance in a sexy way.
– Her shoe size is 225mm.
– Her MBTI type is ISTJ.
– She can imitate Tiffany’s eye smile.
– Sunny hates red bean paste, so whenever they eat bungobbang (type of bread/cake with red bean in the middle), she only eats the head and the tail (parts without too much red bean paste) and gives the rest to Taeyeon who LOVES red bean paste.
– She has a phobia of firework explosions.
– She acted in several musical theaters, like “Singin’ in the rain”, “Catch me if you can” in Korea and Japan.
Sunny’s Ideal Type: “He has to be generous. I wish he is really kind and friendly to elders and children. Wouldn’t a guy like that have good manners with me too?”
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Stage Name: Tiffany Young (티파니)
Birth Name: Stephanie Young Hwang (스테파니 황)
Korean Name: Hwang Mi Young (황미영)
Position: Lead Vocalist, Sub Rapper
Birth Date: August 1, 1989
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Birth Place: San Francisco, California, USA
Height: 162.6 cm (5’3″)
Weight: 48 kg (105 lbs)
Blood Type: O
Hobbies: Watching movies, listening to music
Specialty: English, flute
Sub-Unit: TTS
Instagram: tiffanyyoungofficial
Twitter: tiffanyyoung
Youtube: Tiffany Young Official

Tiffany Facts:
– She was born in San Francisco, California, USA.
– She has an older sister named Michelle (who lives in Paris) and an older brother named Leo (who lives in the Philippines).
– Jessica and Tiffany are born at the same hospital, in California.
– She was cast during 2004 SM Casting System; 2004 CJ/KMTV (USA-LA) Contest 1st Place
– Her nicknames are: Fany, DdilFany (clumsy Fany), AjumNy, Mushroom, T-Manager / Manager Hwang, Myong, Jackson Hwang
– Fany is best known for her eye smile.
– She’s very competitive and hates to lose.
– Tiffany used to speak Korean with an American accent.
– Seohyun said that Fany’s voice is very loud, that if she were to get into fight on the 1st floor, the 6th floor could probably hear.
– She hates bugs.
– Her shoe size is 235mm.
– Her MBTI type used to be ENTJ, but it changed to INTJ. (X)
– Tiffany can play the flute.
– Tiffany loves meat.
– She was in a relationship with 2PM‘s Nichkhun.
– Actor Daniel Radcliffe (known as the actor of Harry Potter) chose Tiffany as the prettiest member of Girls’ Generation.
– Since April 2012 she is part of the subgroup “TTS” together with band members Taeyeon and Seohyun.
– On May 2016 she released the album “I Just Wanna Dance”, which made Tiffany become the second Girls’ Generation member to have a solo debut.
– On 9 October 2017, it was announced that Tiffany left SM Ent.
– According to insiders, she will be returning to the U.S to study acting.
– Tiffany signed with Paradigm Talent Agency.
– On 27 June 2018, she made her debut in the US with the English single “Over My Skin”.
– Tiffany’s Ideal Type: “Appearance and personality are important, but I wish my guy would have a sense of responsibility. Someone who I can trust that’s not too easy, but not too pressuring either. Is my qualification too difficult to understand?”
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Stage Name: Hyoyeon (효연)
Birth Name: Kim Hyo Yeon (김효연)
Position: Main Dancer, Main Rapper, Sub Vocalist
Birth Date: September 22, 1989
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Birth Place: Incheon, South Korea
Height: 161.4 cm (5’3″)
Weight: 46 kg (101 lbs)
Blood Type: AB
Hobbies: Watching movies, listening to music
Specialty: Chinese, dance
Sub-Unit: Oh!GG
Twitter: hyoyeon_djhyo
Instagram: hyoyeon_x_x
Weibo: hyoyeon_GG

Hyoyeon Facts:
– She was born in Incheon, South Korea.
– She has a younger brother, named Kim Min Gu.
– Hyoyeon auditioned for S.M. Entertainment at the age of 11 through SM 2000 Casting System.
– Her nicknames are: Hyoraengi (pun: tiger), Kim-choding (elementary school-kid Kim), Kim Yeolsal (10-year-old Kim), Fiona
– Her shoe size is 225mm.
– She’s very interested in fashion. She admires a lot the fashionista, Jennifer Lopez.
– Can memorize a dance move/routine by just watching it once or twice.
– She has learned jazz, ballet, hip-hop, belly dancing, popping and locking.
– Hyoyeon gets carsick every time they have a trip so she sits in the front seat next to the driver to avoid vomiting.
– In 2004, along with Super Junior‘s Siwon, she was sent to study Chinese in Beijing.
– Before debuting with Girls’ Generation, she worked with Janet Jackson and was BoA‘s silhouette dancer during a performance at M.net KM Music Festival 2005.
– In December 2016, she released her first solo song, titled “Mystery” (via SM Station).
– Hyoyeon starred in reality show ‘Invincible Youth 2’ with Bora (Sistar), Suzy (Miss A), Jiyoung (KARA) and Yewon (Jewelry).
Hyoyeon’s Ideal Type: “I want a guy without double eyelids. A smile with corners of lips lifted up would be nice. Sometimes, it wouldn’t be bad to have him lift up the atmosphere with his clumsiness. A good common sense is a must too.”
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Stage Name: Yuri (유리)
Birth Name: Kwon Yu Ri (권유리)
Position: Main Dancer, Lead Rapper, Sub Vocalist
Birth Date: December 5, 1989
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Birth Place: Goyang, Gyeonggi, South Korea
Height: 167 cm (5’6″)
Weight: 49 kg (108 lbs)
Blood Type: AB
Hobbies: Studying, swimming, exercising
Specialty: Chinese, swimming, dancing, acting
Sub-Unit: Oh!GG
Instagram: yulyulk 
Weibo: yurikwon_GG
Youtube: 유리한TV

Yuri Facts:
– She was born in Goyang, Gyeonggi, South Korea.
– She has an older brother, named Kwon Hyuk-jun.
– She was cast during 2001 SM 1st Annual Youth Best Contest (Best Dancer, 2nd Place).
– Among her nicknames are “Black Pearl” and “Cola”, both referring to her unique personality and her tanned skin.
– Though Yuri is one of the lead dancers, she said that she’s the one that is the slowest in learning new moves…
– Sunny and Yuri are the ones who get the choreography wrong most of the time.
– Yuri is known as a member that has a husky voice among the SNSD members.
– Yuri has the best body in SNSD.
– Her shoe size is 240mm.
– Her MBTI type is ENFJ.
– She is SNSD’s biggest prankster.
– Yuri can play the violin and she knows ballet.
– Yuri was in a relationship with baseball player Oh Seung Hwan.
– Yuri collects Mickey Mouse items. She also likes anime/manga Crayon Shinchan.
– She appeared in several dramas, like: “Unstoppable Marriage” (2007), “Fashion King” (2012), “Kill Me, Heal Me” (2015), “Local Hero” (2016), “Gogh, The Starry Night” (2016), “Defendant” (2017), “Jang-Geum, Oh My Grandma” (2018), “The Sound of Your Heart Reboot” (2018), “Bossam: Steal the Fate” (2021). “Racket Boys” (2021 – Ep 16), “Good Job” (2022).
– Yuri acted in the movie “No Breathing”, alongside Lee Jong Suk and Seo In Guk.
– On August 28, 2016, Yuri and Seohyun released a song via SM Station, titled “Secret”.
– On October 4, 2018, Yuri had her solo debut with mini album “The First Scene”.
Yuri’s Ideal Type: “I wish he is really affectionate. A guy that shows his warmth even when you’re just looking at him. I can’t say that he’s a good guy if he’s fussy or sharp.”
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Stage Name: Sooyoung (수영)
Birth Name: Choi Soo Young (최수영)
Position: Lead Dancer, Lead Rapper, Sub Vocalist
Birth Date: February 10, 1990
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Birth Place: Gwangju, Gyeonggi, South Korea
Height: 172 cm (5’8″)
Weight: 48 kg (105 lbs)
Blood Type: O
Hobbies: Watching movies, listening to music, dancing
Specialty: Japanese
Instagram: sooyoungchoi
Weibo: Sooyoung
Twitter: sychoiofficial
Youtube: Sooyoung oficial

Sooyoung Facts:
– She was born in Gwangju, Gyeonggi, South Korea.
– She has an older sister, named Choi Soo-jin, who is a musical theater actress.
– Sooyoung’s grandfather is the owner of a famous architectural company that was contracted to build the famous Seoul Arts Center. Her father is the president of a trading company.
– Cast: 2000 SM Open Audition | 2002 Korea-Japan Ultra Idol Duo Audition
– She was a part of the short-lived Korean-Japanese singing duo (together with Marina Takahashi), named Route θ, during 2002 in Japan.
– Her nicknames are Shik shin, NaSoo (interrupter), DJ Syoung
– She can play the piano.
– Sooyoung is fluent in Japanese.
– She feels that she is not beautiful and that only ahjussi-fans like her.
– She is the biggest eater of SNSD.
– She likes spicy cabbages.
– Her shoe size is 245mm.
– Her MBTI type is ESFP.
– She is a huge fan of baseball.
– Despite her tough image, Sooyoung is said to be the one who cries most easily.
– “Sooyoung” literally means “swimming” in Korean.
– She appeared in several dramas like: “Unstoppable Marriage” (2007). “Oh! My Lady” (2010), “Gentleman’s Dignity” (ep.5-2012), “The 3rd Hospital” (2012), “Dating Agency: Cyrano” (2013), “The Spring Day of My Life” (2014), “38 Task Force” (2016), “Polyclinic Doctor” (2018), “So I Married an Anti-Fan” (2018), “Move To Heaven” (2021), “Uncle” (2021 – Ep 14), “If You Wish Upon Me” (2022).
– She is in a relationship with actor Jung Kyung Ho since early 2013.
– On 9 October 2017, it was announced that Sooyong left SM Ent. Sooyong is going to focus on acting.
– Sooyoung signed with Echo Global Group.
Sooyoung’s Ideal Type: “I wish he would be passionate in whatever he does. If he has passion, then he’ll know what real love is and how to value his girl. Of course, humor and courtesy is a basic factor.”
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Stage Name: Yoona (윤아)
Birth Name: Im Yoon-A (임윤아)
Position: Lead Dancer, Lead Rapper, Sub Vocalist, Visual, Center
Birth Date: May 30, 1990
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Birth Place: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 168 cm (5’6″)
Weight: 48 kg (106 lbs)
Blood Type: B
Hobbies: Watching movies
Specialty: Dancing, acting
Sub-Unit: Oh!GG
Instagram: yoona__lim
Weibo: linyuner90

Yoona Facts:
– She was born in Seoul, South Korea.
– She has an older sister.
– She was cast during 2002 SM Saturday Open Casting Audition.
– Her nicknames are: Yoong, Saseumi (deer), Him Yoona (strong Yoona), Im-choding (elementary school-kid Im), Saebyuk, Alligator Yoong
– She speaks Korean, Chinese, English, Japanese (Basic).
– She’s a part of Soshi dance trio.
– Yoona loves to eat cereal before bed.
– She’s SNSD’s second-biggest eater after Sooyoung.
– Her shoe size is 240mm.
– She mentioned that her ideal type is Daniel Henney. Once she got a sweet hug from him.
– She has the most fans among male celebs.
– She enjoys cooking and said she would have become a chef if she wasn’t a singer.
– Yoona claimed that she has more confidence in dancing and acting rather than singing.
– She appeared in several dramas such as: “Two Outs in the Ninth Inning” (2007), “Park Jung Kum, Heavenly Beauty” (2008), “You Are My Destiny”, “Cinderella Man” (2009), “Love Rain” (2012), “Prime Minister & I” (2013), “Because It’s The First Time” (2015), “The K2” (2016), “King Loves” (2017, “Hush” (2020), “Big Mouth” (2022), “King the Land” (2023).
– Yoona released her first solo single called “When the Wind”. (SM Station, on 8 September 2017)
– She had a relationship with actor Lee Seung-gi.
– She gain the nickname “CF Queen” due to her several television commercials.
YoonA’s Ideal Type: “When you say ‘good guy’, I think of my dad. He never lost his calmness in any situation and comforted people considerately. Can I expect that kind of ‘consideration’ from the world’s best guy?”
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Stage Name: Seohyun (서현)
Birth Name: Seo Joo Hyun (서주현)
Position: Lead Vocalist, Maknae
Birth Date: June 28, 1991
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Birth Place: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 170 cm (5’7″)
Weight: 52 kg (114 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Hobbies: Listening to music
Specialty: Chinese, piano
Sub-Unit: TTS
Instagram: seojuhyun_s
Twitter: sjhsjh0628
Weibo: Seohyun

Seohyun Facts:
– She was born in Seoul, South Korea.
– She doesn’t have siblings.
– She was cast during 2003 SM Casting System.
– Her nicknames are: Maknae (the youngest one), Seobaby, Seororo, Hyun, Joohyun
– She speaks Korean, Chinese, Japanese and English.
– She hates hamburgers.
– Her shoe size is 240mm.
– She loves eating Goguma (Sweet potatoes).
– She is the second tallest in the group (1st is Sooyoung).
– She usually commits mistakes during performances.
– She said her ideal man is Johnny Depp.
– She loves the manga/dorama Nodame Cantabile.
– Seohyun hates unhealthy foods.
– She was cast in We Got Married. Her husband in WGM was CN Blue’s leader Jung Yonghwa, they were given the nickname “Sweet Potato Couple”.
– Seohyun went to the same high-school with Yoona (Daeyeong High School) but then she transferred to Taeyeon’s alma mater, Jeonju Arts High School, and graduated there. Then she started attending Dongguk University’s Department of Art along with Yoona.
– She appeared in dramas like: “Unstoppable Marriage” (2007), “Passionate Love” (2012), “The Producers” (ep.1), “Warm and Cozy” (2015), “Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo”, “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo” (2016), “Bad Thief, Good Thief” (2017), “Time” (2018), “Private Lives” (2020), “Jinxed at First” (2022), “Bandit: The Sound of the Knife” (2022).
– She also acted in musicals such as: “Moon Embracing the Sun” (2014), “Gone with the Wind” (2015).
– She acted in the Chinese movie “So I married an Anti fan” (2016).
– Since April 2012 she is part of the subgroup “TTS” together with band members Taeyeon and Tiffany.
– On August 28, 2016, Seohyun and Yuri released a song via SM Station, titled “Secret”.
– On January 2017, Seohyun became the 3rd member to release a solo album, with her debut extended play titled “Don’t Say No”.
– On 9 October 2017, it was announced that Seohyun left SM Ent. Seohyun is going to focus on acting.
– Seohyun said “I’ll always do my best to be with the unnies when I’m needed as a part of Girls’ Generation in the future” (November 3, 2017 – Instagram)
– She worked for a while with Sublime Artist Agency (no contract was set) but she left back in May 2018.
– In March 2019, Seohyun signed with new agency Namoo Actors.
Seohyun’s Ideal Type: “Courtesy is the most important factor. I wish he was a guy who can understand from the opposite point of view, and someone who I can always interact with a smile. Seeing a guy like him will probably make me feel better as well.”
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Former Member:
Stage Name: Jessica (제시카)
Birth Name: Jessica Jung (제시카 정)
Korean Name: Jung Soo-yeon (정수연)
Position: Main Vocalist
Birth Date: April 18, 1989
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Birth Place: San Francisco, California, USA
Height: 162 cm ( 5 ft 3¾ in)
Weight: 46 kg (101 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Hobbies: Watching movies, shopping, listening to music
Specialty: English, piano, singing
Instagram: jessica.syj
Weibo: Sy__Jessica

Jessica Facts:
– She was born in San Francisco, California, USA.
– She has a sister, Krystal from f(x).
– She was cast during 2000 SM Casting System.
– Her nicknames are: Ice Princess, Sergeant Sic, and Sica-sama because of the cold vibe she has.
– Jessica cries when she is angry.
– When she is scared, she starts to make dolphin sounds and kicks anything at sight.
– She is dreadful when it comes to cooking.
– She speaks English fluently.
– She is currently a solo artist: Jessica Jung profile and facts
Jessica’s Ideal Type: “I want a guy who gives comfort right from their first impression. Like a person who you feel like you have known them for a long time. My heart moves towards a guy who is considerate and has humor and wit whenever we see each other to not have any uncomfortable moments.”

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