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Girls’ Generation (SNSD) Members Profile & Facts

Girl's Generation (SNSD) Members

Girls’ Generation / SNSD (소녀시대) is a South Korean eight-member girl group SM Entertainment. The group members consist of Taeyeon, Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung, Yoona, and Seohyun. The group initially debuted as nine on August 5, 2007, with the single “Into the New World”.

Girls’ Generation (SNSD) Profile

Debut August 5, 2007
Active Years 2007–present
Girls’ Generation (SNSD) Members Taeyeon, Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung, Yoona, Seohyun
Genre Pop/ Dance/ R&B
Status Active
Label SM Entertainment
Oldest Member Taeyeon
Youngest Member Seohyun
Former Member Jessica
Fandom Name S♥NE (So-One)

Girls’ Generation (SNSD) Facts:

– Girls’ Generation is also known as SoShi (소시) or SNSD.
– Their name is pronounced as ‘So-nyuh Shi-dae’ in Korean (Korean: 소녀시대; Hanja: 少女時代; RR: Sonyeo Sidae), which means “Generation of Girls”.
– The group’s greeting is “Right now, it’s Girls’ Generation! Tomorrow, it’s Girls’ Generation! Forever, it’s Girls’ Generation!”
– The best-known pre-debut lineup had 12 members.
– Before their debut, the group was known as “Super Girls,” like a girl version of Super Junior.
– The group is named as “The Nation’s Girl Group” in South Korea.
– Sunny, joined the final lineup just before their debut.
– The group’s official color is Pastel Rose Pink.
– After Tiffany, Sooyoung, and Seohyun left SM Entertainment, the group took a break to focus on solo projects.
– Their musical style is electropop and bubblegum pop.

Former Member & Members Departure from SM

– Jessica left the group on September 30, 2014.
– Tiffany, Sooyoung, and Seohyun left S.M. Entertainment on October 9, 2017, but stayed in the group.
– Sunny left the company on August 7, 2023.
– Only four members are with SM: Taeyeon, Hyoyeon, Yuri, and Yoona.

Subunits

– In April 2012, the subgroup TTS (TaeTiSeo) was formed, consisting of Taeyeon, Tiffany, and Seohyun.
– In August 2018, the second subgroup, Girls’ Generation-Oh!GG, was formed with Sunny, Taeyeon, Yoona, Yuri, and Hyoyeon.

Achievements

– In 2014, their ‘Love & Peace Japan 3rd Tour’ grossed over $31.6 million, becoming one of the highest-grossing tours by a girl group.
– The group was the first Korean act to achieve 100 music show wins.
– In 2011, “Gee” was named ‘Song of the Decade’ by MelOn.
– On November 11, SM Entertainment announced their first-ever concert tour, with tickets selling out within three minutes.
– They were the first Kpop act on U.S. TV and Girls’ Generation performed on the Late Show with David Letterman and Live! with Kelly.

Endorsements

– They have endorsed many popular brands including ‘LG’, ‘Intel’, ‘Casio’, ‘Domino’s Pizza’, and ‘Lotte’.
– Girls’ Generation was known to have shot the most number of commercials in South Korea in 2011 and 2012.

Popularity in Japan 

– Their album was the first by a non-Japanese girl group to be certified million by the RIAJ.
– The group’s three Japanese concert tours drew a record-breaking 550,000 spectators.
– In 2014, SM Entertainment announced a Tokyo Dome concert in December and all 50,000 tickets sold out, making them the first foreign girl group to sell out the venue.

Influence

– SNSD were listed in the top ten of the Forbes Korea Power Celebrity 40 list from  2010 to 2016 and came first in 2011, 2012, and 2014.
– The group has been a role model to many Kpop groups and idols including Moonbyul (Mamamoo),  Momo, Sana, and Mina from TWICE, Karina (Aespa), Red Velvet, STAYC, Sakura (Le Sserafim), Keena (Fifty Fifty), Chaeryeong (Itzy), Kep1er, Rocket Punch, Tsuki (Billlie), and Apink.
– Korea Creative Content Agency in 2015 named Girls’ Generation as the top five Korean musical acts that best represented Kpop for the past 20 years.

Major Works

– Their popular songs include ‘The Boys’, ‘Gee’,’ Lion Heart’, ‘I GOT A BOY’ and ‘Oh1!’.

Awards

– Girls’ Generation was the first girl group to win Disk Daesang (2010) and a Digital Daesang (2009) at the Golden Disc Awards
– As of 2023, they have won many awards including 15 Golden Disc Awards, 12 Melon Music Awards, and 10 Japan Gold Disc Awards.

Girls’ Generation (SNSD) Members Profile

1. Taeyeon

Taeyeon Girls Generation (SNSD)
Taeyeon
Stage Name Taeyeon (태연)
Birth Name Kim Tae Yeon (김태연)
Position Leader, Main Vocalist
Birthday March 9, 1989
Active Years 2007–present
Age 34 (in 2024)
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Height 158 cm (5’2″)
Weight 45 kg (99 lbs)
Nationality Korean
Blood Type A
MBTI INFJ-T
Representative Emoji N/A

Taeyeon Facts:

– Taeyeon has never travelled alone in her life. (Harpers Bazaar Korea)
– She likes the smell of men’s cologne more than women’s floral perfumes.
– She loves to drive but is bad with directions.
– She has a habit of writing in her diary to relieve her stress and later shreds and gets rid of the diaries. (Cosmopolitan)
– She doesn’t use camera apps as she prefers to snap pictures without unnatural filters. (S Cawaii! Magazine)
– She doesn’t like pink color. (MY VOGUE)
– When she feels down, she likes to do small things that make her happy like buying something she really wanted.
– She watches the news, does house chores and completes her pending tasks during free time.
– She wants to be remembered as someone who is talented in various ways but was always humble and grounded. (#legend Magazine)
– She tries to do pilates at least three times per week but often does once a week. (Harper’s BAZAAR Korea Q&A)
– Taeyeon and STAYC go to the same salon.
– Her most often-used app is YouTube.
– She listens to live music broadcasting and ASMR and watches mukbang on YouTube.
– She describes herself as a person with a ‘twist’.
– She said that she has so much makeup in her room that it wouldn’t get finished in a lifetime even if used diligently. (1st Look Magazine)
– The first thing she does after opening her eyes in the morning is feeding her dog Zero.
– She thinks the three traits of being a leader are ‘leadership’, ‘clear opinion’ and ‘generosity’.
– She loves to eat milk caramel and beer candies. (Harper’s BAZAAR Korea)
– She loved watching singers perform since she was in elementary school.
– She always feels busy and feels like she never has enough time.
Read More Facts About Taeyeon

Website:
taeyeon.smtown.com

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: @taeyeon_ss
Youtube: taeyeon kim | TAEYEON Official

Streaming Platform Links
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2. Sunny

Sunny Girls Generation (SNSD)
Sunny
Stage Name (써니)
Birth Name Lee Soon Kyu (이순규)
Position Lead Vocalist, Sub Rapper
Birthday May 15, 1989
Active Years 2007–present
Age 34 (in 2024)
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Height 158 cm (5’2″)
Weight 46 kg (101 lbs)
Nationality Korean
Blood Type B
MBTI ISTJ
Representative Emoji N/A

Sunny Facts:

– Sunny said her stage name influenced her personality as she didn’t want to look scary with that name.
– She is a fan of Apink’s Chorong.
– She feels that being considerate is important. (Billboard)
– She loves her cats and always sticks close to them at home.
– She likes watching Netflix, reading webtoons, and playing games on her phone during her free time.
– She doesn’t like drinking soy milk.
– She said that after being active for more than a decade with her stage name ‘Sunny’, she has trouble distinguishing between her real name and her stage name. (BNT International)
– She is famous for being a homebody among the group. (TMI News)
– Her favorite Girls’ Generation song is “Into The New World”.
– She has low confidence in her vocal skills because her vocal director always showed disappointment in her voice. (tvN’s “On & Off”)
– She was a fan of HOT in her school days.
– She likes sleeping, resting, and lying down a lot. (Homebody Dream House)
– She revealed that all the members worked on their stamina by running along the Han River.
– She has said she prefers to be single since she was 19 and still feels the same. (Mnet TMI)
– She is the only member of SNSD who hasn’t debuted solo.
– Her family calls her ‘Sunny’ too.
– She dislikes red bean paste.
– She has LASIK surgery in 2022.
Read More Facts About Sunny

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: 515sunnyday
Twitter: sunnyday515

Streaming Platform Links
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3. Tiffany

Tiffany Girls Generation (SNSD)
Tiffany
Stage Name Tiffany Young (티파니)
Birth Name Stephanie Young Hwang (스테파니 황) | Hwang Mi Young (황미영)
Position Lead Vocalist, Sub Rapper
Birthday August 1, 1989
Active Years 2007–present
Age 34 (in 2024)
Zodiac Sign Leo
Height 162.6 cm (5’3″)
Weight 48 kg (105 lbs)
Nationality Korean
Blood Type O
MBTI INFJ
Representative Emoji N/A

Tiffany Facts:

– When Tiffany turned 30, she made it a rule to only drink when she is happy. (GQ KOREA)
– She likes watching Star Wars.
– She likes to spend time with her dogs, visit the movies or watch Netflix, and drink wine at home during her off days.
– She started to read a lot of books after she realized that she had been overstimulated visually. (Interview Magazine)
– She recommends reading Women Who Run With the Wolves by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés.
– She drinks coffee first thing in the morning as she is not in a nice mood without it.
– She said Annie Lennox has influenced her music a lot as she grew up listening to her a lot. (Glass Magazine)
– She loves Ariel from The Little Mermaid and Nala from The Lion King. (Interview Magazine)
– She starts her day with white noise, especially wave sounds, in the morning. (ELLE KOREA)
– She likes to wear wigs and extensions.
– She prefers a feminine yet chic look.
– She tends to be on her phone a lot.
– Her favorite keywords are ‘Truth’, ‘Beauty’, ‘Freedom’, and ‘Love’.
– She does pilates for workouts. (Vanity Fair)
– If she was born again, she would want to be born as herself again.
– She is obsessed with pink color.
– Her lifelong inspirations have always been based on fairy-tale fantasies. (Billboard)
– Her biggest beauty tip is Rose & Coconut Milk Bath Salt. (GQ KOREA)
– She loves fashion and change the way she walks and speaks depending on what she is wearing.
– She likes to sing and dance in the shower and thinks everyone should do it. (Interview Magazine)
– She loves smelling orange oil as it energizes her. (ELLE KOREA)
– She likes Game of Thrones. (The Star Magazine)
Read More Facts About Tiffany

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: tiffanyyoungofficial
Youtube: Tiffany Young Official
Twitter: tiffanyyoung
Facebook: @Tiffanyyoungofficial 

Streaming Platform Links
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4. Hyoyeon

Hyoyeon Girls Generation (SNSD)
Hyoyeon
Stage Name HYOYEON (효연)
Birth Name Kim Hyo Yeon (김효연)
Position Main Dancer, Main Rapper, Sub Vocalist
Birthday September 22, 1989
Active Years 2007–present
Age 34 (in 2024)
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Height 161.4 cm (5’3″)
Weight 44 kg (97 lbs)
Nationality Korean
Blood Type AB
MBTI ESTP
Representative Emoji N/A

Hyoyeon Facts:

– Hyoyeon has experience as a hockey player in southern England. (Cosmopolitan Korea)
– She only listens to what’s helpful to her and doesn’t care what bad people say to her.
– Her favorite dance style has always been the house genre. (#Legend Magazine)
– She prefers to listen to members’ problems while drinking and doesn’t share her own problems.
– She likes to go on a long drive on weekends.
– She said she gets really annoying when she is bored. (blanQ Interview)
– She prefers golf, swimming, and scuba diving more than gym.
– Producer Jeong said he was most surprised by Hyoyeon and never expected her to be so funny.
– She opens up at least 10 different tabs to compare prices while shopping for clothes online.
– She is impressed with EXO’s Kai dancing skills the most among all SM idols. (아이돌등판 | IDDP)
– She started playing golf when she was 24 years old.
– She is not good at treating her fans as her friends because of her shy personality. (Cosmopolitan)
– She is not the type to stay in her comfort zone and likes to challenge herself a lot. (Vouge HK Interview)
– Her biggest inspiration is BoA.
– She likes being told that she is charming. (W Magazine)
– She loves the rhythm of house genre.
– Her method of dieting during her puberty was eating three cans of Pringles because she wasn’t aware of calories or macros. She ended up gaining weight instead of losing. (Gabee’s Rising Star EP08)
Read More Facts About Hyoyeon

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: hyoyeon_x_x
Youtube: HYOYEON STYLE
Twitter: hyoyeon_djhyo
Weibo: hyoyeon_GG

Streaming Platform Links
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5. Yuri

Yuri Girls Generation (SNSD)
Yuri
Stage Name Yuri (유리)
Birth Name Kwon Yu Ri (권유리)
Position Main Dancer, Lead Rapper, Sub Vocalist
Birthday December 5, 1989
Active Years 2007–present
Age 35 (in 2024)
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Height 167 cm (5’6″)
Weight 46 kg (101 lbs)
Nationality Korean
Blood Type AB
MBTI ENFP
Representative Emoji N/A

Yuri Facts:

– Yuri is praised for having the best body in SNSD.
– She is the group’s biggest prankster.
– SNSD is like her hometown. (Allure)
– Despite being one of the lead dancers in Girls’ Generation (SNSD), Yuri humorously admitted she’s the slowest in learning new dance moves.
– She wants  to become a person who can adapt and fits well with any given color. (Marie Claire)
– She wants to be a person of utter uniqueness. (Legend)
– Known for occasionally getting choreography wrong, Yuri is recognized for her husky voice among the SNSD members.
– She uses different diffusers and perfumes based on her mood. (Harper’s Bazaar)
– Yuri shares emotional moments about her bond with fellow members, often expressing her feelings through tears.
– Her small happiness is learning something new. (OSEN)
– Yuri is often described as the member with the most pride in being part of Girls’ Generation.
– She wants to be remembered by her scent. (Harper’s Bazaar)
– Her method of getting along with anyone is to ‘ask a lot of questions’. (CeCe Magazine)
– She used to get love letters in high school. (Kocowa TV)
Read More Facts About Yuri

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: @yulyulk
Youtube: 유리한TV
Weibo: yurikwon_GG

Streaming Platform Links
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6. Sooyoung

Sooyoung Girls Generation (SNSD)
Sooyoung
Stage Name Sooyoung (수영)
Birth Name Choi Soo Young (최수영)
Position Lead Dancer, Lead Rapper, Sub Vocalist
Birthday February 10, 1990
Active Years 2002–present
Age 34 (in 2024)
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Height 172 cm (5’8″)
Weight 49 kg (108 lbs)
Nationality Korean
Blood Type O
MBTI ISTP
Representative Emoji N/A

Sooyoung Facts:

– She is renowned as the biggest eater in SNSD and can consume 3 ice cream scoops in 5 minutes, with a preference for mint chocolate flavor.
– She is a fan of  The Black Skirts (a Korean punk rock band). (Complex)
– According to her, if someone could be a cook among SM artists then it would be Super Junior’s Kyuhyun.
– She would describe her style as French chic. (W Magazine)
– According to her, if someone could be a drama writer among SM artists then it would be SHINee’s Jonghyun (Late).
– Her favorite places to shop in Paris are Le Marais and Colette.
– According to her, if someone could be a racer among SM artists then it would be Siwon.
– She really likes reading fan letters. (Legend)
– Her favorite photo app is BeautyPlus.
– She liked the analog generation of handwritten letters and calling beepers. (CeCi)
– She dies her hair with Shisedo ombre.
– According to her, if someone could be a school head instructor among SM artists then it would be H.O.T’s Kangta.
– She gets annoyed because of Taeyeon’s tiny height. (Knowing Bros)
– She always has NARS lipstick, Saint Laurent mascara, and a Canmake color stick in her bag.
– She wants to hide her uneven eyes. (High Cut)
– According to her, if someone could be a baseball pitcher among SM artists then it would be SHINee’s Minho.
Read More Facts About Sooyoung

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: @sooyoungchoi
Weibo: Sooyoung
Twitter: @sychoiofficial
Youtube: SOOYOUNG Official

Streaming Platform Links
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7. Yoona

Yoona Girls Generation (SNSD)
Yoona
Stage Name Yoona (윤아)
Birth Name Im Yoon Ah (임윤아)
Position Lead Dancer, Lead Rapper, Sub Vocalist, Visual, Center
Birthday May 30, 1990
Active Years 2005–present
Age 33 (in 2024)
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Height 168 cm (5’6″)
Weight 48 kg (106 lbs)
Nationality Korean
Blood Type B
MBTI ESFP
Representative Emoji N/A

Yoona Facts:

– She has the most fans among male celebs in SNSD.
– She likes wearing suits for magazine photoshoots. (Y Magazine)
– She gained the nickname “CF Queen” due to her several television commercials.
– She thinks she is more loyal than righteous. (The Big Issue)
– Music influences her a lot. (CeCi Magazine)
– Her most wonderful moment is when she is most satisfied and happy. (Hallyu SG)
– She recommends Estee Lauder’s brown bottle moisturizer. (Marie Claire)
– She would describe her personality in one word as “Bright”. (GQ Magazine)
Sunny thinks Yoona looks cute when drunk. (W Korea)
– Her favorite Baskin-Robin flavours are “Puss in Boots”, “Mint Chocolate”, and “Love Me”.
– She uses face masks daily. (Haru Hana Magazine)
– Her favorite SNSD songs are “Genie” and “Lion Heart”.
– She likes medium short hair.

– She often uses cushion products. (Rayli Magazine)
– When she buys a handbag, she thinks if she will be wearing it often or not. (Vogue)
– According to her, her best features are her eyes.
– She gets influenced by the weather a lot. (W Magazine)
Read More Facts About Yoona

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: @yoona__lim / @limyoona__official
Youtube: limyoona__official
Weibo: linyuner90

Streaming Platform Links
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8. Seohyun

Sooyoung Girls Generation (SNSD)
Seohyun
Stage Name Seohyun (서현)
Birth Name Seo Joo Hyun (서주현)
Position Lead Vocalist, Maknae
Birthday June 28, 1991
Active Years 2007–present
Age 32 (in 2024)
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Height 170 cm (5’7″)
Weight 52 kg (114 lbs)
Nationality Korean
Blood Type A
MBTI ENTJ
Representative Emoji N/A

Seohyun Facts:

– She attended school with SHINee’s Onew.
– Seohyun’s musical influences, include BoA, S.E.S, and Fin.K.L., and they inspired her to pursue a career in singing.
– She is a person who desires recognition and achievement. (W Korea)
– She is a fan of Gryffindor from Harry Potter.
– First love is like a raindrop to her. (High Cut)
– She usually says “Woowah” when she is impressed.
– She likes the classic natural style. (Femina Beauty)
– She is a morning person. 
– She found geography class most boring in high school.
– Fantasy is her favorite genre.
– She likes to write a diary. (InStyle)
– She chose to wear Ugg boots straight for 4 seasons instead of slippers.
– She has done figure skating. (Arena Homme)
– She is sick of sweet potatoes.
– According to her, if someone could be a politician among SM artists then it would be Super Junior’s Siwon.
– She makes bread or cookies when stressed. (1st Look)
– She wants to live a life spreading knowledge of Korea, like a diplomat.
– She most frequently searches about fine dust levels on the internet.
– If she has to eat one thing for a whole month then it would be Korean melon. (GQ)
– According to her, if someone could be a cook among SM artists then it would be TVXQ’s Changmin.
– She wants to have the ability to have a positive mind.
– She is a bit clumsy in real life. (Arirang Kpop)
– She loves traveling.
Read More Facts About Seohyun

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: @seojuhyun_s
Twitter: @sjhsjh0628
Weibo: Seohyun

Streaming Platform Links
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Former Members:

9. Jessica

Jessica Girls Generation (SNSD)
Jessica
Stage Name Jessica (제시카)
Birth Name Jessica Jung (제시카 정)
Korean Name Jung Soo-yeon (정수연)
Position Main Vocalist
Birthday April 18, 1989
Active Years 2007–present
Age 34 (in 2024)
Zodiac Sign Aries
Height 162 cm ( 5 ft 3¾ in
Weight 46 kg (101 lbs)
Nationality Korean-American
Blood Type A
MBTI ESTJ
Representative Emoji N/A

Jessica Facts:

– She would describe her personal style as classic and timeless. (LUISAVIAROMA)
– She loves to eat. (Sohu)
– She believes that “As long as you take a bath, light a scented candle, and repeat a few favorite songs in, you can get through no matter how difficult the situation is.” (RAYLI Magazine)
– When she travels, the thing about hotel that gives her the best pleasure is the scent. (The Korea Times)
– The Shawshank Redemption inspired her because the main character portrayed the true meaning of hope and determination.
– She named the sunglasses in her collection after the cities that she has been to. (herworld)
– She drinks a lot of water with lemon. (beautytap)
– She likes to listen to old English songs, and all the singers she likes are old-school singers, including Tony Bennett, and also Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and Louis Armstrong who have passed away.
–  She likes to eat and will go all over the world to look for different restaurants and delicacies. (Marie Claire)
– She likes to learn about other cultures. (capricho)
– The first designer item that she bought was a Prada bag. (SENSE)
– The character “Rachel” in her novel “Shine” is inspired by her ownself. (TIME)
Read More Facts About Jessica

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: jessica.syj
Weibo: Sy__Jessica
Youtube: JESSICA LAND

Streaming Platform Links
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