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Sooyoung (Girls’ Generation/SNSD) Profile, Bio, & Facts 

Sooyoung (Girls' Generation)
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Sooyoung (수영) is a South Korean singer and a member of the K-pop girl group Girls’ Generation (SNSD) under SM Entertainment. She also debuted as a soloist on December 20, 2018, with the digital single “Winter Breath”.

Sooyoung (Girls’ Generation) Profile

Stage Name Sooyoung (수영)
Birth NameChoi Soo Young (최수영)
OccupationSinger, Actress
Birthday February 10, 1990
Active Years2002–present
Age34 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignAquarius
Height 172 cm (5’8″)
Weight49 kg (108 lbs)
NationalityKorean
Blood TypeO
MBTIISTP

Sooyoung (Girls’ Generation) Facts:

Early Life

– She was born in Seoul, South Korea.
– She went to Seoul Cheongdam Elementary School, Cheongdam Middle School, and Jeongsin Women’s High School.
– She graduated from Chung-Ang University College of Arts.

Personal Life

– She has an older sister, Soojin, who is a musical actress.
Hyoyeon chose Yoona and Sooyoung as the members she would want to become because they both don’t gain weight easily. (The Best)
– Sooyoung’s family background includes a grandfather who owns a renowned architectural company and a father who is the president of a trading company.
– Her favorite rapper is Cee-lo Green. (Complex)
– She has nicknames like Shik shin, NaSoo (interrupter), and DJ Syoung reflect her multifaceted personality.
– Her favorite place to shop in Seoul is department stores in Galleria. (W Magazine)
Jessica, Sooyoung, Hyoyeon, and Yuri have been trainees together since elementary school.
– Her style icon is Jane Birkin.
– Despite her tough image, Sooyoung is known to be the member who cries most easily.
– She would never wear a lace skirt.
– Her favorite Korean products are face masks, Mamonde lipstick, Chantecaille concealer, and SON & PARK.
– She has been in a relationship with actor Jung Kyung Ho since 2013.
– Her hidden talent is imitating people.
– Her favorite things in New York are walking in parks, eating at Shake Shack, and musicals.
– She is fluent in Japanese and skilled at playing the piano.
– Her musical idol is Beyonce.
– She had a positive personality in her younger days.
– Among Girls’ Generation songs, “Complete” and “Baby Baby” stand out as Sooyoung’s favorites.
– She likes to live without a plan. (Legend)
– Her sister, Soojin, holds the position of her best friend.
– According to her, if someone could be a politician among SM artists then it would be BoA.
– Sooyoung’s ideal type is someone passionate in their pursuits, believing that passion is integral to understanding genuine love and valuing a partner. She also appreciates humor and courtesy as essential qualities.
– According to her, if someone could be a fund manager among SM artists then it would be Sunny.

Career

– She was discovered through the 2000 SM Open Audition and the 2002 Korea-Japan Ultra Idol Duo Audition.
– Before joining Girls’ Generation (SNSD) in 2007, she was part of the short-lived Korean-Japanese singing duo Marina Takahashi, known as Route θ, in Japan.
– She left SM Entertainment on October 9, 2017, to focus on acting and subsequently signed with Echo Global Group before later joining Saram Entertainment in 2019.
– She made her solo debut with the digital single “Winter Breath” on December 20, 2018, under Echo Global Group.
– She has starred in several dramas including; So I Married the Anti-fan, Man in the Kitchen, The Third Hospital, If You Wish Upon Me, and My Spring Days.
– She has also starred in several movies including; Hello, Schoolgirl, Memories of a Dead End, A Little Princess, and New Year Blues.   

Philanthropy

– In 2012, she assumed the role of ambassador for Korea’s Retinitis Pigmentosa Society, joining her fellow bandmates Tiffany, Taeyeon, and Seohyun in this appointment.
– In 2016, she launched a clothing brand named Beaming Effect, with the primary goal of raising awareness for Retinitis Pigmentosa.
– She has further taken on roles as an ambassador for the Korean Day of Overcoming Rare Diseases, the Social Welfare Council, and the National Disability Awareness Improvement Campaign.
– In 2014, inspired by her portrayal of a character who underwent a heart transplant through organ donation in the drama “My Spring Days,” she sponsored the operation costs for an individual with heart disease.

Likes & Dislikes

– She has a fondness for spicy cabbages.
– Her favorite emoji is thinking face.
– She is a baseball enthusiast.
– Her favorite snacks in Seoul are pancakes and patbingsu.
– She counts herself as a fan of Harry Potter.
– Winter is her favorite season.
– 8 is her preferred number.

Major Works

– Her most popular songs include; “WINTER BREATH” and “To My Star”.

Awards

– She has won several awards including; Best K-Style Award, New Rookie Award (MC Category), Excellence Award, Discovery of the Year Award, and Marie Claire 8th Asia Star Awards: Face of Asia Award.

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

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Spotify | Bugs | Melon | Apple Music 

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