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

Sunny (Girls’ Generation)
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Sunny (써니) is a Korean-American singer. She is a member of the girl group Girls’ Generation (SNSD). She is a member of the sub-unit Girls’ Generation-Oh!GG.

Sunny (Girls’ Generation) Profile

Stage NameSunny (써니)
Birth NameLee Soon Kyu (이순규)
OccupationSinger, Songwriter, Rapper
BirthdayMay 15, 1989
Active Years2007–present
Age35 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignTaurus
Height158 cm (5’2″)
Weight46 kg (101 lbs)
Blood TypeB

Sunny (Girls’ Generation) Facts:

Early Life

– Sunny was born in Orange County, California, United States.
– She later moved to Kuwait but then returned to South Korea due to the Gulf War.
She went to Seoul Cheongun Elementary School and Baehwa Girls’ Middle School.

Personal Life

– She has 2 older sisters, Lee Eun-kyu and Lee Jin-kyu, and they all share the same birthday on May 15 (different years).
– She graduated from Baehwa Girls’ High School.
– Her uncle is Lee Soo-Man, the president of SM Entertainment.
– She scored 97.5 in getting her driver’s license.
– Her family started calling her by her stage name to make her get used to it and now it has become their habit. (BNT International)
– She is the shortest member in SNSD, with Taeyeon being the second shortest.
– During live performances, a member would cover Sunny’s ears when fireworks are fired because she has a phobia of firework explosions.
– She is good at imitating Tiffany‘s eye smile.
SHINee’s Key said she is good at making drinks.
– She would rather be the only one who doesn’t marry in the group over being the only one who is married. (KBS Joy Story Survival)

– She is the shortest in SNSD while Sooyoung is the tallest in the group.
– She said she hasn’t released her own music because she doesn’t know what she likes or what she is good at. (tvN’s “On & Off”)
– Sunny and Taeyeon were nicknamed “the short duo.”
– Her father is the founder and former CEO of SM Entertainment.
– She doesn’t feel confident in her voice and thinks it’s boring. (tvN’s “On & Off”)
– She has two cats named Salt and Pepper.
– People have often told her that her expressionless face is scary so she works hard to smile more. (BNT International)
– She believes that exercise is the best to increase stamina.
– She enjoyed singing and dancing since middle school.
– Sunny’s ideal type is someone generous, kind, and friendly to elders and children. She wishes for a guy with good manners towards her as well.


– Sunny is the lead vocalist and rapper in Girls’ Generation.
– She joined Starlight Entertainment in 1998 (one of SM Academy) and trained for five years. However, her duo named Sugar, which she was a part of, never debuted and disbanded.
– In 2007, she became a trainee of SM Entertainment and debuted with SNSD after a few months of training.
– She acted in several musical theaters, including “Singin’ in the Rain” and “Catch Me – If You Can” in Korea and Japan.
– She is in the group’s subunit Girls’ Generation-Oh!GG alongside Taeyeon, Hyoyeon, Yuri, and Yoona.
– She performed a song with Super Junior M’s Henry titled “U&I.”
– She is active in variety shows, reality shows, and radio programs.
– She appeared in Super Junior’s subunit SUPER JUNIOR-Happy’s MV ‘Cooking King (Cooking? Cooking!)’ in 2008.
– She is the only member of SNSD who hasn’t debuted solo. (tvN’s “On & Off”)
– She left SM Entertainment on August 8, 2023.

Likes & Dislikes

– She likes Snoopy and Garfield.
– She enjoys playing games in her free time.
– She likes music by artists like Lee Moon Sae, Jeon In Kwon, and Cool’s Lee Jae Hoon. (BNT International)

Food Preferences

– She has a high alcohol tolerance.
– She doesn’t like vegetables.
– She loves to eat meat and pork belly.
– Her favorite dish is tuna kimbap. (TMI News)
– She doesn’t like a lot of sweet foods and spicy foods.
– She loves to eat pineapple pizza. (Mnet TMI News)
– Her favorite foods include peaches, fried rice, japchae, and western foods.

– She likes eating salad for breakfast.


– Members nicknamed her ‘Thigrid’ (Sunny + Hagrid) because she has a lot of hair.
Her nicknames include Soonkyu, DJ Soon, Ssun, Sunny Bunny, and Choi Danshin (the shortest).
– She is nicknamed ‘Alcohol Kyu’ because she loves to drink a lot.
Fans call Sunny the “Queen of Aegyo.”

Personality & Habits

– Sunny has a habit of mumbling in her sleep.
– She said she is usually indecisive. (KBS Joy Story Survival)
– She is a homebody and can stay at home for about 2 to 3 weeks without going out. (TMI News)
– She prefers being single and doesn’t want to get married.


– She won the ‘Rookie Radio DJ Award’ at the MBC Entertainment Awards in 2014 for ‘Sunny’s FM Date’.

Instagram: 515sunnyday
Twitter: sunnyday515

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

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