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

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Tiffany Young (티파니) is a Korean-American singer-songwriter under SUBLIME. She is a member of the girl group Girls’ Generation (SNSD) and its subunit Girls’ Generation-TTS. She debuted solo on May 11, 2016, with the mini-album ‘I Just Wanna Dance’. 

Tiffany (Girls’ Generation) Profile

Stage NameTiffany Young (티파니)
Birth NameStephanie Young Hwang (스테파니 황) | Hwang Mi Young (황미영)
OccupationSinger, Songwriter, Rapper 
BirthdayAugust 1, 1989
Active Years2007–present
Age34 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignLeo
Height162.6 cm (5’3″)
Weight48 kg (105 lbs)
Blood TypeO

Tiffany (Girls’ Generation) Facts:

Early Life

– Tiffany was born in San Francisco, California, USA.
– She graduated from Korea Kent Foreign School.

Personal Life

– She has an older sister named Michelle and an older brother named Leo. Her sister resides in Paris, while her brother lives in the Philippines.
– Her mother died when she was 12 years old and she has an estranged relationship with her father.
– She is close to her aunt and uncle (on her mom’s side) to the extent that she considers them her parents.
– She left the US and came to Seoul at the age of 15.
– Her first ambition was to be a Disney princess after watching Ariel.
– She did a lot of extracurricular activities like orchestra and playing the flute during her teenage years. (Interview Magazine)
– Her role model is Elle Woods from the movie ‘Legally Blonde’. (GQ KOREA)
– Three things that matter the most to her in her work is ‘craft’, ‘health’ and ‘heart’.
– She wakes up around 9:00 or 10:00 AM every day.
– She greatly admires Madonna.
– Both Jessica and Tiffany were born at the same hospital in California.
– She chose her stage name because her mom had originally wanted to name her Tiffany.
– She is a fan of Miley Cirus.  (Glass Magazine)
– Her favorite red carpet moment was the 2011 Film Music Awards. (Glass Magazine)
– She is a fan of Vera Wang, Alexander Wang, Ambush, Dior Rei Kawakubo, Junn. J and the creators at Gentle Monster.
– The things she loves most about Kpop is that it’s 50% auditory experience, and 50% visual.  (Billboard)
– She is skilled in playing the flute.
– She was previously in a relationship with 2PM’s Nichkhun.
– Her first kiss happened during a game of spin the bottle in the US.
– Her musical influences include Sofia Coppola and Tim Burton films. 
– Her morning rituals include meditating, drinking coffee and journaling.
– Once, SNSD accidentally left home without Tiffany, and she chased after them in tears.
– She has 5 tattoos.
– She has four Maltese pet dogs named Prince Fluffy, Princess Fluffy, Saeromie, and Minnie.
– The first thing she does after waking up is get coffee.
– She grew up listening to Annie Lennox, Madonna, and Whitney Houston.  (Glass Magazine)
Taeyeon revealed that Tiffany can never look a fish in the eye. (CeCi Interview 2013)
– She has had severe scoliosis her whole life which affects her mentally, physically, and emotionally. (Billboard)
– She likes to watch YouTube after coming home from work. (Vanity Fair)
– Tiffany’s ideal type is someone with both good appearance and personality, but most importantly, a guy with a sense of responsibility. She desires someone trustworthy, not too easygoing, but not too pressuring either.
– She supports the LGBTQ+ community.


– Tiffany is the lead vocalist and sub-rapper in Girls’ Generation.
– She is in the group’s subunit “TTS” along with band members Taeyeon and Seohyun.
– She was a Master on the survival show Girls Planet 999.
– She was discovered through the 2004 SM Casting System and won the 2004 CJ/KMTV (USA-LA) Contest 1st Place.
– She was the second Girls’ Generation member to have a solo debut.
– In 2021, she made her acting debut in the drama ‘Reborn Rich’ as a supporting role.
– She departed from SM Entertainment on October 9, 2017.
– She made her U.S. debut on June 27, 2018, under Paradigm Talent Agency with the English single “Over My Skin”.
– She signed an exclusive contract with Sublime in December 2022.

Likes & Dislikes

– She hates bugs.
– Her favorite Instagram pages include Rising Woman, The Holistic Psychologist and How Do You Adult. (Interview Magazine)
– She is a fan of Romeo & Juliet, Anything Baz Luhrmann and La La Land and her favorite romantic comedy is Crazy Rich Asians. 
– She likes listening to Hozier’s songs. 
– Her favorite scent is Atelier Cologne’s ‘Bohemian Orange Blossom’. (ELLE KOREA)
– She likes Taeyeon’s song ‘INVU’. 
– She is a fan of High School Musical.
– Her favorite songs include ‘Come Back Home’ (SEOTAIJI), ‘We Are the Future’ (HOT), ‘One Love’ (1tym), ‘In a Dream’ (Park Jung-hyun), ‘Holding On to the End of Tonight’ (Solid) and ‘In Summer’ (DEUX).
– Her favorite disney movie is The Little Mermaid.
– Her favorite kiss scene is from the movie Titanic. (Billboard)

Food Preferences

– Her go-to coffee is Iced Americano. (Vanity Fair)
– She loves to eat ice cream. (GQ KOREA)
– Tiffany prefers drinking a Bloody Mary or Mimosa in the morning and a Vodka Martini like 007 style for dinner.
– She loves drinking Diet Coke Feisty Cherry. (Interview Magazine)
– She likes caramel macchiato. 
– Her drinking preferences change depending on the time of the day. (The Star Magazine)
– She likes to eat meat.


– She has various nicknames such as Fany, DdilFany (clumsy Fany), AjumNy, Mushroom, T-Manager / Manager Hwang, Myong, and  Jackson Hwang.
– She is nicknamed ‘Grudge’ because she gets petty after a fight.
– Fans call her “Mommy Long Legs” and “Mom-donna”.

Personality & Habits

– She likes to stay at home and read books during her off days.
– She said she is not herself if she doesn’t get her morning coffee. (Interview Magazine)
– She talks the most in the group chat and Hyoyeon talks the least.  (ELLE KOREA)
– She is highly competitive and dislikes losing.
Seohyun once mentioned that Tiffany’s voice is so loud that if she were to have a fight on the 1st floor, people on the 6th floor could probably hear it.

Celebrity Friends

– She has many celebrity friends including Yunho (TVXQ), Siwon (Super Junior), Junsu and Taecyeon (2PM), K Will, Song Yu Ri (ex-Fin KL), and Nicole (Kara).
– She is best friends with Sistar’s Bora.

Major Works

– Her popular songs include ‘Runaway’, ‘Lips on Lips’, ‘Remember Me’, and ‘Born Again’.


– Tiffany won the ‘Best Solo Breakout’ at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards, becoming the first female kpop artist to win the award.

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

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

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