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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)
NationalityKorean
Blood TypeO
MBTIINFJ

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.

Career

– 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.

Nicknames

– 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’.

Awards

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

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

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

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