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

Yoona (Girl's Generation)

Yoona (윤아) 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 September 8, 2017, with her first solo single called “When the Wind”. She is also a leader of the subunit Oh!GG.

Yoona (Girls’ Generation) Profile

Stage Name Yoona (윤아)
Birth Name Im Yoon Ah (임윤아)
Occupation Singer, Actress
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

Yoona (Girls’ Generation) Facts:

Early Life

– She was born in Seoul, South Korea.
– She went to Seoul Shinyoung Elementary School, Yeongnam Middle School, and Daeyoung High School.
– She graduated from Dongguk University College of Arts.

Personal Life

– She has an older sister.
– Her comfort foods are Pho and Shabu-Shabu. (Y Magazine)
– Her nicknames are Yoong, Saseumi (deer), Him Yoona (strong Yoona), Im- choding (elementary school- kid Im), Saebyuk, & Alligator Yoong.
– Her hobby used to be baking.
– She speaks Korean (Fluent), English, Chinese, and Japanese (Basic).
– Her weird food combo which she learned from Tiffany was peanut butter with an apple.
– She has a Bichon dog called Rae- O.
– When it comes to picking food, she is terribly indecisive. (CeCi Magazine)
– She claimed that she has more confidence in dancing and acting rather than singing.
– Her favorite ideal dating course is to drive on a beautiful road. (GQ Magazine)
– She is currently an employee on Hyori’s Homestay.
Hyoyeon chose Yoona and Sooyoung as the member she would want to become because they both don’t gain weight easily. (The Best)
– She enjoys cooking and said she would have become a chef if she wasn’t a singer.
– She hopes to have the power of teleportation. (Hallyu SG)
– She doesn’t know how to swim.
– She often drinks with Sunny. (W Korea)
– She’s SNSD’s second-biggest eater after Sooyoung.
– According to her, a charm of a girly vibe is a girl who gives off feelings of youth and innocence.  (Rayli Magazine)
– Her English name is Roxanne.
– She thinks that she most resembles her character in the drama “EXIT”. (Marie Claire)
– Yoona’s ideal type: “When you say ‘good guy,’ I think of my dad. He never lost his calmness in any situation and comforted people considerately. Can I expect that kind of ‘consideration’ from the world’s best guy?”
– If she could eat one thing forever then she would choose rolls.
– She prefers bob hair.
– In January 2014, it was revealed that she had been dating Lee Seung Gi since September 2013.
– On August 13, 2015, their agencies confirmed that they had ended their relationship due to their busy schedules but remained as friends.
– She mentioned that her ideal type is Daniel Henney. Once she got a sweet hug from him.

Career

– She was cast during the 2002 SM Saturday Open Casting Audition.
– Her first appearance was in TVXQ’s “Magic Castle” music video in December 2004.
– She debuted as a member of SNSD in 2007.
– She debuted as an actress in 2007.
– She’s a part of the dance trio of SNSD.
– She is the leader of SNSD’s subunit Oh!GG.
– Yoona released her first solo single called “When the Wind”. (SM Station, on September 8, 2017)
– She featured in several dramas such as: “Two Outs in the Ninth Inning” (2007), “Park Jung Kum, Heavenly Beauty” (2008), “You Are My Destiny”, “Cinderella Man” (2009), “Love Rain” (2012), “Prime Minister & I” (2013), “Because It’s The First Time” (2015), “The K2” (2016), “King Loves” (2017, “Hush” (2020), “Big Mouth” (2022), “King the Land” (2023).

Endorsement

– In 2010, she made history as the first idol to endorse S-Oil, a prominent South Korean petroleum and refinery company.
– She has been a prominent figure in commercials, with appearances in at least 20 commercials in 2012 alone, earning her the fifth position among celebrities with the most commercial appearances according to TVCF, South Korea’s largest advertisement information site.
– She had a long-standing partnership with Amore Pacific’s brand Innisfree from 2009 to 2020.
– Her endorsements extended to various industries, including fashion, with roles as a global ambassador for Italian luxury fashion brand Miu Miu since October 2021.
– In January 2023, she took center stage as the global face of Miu Miu’s 2023 Spring Summer collection campaign.
– Yoona became the brand spokesperson for Hong Kong-based luxury jewellery brand Qeelin in July 2023.

Ambassadorship

– She was appointed as the Honorary Ambassador of Jung-gu, Seoul, in recognition of her contributions to the district in 2012.
– She was selected as an ambassador for Dongguk University in 2014. She shared this ambassadorship with Apink’s Naeun and actress Park Ha-sun.
– In 2014, she took on the role of ambassador for UNICEF’s “UNIHERO” campaign, which aimed to encourage people to become heroes for less fortunate children globally.
– She was named a promotional ambassador for the National Tax Service, and she received a presidential commendation for her faithful payment of taxes in 2015.
– In 2016, she participated as one of the global ambassadors in Crocs’ “Come As You Are” campaign.
– She was appointed as a safety ambassador for the Central Council for Safe Culture Campaign, focusing on promoting safety measures and eliminating dangerous activities, such as speeding and illegal parking in 2018.
– In 2019, she was appointed as an ambassador by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Philanthropy

– Yoona has made donations to various charities supporting causes such as social welfare and medical aid. Her contributions have showcased a dedication to making a positive impact on society.
– She has contributed to medical aid efforts during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Her donations aimed to support initiatives focused on addressing the challenges posed by the pandemic.
– She holds the distinction of being a member of the ‘Honor Society’ of the Community Chest of Korea. This recognition underscores her ongoing commitment to supporting community and social welfare initiatives.

Likes & Dislikes

– She loves to eat cereal before bed.
– Her favorite lipstick color is coral.
– Her favorite day of the week is Saturday.
– Her favorite season is winter.
– She likes to play bowling.

Major Works

– Her most popular songs include; “When the Wind Blows”, “Amazing Grace”, and “Deoksugang Stonewall Walkaway”.

Awards

– She has won several awards including; Best New Actress, Actress of the Year, Talent Ambassador Award, Person of the Year, Popularity Award, Christian Dior: Best Dressed Celebrity of the Year, and Marie Claire Asia Star Awards: Face of Asia Award.

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

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

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