Girls' Generation (SNSD) members profile: name, age, position, religion, height

Girls' Generation (SNSD) members profile: name, age, position, religion, height

Girls' Generation (SNSD) comprises eight talented Asian ladies. The group was formed by SM Entertainment in 2007. For over two decades, the Girls' Generation members have been relevant in the showbiz scene, as a group and as individuals.

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Girls' Generation (SNSD) members. Photo: @girlsgeneration
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The SNSD members are eminent figures in Korean entertainment. They have won many awards and nominations since their debut in August 2007. Initially, the group had nine members.

Girls' Generation members' profiles and fun facts

The present members are Taeyeon, Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung, Yoona, and Seohyun. Jessica left in September 2014, leaving the group with eight members. This SNSD profile entails their favorite colors, positions, hangul names, fun facts, and more.

1. Taeyeon

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Singer Kim Tae Yeon. Photo: @taeyeon_ss
Source: Instagram
  • Birth name: Kim Tae Yeon (김태연)
  • Stage name: Taeyeon (태연)
  • Nicknames: Taeng, Taengoo, Tete, and Kid Leader
  • Birthday: March 9, 1989
  • Place of birth: Pyeonghwa-dong, South Korea
  • Age: 34 years (as of May 2023)
  • Favorite colors: Light purple, light blue
  • Position: Leader, main vocalist
  • Religion: Christian
  • Height: 158 cm

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Taeyeon is a South Korean singer. She debuted as a Girls' Generation member in August 2007. SNSD was among the best-selling K-pop groups worldwide. Kim Tae-yeon appeared on the reality shows We Got Married (2009) and Begin Again (2019). She hosted Queendom 2 (2022) and currently acts in Amazing Saturday (2020–present).

Facts about Taeyeon

  • Taeyeon’s musical talent comes from her parents.
  • Her dad was a vocalist.
  • Her mum won children's music competitions when she was young.
  • She speaks Japanese.
  • She wears contact lenses because she is short-sighted
  • Taeyeon sometimes sleepwalks.
  • Sunny and Sooyoung voted her as the most popular SNSD member.

2. Sunny

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Singer Lee Soon Kyu. Photo: @515sunnyday
Source: Instagram
  • Birth name: Lee Soon Kyu (이순규)
  • Stage name: Sunny (써니)
  • Nicknames: Soonkyu, DJ Soon, Ssun, and Sunny Bunny
  • Birthday: May 15, 1989
  • Place of birth: Orange County, California, United States
  • Age: 34 years (as of May 2023)
  • Favorite colors: Green
  • Position: Lead vocalist
  • Religion: Christian (Rumors)
  • Height: 155 cm

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Sunny is a Korean-American singer based in South Korea. She debuted as a music group Girls' Generation member in August 2007. Lee Soon Kyu was cast in her first musical, Catch Me If You Can (2012–2013). She participated in SBS's reality show Roommate (2014 and 2015).

Facts about Sunny

  • Sunny grew up in the USA, Kuwait, and South Korea.
  • She has two older sisters. The three share the same birthday.
  • She is a niece to the Girls' Generation's founder, Lee Soon Kyun.
  • Sunny speaks Japanese.
  • She has a phobia of fireworks explosions.

3. Tiffany

SNSD members positions
Singer Stephanie Young Hwang. Photo: @tiffanyyoungofficial
Source: Instagram
  • Birth name: Stephanie Young Hwang (스테파니 황)
  • Stage name: Tiffany Young (티파니)
  • Nicknames: Fany, Clumsy Fany, T-Manager, and Jackson Hwang
  • Birthday: August 1, 1989
  • Place of birth: San Francisco, California, United States
  • Age: 33 years (as of May 2023)
  • Favorite colors: Pink
  • Position: Lead vocalist
  • Religion: Christian
  • Height: 163 cm
  • Speak Japanese: Basic

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Tiffany Young is an American singer-songwriter of Korean descent. She moved to South Korea at age 15 after South Korean entertainment agency SM Entertainment discovered her talent. Tiffany Young made her solo career debut with the English single Over My Skin on 27th June 2018 in the USA.

Facts about Tiffany

  • Her older brother is called Leo.
  • Tiffany plays the flute.
  • She once dated Nickhun.
  • Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe chose her as the prettiest SNSD member.
  • Tiffany speaks Japanese.

4. Hyoyeon

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Dancer Kim Hyo Yeon. Photo: @snsd_hyoyeon
Source: Instagram
  • Birth name: Kim Hyo Yeon (김효연)
  • Stage name: Hyoyeon (효연)
  • Nicknames: Hyoraengi, Kim-choding, and Fiona
  • Birthday: September 22, 1989
  • Place of birth: Incheon, South Korea
  • Age: 33 years (as of May 2023)
  • Favorite colors: Green
  • Position: Main dancer, main rapper, vocalist
  • Religion: Christian
  • Height: 160 cm

Hyoyeon auditioned for SM Entertainment when she was 11 years old. She debuted as a Girls' Generation member in August 2007. Kim Hyo Yeon was BoA's silhouette dancer during a performance at KM Music Festival 2005. She acted in TV dramas Unstoppable Marriage (2008) and Oh! My Lady (2010).

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Facts about Hyoyeon

  • Hyoyeon's formal dance training started in elementary school.
  • Jennifer Lopez is her fashion icon.
  • She speaks Japanese.
  • She sits next to the driver when traveling because she gets car sick.
  • Hyoyeon worked with Janet Jackson as a choreographer.

5. Yuri

SNSD members religions
Actress Kwon Yu Ri. Photo: @yulyulk
Source: Instagram
  • Birth name: Kwon Yu Ri (권유리)
  • Stage name: Yuri (유리)
  • Nicknames: Black Pearl and Cola
  • Birthday: December 5, 1989
  • Place of birth: Goyang-si, South Korea
  • Age: 33 years (as of May 2023)
  • Favorite colors: Blue
  • Position: Lead dancer, lead rapper, vocalist
  • Religion: Christian (Rumors)
  • Height: 166 cm

Yuri is a South Korean singer, actress, and songwriter. She debuted as an SNSD member in August 2007. She co-hosted the MBC music program, Show! Music Core in 2009 with fellow SNSD member Tiffany. Kwon Yu Ri and fellow SNSD member Sunny were featured in the KBS2 reality-variety show Invincible Youth. Her acting debuted in 2012 in the SBS drama series Fashion King.

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Facts about Yuri

  • She received the Best Dancer Award during the 2001 SM 1st Annual Youth Best Contest.
  • She considers herself the slowest when it comes to learning new moves.
  • Her older brother is Kwon Hyuk-joon.
  • Yuri is SNSD’s biggest prankster.
  • She loves collecting Mickey Mouse items.
  • Yurispeaks basic Japanese

6. Sooyoung

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Singer Choi Soo Young. Photo: @sooyoungchoi
Source: Instagram
  • Birth name: Choi Soo Young (최수영)
  • Stage name: Sooyoung (수영)
  • Nicknames: Shik shin, NaSoo, and DJ Syoung
  • Birthday: February 10, 1990
  • Age: 33 years (as of May 2023)
  • Favorite colors: Black
  • Position: Lead dancer, vocalist
  • Religion: Christian
  • Height: 170 cm

Sooyoung has starred in various television dramas, including The Third Hospital (2012), My Spring Days (2014), Man in the Kitchen (2017–2018), Run On (2021), and If You Wish Upon Me (2022). Choi Soo Young released her first single, Winter Breath, in 2018.

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Facts about Sooyoung

  • She is a fluent Japanese speaker.
  • Sooyoung is the younger sister of voice actress Choi Soo-jin.
  • She was a member of the Korean-Japanese singing duo Route 0 in Japan in 2002.
  • Sooyoung likes spicy cabbages and is the biggest eater of the SNSD members.
  • Her name, Sooyoung, means swimming in Korean.

7. Yoona

SNSD member yoona
Actress Yoona. Photo: @yoona_lim
Source: Instagram
  • Birth name: Im Yoon-A (임윤아)
  • Stage name: Yoona (윤아)
  • Nicknames: Yoong, Him Yoona, and Saseumi
  • Birthday: May 30, 1990
  • Place of birth: Daerim-dong, Seoul, South Korea
  • Age: 32 years (as of May 2023)
  • Favorite colors: Blue
  • Position: Lead dancer, vocalist, visual
  • Religion: Christian
  • Height: 167 cm

Yoona has been hailed as a top idol actress and a prominent South Korean figure. She has acted in various TV dramas, including You Are My Destiny (2008). Im Yoon-A has also been featured in movies like Rain (2012), Prime Minister & I (2013), The King in Love (2017), and Big Mouth (2022).

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Facts about Yoona

  • She eats cereal before going to bed.
  • Yoona has the most male celeb fans.
  • She speaks basic Japanese.
  • Yoona once dated actor Lee Seung-gi.
  • According to Yoona, she is more confident dancing than singing.

8. Seohyun

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Singer Seo Joo Hyun. Photo: @seojuhyun_s
Source: Instagram
  • Birth name: Seo Joo Hyun (서주현)
  • Stage name: Seohyun (서현)
  • Nicknames: Maknae, Seororo, and Joohyun
  • Birthday: June 28, 1991
  • Place of birth: Doksan-dong, Seoul, South Korea
  • Age: 31 years (as of May 2023)
  • Favorite colors: White
  • Position: Lead vocalist, maknae
  • Religion: Christian
  • Height: 168 cm

Seohyun is a South Korean singer, actress, and songwriter. She debuted as a Girls' Generation member in August 2007. Seo Ju-hyun had supporting roles in TV dramas Passionate Love (2013) and Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016). She also acted in Bad Thief, Good Thief (2017), Time (2018), Private Lives (2020), and Jinxed at First (2022).

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Facts about Seohyun

  • She speaks Korean, Chinese, Japanese, and English.
  • Seohyun hates hamburgers and loves Goguma (sweet potatoes).
  • She plays the piano, violin, and traditional Korean drums.
  • She released a song titled 'Secret' with Yuri on August 28, 2016.

Who is the leader of the Girls' Generation?

Taeyeon was the Girls' generation leader. In 2009, the ladies agreed not to have a leader after she stepped down.

Is SNSD disbanded?

Girls' Generation went on an indefinite hiatus after members Tiffany, Sooyoung, and Seohyun decided to focus on their solo careers in October 2017.

Why is the Girls' Generation called SNSD?

The group's name, So-nyuh Shi-dae, comes from the Sino-Korean roots. It means "Generation of Girls." They are also known as SoShi (소시) or SNSD, both abbreviated forms in the Korean language.

Who is the ex-member of SNSD?

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Businesswoman Jessica Jung. Photo: @jessica.syj
Source: Instagram
  • Birth name: Jessica Sooyoun Jung (제시카 정)
  • Stage name: Jessica (제시카)
  • Nicknames: Ice Princess, Sergeant Sic, and Sica-sama
  • Birthday: April 18, 1989
  • Place of birth: San Francisco, California, United States
  • Age: 34 years (as of May 2023)
  • Favorite colors: White
  • Position: Main vocalist, lead dancer
  • Religion: Christian (Rumors)
  • Height: 162cm

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Jessica is a singer-songwriter, actress, author, fashion designer, and businesswoman. She portrayed Elle Woods in the Korean version of Legally Blonde in 2010. Jessica Jung also acted in the TV drama Wild Romance in 2012. She launched her fashion brand, Blanc & Eclare, in 2014 and released her debut solo album, With Love, J, in 2016. Her debut best-selling novel Shine was released in September 2020.

Facts about Jessica

  • She cries when angry.
  • She speaks basic Japanese and fluent English.
  • She dreads cooking.

Why did Jessica leave SNSD?

Jessica established a fashion brand, Blanc & Eclare, in August 2014. Girls' Generation dismissed her the following month due to alleged conflicts between her business activities and the group's schedule.

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SNSD members, oldest to youngest

The SNSD members' age difference between the oldest to youngest is around three years. Below are the SNSD members' birthdays and ages as of May 2023 (including ex-member Jessica):

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SNSD membersAge (as of May 2023)Birthday
Taeyeon34 yearsMarch 9, 1989
Jessica34 yearsApril 18, 1989
Sunny34 yearsMay 15, 1989
Tiffany33 yearsAugust 1, 1989
Hyoyeon33 yearsSeptember 22, 1989
Yuri33 yearsDecember 5, 1989
Sooyoung33 yearsFebruary 10, 1990
Yoona32 yearsMay 30, 1990
Seohyun31 yearsJune 28, 1991

What are the SNSD members' heights?

The SNSD members (including ex-member Jessica) are almost the same height. Their height ranges from 158 cm to 170 cm. Below are their height measurements in centimeters:

SNSD membersHeight
Taeyeon158 cm
Jessica162 cm
Sunny155 cm
Tiffany163 cm
Hyoyeon160 cm
Yuri163 cm
Sooyoung170 cm
Yoona167 cm
Seohyun168 cm

What is the SNSD members' religion?

Girls' Generation (SNSD) members, including ex-member Jessica, are Christians.

Who were the SNSD members' boyfriends?

Some music labels in South Korea ban their artists from romantic relationships. Unlike such K-pop groups, the SNSD members were free to date. Here are some of their ex-boyfriends:

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  • Taeyeon dated Baekhyun for a year and broke up due to their busy schedules.
  • Jessica and CEO Tyler Kwon dated for two years before making it public.
  • Sunnydated Yim Jae Beom, Jo In Sung, and Daniel Henney.
  • Tiffany was in a relationship with 2PM’s Nichkhun for a year.
  • Hyoyeon dated Kim Jun Hyung (CEO/writer) for two years.
  • Yuri and baseball player Oh Seung Hwan separated six months after making their relationship public.
  • Sooyoung was in a relationship with actor Jung Kyung Ho for five years.
  • Yoona dated Lee Seung Gi. She was the first SNSD member to announce her relationship to the public.
  • Seohyun dated a celebrity but did not announce the relationship publicly.

What is the SNSD members' net worth?

The SNSD members' combined net worth is around $100 million. They are among the richest Korean celebrity groups. Their net worth is attributed to their live music concerts and endorsements for prestigious brands like LG, Casio, and Domino’s Pizza.

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Who is the richest member in SNSD?

Jessica is the richest Girls Generation member, with over $28 million net worth. Below are the SNSD members' net worth:

SNSD membersNet worth
Jessica Over $28 million
Taeyeon$25 million
Yoona$20 Million
Sooyoung$13 million
Sunny$10 million
Hyoyeon$8 million
Yuri$7 million
Seohyun$6 million
Tiffany$5 million

What are the SNSD members' TV dramas?

The SNSD K-pop group performed in several K-dramas on different TV channels. The top five televised dramas were:

  • The K2
  • Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo
  • The King Loves
  • Defendant
  • Man Who Sets the Table
  • The Running Man episodes (39, 63, 64, 112, and 254) showed the origin of SNSD members' nicknames.

What is Girls' Generation's latest news?

In the latest news, SNSD member Taeyeon revealed her 'resignation' letter in 2023. She has separated from SM Entertainment.

Has SNSD officially disbanded?

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Girls' Generation has not disbanded. They are eight members, but three are no longer part of SM Entertainment.

What are the SNSD members doing now?

Taeyeon, Tiffany, Jessica, and Hyoyeon have successful solo music careers. Jessica and Tiffany are focusing on their English releases. Yuri, Sooyoung, Yoona, and Seohyun have acted in K-dramas and films. Sunny shifted to variety television shows.

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