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Pre-debut photos and fun facts about Girls‘ Generation

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Updated : July 14 2016

Kpop Herald has put together some past and present photos, as well as some interesting facts, about each member of Girls’ Generation, a Korean girl group that debuted in 2007. The two photos from the left are the celebrities’ pre-debut photos, while the photos on the right are the ones currently released by their agency.

Taeyeon

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(two photos from left: online community, right: SM Entertainment)
Taeyeon debuted as a solo artist in October 2015. She began dating Baekhyun, a member of Korean and Chinese boy pop group EXO in 2014, but the couple ended their relationship in 2015.

Sunny

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(two photos from left: online community, right: SM Entertainment)
Sunny‘s father, Lee Soo-young, is the elder brother of Lee Soo-man, the founder of SM Entertainment. In the TV show “Shin Dong-yup Shin Bong-sun Champagne,” which aired on KBS in 2009, Sunny said that she briefly spent some time in Kuwait during the Gulf War when she was a baby. Consequently, she still gets scared of firecracker sounds.



Tiffany

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(two photos from left: online community, right: SM Entertainment)
Tiffany released her first solo mini album “I Just Wanna Dance” in May. In 2008 she was diagnosed with vocal nodules, a growth of mass tissue on the vocal cords. During 2009 and 2010 she took breaks for medical treatments, which have been successful. She started dating Nichkhun, a Thai member from Korean pop group 2PM, in January 2014. The couple broke up in May 2015.


Hyoyeon

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(two photos from left: online community, right: SM Entertainment)
Hyoyeon began dancing from an early age. She enrolled in Winners Dance School at the age of ten, where she met Min, who is now a member of Korean girl pop group Miss A. Hyoyeon previously worked as a back-up dancer for singer BoA during a M.net KM Music Festival performance in 2005. She dated Korean writer Kim Jun Hyung for two years before the couple split up in April 2014.

Yuri

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(two photos from left: online community, right: SM Entertainment)
Yuri confirmed in April 2015 that she was dating Korean baseball player Oh Seung-hwan, but the couple ended their relationship in October of that year. Yuri has starred in a few Korean dramas including “Fashion King” (2012) which aired on SBS and “Neighborhood Hero” (2016) which aired on OCN.

Sooyoung

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(two photos from left: online community, right: SM Entertainment)
Sooyoung confirmed in January 2014 that she was dating Korean actor Jung Kyung-ho. She is currently starring in “38 Revenue Collection Unit,” which started airing in June on OCN. Sooyoung held a charity bazaar sale in February 2015 for those suffering from retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a disease that causes severe vision impairment. She said in an interview with local media outlets at the time that one of the reasons for organizing the event was because her father is an RP patient.

Yoona

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(two photos from left: online community, right: SM Entertainment)
“K-STAR News,” a TV program which aired on SBS, reported in 2012 that Yoona was the highest-earning idol celebrity at the time. She filmed 20 commercials and earned 4 billion won in just the first half of that year alone. Yoona began dating Korean singer-actor Lee Seung-gi in September 2013 but broke up with him in August 2015.

Seohyun

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(two photos from left: online community, right: SM Entertainment)
Seohyun graduated from Dongguk University, the same school that Yoona graduated from. Seohyun donated 100 million won ($87,260) to help students in financial need at the university.

Ex-member Jessica

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(two photos from left: online community, right: SM Entertainment)
Jessica left Girls‘ Generation in 2014. She now runs Blanc Group, a fashion company. She is starring in “I Love That Crazy Little Thing,” a Chinese movie that will be released in August. She is also filming another Chinese movie, entitled “My Other Home,” which will be released in December. Jessica confirmed in May 2016 that she is dating Tyler Kwon, the CEO of her current agency, Coridel Entertainment.

By Lee Ji-hae (jihlee@heraldcorp.com)

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