Archive for October 26, 2011

Get ready for Girls’ Generation’s special performance at the ’2011 Style Icon Awards’!

October 26, 2011

Girls’ Generation will be attending a large-scale surprise concert for the ‘2011 Style Icon Awards’ on November 3rd.

This year, Girls’ Generation has been actively promoting K-Pop and Korean culture outside Asia, into South America and Europe, acting as the center of influence. Through their promotions, not only enterprises in South Korea are getting more well-known, the country also benefited from an economic bloom.

The organizer of ‘Style Awards’ said, “We’ve prepared a special outdoor stage exclusively for Girls’ Generation’s performance. We aim to make this special by giving surprises and move the audiences as Girls’ Generation appears.”

Anticipating grew as the organizer added, “SNSD’s performance will start before the fans realize it. We’re putting in extra effort into security to ensure a greater success of the performance. We’ll reveal everything during the concert.”

The ‘2011 Style Icon Awards’ is in its 4th year and it is the only award ceremony that selects characters who became the new paradigm of lifestyle. There will be 10 receivers for ‘Bonsang’ and the ‘Daesang’ receiver will be entitled ‘Style Icon of The Year’.

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SNSD’s charms are irresistible even to royalty!

October 26, 2011

Guess who’s the latest big name to be added to the list of famous SNSD fans?

Recently, the scene of Emperor Akihito’s granddaughter and her friends dancing to SNSD’s song attracted enormous attention.

Last week, an article on Japan’s weekly magazine reported that the second daughter of Prince Akishino Fumihito, Kako, danced to SNSD’s song in school and photos of her were also revealed.

In the photos, Kako danced to girl group SNSD’s ‘Oh!’, imitating the details as she lifted up her knee and placed her two hands below her chin, making cute expressions.

People who saw the report commented, “Granddaughter of the Japan Emperor is also a fan of SNSD”, “It’s embarrassing to reveal this only a long time after Japan’s anti Korean protest”, “No matter in Korea or Japan, female high school students are indeed high school students”, etc.

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Jessica speaks up on junior singers on ‘Strong Heart’

October 26, 2011

On the 100th episode special of SBS’s ‘Strong Heart’ aired on October 25th, Jessica gave her opinion after listening to Kim JiSook’s story of how she was troubled by the fact that she was falling off from the peak of her success and fame in the past.

Jessica broke her silence by saying, “I’m really thankful for receiving so much love (from fans).” She revealed, “My other friends, as well as my younger sister, f(x)’s Krystal have debuted and are living the life of singers. As the junior singers are like family to me, I think I’ll be happy to let them take over my place.”

Jessica continued, “Whether it’s us or our seniors, I think we are all trying to make that ‘place’ a more beautiful and greater place to be.”

Kim JiSook then said, “At the time when I was facing instability, I couldn’t endure it. Although I knew that eventually I had to come down from my place, I could never accept that fact,” regretting what happened to her in the past.


Hyoyeon turns cold and stunning for ‘Vogue’!

October 25, 2011

Recently, Hyoyeon presented her unique attractiveness through a photo shoot for the November issue of ‘Vogue’.

On October 25th, a post titled ‘SNSD Hyoyeon’s appearance in a magazine recently’ was posted onto an online community, with photos attached.

In the photos, Hyoyeon showed a cold look with smart styling, which attracted a lot of attention. It is also noticeable that simple accessories such as the fedora she held in hands and the bowtie she wore in the photos complimented her attractiveness.

Netizens who saw the photos commented, “The concept is beautiful”, “She has become a mature lady”, “Her level of beauty increased again” etc.

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Girls’ Generation turns Times Square pink!

October 25, 2011

Girls’ Generation, who showed off their charms at successfully completed ‘SMTOWN Live in New York’ concert on October 23rd, participated in the filming of one of MTV channel’s programme and conquered the centre of New York – Times Square.

Promoting their worldwide-released song ‘The Boys’, Girls’ Generation appeared on the special programme on the music channel, MTV, on October 24th at 3pm (New York standard time). The programme, aired on ‘MTV News’ and ‘MTV Network Channel’, included an interview conducted with Girls’ Generation.

It is also worth mentioning that the programme was not only filmed at the MTV open studio located at New York’s Times Square, but it was also broadcasted live through the huge MTV display screen opposite the open studio. As fans from all regions of US gathered at Times Square to watch Girls’ Generation, their global popularity was once again proven to be true.

As soon as Girls’ Generation appeared onscreen, fans held up fan boards, towels and folding fans prepared in advance and at the same time, shouted members’ names loudly. Throughout the filming, fans stayed with the members and supported them, attracting attentions of the New York residents passing by Broadway.

As the MTV programme and ‘The Boys’ teaser video were broadcasted on the screen in Times Square on October 24th and 17th respectively, many fans have stood along the road to watch. So many fans were there that it created an illusion that Times Square has become ‘Girls’ Generation Road’.

Furthermore, after the filming of the MTV programme ended, Girls’ Generation held their first US fan meeting at the ‘BEST BUY Theater’ located at New York’s Broadway, to introduce their new album and the girls answered questions through the Q&A session. More than a thousand fans gathered at the fan meeting, once again indicating Girls’ Generation’s popularity.

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Yuri praised for her flawless legs in ‘High Cut’

October 25, 2011

In the 63rd edition of the star-style magazine, ‘High Cut’ published recently, Yuri revealed both her young girl’s look as well as the mature side of herself.

For the pictorials, Yuri put on modern vintage casual wears from G By Guess. The filming staff and brand officials were all amazed at how the denim jeans fits Yuri perfectly. Photographer Kim BoSung said, “As her leg lines are perfect, there is no need for any correction”.


YoonA: IU’s songs helped to relieve stress

October 24, 2011

YoonA confessed that she used to listen to IU’s songs to relieve stress in Japan.

On October 21st, SNSD made their comeback with their 3rd album ‘The Boys’ and they appeared as guests on SBS PowerFM ‘Jung SunHee’s A Night Like Today’. Members talked about their personal choice of comfort songs during stressful times.

On this day, YoonA said, “There were a lot of times when I felt exhausted when we first went to Japan. I was worried because I always told myself to improve. When I was depressed, the song that was most played in my MP3 was IU’s ‘Someday’.”

YoonA became hopeful, because the message in the song matched her situation well. She said, “I had empathy listening to the lyrics, especially the line ‘I tell myself to believe in myself, but I don’t.’ I was relieved as I realized that I was not the only one who suffer from these thoughts.”

Besides this, the contrasting characteristics of Taeyeon who looks for depressed music when she is depressed and Hyoyeon who blasts music loudly to hide her feelings also attracted attention.

On the other hand, SNSD members chose Seohyun as the military-like disciplinarian in the team. When explaining the reason, members said, “She is the strongest. Her lifestyle is so disciplined that even the unnies (old sisters) can’t be compared to her.”

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Taeyeon and Sunny turn twins for ‘Singles’!

October 24, 2011

Taeyeon and Sunny’s recent photo shoot for the November issue of ‘Singles’ with the concept of ‘twins’ was revealed.

On October 24th, a post titled ‘Taeyeon and Sunny’s recent photo shoot, I thought they were twins’ was posted onto an online community, with photos attached.

In the photos, Taeyeon and Sunny transformed into twins and presented their elegant and mature beauties.

The staff who wrote the post added, “We required them to show an even closer friendship (in the photo shoot) than their usual intimity as roommates. But to our surprise, the two girls treated each other even better behind-the-scene, with zero awkwardness.”

Netizens who saw the post commented, “They really appeared like sisters”, “Taeyeon and Sunny are both really pretty”, “Congratulations on SNSD’s comeback” etc.

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Our girls bring ‘The Boys’ out in New York

October 24, 2011

On October 23rd, SM Town artistes namely BoA, SNSD, Kangta, f(x), SHINee, TVXQ and Super Junior performed at the ‘SM Town Live World Tour Concert’ in Madison Square Garden, New York.

15,000-strong fans cheered on top of their voices for their idols at the 3.5-hour concert. A representative of SM Entertainment said, “Out of the total number of audience here, 70% are non-Asians. The audience could follow the songs and the fan chants in Korean very well”.

At the concert, SNSD performed the English version of ‘The Boys’ for the very first time. If you weren’t there to see it LIVE, here’s a chance for you to catch them! Enjoy!