Archive for May 31, 2012
T-ara’s Hyomin revealed a certification shot with Sunny. The photo was most probably taken during the filming of ‘Invincible Youth 2′.
On May 30th, through her personal Twitter account, Hyomin posted, “Today is May 30th, I’ve received my birthday present. This kid…Sseobyung’s resurrection’. Along with her tweet, Hyomin attached a photo of herself and Sunny.
Sunny and Hyomin showed their close friendship by putting their faces close to one another while having the photo taken. Sunny’s cute facial expression particularly, has been garnering a lot of attention.
Sunny and Hyomin were known for their close friendship in the first season of ‘Invincible Youth’ back in 2010 and the special bond between the two had since become the topic of interest among fans and viewers of the show.
Singer and actor Kim MinJong picked Yuri as his ideal type.
On SBS ‘Midnight TV Entertainment’ aired on May 30th, Kim MinJong took part in the ideal type world cup after giving in to the request of the reporter. Among the candidates for his ideal types are f(x)’s Sulli and Krystal, Girls’ Generation’s Yuri and YoonA, IU, etc.
Without hesitation, Kim MinJong chose Yuri. After naming Yuri as his ideal world cup winner, Kim MinJong sent a video message to Yuri saying, “Yuri-ya. If there’s a need, please call me anytime. If you need to have supper, please call me too. Take good care of your health and work hard.”
Sooyoung and Yoon DoHyun were selected as the new MCs for SBS ‘Midnight TV Entertainment’.
On May 30th, a production staff of SBS said, “It’s time for ‘Midnight TV Entertainment’ to have new MCs in order to move forward. Yoon DoHyun’s ability to connect with the younger generations and Sooyoung’s lively charm would give ‘Midnight TV Entertainment’ a whole new appeal.”
Starting from June 6th, Yoon DoHyun and Sooyoung will be the new MCs of the program, replacing Seo KyungSuk and Yoo InNa who will be carrying out their final MC-ing duties for May 30th broadcast. Seo KyungSuk has been one of the MCs on SBS ‘Midnight TV Entertainment’ for 7 years and 1 month.
The answer is none other than our Goddess YoonA who is celebrating her birthday today!
On online community site ‘DC Inside’, a poll entitled ‘Who is the innocent female star that reminds a person of his first love?’ was carried out from May 22nd to May 29th. Out of a total of 14,711 votes cast, YoonA topped the poll, garnering 6,278 votes (42.7%). Recently completed the filming of KBS 2TV’s ‘Love Rain’ where she played both the neat and tidy beauty Kim YoonHee as well as the lively and cheerful Jung HaNa, YoonA displayed her very own unique charm in the Monday-Tuesday drama.
Actress Han HyoJoo took the no.2 spot with 4,219 votes (28.7%) while actress Han JiMin came in 3rd with 1,271 votes (8.6%), followed by actress Moon GeunYoung, miss A’s Suzy, actress Han GaIn, etc.
To SONEs, with nine significant birthdays every year, you would think that birthday tributes become repetitive and boring as the time goes by. However, when you think more about it, with time, everyone grows and things changes; same applies to us and especially the girls.
Growth is evident in the birthday girl Yoona in the past year, be it in acting, singing and more. Yoona became an all-rounded celebrity as we saw her playing the lead role in drama ‘Love Rain’ opposite Jang Geunseuk, singing and showing off her vocals more in Girls’ Generation’s songs, modelling in magazines and photo shoots, as well as hosting several major events in the past year.
Yoona tried her hand in acting since 2007 with ’9 Ends, 2 Outs’ to ‘Woman of Matchless Beauty’ in 2008 before landing her first leading role in ‘You Are My Destiny’ also in the same year and ‘Cinderella Man’ in 2009. Two years later, it was obvious to everyone that her acting matured with her double roles in ‘Love Rain’ with Kim Yoonhee in the 1970s and her daughter Jung Hana in modern days. The ups and downs in the lives and romance of the two women in different ages touched many to tears as Yoona lived out her passion as an actress.
Although she is the second youngest member of Girls’ Generation, Yoona has a mature side to her along with her fun-loving and bright personality. Throughout the years, Yoona had to deal with comments and criticisms for things she did and did not do, just because she was the face and image of Girls’ Generation. She did not falter despite all that and when given a choice in a recent interview, she said she would continue to play the center role in the group.
If you check out interviews of male celebrities in recent years, chances are that a significant number of them named Yoona as their ideal type; Lee Seunggi, G-Dragon, badminton player Lee Yongdae and more picked the doe-eyed beauty as their ideal types. Besides that, her well-loved beauty has clinched her numerous CFs and endorsements, such as cosmetic brand Innisfree and outdoor wear Eider with actor Lee Minho, which are earning her big bucks, making her the highest earner in Girls’ Generation.
With her popularity, looks and earnings, one would expect Yoona to have the airs of a diva but no. Girls’ Generation has always been known as a humble and modest group despite their achievements and it is no different for Yoona. At the end of filming for ‘Love Rain’, she presented gifts and messages to the staff of the drama as a sign of gratitude for their help throughout filming. It wasn’t only ‘Love Rain’ though; in her past drama, it was revealed that she hand wrote letters and cards for the staff and handed them personally, showing her humble and sincere attitude.
With an individual with a heart as pretty as her looks, it is no wonder that fans everywhere around the world are feeling the joy of the special day, even when we are physically far from the birthday girl. With that, it is hoped that Yoona will be able to spend her birthday with loved ones and that she will rest well after the long and hectic filming for ‘Love Rain’. Happy Birthday Yoona! May this day always be a special one to remember! Hope to see you back with your eight sisters soon!
Photo credits: serendipity-yuri.tistory.com, Eider, KBS
YoonA expressed her gratitude towards the staff of ‘Love Rain’ through a meaningful gift.
On May 29th, a post entitled ‘YoonA’s gift in conjunction with the last filming’ with photos attached was published on an online community board.
In the photos revealed, the gifts were presented by YoonA to the staff of ‘Love Rain’ at the final shooting of the Monday-Tuesday drama. Along with the gift, YoonA also conveyed her gratitude through a message that reads, “All this while, thank you to every staff of ‘Love Rain’. Take this vitamin and stay strong always. Fighting!”. Jang GeunSuk who acted alongside YoonA in the drama also presented T-shirts to the staff as a sign of gratitude for their hard work.
Upon seeing the photos, netizens commented, “As pretty as her face, she has a kind heart as well”, “Both YoonA and the staff have all done well”, “Last time, I think she used to write messages to thank the staff at the end of drama filming too”, “How would the ending of ‘Love Rain’ turn out to be?”.
Feeling excited for the closing episode of ‘Love Rain’? Make sure to catch it on May 29th at 9.55pm KST.
YoonA’s actual past photos made an appearance on KBS 2TV’S drama ‘Love Rain’ which was aired on May 28th.
In this episode, ahead of her eye surgery, Kim YoonHee (played by Lee MiSook) flipped through a photo album with pictures of her daughter Jung HaNa (played by YoonA) when she was still a child.
Filled with the fear of losing her eyesight, Kim YoonHee who was looking at the photos of her daughter said, “I will keep all these in my mind. I’ll be missing all these a lot”. During this sad scene, the pictures in the photo album caught the attention of the viewers. These photos of ‘Little Jung HaNa’ were actually the real photos of YoonA when she was still a child. The photos served as proof that YoonA is indeed a ‘Motaeminyeo’, which literally means that she is a beauty since she was still in her mother’s womb.
Meanwhile, the final episode (Episode 20) of KBS 2TV ‘Love Rain’ will be aired on May 29th.
Actor Kim SooRo revealed a certification shot of himself and Sooyoung.
On May 27th, through his personal Twitter account, Kim SooRo tweeted, “I’ve finished (filming/shooting) the ad! So, round 2 of the people I met today. I’m revealing it now. Jja jan. Please look at us in a cute way” and attached with it a photo he took with Sooyoung.
In the photo revealed, Kim SooRo dressed neatly in a grey suit with a bright smile on his face, showing his close friendship with Sooyoung. Sooyoung who was seen in a leather jacket, posed with a V-sign along with Kim SooRo, showing her mature-looking beauty and charm.
Netizens who saw the photo commented, “Both of them look like brothers and sisters”, “Indeed, Kim SooRo is a person who has many connections in the entertainment world”, “Can’t wait for the advertisement that features both of them”, etc.
Tiffany was moved to tears by Hyoyeon’s performance on MBC ‘Dancing With The Stars 2′
Last week, Tiffany visited Hyoyeon at the set of ‘Dancing With The Stars 2′ to cheer her on. Before the live performance, Tiffany, who went to meet up with Hyoyeon told the production staff, “I cried while watching Hyoyeon’s dance performance on TV”, indicating the huge effort that Hyoyeon has been putting in for the program.
In the upcoming episode, footages of Tiffany and Hyoyeon behind the stage will be revealed.
Tiffany said, “Hyoyeon is participating in ‘Dancing With The Stars 2′ recently. With her amazing dancing skills, it will be great if Hyoyeon could perform Rumba that matches well with our song.”
Be sure to catch Hyoyeon in MBC ‘Dancing With The Stars 2′ at 9.55pm KST on May 25th.