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The Jung sisters, Jessica of Girls’ Generation and her younger sister Krystal of f(x) recently graced the fashion magazine 1st Look with their pictorial shot in New York.
Several photos from the photo shoot were revealed on June 17th and the sisters showed off their captivating charms and fashionable sides in the streets of the American metropolitan.
The full pictorial will be available in the new issue of 1st Look magazine Vol. 70 to be released on June 19th.
Meanwhile, the Jung sisters are appearing in OnStyle’s weekly show ‘Jessica & Krystal’ every Tuesday night at 11pm KST.
In the latest issue of ‘First Look’ magazine, Hyoyeon was featured in an elegant and modern pictorial with black and white outfits that complements her gorgeous blonde hair well.
The concept of the photo shoot was ‘Rhythm Emotion’ and Hyoyeon, the runner up for MBC’s ‘Dancing with the Star 2′ posed in a chic and graceful manner with a variety of expressions to show off her excellent charisma.
Hyoyeon’s blonde hairstyle reminds one of Barbie dolls while her semi-smoky make up brings up her feminine and alluring charms, which captivates attention along with the unique outfits she wore.
On top of that, the cropped tops she wore in the pictorial showed off her solid abs and toned abdomen, which could have only come from rigorous exercises over time.
Meanwhile, Hyoyeon will be participating in Mnet’s ‘Dancing 9′ along with Yuri, Shinhwa’s Minwoo and other dance masters, which starts airing on July 20th.
This issue of ‘First Look’ will go on sale today (July 4th).
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Sooyoung thinks of herself as an easygoing woman.
As a member of Girls’ Generation and also an actress starring in tvN’s medical drama ‘The 3rd Hospital’, Sooyoung displayed her unique charms as a refined fashionista through a set of latest pictorials revealed in ‘First Look’ magazine on September 20th.
On the cover of the magazine, Sooyoung who transformed into Song JaIn’s J-Lite muse, posed with monotone natural items just like a professional model. Hot pants and the skinny-cut pants highlighted Sooyoung’s trademark flawless and beautiful legs even more.
At an interview carried out after the pictorial shoot, Sooyoung answered questions about being a woman and a human being as a whole. Sooyoung said, “I’m a very easygoing woman. I too want to make the other person as comfortable as I feel with him. I don’t like making people feel uncomfortable. I want to be a woman that someone can lean on. I’m surprisingly feminine. I make cupcakes and bake cookies. If I were to get married, I want to cut some fruits and take them to my husband’s office. I want to be proud and become a comfortable girlfriend to be with.”
Sooyoung, who usually has a good fashion sense, also commented, “I just like comfortable fashion. Recently, my motto is ‘Back to Basic’. White t-shirt and jeans to go with a pair of sneakers looks really great. Even before debut, I love Song JaIn seonsaengnim’s clothes and so, I often went to see her collections. Particularly, this cute teddy bear mark that represents Song JaIn Seonsaengnim’s environmental-friendly mindset. Her design looks like a rider jacket or biker pants. Since the material has been washed, it’s stylish and comfortable at the same time. If I were to mix and match the clothes to be worn just like the styling for today’s photoshoot, I think it should be good enough to wear only J-Lite’s clothes throughout the week.”
More photos of Sooyoung and her full interview are available on First Look Online and First Look Mobile.
Girls’ Generation’s Jessica was featured in the cover story ‘Break the ice’ in the December 2011 issue of the ’1st Look’ magazine. As a member in a team of nine, the girls are sharing one ninth of the role, unlike solo activities. It is also difficult for fans to hear detailed information about each of the members. This is exactly why Jessica, who stepped into the studio alone, dressed in casual blue jeans and T-shirt, looked delighted. This is one of the rare times fans and readers can have the full view of the charms that belong to her and only her, which may have been embedded and undiscovered in the group. She said, “I tend to not to speak a lot during interviews so instead, fans can happily take a closer look when there is individual interview.”
According to the information we are familiar with, she is usually known as the ‘Ice Princess’ – a nickname given based on her expressionless face and indifferent tone. Rumors and misunderstandings harassed her during the debut ages – impolite, bad character, being ostracized. Yet right now, isn’t she just a wounded girl, who transformed herself into a flowery girl with new characters, smiling brightly in the idol world?
“It wasn’t in my nature to express my emotions well. My expressions were similar whether I like it or not, but I was never angry or unhappy. But as I promoted together with Girls’ Generation, I gradually learnt to express myself more.”
Yet being the ‘Ice Princess’ still remains as a fact, for she is clear about her likes and dislikes, and at the same time, not easily swayed by emotions. “In fact I’m not unhappy about the nickname ‘Ice Princess’. Although it sounds arrogant and cold from a negative point of view, I think that a woman has to appear to be difficult to approach (laughs).”
Recently, Girls’ Generation was back to promotional activities with the album ‘The Boys’. The release of the album worldwide, not only in Korea but also in the whole of Asia and America, is a symbol of the full-scale bloom in Girls’ Generation’s career on the world stage.
“When the album was first released, we went to the US. A few days ago, we went to China. I came to this studio once I reached Korea. As our Asia tour is still on-going, we have been preparing for the tour and promoting the album at the same time.”
The famous song that Girls’ Generation is promoting is none other than ‘The Boys’ – a song composed by famous American composer Teddy Riley. Although titled as ‘The Boys’, this song expresses the power of Girls’ Generation in beating and conquering the world and this makes a complete transformation of Girls’ Generation from the lovely and bright girls to powerful young women.
“In fact, we were never afraid of the changes, and instead we are enjoying it. When we first heard the song, we were also shocked. However, we think that as Girls’ Generation gets more mature year by year, songs like this also suit us well. The thought itself of willing to win the race with a different image is already an accomplishment, isn’t it?”
It seems like only yesterday when the girls embarked on their journey boldly, dressed in cute uniforms. Girls’ Generation has gradually grown up into professionals with a large variety of images. Growing up together with Girls’ Generation, Jessica is turning 24 next year. It appears as an age with endless potential, perhaps an age when the world is worthy to be known.
“If I were not a member of Girls’ Generation, I would be studying as the average person. Recently, I admired friends who are studying as ordinary people. However, they also admire me for having a job and having some accomplishments while they are on their job search after graduation.”
Of course, as Girls’ Generation, or as Jessica, what she is accomplishing are not things ordinary people can think of. “To be frank, instead of planning big dreams for the future, I’m the type who is devoted to my current life. I aim at little goals in the coming days and accomplish them one by one. When Girls’ Generation first debuted, we also wanted to do well on the stage, hoping to achieve first position in music programmes, hoping to receive popular artist awards, hoping to receive daesang afterwards, and then advancing into overseas. It seems that we have come this far accomplishing them one by one, step by step.”
When asked where the end of ambition is, or where the limit of height one can rise to, they will answer in the point of view of a group. While for an individual named Jessica, shouldn’t we hear of her personal goals?
“Because I have a keen interest in fashion, I hope to work in the fashion business industry after studying more. Work like fashion photo shoot is also interesting. Seems that wearing clothes of various styles really helps in learning. Today, I also came with the hope to learn more. At the same time, it’s enjoyable that I can discover and express the various kinds of images inside me. I want to find enjoyments while experiencing new things in areas different from my daily work.”
As a public figure at such a young age, Jessica is also maintaining a perfect balance between work and her personal life. Jessica has a friend, whom she shares her personal and career stories with and gives advices to. This friend is none other than her sister Krystal, who is an active member of f(x).
“When I was young, I found younger sisters annoying (laughs). She was a dongsaeng (younger sister) who imitated my way of dressing and all my actions (laughs). Now, it seems that she is also learning a lot from what I am doing in my career. That’s why I have to behave cautiously, so that I can protect my dongsaeng and guide her. On the other hand, it is heartwarming as I can share experiences with her.”
Yet, Jessica does not only feel responsible for her dongsaeng. “Recently, fans who gained energy from Girls’ Generation’s promotional activities increased and I’m feeling very grateful for that. After meeting such fans and feeling the reality in person, I think that I must bear the responsibility by working harder.”
To Jessica, lying and rolling on bed on a holiday is the happiest thing. Her future plan is “a happy family”. Hoping to build a family at 25, it is definitely a matured dream for Jessica. However, since this is just an extreme personal plan, future with Girls’ Generation will still continue. “If Girls’ Generation is still together, can’t members find their own directions? In this way, members can release albums which they hoped for, while taking up new challenges in other areas like acting, variety shows and musical. I would also like to try acting if there is a chance.”
As Girls’ Generation becomes matured ladies, Jessica, who was once the cold Ice Princess, also started showing her wittiness. As I asked in an annoying way if Girls’ Generation can still continue being ‘Sonyeos’ in their mid 20s, ‘Ice Princess’ Jessica showed her real color, “Omo, unnie! Even so, we still have sonyeo sentiments in our hearts.” Suddenly, I was awakened as if a cold wind blew. How can a witty girl like her make me so relieved?
Credit: 1st Look December 2011 Issue
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