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The 2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards was held in Hong Kong on the evening of November 22nd and the event was graced by many Kpop stars as well as international celebrities such as Stevie Wonder, Paris Hilton, Ylvis and many more.
For the event, Girls’ Generation members Seohyun and Hyoyeon attended as representative of the group and they walked away with one of big awards of the night, which is the ‘Best Female Group’ award where they beat other girl groups such as 2NE1, Sistar, f(x) and 4Minute for it.
In her acceptance speech, Seohyun said, “Thank you for this meaningful and valuable award. It’s a pity that all nine of us couldn’t be here today but we support each other from the closest places to us, and become each others’ strength. I want to say thanks and love to the members and unnies who have come all this way together [with me].”
She also went on to thank their company, management and directors before Hyoyeon took over to give her thanks, “We’d also like to thank BeatBurger’s Jaewon, who has been like a real brother to us and our managers. And SONEs who love us from all over the world, thank you.”
Seohyun concluded the speech with, “Thank you to all the fans again who give us endless love and enable us to stand on such glittering stages.”
Congratulations, girls! You deserve it and we are very proud of you!
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In the second to last stop aboard the Soshi Express in 2013, we celebrate Miss Kim Hyoyeon’s birthday! The dorky, fun-loving, mischievous Hyoyeon is one of the laugh-inducing sources in the group and her one-of-a-kind personality and passionate attitude towards performing and dancing made her irreplaceable. Here’s 10 facts about Hyoyeon that you should know.
1. Kim Hyoyeon = Dancing Queen
You can’t call yourself a fan if you do not know that Hyoyeon is synonymous to a dance machine. She is THE dancing queen! If her series of dance performances on ‘Dancing with the Stars 2′ aren’t enough to convince you, I’m sure the hundreds or even thousands of videos in Youtube of her dancing will do the trick.
2. She rocks boy groups’ dances too!
Not only does she do well in various dances (pop, hip hop, dancesport, etc), she can very well beat boy groups at their own dances too! Check out this candid clip of her dancing to EXO’s ‘Growl’ during a broadcast radio show recently.
3. She’s athletic!
Look at her running and winning the race, leaving her group members in the dust without breaking a sweat! It is no wonder that Girls’ Generation members picked her as one of the most athletic in the group. Go Hyoyeon!
4. She has abs!
Anyone who has tried working out will know how hard it is to develop abs. Hyoyeon’s enviable abs only goes to show the hard work she has been putting in for practices and work outs over the years!
5. She’s a prankster and a troll!
Always the mood-maker in the group, she brings lots of laughter and energy with her trolling and pranks, often joined by her fellow chodings.
6. She’s funny!
She goes all out to be funny to the amazement and sometimes, horror of her group members! But no one can resist Hyoyeon’s humour (and crazy antics)! You’re the best!
7. She’s good with animals!
Well, in this case, she’s getting friendly with a donkey without a fear and what does donkey remind you of? Princess Fiona, of course! (Watch Intimate Note if you have no idea. Intimate Note is one of the most hilarious variety shows Girls’ Generation has ever taken part in!)
8. She’s violent!
Oh my god, what are you doing to your manager, Hyoyeon?
9. She’s not afraid to voice her thoughts!
Check out the video at 0:07 when Hyoyeon pointed out Yuri’s horrible singing!
10. She’s a gorgeous blonde!
Not everyone can pull off the blonde look but Hyoyeon managed to and she looks jaw-droppingly, knock-your-socks-off gorgeous!
11. She’s sexy too!
Okay, so she can be sexy in more ways than one without revealing much skin.
12. She has the most precious, heart-melting million-dollar smile
But of course, this hardly covers the tip of the iceberg to the wonderful person that is Kim Hyoyeon. And words will never be enough to describe this special and wonderful Dancing Queen and sunshine, who brightens up our lives.
With this, we wish Hyoyeon a very happy birthday!
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It appears as though more and more Girls’ Generation members are getting their own personal SNS! After Taeyeon, Hyoyeon and Yuri on Instagram and Jessica on Weibo, Sunny became the next member to have not one, but two SNS accounts!
The Instagram account (svnnynight) became official the moment fellow member Taeyeon followed her, which led to the joy and cheers of fans worldwide, now that they will get to be closer to another of their idol. On top of that, her Twitter account Sunnyday515 was also revealed on the same day!
To kickstart her account, Sunny posted a beautiful unseen selca with the message “안녕?!..나야*^^* Hiiiiiiiii first post!!!”
So far, fans have been entertained and amused by the variety of photos and updates the other four girls have posted on their SNS accounts, which ranged from the beautiful selcas to the dorky selcas to their pets and things they see and do in their travels.
Perhaps we will see more SNS accounts from the other members in the near future too? I know I for one will be utmostly delighted, won’t you?
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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Yuri, Hyoyeon and Shinhwa’s Lee Minwoo will be appearing on Mnet’s new survival dancing show ‘Dancing 9′ as Kpop dance masters, which starts airing on July 20th.
Yuri and Hyoyeon, the dancing queens of Girls’ Generation, as well as Lee Minwoo, a member of the legendary boy band Shinhwa, which made their debut 15 years ago, will be sharing their experiences and coaching the contestants of the new reality programme along with other dance celebrities.
The duo from Girls’ Generation, who had witnessed the spread of Kpop and its dances through their tours and performances worldwide said that they truly felt the powerful impact of dances. Through the show, Hyoyeon and Yuri would like to take the opportunity to share their experiences as part of a performing group and their skills in addition to things like fashion and trend. In the interview, they also said that they will to help contestants who are trying to make a name for themselves with dancing.
Yuri and Hyoyeon always amaze with their dancing skills and the latter came in as runner-up in dancing reality show ‘Dancing with the Stars 2′ so their participation in ‘Dancing 9′ is hugely anticipated.
‘Dancing 9′, the new-concept dance survival programme will include various dances including contemporary dance, dance sports, jazz, street, Kpop dances and more. A total of 500 million won in prize is up for grabs in the dance competition.
‘Dancing 9′ will start on July 20th at 11 pm KST.
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Fans and viewers will be treated to another spectacular performance by dancing queen Hyoyeon soon!
After coming in as a runner-up on last year’s second season of ‘Dancing with the Stars’, Hyoyeon will be making a comeback on the show for a special stage! This special performance will air on Friday night, May 3rd, at 10 pm KST.
For the special stage, according to the producers, she will start off with some choreography from Michael Jackson’s hit songs before performing the colourful and diverse dance of cha-cha-cha and rumba, plus new outfits and images to match the performance. They also praised Hyoyeon for her dance skills, which apparently haven’t gone to rust.
Without a doubt, it will be another spectacular and dazzling dance performance by Hyoyeon. Don’t forget to catch it on MBC’s ‘Dancing with the Stars 3′ on May 3rd!
Hyoyeon becomes the first cover girl of newly-launched beauty fashion book, ’0/1 creativebook (Zero One creativebook)’!
In the first issue of the book, Hyoyeon is the only celebrity selected to model for the fashion book, an indication of her popularity in the fashion world.
Through the pictorials with the themes ‘Independent’ and ‘Renew’, Hyoyeon captures the attention of the people in the fashion industry with her onstage-like dynamic and charismatic appearance as well as her various feminine and attractive charms.
In addition to that, Hyoyeon adapted perfectly to the black costumes, which adds to the overall feel of the pictorials with her expressions and matching poses in each of the photos.
Through the first issue of ’0/1 creativebook’ which will be published soon, Hyoyeon’s new transformation and various appearances can be seen on the cover, as well as 18-page pictorials included in the book.
Meanwhile, there is a great interest towards Hyoyeon’s participation in ‘MAXSTEP’, a song included in the SM Entertainment – Hyundai Motors collaboration album ‘PYL Younique Album’, which will be released on October 31st along with the highly-anticipated music video.
Jessica, Hyoyeon and other SM Entertainment artists to participate in Hyundai Motors’ collaboration album!October 16, 2012
An album from the collaboration between SM Entertainment and Hyundai Motors will be released soon. As this is the first time an entertainment company and a domestic motor company are co-producing and releasing albums, the effect of the great synergy between the two companies are expected.
The album, specially produced for Hyundai’s PYL (Premium Younique Lifestyle) customers, will see participation from SM Entertainment artists such as BoA and Jessica, along with Hyoyeon, Super Junior’s EunHyuk, SHINee’s Taemin, Super Junior-M’s Henry, EXO’s Kai and Luhan.
The album consists of three songs of Electronic Pop and Dubstep genres and through these songs, the special characteristics of each cars are being expressed. The songs will be released starting October 16th. The very first song to be introduced is BoA’s ‘Lookin”, an electronic pop song, the theme for the i40 car model. On October 18th, the theme for i30, ‘My Lifestyle’ sung by Jessica will be released.
Meanwhile, more than 1,000 customers have been invited to attend the PYL Younique Show, which will be held at Central City Millennium Hall in Seocho-gu on October 17th at 8pm KST. BoA and Jessica will be attending this event.
Scores of new groups debut every year, their members becoming increasingly young and often thrust into the judgmental, volatile and deeply exhausting world of the entertainment industry with as little as a year of formal training. Kim Hyoyeon – dancer, singer, mood-maker, mother and member of Girls’ Generation pushed herself through 6 years of training after being casted by SM in 2000 before debuting together with her 8 other members who first became her friends, and then the closest family she would have after her own in Incheon, South Korea. For 6 years Hyoyeon trained while juggling school work, driven by her passion for dance and the sincere hope that at the very least, she’d be able to debut.
“It doesn’t matter where I stand; whether at the front or at the back, in the middle or at the side. As long as I can get on stage and do what I love, that’s enough for me.”
Those were the words of a woman who would later become part of one of the biggest driving forces behind the Hallyu wave; who would later dazzle and mesmerize with solo performances of her own during Girls’ Generation’s solo concerts across Asia – right in the middle of her own special stage. And when she’s on it, she shines with pure joy; her excitement transmitted to the audience through eyes filled with a deep sense of belonging. Did she think she would’ve gotten this far? Perhaps not, but the present reality is too powerful to deny: she is part of a Korean icon, whose stellar success can only be called unprecedented.
Despite all her success as a member of Girls’ Generation, Hyoyeon remains humble at heart, aspiring to marry early and placing priority upon starting a family, into which she could place the same passion, devotion and love she has unceasingly dedicated to her work. And when her kids question her about her past, she would tell them with utmost pride:
“I wouldn’t feel embarrassed about being a Girls’ Generation member. For me, I think I would feel proud thinking ‘I was in Girls’ Generation’. These days too I always think, when I have kids, I’ll show them my videos proudly and say, ‘This was your mom! The person with her bangs waving around prettily, that’s your mom!’”
Girls’ Generation’s Hyoyeon: Aspiring mother
Behind Hyoyeon’s charming smile and witty jokes burns a passionate desire and love for dancing. There are many things that define Kim Hyoyeon, but her love for dancing is what truly sets her apart from the rest, and is the language she speaks when she steps on a stage to perform. Between the lines of her earth-shattering popping, fluid waving and precise locking, we catch glimpses into who Kim Hyoyeon really is – what defines her as a person and as a professional entertainer, and what gives her the strength and resolve to push harder in achieving her dreams.
Recently, Hyoyeon was given the opportunity to participate in the second season of ‘Dancing With The Stars’, where she and her partner Hyungseok dazzled the judges and audience week after week with their stunningly precise and breathtaking synchronized routines to the tunes of the rhythmic Cha-cha and the flamboyant Paso Doble. Hyoyeon has a reputation for being underappreciated and underrated, with the rest of the members usually being preferred for opportunities such as DJing, emceeing and acting. DTWS2 was her chance to shine; to show that she truly had what it took to accomplish something extraordinary on her own, without the fans’ and critics’ biases toward other members to carry her through.
But this opportunity was also her biggest challenge yet. Despite her inexperience with ballroom dancing, which was in great contrast to her Hip-Hop background, Hyoyeon worked extra hard with the help of her partner, practicing through the night to prepare for the show despite having endured tiring, day-long schedules just before. That Hyoyeon was able to beam with such energy and smile so brightly for the cameras despite having survived upon little to no sleep was really nothing new – it was just another day as a member of Girls’ Generation; proof of their professionalism and sheer determination.
A day before the finals, Hyoyeon proceeded straight to practice after returning from an overseas concert at 2am, pushing through to 5am before allowing herself to rest. That the duo was able to produce such rich and impressive routines and be on par with professional dancers who have had extensive experience in ballroom dancing is testament to Hyoyeon’s unwavering passion, fighting spirit and dedication to her work, and humility in accepting that she was striving to master something new to her, and the only way she could do that was to work hard and depend on the help of her partner, Hyungseok. Through it all, through the few hours of sleep and punishing practice schedules on top of those she’d had to attend with Girls’ Generation, Kim Hyoyeon had truly made a name for herself in the industry as not only a talented dancer, but as someone with impeccable work ethic and who repeatedly pushed herself beyond her physical limits in pursuit of the greater dream. She hadn’t participated in DWTS2 as an idol – but as a dancer.
In an interview with Osen, the producer of ‘Dancing with the Stars 2′ revealed, “Hyoyeon is a person who changed my perception of idols. She’s working hard despite her ridiculous schedule. It made me think, ‘They are Girls’ Generation because they work so hard.’ (Translator’s note: the producer is saying that Hyoyeon lives up to Girls’ Generation’s reputation for always working hard.) Not only is she good at dancing, but she really is respectful to her seniors and livens up the atmosphere on the set.”
Ballroom dancer Hyoyeon: a new dimension to her phenomenal Hip-Hop background
Aside from DWTS2, Hyoyeon is also a permanent member of the ‘Invincible Youth 2′ cast, where idols experience the simple, back-breaking life of farming and living away from the city. Despite the tiring work and sometimes less-than-appealing activities, it is clear that Hyoyeon puts her best into everything, right down to smiling for the camera and having fun while her hair soaks up the same mud that the rest of her body is caked in, as she reaches down into the ground to catch octopi.
But beyond the stage and the powerful dance moves, beyond the practiced smiles and careful words as the world watches on, when everything is said and done and the girls retire to their homes or the dorm and remove the glitzy clothes and heavy makeup, Kim Hyoyeon becomes the group’s mother. She cooks and cleans, trying to live what passes for a normal life in relative solitude, before they are once again thrust out into the real world to do what they do best: to win over the hearts and minds of people across the planet with sincere words, pure hard work and love for the very people who claim to hate them – and they’re getting better at it every day.
Despite her success and how far she has come all these years, Hyoyeon remains true to her dream, clutching it close to her heart to remind herself of what is, what was, and what is to come, just like how she did during her trainee days as she wondered if she would ever follow in her seniors’ footsteps and earn the right to debut. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
The next time we fall down in the pursuit of the things we love and wonder if getting back up again is worth all the pain and hardship; the time and uncertainty, we need only remember Kim Hyoyeon’s deep-seated passion to fulfill her dreams and her sprightly zest for life, and realize that if we can find it in ourselves to put in the same dedication and determination, we will one day be standing in her position: at the halfway point of the mountain of life, looking down at all the things we once thought were impossible, but have now achieved.
The nickname ‘Hyoraengi’ suits her well – beneath the disarming smiles is a tiger with intense fighting spirit.
Happy birthday, Kim Hyoyeon. You continue to inspire us every day as a fighter and a dreamer who not just sits down and envisions the future you’d love to have, but who never stops chasing after it, reaching out with outstretched arms toward the dreams that with each passing day become part of your reality. Never stop dreaming. Never stop fighting. And most importantly, never stop loving.
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