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Girls’ Generation’s members take on the ALS ice bucket challenge!

August 21, 2014

Guess who was the first Girls’ Generation member to take up the ALS ice bucket challenge? It was Sooyoung!

Sooyoung was nominated by actor Yang Dong Geun and during her weekly Midnight TV Entertainment recording a couple of days ago, she sportingly agreed to do it.

True to her words, Sooyoung did the challenge today and uploaded the videos to her Instagram. She uploaded not one but seven videos for her challenge because she took the time to explain the cause and how to donate to the cause before carrying out the challenge!

The ice bucket challenge went viral on social media recently and many big names and celebrities have attempted it to raise awareness to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, a motor neuron disease where patients’ muscles become progressive weak due to muscle atrophy and patients may ultimately lose the ability to control all voluntary movements.

According to the ALS Association, the ice bucket challenge has resulted in $31.5 million in donations as compared to $1.9 million during the same time period last year (July 29 to August 20).

Some of the big names who have attempted the challenge are former US President George Bush, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Tom Cruise, Taylor Swift, David Beckham, Oprah Winfrey while the viral awareness activity are rapidly spreading throughout the Korean showbiz too with names like Running Man members Yoo Jaesuk, Kim Jongkook, HaHa, Gary and Lee Kwangsoo, BoA, Jo Insung, Super Junior members like Heechul, Donghae, Eunhyuk and more, Choo Sunghoon, Brian Joo, f(x)’s Amber and the list goes on!

Other Girls’ Generation members like Yuri, Sunny and Hyoyeon have also been nominated for the ice bucket challenge. Perhaps they will be next in line after Sooyoung kicked off the challenge for the group.

Credit: ALS Association, Sooyoung’s Instagram,

Update 1: Hyoyeon steps up for the challenge!

Next to take on the ice bucket challenge is none other than Hyoyeon!

In videos uploaded to her Instagram, Hyoyeon was seen drenched by friends including f(x)’s Amber, Miss A’s Min and many more!

She also nominated three people for the ice bucket challenge, namely SHINee’s Jonghyun, actor Chun Jungmyung and guess who? Lee Sooman, the founding chairman of SM Entertainment!

Credit: Hyoyeon’s Instagram,

Update 2: Yuri completes the ice bucket challenge!

Yuri became the third Girls’ Generation member to complete to ice bucket challenge to raise awareness for the ALS disease!

As part of the ice bucket challenge, Yuri also nominated actress Jeon Hyebin, entertainer Yoo Seyoon and her brother to take on the challenge next!


Update 3: Sunny fulfils her promise!

Sunny promised to do the ALS ice bucket challenge during her radio show and she fulfilled her promise today!

In the video uploaded to the official SMTOWN YouTube account, Sunny was drenched by the two Girls’ Generation managers!

Sunny nominated the MBC Radio Bureau director, actor Shin Sungwoo and television show host and comedian Shin Dongyup to take up the ice bucket challenge!


Update 4: Yoona completes the ALS ice bucket challenge!

Yoona is the next Girls’ Generation member to do the ALS ice bucket challenge after she was nominated by fellow labelmate EXO’s Sehun!

Yoona nominated actors Lee Minho, Kim Sooro and actress Kim Taehee.


Sooyoung, the next member to start connecting with fans through Instagram!

February 15, 2014

SONEs received a very special belated Valentine’s Day present today, in the form of Sooyoung’s Instagram account!

Sooyoung’s Instagram was first announced on Hyoyeon’s Instagram update when she welcomed her fellow member to the world of Instagram with a selca of the both of them.

Sooyoung has since posted one photo to the account and I am sure that we can look forward to more in the future!

With Sooyoung’s new Instagram account, this marks the seventh Girls’ Generation member who has a publicly-known social networking account on either Instagram, Weibo and Twitter.

Yoona and Tiffany-ah, when’s your turns? We’ll be waiting patiently until that day comes :)

Meanwhile, the girls are performing for the Macau leg of their world tour today at the Cotai Arena.

Happy Birthday, Sooyoung!

February 9, 2014

While some of us are busy with Lunar New Year and the upcoming Valentine’s Day, another special day has crept up to us and it is a day to be celebrated with much joy and happiness. February 10th, a special someone’s birthday and that special someone is no other than our dear and beloved Sooyoung.

Sooyoung, what are the first thoughts that come to mind when you think of her?

Her bright and cheerful personality? The light-up-your-day smile? Or that towering height and supermodel proportions?

To me, it is her heart of gold. Despite having packed schedules as a member of Korea’s top girl group Girls’ Generation, Sooyoung always found time to give back to society. Be it the ongoing Korea Retinitis Pigmentosa Society or the UNICEF Korea’s Santa Campaign last year, Sooyoung always had it in her heart to help others.

Besides the charities, she is always very thoughtful and caring too. She never forgot to thank fans for their support and also for every award they win. One way or another, she will thank the fans and her loved ones.

Her thoughtfulness extended further than just awards and charities. She always made sure to send her best wishes during major occasions like Chuseok or even taking the time to wish students good luck for their major examinations.

2013 was also a meaningful year for Actress Sooyoung. For the first time, she played the female lead of a drama for ‘Dating Agency: Cyrano’. It was a captivating and fun drama; Sooyoung’s acting was so natural for her character and it was really endearing to watch her having fun in her role.

Other than her drama, Sooyoung was also active as an emcee. She was one of the co-hosts for the long-running SBS Midnight TV Entertainment. of which she also received recognition for at the SBS Entertainment Awards where she received the ‘MC Newcomer Award’. Besides that, Sooyoung also took up the MC roles for various big events such as the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival and the 2013 Women’s Film Festival.

With her model-like proportions and height, it was no wonder that Sooyoung frequently chosen for magazine photo shoots as well as fashion events including that of big brands like Burberry. Her impeccable fashion sense was also acknowledge at the 2013 Style Icon Awards where she received the ‘Best K-Style Award’.

2013 was a good year for Sooyoung and hopefully 2014 will be a better one especially since it kicked off with her good news in the beginning of the year. As always, we as fans, would like to wish Sooyoung a happy birthday!

Have a happy and healthy year ahead. Stay true to who you are, food lover, prankster and all, and we will wish for your happiness always.

Happy Birthday, Sooyoung!

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Girls’ Generation wins at the 28th Golden Disk Awards!

January 16, 2014

The 28th Golden Disk Awards was held at the Grand Peace Palace at Kyung Hee University on 16th January 2014 and Girls’ Generation walked away with two awards, namely the ‘Digital Popularity Award’ and the ‘Golden Disk Bonsang’!

Meanwhile, Taeyeon and Tiffany were the emcees for the second half of the show along with Oh Sangjin. They received the ‘Digital Popularity Award’ during the first half before starting their emcee duties.

Girls’ Generation were announced one of the winners of the ‘Golden Disk Bonsang’ during the second half and it was a big surprise when two other members Yuri and Sooyoung appeared to receive the award!

Check out their acceptance speech as well as the girls’ cute interactions on stage.

Besides that, their juniors f(x) also performed Girls’ Generation’s hit song ‘The Boys’ during the Golden Disk Awards.

Girls’ Generation has won several major awards from the Golden Disk Awards, including the Daesang hat-trick from 2009, 2010 and 2011 where they won the Digital Daesang for ‘Gee’ in 2009, Disk Daesang with ‘Oh!’ in 2010 and Digital Daesang for ‘The Boys’ in 2012.

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Girls’ Generation thanks fans for the win in YouTube Music Awards!

November 4, 2013

After Tiffany accepted the ‘Video of the Year’ award on behalf of Girls’ Generation at the YouTube Music Awards today, Girls’ Generation members took to their social networking accounts as well as the Girls’ Generation official account to express their gratitude to fans, who voted continuously for almost two weeks.

Taeyeon posted on her Instagram account:

[TRANSLATION] Girls’ Generation was able to receive the ‘Video of the Year’ award at the YouTube Music Awards!! kkya! Thank you so much to the many people who shared the video for days, and, as expected, SONEs are worldwide. SONEs who always make us move! And all the people who worked hard for the music video, thank you very very much. #ytma #IAmGirlsGeneration

Meanwhile, Sunny posted on Twitter:

Thank you!!!! SONE jjang (the best)♥ Thank you #sone♥ you guys are BEST!!!!! “@YouTube: VIDEO OF THE YEAR: “I Got a Boy” by Girls’ Generation #YTMA”

Yuri also wrote her message in English in Instagram:

today is a celebration for all our 소원s around the world! it feels like a dream come true..this will forever be a UNFORGETTABLE DAY!! thanku♥

Besides that, Sooyoung left her message on Girls’ Generation’s official website:

[TRANSLATION] Thank you for presenting us with a heart-felt day^^♥
Thanks to you, Soshi never feels lonely..hehe
Thanks to SONE, we’ve added on another proud title!!
I couldn’t be happier…^^

Once again
thank u so much for all your support and love^-^♥

Right now is Girls’ Generation!!

And finally, maknae Seohyun also left her messages, twice on Twitter and on the official website.

In her second tweet in English, she said:

Thank you again to our amazing fans all over the world who voted for GG to win a YTMA for “I Got a Boy”! love u guys❤

Congratulations again, girls! You deserved the award! And to SONEs, everyone did a great job!

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Sooyoung shows off her retro charms in W Korea!

September 24, 2013

Sooyoung showed off her charms once again when she took part in a pictorial for fashion magazine W Korea in collaboration with the brand N ° 21 X g-cut and the photos from the pictorial was released today, September 24th.

In the magazine pictorial, Sooyoung was seen with wavy long brown hair and fringe to give off a retro concept along with the new clothes collection from the brand, which was natural and feminine with lace and embroidery to bring out Sooyoung’s charms. Check out the behind the scene video clip of the photo shoot here!

This pictorial with Sooyoung, one of the hottest fashion icon, will be included in the October issue of the W Korea magazine, which will be available at most newsstands and book stores soon.

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Seohyun and Sooyoung attend fansign event for Tommy Hilfiger Denim

July 28, 2013

Seohyun and Sooyoung attended a fansigning event for Tommy Hilfiger Denim at Hyundai Department Store in Samsung-dong, Seoul at 3pm on July 28th.

For the event today, the first 100 customers who purchased products from the brand were given the opportunity to attend the fansign event with Seohyun and Sooyoung.

The duo were chosen as muses for the brand a few months ago and they collaborated for a photo shoot in the May 2013 issue of High Cut magazine. Seohyun and Sooyoung also attended a fansign event for the brand back in April as well as making an appearance in the brand’s launching event in May.

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Sooyoung attends fan signing event for Double M!

July 23, 2013

Sooyoung attended a fan signing event for Double M, the brand for which she was selected as their first muse, at the Yeongdeungpo branch of Lotte Department Store at 6pm KST on July 23rd.

Sooyoung attended the fansign event with a white blouse, brown skirt and heels, which showed off her graceful beauty and mannequin-like long legs.

Previously, Sooyoung has also attended several fan signing events for Double M back in February and April this year.

Meanwhile, Sooyoung’s drama ‘Dating Agency: Cyrano’, where she played the youthful and outgoing main female lead Gong Minyoung, has also successfully finished airing since last week and the drama received good responses among fans and viewers alike.

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Sooyoung to host the opening ceremony of ‘Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival’ with Shin Hyunjoon!

July 16, 2013

Sooyoung and actor Shin Hyunjoon have been chosen to host the 17th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival’s opening ceremony, which is scheduled at 6pm on July 18th.

The duo were chosen as hosts for the event due to their roles as MCs for two domestic weekly entertainment news programmes, namely KBS 2TV’s ‘Entertainment Weekly’ and SBS’s ‘Midnight TV Entertainment’.

The Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, an international annual event, will take place in the city of Bucheon, Gyeonggi Province from this coming July 18th to 28th.

This year, a total of 219 films from 40 different countries have been selected and most of these will be world premieres. The animated film ‘The Congress’ by director Ari Folman has been chosen as the opening film for the festival. Besides that, festival goers will be delighted to know that the opening of subway line 7 this year has made all major sites for the film festival within minutes from the exits.