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Yuri and Yoona nominated in the 50th Baeksang Art Awards!

April 28, 2014

Yuri and Yoona are both nominated in the 50th Baeksang Arts Awards, an annual awards ceremony held to honour outstanding achievements in Korean films, television and theater.

Yuri and Yoona are nominated in the ‘Most Popular Actress Award’ for the movie and television series categories respectively, Yuri for her role in movie ‘No Breathing’ and Yoona for her role in the drama ‘Prime Minister and I’.

The 50th Baeksang Arts Awards will be held on May 27th at Kyung Hee University’s Grand Peace Palace.

Previously, Yuri won the ‘Most Popular Actress Award’ in the television series category of the 49th Baeksang Arts Award held last year for her role of Choi Anna in SBS’s ‘Fashion King’.

Credit: Baeksang Arts Awards official website

Yuri and Yoona featured in breathtaking pictorial for High Cut magazine!

July 3, 2013

Yuri and Yoona are featured in a breathtaking pictorial in the latest High Cut magazine, to be released on July 4th.

In the series of photos unveiled, the duo showed off their respective innocent and sexy charms while adorning the latest luxury jewellery from Bulgari’s ‘B.zero1′ collection.

Meanwhile, in the interview conducted with the magazine, Yuri and Yoona also talked about acting as well as Yuri’s role in her first movie ‘No Breathing’ alongside Lee Jongsuk and Seo Inguk, where she has to learn to play the guitar.

Check out the rest of the photos and interview in High Cut issue 105 when it is released in a few days on July 4th.

Credit: + High Cut

The Four Seasons of Im Yoona

May 29, 2013

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm’d;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander’st in his shade…

- An excerpt from William Shakespeare’s ‘Sonnet 18′

So, what’s with the sudden sonnet, you ask? Instead of writing the typical birthday tribute, I thought of writing it with a theme instead. Somehow, the sonnet was the first thing that came to mind when I thought of comparing Yoona to the four seasons. I guess those English literature lessons finally came to good use.

As we approach the end of May, we are stepping into the warm and humid summer season (in temperate countries anyway). So how do we liken our dear Yoona to summer? Good ol’ Willie put it in a wonderful way. Certainly, Yoona is more lovely and constant than a hot and sometimes stormy summer’s day. Like the contents of the sonnet, everything beautiful will gradually lose its beauty but strangely, the youth and beauty we see in Yoona never did fade. Instead, she somehow managed to continue keeping us in awe by getting more and more beautiful (if not goddess-like) throughout the years.

Like summer, Yoona always continues to amaze us with her bright and cheerful personality, not to mention that smile that brightens up your day, however bad it has been. She is one of those kind of unforgettable people that you will always remember once you have met her. She was one of the first members of Girls’ Generation that I got to know and there were no turning back ever since, because she and the rest of the group are like magnets pulling you in with their unwavering and passionate performances as well as their sometimes quirky and dorky personalities. And besides that, summer is the season to be outdoors, to embrace the sun and enjoy doing things you couldn’t in other cooler seasons. Perhaps that was why the outdoor wear company chose Yoona as their model – because of her charming and outgoing personality that fitted so well with the outdoors and nature.

After summer, we will witness the weather turning cooler and leaves starting to turn to a shade of crimson and brown before they start to fall and glide gently off the trees, often providing a beautiful scene to behold. It is autumn and it is a beautiful and melancholic but somewhat romantic season. The gentle breeze in autumn takes the humidity and heat off summer. Like scenic autumn, Yoona is often seen with a certain air of grace and poise except when she’s goofing off when the rest of the group or when she is laughing her head off (just metaphorically of course). She is the epitome of beauty and elegance when she needed to be, such as during important events or award ceremonies.

Other than the vibrant colours of nature, autumn also gives off a comfortable and cozy atmosphere; it is neither too cold or too warm to stay outdoors and it is the perfect setting for a walk in the park or just a stroll in the city. The same goes for Yoona. Despite being a huge star in Korea and everywhere else, she doesn’t give off a cold or diva-like feeling; she always seemed to be nice and friendly to people around her, be it fans or staff.

Now that we’re done with my favourite season of the year, we come to the chilling winter, which can get unforgivably cold in the early months of the year. While Yoona isn’t the ‘Ice Princess’ of the group, she has shown that she could pull off the cold image if she wanted to, such as in some photo shoots she has done over the years. It would be refreshing if she could challenge a cold character as an actress as it would be a huge contrast with her usually warmn and friendly image on and off dramas.

However, for most parts, Yoona is like the warmth that we seek in the middle of winter. Her cute and cheerful personality melts the coldest of hearts and that was probably how she won the affection and love from so many fans from all over the world. Also, winter is where the jolly season of Christmas falls and it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that Yoona and the rest of Girls’ Generation is perhaps the best gift we have ever received in our lives. Can you imagine how life would be if we never got to know them? No? Me neither.

And finally, spring – the season for love, the beautiful season for blooming flowers and chirping birds. Like spring, Yoona is always refreshing and you really can’t help but love her when you see the perfection that she is and that doesn’t change over the years. Whoever your biases are, you can’t deny that you will always have a soft spot for Yoona because she is that special. And spring, you know what people always says about it – it’s spring so love is in the air! Having always making an appearance on polls that go along the lines of celebrities you would want as your first love or celebrities you would want to date, I guess it is no surprise that people loves Yoona and there’s just no reason not to. She makes you feel like falling in love again and I guess that’s what spring is about too.

One of the highlights of spring is the blooming of the flowers to signal the end of winter, the end of the cold and the emptiness in nature while all goes to rest. It certainly wouldn’t be too much to say that Yoona has bloomed into one of the prettiest people I have ever seen. Her photos as a child and teenager were often shared whenever topics of celebrities’ younger days were brought up. She hasn’t changed much (you can tell it’s Yoona from the first glance at her younger self) and yet she managed to get more and more beautiful by day. Beauty isn’t just skin-deep though; the beauty of her heart and personality somehow manages to radiate on her person and made her perfect, or as close to perfection as anyone can get.

Spring gives off the happy and pleasant feeling – the same could be said about Yoona. She makes one feel like they are walking and bouncing with light steps; she makes one feel so dizzingly-happy like they could sing and dance in the streets accompanied by the spring air and the fragrance of blossoming flowers.

While words and photos aren’t enough to describe how lovely and wonderful Yoona is, we would like to take this opportunity to wish Yoona a very happy birthday! Be yourself always because we love you for who you are. Smile and take care always because we are always here for you. Now, enjoy your day and have a great year ahead!

Photo credits:, Eider,, Newsen, Innisfree

Want to shoot a CF with YoonA? You can now!

October 22, 2012

A mobile application that enables phone users to shoot CF with YoonA was released recently. As the title ‘Shoot CF with YoonA’ suggests, the application was launched to promote Innisfree’s ‘Forest for Men’ line of products and ‘transforms’ users into the main character to shoot the CF alongside YoonA.

In the application, YoonA dances cutely and transformed into an interviewer as well as a photographer, showing her different kinds of charms. There are a total of three episodes of CFs in the application for users to enjoy – the dance, interview and photographer episodes.

When a user select the version that he/she likes and starts shooting, the ‘direct’ interaction with YoonA gives an impression to the user that he/she is filming the CF on the set. In addition to that, at the end of the CF, YoonA will be spraying the ‘Forest for Men’ Skin Mist, applying the ‘Forest for Men’ Handsome BB Cream and Moisturizing Cream on the user virtually, adding even more fun to the newly-launched application.

On the application, YoonA said, “It’s a pity that I’m not able to meet up with the fans as often due to my busy schedules but through Innisfree’s fun application, I’m happy to be able to interact with domestic and overseas fans. Particularly, through this application, the fans could become the main character of the CFs and I’m really looking forward to see new and interesting videos soon.”

Meanwhile, Innisfree’s ‘Shoot CF With YoonA’ application is available in Apple iOS and Android versions and can be downloaded through the Apple Appstore and Google Play respectively.


YoonA stuns in elegant pictorials for ‘Harper’s Bazaar’!

October 10, 2012

A set of pictorials featuring YoonA’s new look was revealed.

In the October issue of fashion magazine ‘Harper’s Bazaar’, YoonA’s feminine and fashionable charm has captured the attention of both fans and people in the fashion world.

In the pictorials, YoonA was seen in black outfits and in each of the photos, her expressions and poses match the concept and outfits, taking the elegance of the pictorials to a whole new level.

In the interview carried out during the pictorial shoot, YoonA revealed some behind stories as the main female lead in the drama ‘Love Rain’ and also her honest feelings being as an actress.


Yoona and Lee Minho come together again for Eider!

August 29, 2012

Lee Minho and Yoona’s couple photos for outdoor brand Eider has been revealed.

Autumn and winter-themed photos of Yoona and Lee Minho for Eider, were revealed on August 29th. In the photos, they look natural and close as a couple. Besides that, the clothes they wore consists of functionality and designs that made it look like fashionable everyday clothes instead of the typical outdoor wear.

Kim YeonHee, a representative of the brand, stated, “Recently, the outdoor products emphasize on naturality because the products are not only used during hiking but also for many other leisure activities. Eider is expecting to receive a good result through our reasonable cost, trendy design, and luxurious colors.”

The netizens who came upon the photos exclaimed “Is there any other couples like Lee Minho and Yoona?”, “Lee Minho and Yoona. They are really handsome and  pretty”, “Lee Minho and Yoona looks good together.”

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SM family reveals close relationship again!

August 23, 2012

The family-like close relationship of SM Entertainment’s artists were shown once again!

SM’s choreographer and performance director, Shim Jaewon uploaded a photo on his Twitter account on August 22nd with a message that read, “I hope the people I love will be happy forever. SMTOWN concert rehearsal.”

The photo was taken during the rehearsal of the ‘SMTOWN Live World Tour III’ concert, which was held last Saturday on August 18th and the photo was taken with SHINee’s Taemin and Key, Girls’ Generation’s Hyoyeon and Yoona, and also TVXQ’s U-Know Yunho.

The photo also showed the close relationship of SM Entertainment’s artists as they posed with smiles, clearly showing their affections to one another by standing close without any hesitation. In the center, Hyoyeon was seen with Key and Yunho hunched closely while Yoona was seen leaning near Yunho.

Meanwhile, the ‘SMTOWN Live World Tour’ concert was concluded successfully with performances by actor Kim Minjong, singer BoA, f(x), Girls’ Generation, SHINee, TVXQ, Super Junior and more.

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YoonA in black and white

July 23, 2012

YoonA’s captivating femme fatale charm was revealed by photographer Oh JoongSuk on July 23rd via Twitter. The photographer posted an update on his personal Twitter account, “YoonA’s photos” and attached a link to a set of unrevealed black and white photos of YoonA.

In the photos revealed, YoonA who has long hair with bangs was seen posing while lying on a sofa. Dressed in a one-piece dress, YoonA whose flawless ‘S-line’ was emphasized through her poses, flaunted her captivating and sexy charm. The black and white effect added some mysterious feel to the photos.

Netizens who saw the photos commented, “She looks like a living doll”, “She looks like an actress in a black and white movie”, etc.


YoonA is all dressed up for a vacation

July 17, 2012

On July 17th, a set of pictorials that features YoonA’s ‘vacation-look’ for outdoor clothing brand, Eider was revealed and it has attracted the attention of netizens.

In the pictorials revealed, besides her beautiful long hair which portrays her innocent look, YoonA was seen in a young-looking, sporty and colorful clothing. Complete with a ribbon headband, a swimming tube and a huge hat, looks like YoonA is ready to go on a vacation!

Netizens who saw the photos commented, “YoonA looks pretty in anything she wears”, “Anything she wears can be used for pictorials”, “I wish to go on a vacation with YoonA”, “Where is Girls’ Generation going for a vacation?”, “Beach goddess is here!”, etc