Stage Name: HyoYeon (효연)
Birth Name: Kim Hyo Yeon (김효연)
Group Position : Supporting Vocalist & Main Dancer
Nicknames : Princess Fiona, Dancing Queen
Languages : Korean (Fluent) , English , Chinese (Fluent) , Japanese (Basic)
DOB: September 22, 1989
Blood Type: AB
School: 2004.3~8 Studied Mandarin Chinese in Beijing, China
Casted: 2000 SM Casting System
Training Duration: 6 Years 1 Month
School: China Beijing Language Courses (중국북경어학연수)
- 2004 Hip hop dance crew ‘Little Winners‘ (with Miss A Lee Min-young)
- 2005 MKMF BoA’s ‘Over the Top’ silhouette dancer
- 2010 Recurring guest on KBS2 ‘Dream Team’
- The best dancer and the fastest runner of SNSD.
- Hyoyeon is ambidextrous, she actively use both of her left hand and right hand.
- The other eight members think revealed that she’s SNSD’s mood maker and also the funniest member.
- Hyoyeon collects cute, colorful stationery and stickers.
- She hits people and tell secrets when drunks.
- SNSD’s “fashion terrorist”.
- Prior to her debut, Hyoyeon traveled to Beijing, China in 2004 with Super Junior’s Siwon to learn Mandarin and more about Chinese culture.
- In 1999, she enrolled in Winners Dance School, a famous dance school in South Korea specializing in popping, locking, animation and various other hip-hop styles.
- At Winners Dance School, Hyoyeon teamed with MissA’s Min and formed a dancing duo called Little Winners.
- Besides Hip -hop dance, Hyoyeon also learned Jazz and Latin dance.
- She received dance instruction from the Electric Boogaloos and top choreographers such as Kim Hye Rang, Poppin Seen, Kwang Hoo (aka Crazy Monkey), Poppin DS, Kwon Seok-Jin (aka Locking Khan) and ex-Black Beat’s / Beat Burger’s Shim Jae Won.
- SNSD’s current moodmaker but gets stage fright and can’t be funny on the spot.
- Obsessive about cleanliness and hygiene. She hates the feeling of unbrushed teeth.
- Clenches her jaw and makes sad faces on purpose when she sleeps because she hates when people sleep with their mouths open:D
- Doesn’t like bothering others and talking about her problems/feelings. She tries to make a joke or let it pass.”I like to make up questions and answer them myself.” <3
- Likes to imitate other people (like Tablo ) and their manager, especially, when he’s yelling at them.
- Usually sits in the front seat of their van so that she can talk to the managers and keep them awake while driving <3. But the managers try to send her back sometimes cos she talks too much..haha
- When she was younger, her dad would make her do push ups and sit ups as punishment for making noise in public places..haha… no wonder she was a tomboy.
- Confident with powerful dances but is insecure about sexy dancing. When she trained in SM, she was put in the boys dancing class because of her power and talent ^^.
- Often cooks breakfast, sets the table for the rest of the members cos she wakes up earliest and is a good cook.
- However, she loves fast food like McDonald’s but tries not to eat too much of it.
- Usually wakes up the members but often gets scolded by them in their sleep (especially Tiffany and Yoona but they always apologize when they are actually awake..:D)
- Finds doing laundry comforting. Washes her clothes after wearing them just once.
- Almost always wears the ring on her left hand ring finger and her Tiffany’s bracelet (she started wearing them shortly after the Girls Generation single came out). The only times she’s been seen without them are during photo-shoots or award shows.
- Wants to get married early and have a family.
- She would give up her career for love.
- Her ideal member if she was a guy:- Tiffany, Sunny, Herself
- Obsessed with her nails.Frequently seen at XXX Nail Shop and XXX Tanning Salon(during Fall), both in Apgujeong.
- very interested in fashion: designing AND becoming a glamorous fashionista like Jennifer Lopez.
- She’s athletic and is one of the three best runners in SNSD along with Sunny and Tiffany.
- Considered to be one of the most independent members of SNSD.
- Helps with SNSD’s choreography and often stays behind after her own practise to help the other members. Tiffany calls her Dance Teacher Hyo.
- Can memorize a dance move/routine by just watching it once or twice.
- Studied in China for over a year along with SuJu Siwon.
- HyoYeon has 14 ear piercings. She also has one on her tongue.
- Her hometown is Incheon.
- She enrolled at Winners Dance School.
- Debuted as BoA’s silhoutte during 2005 MKMF Awards.
- She looks for a guy in – a certain feel, a sense of humour, good fashion sense