Tiffany (티파니)

Tiffany (티파니)

Biography:

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  • Stage Name: Brighter than Jewels TIFFANY (보석보다 빛나는 티파니 – boseok boda bitnaneun Tiffany)
  • Birth Name: Stephanie Hwang Mi-young (스테파니 황미영)
  • Also known as: Tiffany, Fany, Mi-Young, Fany Fany Tiffany, Tippani, Trouble Mushroom, Manager Hwang, Myong, Jackson Hwang, Rapper Hwang, DJ Hwang, Secretary Hwang, Ddifany
  • Date of Birth: August 1, 1989
  • Zodiac Sign: Leo
  • Blood type: O
  • Origin: Seoul, South Korea
  • Sibling(s): 1 older sister (Michelle Hwang), 1 older brother (Leo Hwang)
  • Language: Korean, English (Fluent), Chinese (Basic), Japanese (Basic), Spanish (Basic)
  • Specialty: Flute, English
  • Training Duration: 3 Years 7 Months
  • School: Korea Kent Foreign School (K.K.F.S.)  [graduated]
  • Genres: K-Pop, Pop, R&B, Hip Hop, Dance-Pop
  • Occupations: Singer, TV Presenter, Promotional Model, Entertainer, Rapper, Dancer, Actress
  • Casted: 2004 SM Casting System; 2004 CJ/KMTV (USA-LA) Contest 1st Place
  • Company: SM Entertainment, Universal Music Japan Interscope Records
  • Years Active: 2007 – Present
  • Associated acts: Girls’ Generation, TaeTiSeo, SM Town
  • Website: Official Website

Tiffany was born in San Francisco, California in the same hospital as fellow band-mate Jessica Jung. Although both born in California, the two would coincidentally end up attending and graduating from the same high school in Seoul, Korea Kent Foreign School during their preparations for debut in the same group. Tiffany grew up in Diamond Bar, California attending South Pointe Middle School and Diamond Bar High School.

Career:

Soundtrack appearances, collaborations and solo performances

  • 2007 SBS Thirty Thousand Miles in Search of My Son “Touch the Sky” (With Taeyeon, Jessica, Seohyun and Sunny)
  • 2008 Emotional Bandaid “Oppa Nappa” (Withe Jessica and Seohyun)
  • 2008 Mabinogi OST ” It’s Fantastic” (With Jessica and Seohyun)
  • 2008 “Holding Hands” (With Jessica, Super Junior, SS501, Jewelry, Brown Eyed Girls, Lee Hyun, T.G.U.S)
  • 2008 KBS Hong Gildong OST “The Little Boat (작은 배)” (With Taeyeon, Jessica, Seohyun and Sunny)
  • 2008 The Secret Between Us “Secret” (Narrator of Kim Dong-wan‘s Song)
  • 2009 SBS Princess Ja Myung Go “By Myself” (Solo)
  • 2009 Dropping the Tears “A Girl Meets Love” (Duet with K.Will)
  • 2009 The First Memories “Feeling Only You (너만을 느끼며)” (With Sooyoung and The Blue)
  • 2009 MBC Heading to the Ground OST “Motion” (With Taeyeon, Jessica, Seohyun and Sunny)
  • 2010 Haru OST “Ring” (Solo)
  • 2010 “Cabi Song” (With Jessica, Taeyeon, Seohyun, Sunny, Yuri and Chansung, Junsu and Taecyeon of 2PM)
  • 2010 “Cooky” (With Jessica, Seohyun, and Sunny)
  • 2010 My Friend Haechi “Haechi Song (해치송)” (With Taeyeon, Jessica, Sunny and Seohyun)
  • 2012 Love Rain “Because It’s You” (Solo)
  • 2012 To The Beautiful You “Rise and Shine” (With Kyuhun)
  • 2013 All About My Romance “One Step Closer” (Solo)

Drama

  • 2008 Unstoppable Marriage – BoolGwangDong (seven princess)

Musical Theatre

  • 2011-2012 Fame Carmen Diaz

Television Reality Shows

Television Shows Hosting

  • 2007-2008 MNET Sonyeon Sonyeo Gayo Baekseo – Co-hosted along with Kim Hyesung
  • 2007-2008 KBS Champagne – Co-host
  • 2009-2012 MBC Show! Music Core – Co-hosted along with Yuri
  • 2012-2013 MBC Show! Music Core – Co-hosted along with Taeyeon and Seohyun

Radio Shows Hosting

  • 2013 MBC SJ Shin Dong’s Shim Shim Ta Pa – Guest DJ Together with Taeyeon

Music Video Appearances

  • 2008 Jessica and Seohyun “Mabinogi (It’s Fantastic!)”
  • 2008 Jessica and Seohyun “Love Hate”
  • 2008 Jessica and Yoona “Haptic Motion”
  • 2010 Girls Generation and 2PMCaribbean Bay

Endorsements

Awards

  • 2008 Nominated MNET 20’s Choice Awards: Hot School Girl
  • 2009 Nominated MNET Asian Music Awards (Best OST) – “By Myself”
  • 2011 Won 2011 MBC Entertainment Awards (Special Award MC Division With Yuri) – “Show! Music Core”

TRIVIA

  • One of Tiffany’s biggest charms is her eye-smile.
  • Tiffany was born in San Francisco, California and grew up in Diamond Bar, LA, California.
  • After casted in Los Angeles, Tiffany came to Korea in 2004 all by herself.
  • Although Tiffany graduated from Korea Kent Foreign School on April 2007, she had attended primary and secondary schools in California – South Pointe Middle School (US) and Diamond Bar High School (US).
  • Tiffany’s favorite color is Pink.
  • She shares the same birthday with her one-year-older brother, Leo Hwang.
  • Tiffany has a puppy named Romeo.
  • Tiffany is a devout Christian.
  • During her trainee days she roomed with Taeyeon and Zhang Liyin.
  • To avoid confusion with CSJH’s Stephanie, she picked the stage name Tiffany. She revealed that Tiffany was the name her mother wanted to give her, but her father named her Stephanie instead.
  • Her “idol title”, Brighter than Jewels (boseok boda bitnaneun), is the meaning of her Korean name, Mi-young.
  • During Tiffany’s debut days, she wasn’t as fluent in Korean and often makes pronunciation mistake. She mispronounced her introduction of “boseok” (보석, Jewel) to “beoseot” (버섯, mushroom) so the fans thought she was saying “Brighter than Mushroom”. She gained the nickname “Mushroom” ever since.
  • One of her nickname is Ti-manager or Manager Hwang because she often take the role of manager to her fellow members due to her caring nature.

Facts about Tiffany 🙂

  1. Fany loves animals. She even wanted to get a pet tiger xD.
  2. FANY LOVES THE COLOR PINK,
  3. Fany has the most capability at drinking.
  4. Fany actually won a chicken fight against Park Kyung Lim.
  5. Fany and Sic had a wrestling match before and it became a draw.
  6. Fany has a nickname “CenterFany” because she’s always seen standing behind the host on a music show. :3
  7. Fany was so excited to do yoga and even begged her instructor to teach her well. Then she quit after three days.
  8. Fany actually had her first kiss in the US from a little game called spin the bottle 😛
  9. Tiffany can play the flute well 😀
  10. Tiffany looks good in long hair
  11. Tiffany has been influenced by ByunTaeng 🙂
  12. SeoHyun said that Fany thinks very maturely and her sense of responsibility is strong. “You can learn a lot from Fany unni.”
  13. Fany can do 26 sit-ups in just a minute!
  14. The ‘strong Fany’ on episode 81 or 82 of Family Outing season 1.
  15. Fany doesn’t really know how to ride a bike.
  16. Did you know that Fany has a cute lil white pet dog? It’s named Jackson Hwang.
  17. Tiffany used to speak Korean in American accent.
  18. High heel is Fany’s pride.
  19. Jang Geun Suk called Fany ‘MiYoung’ when he made a phone call to her in the making of ‘Beautiful Life’ drama.
  20. Fany is quite strong. In FO, she broke the ice of a frozen river (with ease) that Daesung couldnt break.
  21. Jessica chose Tiffany as the one who’s the best with money among the 9.
  22. Another member gave her a nickname “Manager” & “Ajumoni” because she was too worried about SNSD’s image.
  23. Our fany hates insects.
  24. Tiffany had joined as a member in Taeyeon’s fancafe 🙂
  25. Seohyun’s husband(YONG HWA) choose Tiffany as his fav member (Star Golden Bell Ep 274).
  26. Sooyoung Yuri and our Fany, recorded MBC Sung Shi Kyung 3/9 (AM 00:00/ 04.12) show after they won MCD (after TY’s radio).
  27. Tiffany’s wish is to meet again with her first love~ ♥
  28. Tiffany’s pink scooter for Into The New World’s MV actually belong to Shindong (Super Junior) 🙂
  29. When Jessica said, “Pretty girl is also good manners”, Tiffany immediately responded, “Then you’re not a pretty girl.”
  30. She loves nail polish! haha obsession.
  31. She has 3-4 ear piercings.
  32. Tiffany has a tongue habit.
  33. Tiffany is a tease.
  34. Tiffany is a High School Musical fan.
  35. Tiffany and f(x) Sulli are close.
  36. Tiffany hurted her arm when filming The Dream Team.
  37. Tiffany’s Oh! number ‘0’ was a mistake and Jessica made fun of her because of that,
  38. Tiffany has a couple ring with Jessica. ( Aw JeTi ♥)
  39. Her charm is liveliness but this is also her weakness.
  40. She has a older brother name Leo and a older sis name Michelle.
  41. Tiffany and Jessica’s height differs by 1 inch with Tiffany being taller.This places Tiffany in the middle of the 9 girls.
  42. Her motto is Just work hard (Practice makes Perfect).
  43. Her special habit is she cuts her food before eating.
  44. Favorite jewelery brand is Tiffany & Co.
  45. Tiffany’s favorite number is 7.
  46. Members always bully her by not telling her the truth meaning of Korean words.
  47. Tiffany loves to solve the Rubic’s cube.
  48. Tiffany is named the jealousy queen.
  49. Tiffany is extremely religious, every time she drops by #soshified ‘s sbox, she would quote things from the bible.
  50. Tiffany doesn’t make a sound when she laugh, only clappings can be heard.
  51. Tiffany is scared of babies/kids and talks to them with honorifics without knowing.
  52. In Tiffany’s diary she keeps the movie tickets and writes the name of the person she went with.
  53. In the van, Fany puts her music loud because she says that she’s in her own world that way.
  54. Tiffany sneaked in a dog into the dorm once, his name was Romeo. aww cute Fany
  55. Tiffany hates bug, and Yuri pranked her by taping a fake cockroach on her ceiling.
  56. Tiffany is afraid of bugs but she once killed a bug in the legs of Taeyeon.

Tiffany Pre-Debut Photos

Tiffany Now

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