Yoona (임윤아)

Im Yoona (임윤아)

Biography:

Yoona

  • Stage Name: Charming Girl YOONA (매력 소녀 윤아 – maeryeok sonyuh Yoona)
  • Birth Name: Im Yoon-a (임윤아)
  • Also known as: Yoona, YoonA, Deer Yoona, Yoon-Ah, Nam Choding, Him Yoona, Alligator Yoona, Yoong, Saseumi, Im-choding (elementary school-kid Im), Sawbyuk, Strong YoonA
  • Date of Birth: May 30, 1990
  • Zodiac Sign: Gemini
  • Bloodtype: B
  • Origin: Seoul, South Korea
  • Sibling(s): one older sister
  • Language: Korean (Fluent), English, Chinese (Basic), Japanese (Basic)
  • Specialty: Dance, Acting
  • Training Duration: 7 Years 2 Months
  • School: Dongguk University (동국대학교) Department of Theater | graduated from Daeyeong High School
  • Genre: K-Pop, Dance-Pop
  • Occupations: Singer, Actress, Dancer, Promotional Model, TV Presenter, Rapper
  • Years Active: 2004 (model), 2007 – Present (Singer & Actress)
  • Company: SM Entertainment
  • Casted: 2002 SM Saturday Open Casting Audition
  • Website: Official Website

Yoona was born on May 30, 1990 in Seoul, South Korea. She was cast in 2002 SM Saturday Open Casting Audition and began to train with the other trainees under SM Entertainment in the areas of acting, singing and dancing. She has trained with SM for 7 years after which she joined and debuted under Girls’ Generation. In 2009, she graduated in Daeyong High School and is currently attending Dongguk University majoring in theater and music along with fellow Girl’s Generation member, Seohyun.

Career:

Solo Discography

  • 2010 Innisfree “Innisfree Day”

Television Drama

  • 2007 MBC 9 Ends 2 Outs – As Shin Joo Young
  • 2008 KBS Unstoppable Marriage – As BoolGwangDong (seven princess)
  • 2008 MBC Woman of Matchless Beauty – As Mi Ae
  • 2008 KBS You Are My Destiny – As Jang Sae Byuk
  • 2009 MBC Cinderella Man – As Seo Yoo Jin
  • 2012 KBS2 Love Rain – As Kim Yoon Hee and Jung Ha Na

Television Series

Music Videos

  • 2004 TVXQ “Magic Castle”
  • 2006 Super Junior “U”
  • 2006 The Grace “My Everything”
  • 2007 Super Junior “Marry U”
  • 2008 Lee Seung-Cheol “Propose”
  • 2008 Jessica and Tiffany “Haptic Motion”
  • 2009 24/7 “That Guy’s Woman”
  • 2010 Girls’ Generation and 2PM “Caribbean Bay”
  • 2011 SHINee “Replay (Japanese Ver)”

MC

  • 2009 KBS Entertainment Awards
  • 2010 Love Sharing
  • 2011 KBS Entertainment Awards
  • 2011 SBS Gayo Daejun
  • 2012 KBS Gayo Daechukje
  • 2013 Korea-China Friendship Concert in Beijing

Endorsement

Awards

  • 2008 Won KBS Drama Awards (Best New Actress & Netizen Award) – You Are My Destiny
  • 2008 Won Korean Drama Festival (Netizen Award) – You Are My Destiny
  • 2009 Won Baeksang Arts Awards (Best New Actress & Popularity Award) – You Are My Destiny
  • 2010 Won Baeksang Arts Awards (Popularity Award) – Cinderella Man
  • 2012 Nominated MNET 20’s Choice Awards (20’s Female Drama Star) – Love Rain
  • 2012 Nominated KBS Drama Awards (Excellence Award Miniseries) – Love Rain
  • 2012 Won KBS Drama Awards (Netizen Award) – Love Rain
  • 2013 Nominated Baeksang Arts Awards (Popularity Award) – Love Rain

TRIVIA

  • Widely known as the “center” image of SNSD thanks to her immense popularity among Korean public. Age-wise, she’s also placed in the “center” of SNSD; Seohyun (born in 1991) is a year younger than Yoona (born in 1990) and the other 7 members are one year older and considered as same-age friends (born in 1989 and Sooyoung in early 199o).
  • The physically strongest member of SNSD, gained her a nickname Him Yoona (strong Yoona).
  • Despite her sweet girlish image, Yoona is actually boyish. One of her well-known nickname isIm-choding (elementary-school boy Im).
  • Being the the second youngest of SNSD doesn’t stop her to be one of their biggest prankster.
  • SNSD’s second biggest eater after Sooyoung.
  • Her claim-to-fame was the hit daily drama ‘You’re My Destiny’ which ratings peaked at 41% viewership.  The drama was also her first time as a lead in drama.
  • The said drama also gained her popularity among ahjumma (middle-aged women) in Korea.
  • Yoona is a fan of Takuya Kimura.
  • Yoona claimed that she has more confidence in dancing and acting rather than singing.
  • Yoona likes to play bowling in her spare time.
  • Nicknamed as ‘Alligator Yoong’ because she laughs with her mouth wide open, resembling an alligator.
  • Often picked as the ideal girl by numerous Korean male and female celebrities.

Facts about Yoona 😀

  1. Yoona is #2 shikshin.
  2. She makes a cute angry face whenever yuri is sad.
  3. Yoona is the #1 Queen of CF in SNSD.
  4. Alot of male & female fans want to tackle her.
  5. She’s a great actress and a model as well.
  6. She is the face of Soshi.
  7. Her daum fanclub, Luxul, is currently the largest among soshi members.
  8. Yoona would like a son and a daughter.
  9. She picked Bali (or summer island) for her dream honeymoon destination.
  10. According to HyoYeon (in Mnet Starwatch) although Yoona seems quiet and hard to approach, she’s actually one of the friendliest soshi member.
  11. She’s been in many mv for high profile groups and singers.
  12. She likes to bow really low!
  13. CSJH’s Dana was one of her vocal coach.
  14. Yoona is more confident in her dancing and acting compared to singing.
  15. Yoona is soshi’s dishwasher.
  16. She’s a part of Soshi dance trio.
  17. She was a permanent guest on Superjunior Kiss the Radio.
  18. She has awesome facial expressions.
  19. Yoona loves rollercoaster ride.
  20. Yoona had a big crush on Micky (TVXQ) during training days.
  21. Yoona is the strongest.
  22. Yoona loves to eat cereal before bed.
  23. YoonA ideal man is Daniel Henney & got a sweet hug from him.
  24. The soshi member she relates to the most is Yuri.
  25. YoonA fans among male celebs.
  26. YAMD and 3 hours of sleep.
  27. She has alot of Ajumma and Halmoni fans.
  28. She has a unique laugh. (alligator mouth)
  29. Less than 10 hours of sleep per week.
  30. Her favourite season is winter.
  31. Yoona has asymmetric eyes. One of her eyes has and the other doesn’t.
  32. Yoona has admitted that she has never had a boyfriend nor has anyone pursued her. This is because she wants to pursue her career before pursuing love right now.
  33. Yoona’s favourite colour is blue.
  34. Yoona shared the money she got from New Years with the girls.
  35. She would become a Chef if she was not a singer. Even though she believes that she is not that good at cooking but she enjoys it!
  36. On an episode of Champagne Yoona has revealed she likes older guys up to 5 years older.
  37. She once slept at the hair salon.
  38. The member Yoona wants to be alike is Sunny. When Sunny smiles, Yoona wants to be like her.
  39. She is the favorite snsd member of Wang Seohyun.
  40. Jessica thinks Yoona is the cutest dongseng.
  41. Yoona has no ear pierce.
  42. She’s a free thinker.
  43. She has two kinds of dimples. A pair of small ones and a pair of big ones.
  44. Yoona loves mint chocolate chip ice cream.
  45. Yoona’s current phone is a pink Samsung G400.
  46. Yoona is the queen of midnight snacking.
  47. Yoona doesn’t like guys whose faces are too masculine.
  48. Yoona’s favorite fruit is strawberry.
  49. She doesn’t know how to swim.
  50. Yoona is the ideal girl of Lee Seung Gi.
  51. Yoona prefers Kimura Takuya more than Yun Jung Hoon.
  52. Yoona doesn’t care about height when it comes to ideal man but a little taller than her would be nice.
  53. Yoona likes ballad song.
  54. Dong Woon, Hyun Seung and Jun Hyung from boy band B2ST all picked YoonA as their favorite SNSD girl.
  55. Yoona wants to get married by the time she’s 27-28.
  56. Yoona has a minor condition of bowleggedness (in a good way though).
  57. Yoona’s first overseas visit was to Australia when she was only 3 or 4 years old.
  58. YoonA uses 3 type of perfumes but she prefer to use ISSEY MIYAKE the most.
  59. Yoona is closest to super junior member especially like Leeteuk, Eunhyuk, Yesung, Ryeowook.
  60. When Yoona is upset..she’ll voice it out saying “Im upset!” thousand times in a day.

Yoona Pre-Debut Photos

Yoona Now

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