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Taeyeon (SNSD/ Girls’ Generation Taeyeon)

SNSD/ Girls’ Generation Member Taeyeon Profile, Facts, and TMI

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Taeyeon Profile

  • Birth Name: 김태연 (Kim Taeyeon)
  • Stage Name: Taeyeon
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Date of Birth: 1989.03.09
  • Zodiac Sign: Pisces
  • Chinese Zodiac: Snake
  • Height: 160 cm (5’24”)
  • Weight: N/A
  • Blood Type: A
  • Agency: SM Entertainment
  • Personal Social Media: Instagram

Taeyeon Facts & TMI

  • Taeyeon was born in Jeonju, Jeollanam-do.
  • Her family consists of mother, an older brother (born 1988), and a younger sister Kim Hayeon.
  • Taeyeon belongs to Naju Kim clan.
  • Her father passed away due to a heart attack in 2020.
  • She is an atheist.
  • Kim Taeyeon attended Jeonju Art High School.
  • She debuted as the leader and main vocalist of SNSD aka Girls’ Generation in 2007.
  • Taeyeon is also part of sub-unit Girls’ Generation-TaeTiSeo and Girls’ Generation-Oh!GG.
  • In 2015 she debuted as a soloist with the release of her song ‘I’ featuring rapper Verbal Jint.
  • It can be said that her musical talent was inherited from her father who was a band vocalist in his college days, while her mother was a children’s song singer.
  • Young Taeyeon was a homebody to the extent that her parents said, “Don’t just stay at home, go out and play!” to her.
  • In 2003, during the second grade of middle school, she joined SM Academy’s “Starlight” as an aspired vocalist. Taeyeon and her father went back and forth between Seoul and Jeonju with his father every Sunday to take lessons for about a year.
  • In August 2004, she officially joined SM Entertainment and became a trainee after winning grand prize at SM Singing Competition.
  • Taeyeon was introduced to the public for the first time at SM trainee showcase in 2006 as a part of SM girl group project.
  • Later, in August 2007, she was selected as the 7th member of Girls’ Generation and made her official debut.
  • She was an ulzzang at Jeonju Art High School.
  • Throughout her career both as Girls’ Generation and as a soloist, she gained wide acknowledgment as a skilled vocalist.
  • She is very passionate about music, so she visits various music festivals or reading webtoons about music.
  • In 2019, she took on a new musical challenge by busking in Berlin and Amsterdam through TV program JTBC’s ‘Begin Again’.
  • She doesn’t have personal fandom.
  • Before LASIK surgery, she often wore glasses.
  • She ranked fifth in the visual category of female idols in polling by fellow idols in 2020.
  • She has very pale skin, she has the palest skin among SNSD members.
  • During her time at SM Academy, she was a friend with G.O of MBLAQ’s.
  • Taeyeon is calm, quiet, but has a playful side to her.
  • As a homebody, she loves playing alone at home like doing nail art or playing mobile games.
  • She is honest, straightforward, and bad at lying.
  • She immensely suffered from sasaeng fans’ behavior, which she called out herself.
  • She tends to be a perfectionist.
  • Taeyeon took the MBTI test and got ISFJ-T at first. She retook the test and got INFJ-T.
  • As one of the most popular idols in South Korea, she has tons of friends in the industry. Her friends including fellow SM artists, Kim Bum Soo, AOA’s Seolhyun, Heize, Hyeri, Yoobin of Wonder Girls, Sunmi, HyunA, 2PM’s Wooyoung, and former SISTAR member Hyorin.
  • Taeyeon dated EXO member Baekhyun in 2014, the two broke up shortly after being exposed.
  • Among her nicknames are TaengGoo, Taeng, King Taeyeon, Kim Sweet, MongGoo, God Taeyeon, Taenganger, Taengangster, Kid Leader, Dorkey Taeng etc.
  • Throughout her career, she has starred in more than 30 ads and CF.
  • Taeyeon is considered one of the most successful female soloists during the 2010s.
  • Taeyeon and Sunny are the shortest members in SNSD.
  • She has two poodles called Ginger and Zero.
  • She is a member of the Red Cross Honors Club (RCHC), a high-value donor club of the Korean Red Cross.
  • During the early debut days with SNSD, she shared room with Suyeong and Yoona.
  • Sometimes she slept with her eyes open.
  • She appeared in the variety show ‘We Got Married’ with Jung Hyung Don.
  • She can’t drink alcohol well.
  • She is good at English.
  • Taeyeon’s ideal type is Kang Dong Won.
  • She is a fan of Ariana Grande, Rihanna, Lee Honey, Shin Min Ah, Song Ji Hyo, and Jun Ji Hyun.
  • She hosted MBC ‘Show! Music Core’ with Seolhyun and Tiffany from 2012 to 2013.
  • Among SNSD members, she was the first member who started personal Instagram. She has a separate Instagram account for her pets.
  • Her favorite colors are purple, blue, and grey.
  • As of December 2021, she is using iPhone 13 Pro and Galaxy Z Flip 3 Pink.
  • She doesn’t watch dramas.
  • She is a fan of Marvel’s Iron Man.
  • She has a lot of interest in cars and automotive.
  • She has several piercings and tattoos.
  • As of 2020, she has 10 small tattoos.
  • She also likes collecting perfumes and scented candles.
  • She is allergic to nuts, pork, and cat fur.
  • Taeyeon learned violin when she was young.
  • She likes jellies.
  • Taeyeon is unexpectedly good at singing trot.
  • Her shoe size is 235 mm.
  • In January 2022, Taeyeon becomes part of SM Entertainment’s newly formed girl group Girls on Top.

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