Tuesday, May 29, 2012

[Profile' 12] Hwang Tiffany

Hwang Mi Young, known as Tiffany of Girls Generation was born on August 1, 1989. She is an American born South Korean singer, dancer, show host, event MC, promotional model, actress and musical actress and also apart of the 9-member girl group SNSD (Girls' Generation). She was born in San Francisco, California, and grew up in Diamond Bar, California as the youngest of three siblings. She was born in the same hospital as her fellow bandmate Jessica. She auditioned at the SM Entertainment Starlight Casting System and joined the company on October 2004 in Los Angeles. Tiffany also speaks fluent English and Korean as well as a little Chinese and Japanese. She trained for 3 years and 7 months before debuting.

Tiffany serves as one of the main vocalists in the group. Tiffany is a member of the SNSD's sub-group TaetTiSeo (TTS) along with Taeyeon and Seohyun. Their first mini-album "Tinkle" was released on 2ned of May 2012. In 2008, she released two singles with fellow bandmates Jessica and Seohyun - the first called "Oppa Nappa" and the second titled "Mabinogi (It's Fantastic!)", a theme song for a video game. Tiffany has also participated in the OST of SBS drama Jamyeonggo with the song "By Myself" and was featured in a duet with K.Will in "A Girl Meets Love". She was also feartued in "OH! My Love to You" by The Blue, alongside bandmate Sooyoung. She also sang the theme song fro Caribbean Bay with fellow members Taeyeon, Seohyun, Sunny, Jessica and kpop boy group 2PM. In addition, Tiffany was featured in the Korea Tourism Organization's promote tourism to South Korea campaign drama Haru soundtrack, in which she sang the song "Banji" along with SMTown labelmate Yunho. In 2012, Tiffany has participated in the OST of Love Rain which bandmate Yoona is the lead actress in.  

Apart from her solo works, Tiffany was the co-host of Mnet's Sonyeon Sonyeo Gayo Baekseo, along side with Kim Hyesung from November 5, 2007 to June 13, 2008. Tiffany, along with fellow bandmate Yuri was an MC on MBC's Show! Music Core, leaving after a farewell on July 31, 2010 to focus on Girls' Generation's Japan debut. On December 25, 2010, she was also a host MC for Christmas Show! Music Core along side bandmate Yuri. She was an MC for the 2010 SBS Gayo Daejeon award ceremony which was held on December 31 at the MBC Dream Center with Yuri and Ryu Si Won. She was also the MC for the 50th Anniversary Music Wave Concert which was held on March 12, 2011 together with bandmate Yuri and 2PM's Nichkhun. On August 13, 2011 she was a MC for 2011 Incheon Korean Music Wave together with bandmate Yuri and also K-POP All Star Live in Niigata which was held on August 20, 2011 together with bandmates Yuri and Sooyoung. On October 11, 2011 Yuri and Tiffany return to "Show! Music Cpre" as permanent MCs after 1 year and 3 months absence. On November 12, 2011 She was a MC for KPOP Music Festival in Sydney together with bandmate Yuri. On April 7, 2012 she hosted the 2012 Korean Music Wave in Bangkok together with bandmate Taeyeon and 2PM's Nichkhun. 

From November 25, 2011 to January 29, 2011, Tiffany played Carman Diaz in the musical "Fame" along with Super Junior's Eunhyuk, Son Ho Young, Go Eun Seong, Kim Chan Ho, Shin Ui Jeong, The Grace's Lina, Choi Ju Ri, KoN and TRAX Kim Jung Mo. 

Tiffany is often seen as solo promotional model and CF model. She was spotted on a US website for designer brand "Lauren Moshi" with a picture of Tiffany's shown among other American celebrities sporting the brand's clothing. In 2008, it was announced that the acne cosmetics brand "A-Solution" has signed Tiffany as their model. Tiffany was to take part in activities as a model for the brand for 1 year. A Solution revealed that based on results from consumer surveys, Tiffany received the best responses in the area of amiability, pureness and confidence, which made her an appropriate candidate for the brand's model. She also had the highest preference level among main target consumers of A-Solution ranging from the ages of 18-22. In the year 2009, she posed as the model for the brand again, this time along fellow member Kim Taeyeon. On March 2010, photos of Tiffany posing as model fort he cosmetic brand Biotherm's whitening line ad campaign along with members Yuri and Sooyoung were released. Tiffany was featured in the April 2011 issue of Vogue Korean Magazine, along with Jessica, Sunny, and Sooyoung. The photo shoot was titled "Boys Meet Girls", in which the girls were put into sophisticated and chic all white attires to pull off a feminine look with a manly vibe. Tiffany posed as a solo model in the September 2011 issue of Singles Magazine. In this photo shoot, it was seen that Tiffany took on a darker look that held a modern yet powerful style which was a radical change from her usual cute image. This time, the photos were especially highly note by not only her fans, but fashion industry representatives as well. Tiffany earned high praises from fashion experts for taking the punk look and turning it into entirely her own style. It was said that the photo shoot was a major breakthrough of hers in the fashion industry. Tiffany, along with Jessica and Yuri, posed for the October 2011 issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine. Later in the year of 2011, Tiffany posed for the December edition of Vogue Korea Magazine, along with member Sooyoung. The photos were taken by the famous photographer Jo Sun Hee and was themed sophisticated fairy tale. Professional model Lim Won Joong was too featured in the pictorial as toy soldier. Tiffany was selected as one of the representatives in an annual charity project, called the "9th Letter to Angels". The campaign sets out to draw public attention about domestic adoption of orphaned babies. Several pictures of Tiffany posing with orphaned babied were officially released for the exhibition held at the Insa Art Center in Seoul dating from 14th of December to 19th of December. Renowned photographer Choi Sei Hyun regarded in a broadcast in YTN that he was impressed by the sincerity and transformation shown by Tiffany throughout the photo session. The 9th campaign also gathered top stars like Kim Hye Soo, 2NE1, 2PM's Nichkhun, BEAST's Doojun, Yoseob and Dongwoon, CN Blue, Choi Ji Woo, Lee Min Ho, Park Si Hoo, Min Hyo Rin etc. On February 20, 2012, Tiffany attended the 2012 "F/W Burberry Prorsum Women's Collection Fashion Show" along with members Yoona and SEohyun. The girls were personally invited by Burberry Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey as representatives of South Korea. On April 2012 issue of Vogue Girl, Tiffany showed off a vibrant look in the dazzling colors of her outfits while posing in her hometown Los Angeles, giving a warm feel like the sunny city Los Angeles. She also posed a various locations like a pool, yacht, merry-go-round and other spots that symbolize Los Angeles. 

Tiffany made an appearance on the higly credited History Channel in a program titled "South Korea: A Nation To Watch". Tiffany was soley interviewed about KPOP and it spreading influence. On June 11th 2011, Tiffany represented SM Entertainment to attend the event "2011 SMTown in Paris Writers & Publishers Conference" which was held at Marriot Rive Gauch Hotel, Paris. The event saw the sttendance of Kim Young Min, Lee Soo Man, Teddy Riley, and approzimately 50 other European composers. Tiffany represented her SM labelmates and gave a special presentation on the training and debut process of the SME system in English. 

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