Im Yoona

Y O O N A (윤아)
Stage Name: Charming Girl YOONA (매력 소녀 윤아 – maeryeok sonyuh Yoona)
Birth Name: Im Yoon-a (임윤아)
Nicknames: Yoong, Saseumi (deer), Him Yoona (strong Yoona), Im-choding (elementary school-kid Im), Saebyuk, Alligator Yoong
Position: Supporting Vocalist/Lead Dancer
Date of Birth: May 30, 1990
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Bloodtype: B
Sibling(s): one older sister
Language: Korean (Fluent), English, Chinese (Basic), Japanese (Basic)
Specialty: Dance, Acting
Casted: 2002 SM Saturday Open Casting Audition
Training: 7 Years 2 Months
School: Dongguk University (동국대학교) Department of Theater | graduated from Daeyeong High School
Career:
- 2004 Elite Student uniforms advertising model
– 2004 MV DBSK – ‘Magic Castle
- 2006 CF Teun Teun English
- 2006 CF Sanyo batteries Eneloop
- 2006 CF Elite Student uniforms (with SS501)
– 2006 MV Super Junior -U
- 2006 MV CSJH The Grace – My Everything (with Super Junior Kibum)
– 2007 CF Yejimin Pad
- 2007 CF Clean & Clear
- 2007 CF Sunkist Grapefruit/Lemonade (with Super Junior Kangin & Heechul)
– 2007 Drama MBC 9 Ends 2 Outs(as Shin Joo-young)
– 2007 MV Super Junior -Marry U
- 2008 MV Lee Seung Chul -Propose
- 2008 Drama MBC ‘Park Jung Geum (as Mi-ae)
– 2008 Daily drama KBS ‘You Are My Destiny(as Jang Sae-byuk)
– 2009 MV 24/7 – ‘That Man’s Woman
- 2009 CF ‘Clean & Clear’ (with Kim So-eun)
– 2009 Drama MBCCinderella Man (as Seo Yoo-jin)
– 2009 CF‘Innisfree
- 2010 Variety Show SBS ‘Family Outing season 2′
- 2010 CF ‘S-Oil
- 2011 MV SHINee – Replay (Japanese ver.)’

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 is Im-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.


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