Tuesday, August 23, 2011

All About...

Since I've been extremely bored today, I decide to post something. And I'll take this as the late post for my beloved girl's birthday. Let's move on.

Stephanie Hwang, or her Korean name Hwang Mi Young. Known as Tiffany Hwang, this girl is a member of Korean Nation 9-member girl's group So Nyeo Shi Dae, or Girls' Generation.

Born on August 1st 1989 in San Francisco, in the same hospital as her bandmate Jessica Jung, the youngest of the three siblings spent half of her lifetime growing up in Diamond Bar. When she was 13.. no,she didn't have her first love. But rather, she lost the most important person in her life, her mother.

Little Stephanie took singing as her interest along with playing her flute and decide to audition at Starlight Casting System under her current label SM Entertainment. She succeed, but her decision was opposed by her father that wants her into business. But being the strong-willed and the youngest, her father gave in to her desire. She joined the company in October 2004, and flew to Korea for her training, all by herself at the age of 15. The only person she knew was the person that scouted her.

She was put in the dormitory with bandmate Kim Taeyeon and Jang Ri In.

She spent 2 years and 10 months training until her debut in August 2007 with 8 other girls with the name of Girls' Generation. She since then was known as Tiffany Hwang.
April 2007, she graduated from Korea Kent Foreign School along with Jessica Jung.

Holding the title as the lead vocal of the group, the Korean-American girl is also known for her eyesmiles. Many were awed by how her eyes turned into crescent-shape whenever she smile.

Aside from that, she is also known as Mushroom, when she mispronounced "Gems (Bosok) " as "Mushroom (Bosot) " in her trademark introduction, "Brighter Than Gems, Fany Fany Tiffany" because of her poor skill in Korean language. She's also known as DdilFany because of her clumsiness and also AjumNy,basically means old women-like Fany.

Along her journey in entertainment world, Tiffany also cannot escape from controversies. Most of them were about her so called rude behaviour to her Sunbaes,or senior in this industry. Official apologize were made, stating that she still coping with Korean culture that is very different from west. However, anti fans keep bashing on her, saying that she should already learned all that in training period and they keep bringing up these old incidents just to create fan war among K-Popers. This, of course had been ignored by her and matured fans of K-Popers.

She co-host the music program So Nyeon So Nyeo Gayo Baekso along with Kim Hyesung and also the host of another music program, Mnet's Music Core along with bandmate Kwon Yuri. She also sang Fantastic and Oppa Nappa ( Bad Older Brother) along with Jessica and Seo Joo Hyun, forming a JeTiHyun line. Her first OST, By Myself was well-received and so did Banji (Ring) , an OST of Haru : An Unforgettable Day In Korea , a short drama that promote Korea.

Aside from her kind heart, she is also known as a bubbly girl,always being cheerful whenever she went and to whoever she met.

“When I had an eye contact with her randomly, she shows that sweet eye smile. Every time I see that smile, I feel happier. It makes me to smile along side her so hard that my cheekbone starts to hurt” -Inkigayo scriptwriter.

"The door opened and Tiffany first came inside the studio. Slim legs and bright smile. She already became a lady from a girl. But the ground shaking sound of “Hello!”, her unique greeting is still the same. Without a doubt, Tiffany has the sincerest greeting manner among idol singers I have seen. Not only that she really actively participates in the interviews. Well, half of things she talks about is on herself, but for another half, she talks about how good other members are before anyone." -Interviewer from 10 Asia.

"Tiffany was the best, she and Yuri really cheered us up. I was holding the reflector for her and was just three feet away from her and I was so tired I murmured 'oh darn... so tiring...' then Tiffany looked at me and said 'It is tiring yes? Hwaiting!! Cheer up!!!' so I told her she was my favorite and she laughed out loud." - LG Chocolate Assistant.

"I'd like to have Fany's bright and positive personality. I really like to learn her toughness and positive mind that allow her to persistently overcome any fears." - Sunny.

"When Tiffany laughs, she laughs so innocently and like a child. But she's really mature and adult-like. She's really thoughtful and I think there are lots of things we can learn from her." - Sooyoung.

Not only to her members, but to all people that have met Tiffany, they would say that she is the kindest girl they ever met.

Sulli from f(x) said in an interview that Tiffany told her if she ever wanted to buy things she could use her credit card instead of using her own money.

"SNSD members are all nice. Especially Tiffany and Sunny are examples of really nice young adults, which is kind of hard to find these days. They are like angels. I should have known it from the last photo-shoot I had with them. Those two greeted 45 staff members individually. Truthfully, this never happens and I would almost say that it's weird to see such a situation.
Tiffany was also very unique. All throughout shooting, she kept advertising for us. I guess she had a phone call during the 1 hour break for lunch. She kept repeating on the phone that everyone here is really nice and fun to work with. That made me feel so thankful, but in addition, she would make and bring coffee for staff members. Usually it would be the staffs who would bring coffee for the idols, so how nice must that have been… Photographer Kim Dongchul was eating a sandwich and she went over there to thank him and give him a little massage. After shooting, Kim Dongchul said, “They are really nice people. I wish I can marry off my son to one of them,” and was full of other good compliments.
Tiffany brought a chair for the editor who stood up to organize the charts, and Sunny, who did not have any breakfast herself, handed out sandwiches to all staff members before sitting down to eat herself.
I really want to thank the two of them and say that they grew up really well. I remember being really surprised a few weeks ago, on Kim Jungeun’s Chocolate, Tiffany said that her mother… was not with her anymore. I thought that Tiffany was raised so well inspite of that and would like to see my daughters grow up to be like Tiffany in the future." - Ceci Fashion Editor.

"Because of my introverted personality, it was really difficult at first but Fany supported me well. She’s younger than me but I learned a lot from her. She’s really hardworking, and it feels comfortable around her." - Kim Hyesung

"She is seriously one of the most self-less and truly loving friends I've ever known or met. She cares so much about every one of you, and she really does pray for all her fans, I think sometimes more than herself. She is a walking angel." - Jaeson Ma.

She might not be the best in her group when it comes to singing or dancing, but she is the best at working the hardest,trying to improve herself.

"Tiffany cannot lead in dancing or anything but she knows her weakness well, and to improve...for example if we had to master some choreography in one hour, she would practice for another two more hours. So yeah, I was envious of her hard working spirit." - Yuri.

"She really studies hard. She became the MC for a music show and she felt proud and studied even harder. Everyday she would study the script and write down things she didn't know, and ask about words she doesn't understand and would write down the definitions." - Yoona on Strong heart talking about Tiffany's improvement in Korean.

And there is one thing about her that everyone,including their anti fans knows. Tiffany is the member that experience the most injuries.

She can't dance, but she insist on singing along with her members despite the cast on her left leg. Girls' Generation is not complete without Tiffany Hwang.

After their Baeksang Arts Award performance, Tiffany fell down the stairs and injured her ankle.But she still went up to the stage and give the flower to Yoona when the latter won.

In January 2009 a member of staff met both Tiffany and Hyoyeon in front of MBC'S Music Core waiting room and Tiffany told her,"Unnie, I'm always so excited to be on stage. I was hospitalized yesterday ( her fever passed 102°F), but I'm very, very happy now that I could be on stage again today."

During their live performance of Dear Mom, all members are standing beside their respective childhood picture except Tiffany. She had to sit down since her leg still being casted. She didn't want to let go the chance of singing this song live since she choose it to be put in their mini album. Other members and their managers were worried to accept the song since they care about her sensitivity, but she chose it anyway and said that she wants to sing and share this beautiful song with the others.

When they were promoting for Hoot, Tiffany slipped in a performance for private occasion and tore her ligament in her left knee. Girls' Generation had to promote for only 8 members and when they win in music programs,they will mention Tiffany,saying how they miss her on stage. Even when they won the Daesang in 2010, they remember Tiffany and mention her.

While they were filming for Hello Baby in 2009, Tiffany is the member that have the least contact with Kyungsan,the boy they were taking care of. She rarely came near to Kyungsan as not to make him cry. But deep in her heart, everyone knows she is the person that love and cares for Kyungsan the most.

"Tiffany is the one who thinks about the baby the most, even if it's only on the inside." - Sunny

"Tiffany knows what Kyungsan likes and what he doesn't like. So she watches from afar, when he cries she really does hate it. And all of the mess you guys made earlier, she was the one to clean them up alone." - HyoYeon.

"The ones working hard behind the scenes are the best moms. People who talk and do the work." -Sooyoung.

"Correct. Tiffany you are my best mom!" - HyoYeon.

Her deep concern and attention can be shown clearly on her face.

It would be a miracle if she were to be the best mom even for once because of the way Kyungsan acted towards her, but one of the daily dad, gag man Lee Hyukjae knows the best.

"Regardless of whether or not the camera was on them, this person took care of and watched out for the babies welfare, health and environment. Since it airs after the main broadcast, I watch hello baby often. I watch over SNSD'S upbringing of the baby as well as their interest and love for him, as a parent myself. I think this person is the most underrated parent. In her heart she has a lot of love, but she doesn't know how to express it. I think after they begin to share each other's feelings, She'll be the one that will have the hardest time parting with the baby. I like her for not only taking care of Kyungsan but my daughter Kyuyeon as well. Tiffany I love you."

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