Hyoyeon has been active in the South Korean entertainment industry since she made her debut in August 2007. Also known as DJ HYO, the k-pop singer functions as a vocalist, actress, DJ, and TV personality. She came under the spotlight as part of SM Entertainment’s Girls’ Generation and later joined its subgroup called Girls’ Generation-Oh!GG. Since then, the talented performer has made acting appearances on the sets of a few television productions and has gone ahead to release some singles in her capacity as a solo artist. Read on to get more info about this talented Asian artist below.
Who Is Hyoyeon From Girls Generation?
Hyoyeon’s date of birth is recorded as the 22nd of September 1989 and she is a South Korean national, born in the Incheon region of the country. Her parents are not known, but they brought her up alongside her younger sibling – a brother named Kim Min-gu. Kim Hyo-Yeon as her given name says, commenced her formal dance training while she was still at the elementary school level, precisely at the small hip-hop school within her neighborhood. There, she mastered certain dance steps like jazz, hip hop, as well as Latin dance.
In early 1999, Hyoyeon joined Winners Dance School – a popular South Korean dance school with a specialty in locking, popping, animation, including several other styles in hip hop. It was during her days at the dance school that she came in contact with Miss A’s Min whom she collaborated with to launch the dance team known as Little Winners. The dancing duo put up performances at several shows and by 2004, they attracted the attention of HipHoper.com.
The aspiring artist attended SM Entertainment audition at the tender age of 11 via the entertainment outfit’s 2000 Casting System. According to Hyoyeon, she only went for the audition because her mum took her to S.M. Entertainment’s office in a bid to meet H.O.T. By 2004, she was sent off to Beijing alongside Super Junior’s Siwon to study Chinese. She studied dance under the tutelage of the Electric Boogaloos and other veteran choreographers like Poppin Seen, Kim Hye-rang and Poppin DS. Others include Kwang Hoo (also known as Crazy Monkey), Black Beat’s Shim Jae-won, as well as Kwon Seok-jin (otherwise called Locking Khan). Hyoyeon was also exposed to a few foreign dance teachers, including one of Justin Timberlake‘s choreographers.
Prior to her debut with Girls’ Generation, the South Korean native worked with famed artists like Janet Jackson and during the M.net KM Music Festival of 2005, Hyoyeon performed as a silhouette dancer for BoA’s. She did some dance collaboration with Jae Won in 2007 and Star News later picked her as Korea’s #1 idol dancer.
5 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Her
Hyoygeon Made Her Girls Generation Debut in 2007
Hyoyeon made her official debut in August 2007 as part of SM Entertainment’s Girls’ Generation. On the 7th of March 2010, she participated in the 7th episode of Oh! My Lady – an SBS TV mini-series alongside other members of Girls’ Generation Sooyoung and Jessica. The series had popular actors like Choi Siwon and Chae Rim in the leading roles. In 2011, a South Korean reality TV show Invincible Youth featured her for their second season alongside Sunny from Girls’ Generation.
In April 2012, Hyoyeon won second place in the season two of Dancing with the Stars with her partner Kim Hyung-Seok. Later in the same year, she joined Younique – a special dance group from S.M. Entertainment, releasing a single called Maxstep, as part of the partnership between Hyundai and S.M.
She is Currently Single
Closer scrutiny of her relationship history revealed that Hyoyeon was romantically linked with Kim Jun Hyung, but no one knows when their relationship fizzled out. However, she currently lives at the Girls’ Generation dorm located in Seoul South Korea along with her pet dogs Barbara and Vivian.
What’s Her Net Worth?
According to the records, Hyoyeon’s current net worth is estimated in excess of $3.6 million which she has majorly earned from her career as a singer. However, her acting gig will take the credit for a digit or two.
How Tall is Hyoygeon?
The South Korean music star stands at a height of 5 feet 3 inches and weighs 49kg. Hyoyeon also has a slim build with blonde hair and a pair of black eyes. We don’t know about the tattoos but the South Korean native has 14 piercings on her person.
The TV show Blind Test Show 180 Degrees featured her as a guest in January 2013. On the show, the famed artist was exposed to the challenge of dancing to a plethora of club music styles. Five months down the line, Hyoyeon was picked to represent Asia for the Hong Kong branch of Topshop. In June 2013, she became a coach on Dancing 9 alongside Yuri, a fellow Girls’ Generation member.