SNSD Member Profile: Hyoyeon

Hyoyeon in “Party” (2015)

Real Name: Kim Hyoyeon (김효연)
Birthday: September 22, 1989
Zodiac Sign: Libra (Western), Snake (Eastern)
From: Incheon, South Korea

Position(s): Main Dancer, Main Rapper, Vocalist

Other Activities Outside of SNSD:



*”Born to be Wild,” as the unit Triple T with 2 AM’s Jo Kwon and Miss A’s Min

*”Mystery.”  This could also be considered as her solo debut, since she promoted it on several music shows.

2017: “Wannabe” featuring San E



Dancing With the Stars (MBC), Season 2 / I can’t find any fully subbed episodes, but there are plenty of clips of her dances on Youtube.

SM’s Younique Unit (a performance based team) with Super Junior’s Eunhyuk, Shinee’s Taemin, Super Junior M’s Henry, and EXO’s Kai and Luhan.

2013: Dancing 9 (MNET) / A competition dance show.  Appeared as one of the coaches with fellow member Yuri.

2016: Hit the Stage (MNET) / A dance competition show where idol dancers team up with various crews and other professional dancers and create stages based on themes of the week.  Appeared on Episodes 1+2, 3+4, 5+6, 9, and 10.  Full episodes on Kshowonline.


2011-2012: Invincible Youth 2 (KBS), Season 2 / A reality show focusing on girl group idols learning to live in rural Korea.  Appeared with fellow member Sunny.


Immortal Songs 2 (KBS) / A music competition show where noted singers and idols perform covers of a famous singer’s songs.  Collaborated with boy group S and appeared as the featured rapper.  (Full episode here)

Hyoyeon’s One Million Likes on Onstyle

Mash Up (SBS MTV) / A competition show focused on DJing


Appeared as a Special MC on Get it Beauty (2016)

Hyoyeon’s 10 Million Likes on Onstyle


*We’re Also National Athletes (Channel A) / A variety show based on idols learning how to speed skate (perhaps to promote the upcoming Winter Olympics).   This supposedly started airing in September, but I haven’t seen any episodes yet.

*Battle Trip (KBS), Episode 71 / A travel variety show.  Two teams of celebrities travel to a specific destination based on a theme.  They then present footage of their journey to an audience, filled with travel tips and information.  The audience then votes on which team had the more entertaining trip.  Appeared with Sunny on an Australian themed episode.


*Briefly appears in labelmate Amber’s “Shake That Brass” (the music video features many of her friends)

*Features on her fellow member Taeyeon’s track “Up & Down” off her second mini-album Why

*Is a published author, releasing the fashion and beauty lifestyle book Hyo Style in 2015

Sources: SM Entertainment, Youtube, Wikipedia, KBS, MBC, MNET, Onstyle, SBS

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