Member from 2007-2017
Real Name: Stephanie Young Hwang, or Hwang Miyeong (황미영)
Birthday: August 1, 1989
Zodiac Sign: Leo (Western), Snake (Eastern)
From: California, USA
Position: Lead Vocalist
Other Activities Outside of SNSD
*Debuted on May 11, 2016 with mini album I Just Wanna Dance. Helped compose the track “What Do I Do” and wrote the lyrics for the English version (member Sooyoung wrote the lyrics for the Korean version). Won two trophies on The Show and Show Champion for “I Just Wanna Dance.”
2016: Had several concerts (Tiffany Weekend) as part of the Agit concert series
2016: “Heartbreak Hotel” featuring Simon Dominic
Featured on K. Will’s “A Girl Meets Love”
Featured on The Blue’s “Feeling Only You” with Sooyoung
2015: Featured on Han Heejun’s “QnA”
“Shut Up” (part of The Unnies project)
Featured on The Far East Movement’s “Don’t Speak” with King Chain
2009: “By Myself” for Ja Myung Go (SBS)
2010: “Ring” for the film Haru
“Because It’s You” for Love Rain (KBS2)
“Rise and Shine” with Super Junior’s Kyuhyun for To the Beautiful You (SBS)
2013: “One Step Closer” for All About My Romance (SBS)
2014: “Good Life” with Super Junior M’s Henry for his film Final Recipe
2015: “Only One” for Blood (KBS2)
2011-2012: Fame (Carmen Diaz, lead role)
2007-2008: MNET’s Sonyeon Sonyeo Gayo Baekso with Kim Hyeseong
2009-2013: Host of MBC! Music Core. Appeared as a co-host on various episodes from 2009-2011. Became a fixed host with member Yuri from 2011-2012, and they won a special prize at the MBC Entertainment Awards. Hosted with TTS members Taeyeon and Seohyun from 2012-2013.
2015: Heart a Tag (MNET) / A fashion and beauty lifestyle show she hosted with model Lee Cheol Woo.
2008: Kko Kko Tours Single Single (KBS), Season 1 / A show that paired male and female celebrities to get to know each other on vacation.
2013: Fashion King Korea (SBS) / A survival show pairing up celebrities with top fashion designers.
Interview with Pops in Seoul for “I Just Wanna Dance”
Interview with Entertainment Weekly for “I Just Wanna Dance”
Unnie Slam Dunk (KBS), Season 1 / A variety show featuring several female celebrities, focused on fulfilling their dreams. A major component of the show became forming a girl group.
Sources: SM Entertainment, Youtube, Wikipedia, 1theK, Arirang, KBS, MBC, MNET, SBS