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Tiffany (South Korean singer)

Hwang Mi Young
Tiffany (promotional image for cell phone maker LG)
Background information
Birth name Stephanie Hwang
Also known as Tiffany, Fany, Mi-Young, Tippani, DdilFany, AjumNy, Mushroom, T-Manager / Manager Hwang, Myong, Jackson Hwang, Rapper Hwang, Ppani
Born August 1, 1989 (age 23)
San Francisco, California, USA
Genres Pop, Dance-pop, K-Pop
Occupations singer, actress, TV host, model, Entertainer, Rapper
Instruments Vocals, flute, piano
Years active 2007–present
Labels SM Entertainment
Universal Music Japan
Interscope Records
Associated acts Girls' Generation
SM Town
Website Official website

Tiffany signature.jpg
Signature of Tiffany.
Hangul 티파니
Revised Romanization Tipani
McCune–Reischauer T'ip'ani
Birth name
Hangul 스테파니 황
Revised Romanization Seutepani Hwahng
McCune–Reischauer Sŭt'ep'ani Hwahng
Korean name
Revised Romanization Hwahng Mi-yeong
McCune–Reischauer Hwahng Miyŏng
Stephanie Mi Young Hwang (Korean name: Hwang Mi-young; Hangul: ; Hanja: ; born August 1, 1989) is an American born Korean singer, dancer, show host, event MC, promotional model, and actress. She uses the stage name Tiffany. She is currently a member of the popular South Korean girl group Girls' Generation.


Early life

Tiffany was born in San Francisco, California, and grew up in Diamond Bar, California, as the youngest of three siblings.[1] She was born in the same hospital as her fellow Girls' Generation member, Jessica Jung. Tiffany also speaks fluent English and Korean.
She auditioned at the SM Entertainment Starlight Casting System and joined the company on October 2004 in Los Angeles, California.[2][3] She trained for 3 years and 7 months before debuting.[4]


Girls' Generation

Tiffany serves as one of the lead vocalists in the group. Tiffany is a member of a Girls' Generation's sub-group, Girls' Generation-TTS along with Taeyeon and Seohyun. Their first mini-album "Twinkle (EP)" was released on 2 May 2012.

Solo singing career

In 2008, she released two singles with fellow Girls' Generation members Jessica and Seohyun — the first called "Oppa Nappa" ("오빠 나빠", "Bad Boy")[5] and the second titled "Mabinogi (It's Fantastic!)", a theme song for a video game.[6]
Tiffany has also participated in the OST of SBS drama Jamyeonggo with the song By Myself 나 혼자서),[7][8] and was featured in a duet with K.Will in A Girl, Meets Love (소녀, 사랑을 만나다).[9]
She was also featured in Oh! My Love to You (너만을 느끼며) by The Blue, alongside bandmate Sooyoung.[10]
She also sang the theme song for Caribbean Bay with her fellow members Taeyeon, Seohyun, Sunny, Jessica, Yuri and k-pop boy group 2PM.
In addition, Tiffany was featured in the Korea Tourism Organization's promote tourism to South Korea campaign drama Haru soundtrack, in which she sang the song "Banji" ("Ring", Hangul: "반지").[11] along with SMTown labelmate U-Know Yunho.
In 2012, Tiffany has participated in the OST of Love Rain which bandmate Yoona is a lead actress in.

Show hosting career

Apart from all her solo works, Tiffany was the co-host of Mnet's Sonyeon Sonyeo Gayo Baekseo (Korean: 소년소녀 가요백서), along with Kim Hyesung from November 5, 2007 to June 13, 2008.[12] Tiffany, along with fellow Girls' Generation member Yuri, was an MC on MBC's Show! Music Core. She left after a farewell on July 31, 2010 to focus on Girls’ Generation's debuting in Japan.[13][14]
On December 25, 2010, she was a host MC for Christmas Show! Music Core along side Girls’ Generation's Yuri. She was an MC for the 2010 SBS Gayo Daejeon award ceremony which was held on December 31 at the MBC Dream Center with Yuri and actor Ryu Si Won.[15] She was also the MC for the 50th Anniversary Music Wave Concert which was held on March 12, 2011 together with Yuri and Nichkhun.
On August 13, 2011 she was the MC for 2011 Incheon Korean Music Wave together with Yuri[16] and also for K-Pop All Star Live in Niigata which was held on August 20, 2011 together with Yuri & Sooyoung.[17]
On October 11, 2011 Yuri and Tiffany return to "Show! Music Core" as permanent MCs after a 1 year and 3 months absence. On November 12, 2011 she was a MC for K-POP Music Festival in Sydney together with Yuri.
On April 7, 2012 she hosted the 2012 Korean Music Wave in Bangkok together with Taeyeon and Nichkhun.[18] As of April 14 2012, she is hosting Show! Music Core together with Taeyeon and Seohyun.

Acting career

From 25 November 2011 to 29 January 2012, Hwang played Carmen Diaz in the musical Fame along with Eunhyuk of Super Junior, Son Ho Young, Go Eun Seong, Kim Chan Ho, Shin Ui Jeong, Lina of The Grace, Choi Ju Ri, KoN and Kim Jung Mo of TRAX.[19]


Soundtrack appearances and Solo Performances

Year Title Song Duration Artist
2008 Roommate "Oppa Nappa" 03:45 with Jessica & Seohyun
It's Fantastic "It's Fantastic" 03:40 with Jessica & Seohyun
The Secret, Between Us "Secret" 03:30 Narrator of Kim Dong Wan's song
2009 SBS Princess Ja Myung Go "By Myself" 04:14 Solo
Dropping the Tears "A Girl, Meets Love" 03:50 Duet with K.Will
2010 Haru "Ring" 03:33 Solo
2012 Love Rain "Because It's You" 03:19 Solo
To The Beautiful You "Beautiful You" 04:01 with Kyuhyun



Year Title Role
2008 Unstoppable Marriage as BoolGwangDong (seven princess) (cameo)

Televisions Reality Shows

Year Title
2008 Kko Kko Tour
2009 Family Outing Season 1 episode 81 & 82
2010 Family Outing 2 episode 8 & 9

Television shows As Host

Year Title Role
2007–2008 Mnet's Sonyeon Sonyeo Gayo Baekseo Co-Hosted along with Kim Hyesung
2007–2008 KBS's Champagne Co-Host
2009–2010; 2011–present MBC Show! Music Core Co-Hosted along with Yuri (2009-2010; 2011-2012)
Co-Hosting with Taeyeon and Seohyun (2012-present)

Music video appearances

Year Song title Artist Role
2008 "Mabinogi(It's Fantastic!)" alongside with Jessica & Seohyun As herself

Musical theatre

Year Title Role
2011–2012 Fame Carmen Diaz


Year Award Result
2008 Mnet 20's Choice Awards: Hot School Girl Nominated
2009 Mnet Asian Music Awards: Best OST for "By Myself" Nominated[20]
2011 2011 MBC Entertainment Awards: Special Award: MC Division (with Yuri) "Show! Music Core" Won[21]


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  2. ^ (Korean) 소녀시대 티파니 "LA 축제서 캐스팅", August 1, 2007
  3. ^ (Korean) 홀로 숙소 지키는 티파니 "이제서야 외로움이 몰려와요". February 13, 2009
  4. ^
  5. ^ (Korean) Kim Hyeong-wu. 소녀시대 티파니 “‘오빠나빠’ 활동 당시 성대결절 고생” (Girls' Generation's Tiffany: "Bad Older Brother' Activities Were Difficult on Vocal Nodules"). JoongAng Ilbo/Newsen. February 16, 2009. Retrieved February 26, 2010.
  6. ^ (Korean) 소녀시대 티파니 제시카 서현 게임 주제가 신곡 발표 (Girls' Generation's Tiffany/Jessica/Seohyun Announce Game Theme Song as New Single). IS Plus/Newsen. August 1, 2008. Retrieved May 4, 2010.
  7. ^ (Korean) StarNews: 티파니, 서현 이어 솔로 변신..'자명고' OST 참여, 김지연 기자. MoneyToday. March 25, 2009.
  8. ^ "티파니 싱글 – 나 혼자서" (in Korean). webpage. Retrieved 30 April 2010.
  9. ^ (English) The Korea Herald: Tiffany sings own without her members, March 30, 2010
  10. ^ (Korean) 너만을 느끼며 (Feat. 티파니 & 수영), Cyworld
  11. ^ Official website of HARU: An Unforgettable Day in Korea
  12. ^ (Korean) 카라 한승연, 티파니 후임으로 '소년소녀가요백서' 진행. International Business Times. June 25, 2008. Retrieved April 25, 2010.
  13. ^ (Korean) 티파니·유리, '음악중심' 새 MC..."샤방샤방 즐거움 드릴게요", March 28, 2009
  14. ^ "소녀시대 티파니 유리, '쇼! 음악중심' 새 MC 발탁" (in Korean). webpage. Media Retrieved March 28, 2009.
  15. ^ Ryu Si Won, SNSD’s Tiffany & Yuri to MC for MBC’s “2010 Gayo Daejun”. (2010-12-21). Retrieved on 2011-11-23.
  16. ^ SNSD’s Yuri and Tiffany to MC 2011 Incheon Korean Music Wave Concert. Retrieved on 2011-11-23.
  17. ^ Yuri, Tiffany & Sooyoung to MC 'Kpop All Star Live in Niigata’. (2011-08-04). Retrieved on 2011-11-23.
  18. ^ Taeyeon and Tiffany Set to MC at the 2012 Korean Music Wave in Bangkok
  19. ^ Lee, JinHo "Eunhyuk Attends ‘Fame’ Showcase" Mnet News. 7 November 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-01
  20. ^ (Korean) Mnet Asian Music Awards – official website
  21. ^ 2011 MBC Entertainment Awards Winner List

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