"Just remember that your practice will not betray you, believe in the effort that you have put and believe that you'll be able to do till the end!" —Tiffany
Stephanie Young Hwang, (born August 1, 1989) better known by the stage names, Tiffany, Tiffany Hwang or Tiffany Young, is an American singer and actress. Tiffany became a member of Girls' Generation in 2007, as a lead vocalist and a member of TaeTiSeo in 2012, as a main vocalist. In May 2016, she made her solo singing debut with the single, "I Just Wanna Dance." After a ten-year career in South Korea, Tiffany is currently continuing her career in the USA, she released her first English solo-song, "Remember Me" and first English solo-album, "Over My Skin" in 2018.
Early life and career beginningsEdit
Tiffany was born as Stephanie Young Hwang, in San Francisco, California, USA and raised in Diamond Bar, California. Her Korean name is Hwang Mi-young. Her parents names were not released to the public. She has an older brother, Leo Hwang and an older sister, Michelle Hwang.
Growing up, Tiffany enjoyed singing and dancing.
In October 2004, after finding out that SM Entertainment were holding auditions in Los Angeles, California, Tiffany traveled to audition to SM and passed, joining the company as a trainee. Around this time she convinced her widowed father to let her move to South Korea, to pursue her dream. Tiffany trained a total of three years and seven months in SM Entertainment for her singing career.
Girls' Generation and TaeTiSeoEdit
Tiffany, began her career as a member of the girl group, Girls' Generation, which debuted on August 4, 2007. She took her stage name, due to it being the name her mother wanted to call her at birth. Tiffany is one of the lead vocalists in Girls Generation, which became very famous and successful in Korea and across the world.Tiffany is furthermore a member of Girls' Generation's first sub-unit Girls' Generation-TTS, also known as TaeTiSeo, along with Taeyeon and Seohyun. Their first mini-album Twinkle was released on May 2, 2012. TaeTiSeo made their comeback in 2014 with the track, "Holler" and released their second album with the same name. In December 2015, they released their third mini album, Dear Santa and song with the same name.
Solo singing careerEdit
In 2008, she released two singles with fellow Girls' Generation members Jessica and Seohyun— the first called "Oppa Nappa" (오빠 나빠, "Bad Boy") and the second titled "Mabinogi" ("It's Fantastic!"), a theme song for a video game. Tiffany has also participated in the OST of SBS drama Jamyeonggo with the song "By Myself (나 혼자서)", and was featured in a duet with K.Will in "A Girl, Meets Love" (소녀, 사랑을 만나다).
She was also featured in "Oh! My Love to You" (너만을 느끼며) by The Blue, alongside bandmate Sooyoung.
She also sang the theme song for Caribbean Bay with her fellow members Taeyeon, Seohyun, Sunny, Jessica, Yuri and Kpop 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") along with SMTown labelmate U-Know Yunho.
In 2012, Tiffany participated in the OST of Love Rain which bandmate Yoona was a lead actress in. Then, Fany (Tiffany's nickname), released a duet single with Kyuhyun from Super Junior for To the Beautiful You OST. In 2013, she and Taeyeon sang a duet song, Lost in Love, which was put on Girls Generation's album, I Got a Boy.
Tiffany sang the songs, "By Myself", which was used for the drama, Princess Ja Myung Go, "Because Its You" for the drama Love Rain, and "One Step Closer" for the drama All About My Romance.
In May 2016, she made her official solo debut under S.M. Entertainment with the track, "I Just Wanna Dance".
Show hosting careerEdit
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. 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.
On December 25, 2010, she was a host MC for Christmas Show! Music Core alongside Girl's 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. She was also the MC for the 50th Anniversary Music Wave Concert which was held on March 12, 2011 together with Yuri and Nickhun.
On August 13, 2011 she was the MC for the 2011 Incheon Korean Music Wave together with Yuri and also for K-Pop All Star Live in Niigata which was held on August 20, 2011 together with Yuri & Sooyoung.
On October 11, 2011 Yuri and Tiffany returned 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. As of April 14, 2012, she is hosting Show! Music Core together with Taeyeon and Seohyun. In 2013, Tiffany appeared on the KBS2TV show, Weekly Entertainment, where she separately interviewed Hollywood actors Tom Hiddleston, Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt.
From November 25, 2011 to January 29, 2012, Hwang played Carmen Diaz in the musical Fame along with Eunhyuk of Super Junior, Son Ho Young, Go Eun Song, Kim Chan Ho, Shin Ui Jeong, Lina of The Grace, Choi Ju Ri, KoN and Kim Jung Mo of TRAX.
Solo Modeling CareerEdit
On April 29, 2008, it was announced that the acne cosmetics brand "A-Solution" had signed Tiffany as their model. Tiffany was to take part in activities as a model for the brand for one year. A-Solution revealed that based on the results from consumer surveys, Tiffany received the best responses in the area of amiability, pureness, and confidence, which made her an appropriate candidate for the brand's model. She also had the highest preference level among main target consumers of A-solution ranging from the ages of 18-22. In the year 2009, she posed as the model for the brand again, this time along with fellow group member Taeyeon.
Later in the year 2011, Tiffany posed for the December edition of Vogue Korea Magazine, along with member Sooyoung. The photos were taken by the famous photographer Jo Sun Hee and was themed sophisticated fairytale. Professional model Kim Won Joong was also featured in the pictorial as toy soldier.
Tiffany was selected as one of the representatives in an annual charity project, called the "9th Letter to Angels". The campaign sets out to draw public attention about domestic adoption of orphaned babies. Several pictures of Tiffany posing with orphaned babies were officially released for the exhibition held at the Insa Art Center in Seoul, South Korea dating from December 14 to December 19. Renowned photographer Choi Sei Hyun regarded in a broadcast in YTN that he was most impressed by the sincerity and transformation shown by Tiffany throughout the photo session. The 9th campaign also gathered top stars such as Kim Hye Soo, 2NE1, 2PM’s Nichkhun, BEAST’s Doojun, Yoseob and Dongwoon, CN Blue, Choi Ji Woo, Lee Min Hoo, Park Si Hoo, and Min Hyo Rin.
Departure from S.M. Entertainment Edit
In August 2017, Tiffany revealed that she wanted to go to the US, study acting and pursue an acting career there. In October 2017, it was reported that Tiffany, Sooyoung, and Seohyun, did not resign their contracts under S.M. Entertainment, (SNSD's group's record label). After removing Girls Generations' from her Instagram page, fans speculated that she has no plans of continuing as an SNSD member. Contrary to this, in September 2018, Tiffany revealed that she turned down an offer to join an Asian record label, knowing how strict they are, so she can have the freedom of working with Girls Generation, whenever she wants.
Solo career in the USAEdit
On March 14, 2018, Tiffany released a single "Remember Me" under, the name Tiffany Young, which was used as the theme song of the Pixar movie, Coco. In June 2018, it was reported that she would be debuting in the US, under Paradigm Talent Agency.
She released a single and an album both named, "Over My Skin" in June 2018.
In October 2018, Tiffany became the first female K-pop artist to walk the red carpet of the American Music Awards.
She released the songs, "Teach You" on September 28, 2018, "Peppermint" on November 30, 2018 and "Born Again" on January 24, 2019. Born Again is also the lead single on her upcoming EP, Lips on Lips, that is to be released on February 22, 2018.
In November 2018, she revealed that she would be going on her Lips on Lips Mini Showcase Tour, spanning eight dates around North America in March 2019.
In September 2018, Tiffany was made the face of H&M's Autumn campaign.
Personal life Edit
Tiffany attended South Pointe Middle School and Diamond Bar High School, she then transferred to Korea Foreign Kent High School in Seoul, where she studied alongside former Girls Generation member, Jessica Jung , who was also born in the same hospital as her and the rapper and singer-songwriter, Jessi, who became one of her best friends. She graduated from high school in 2008.
Tiffany has an older brother Leo Hwang who currently resides in the Philippines and an older sister, Michelle Hwang who studied anthropology at Berkeley University. In the early part of her career, Tiffany would talk about both her parents or only her father. Eventually in 2009, Tiffany courageously revealed that her mother died when she was 13 years old, two years before she moved to South Korea to train to become a singer. In 2018, Tiffany revealed that her mother's cause of death was suicide. Tiffany mentioned that her relationship with her father is somewhat not close, all her close family live in different countries and she has little time to interact with her father due to her busy career and schedule.
In August 2016, Tiffany received great backlash from many South Korean netizens after she tagged the Japanese flag during their ruling of Korea, on an Instagram post .Tiffany was not aware of the history behind the flag and gave an apology for unintentionally causing offence.
- Tiffany has many nicknames, they include: Fany, DdilFany (clumsy Fany), AjumNy, Mushroom, T-Manager / Manager Hwang, Myong, Jackson Hwang, Eyesmile queen and SpongeBob Hwang.
- Her Greek star sign is Leo.
- Her blood type is O.
- Tiffany's ethnicity is Korean and her nationality is American.
- Her natural eye colour is dark brown and hair colour is black.
- Her height is 164cm
- Tiffany is famous for her smile.
- Tiffany was described by Sunny, as 'a nosy busybody'.
- Tiffany speaks fluent English and Korean, as well as basic Chinese, Japanese and Spanish.
- Her hobbies are watching movies and listening to music.
- Tiffany's motto is Just work hard.
- She loves the color pink.
- Stephanie, is of Greek origin and means 'crown', Tiffany is of Greek origin and means 'appearance of deity', whilst Mi-Young, means 'pretty flower' in Korean.
- "I Just Wanna Dance (Kago Pengchi Remix)" (2016)
- "Heartbreak Hotel" (2016)
- "Remember Me (From "Coco)" (2018)
- "Over My Skin" (2018)
- "Teach You" (2018)
- "Peppermint" (2018)
|2007||Thirty Thousand Miles in Search of My Son OST||"Touch the Sky"||with Taeyeon, Jessica, Sunny and Seohyun|
|2008||Hong Gildong OST||"The Little Boat"|
|2009||Ja Myung Go OST||"By Myself"||Solo|
|Heading to the Ground OST||"The Little Boat"||with Taeyeon, Jessica, Sunny and Seohyun|
|My Friend Haechi OST||"Haechi"||with Taeyeon, Jessica, Sunny and Seohyun|
|2012||Love Rain OST||"Because It's You"||Solo|
|To the Beautiful You OST||"Rise and Shine"||with Kyuhyun (Super Junior)|
|2013||All About My Romance OST||"One Step Closer"||Solo|
|2014||Make Your Move OST||"Cheap Creeper"||with Taeyeon, Jessica, Sunny and Seohyun|
|Final Recipe OST||"Good Life"||with Henry|
|2015||Blood OST||"Only One"||Solo|
|2008||Unstoppable Marriage||as BoolGwangDong (seven princess) (cameo)|
|2007–2008||Sonyeon Sonyeo Gayo Baekseo||Mnet||Co-Host||with Kim Hyesung|
|2008||Kko Kko Tours Single♥Single||Regular Cast||Season 1|
|2009-2010||Family Outing||SBS||Guest||Ep 81-82 (Season 1)|
Ep.8-9 (Season 2)
|2009–2010; 2011–2012; 2012–2013||Show! Music Core||MBC||Co-Host|| along with Yuri (2009–2010)|
with Taeyeon and Seohyun (2012–2013)
|2013||Fashion King Korea||SBS||Regular Cast/Contestant||Third place|
|2015||Heart A Tag||Mnet||Host||with Lee Cheol Woo|
|2016||Sister's Slam Dunk||KBS2||Regular Cast||Ep.1-21|
- The Agit: Tiffany's Weekend (2016)
- Lips On Lips North American Mini Showcase Tour (2019)
- Nexon Mabinogi (2008)
- A-Solution (with Taeyeon) (2008-2010)
- Biotherm (with Yuri & Sooyoung) (2010-2011)
- Bean Pole (2012)
- QUA (2013)
- IPKN (2013-2016)
- H&M (2018)
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