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HYO promoting "Second" (2021)

Hyoyeon (효연), also known as DJ HYO and HYO, is a South Korean singer under SM Entertainment. She is a member of the Korean pop girl group Girls' Generation.


  • Stage Names: Hyoyeon (효연), DJ HYO, HYO
  • Birth Name: Kim Hyoyeon (김효연)
  • Nicknames: Princess Fiona, Dancing Queen
  • Birthdate: September 22, 1989 (1989-09-22) (age 32)
  • Birthplace: Incheon, South Korea
  • Blood Type: AB
  • Height: 160cm
  • Weight: 49kg
  • Religion: Christian
  • Languages: Chinese (Fluent), Japanese (Basic), English (Basic)
  • Education: Chungbuk Middle School
  • Hobbies: Shopping, Movies
  • Relationship: Kim Joon Hyung (Writer) (2012–2014)
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Hyoyeon promoting "Mystery" (2016)

Kim is most known for her popping, waving, and Hip-hop dancing techniques that she learned from the Winners Dance School while she was a trainee. Prior to her debut, she traveled to Beijing, China in 2004 with Super Junior’s Siwon to learn Mandarin and more about Chinese culture.


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  • She was a trainee with SM Entertainment for six years and one month.
  • She was BoA's silhouette dancer in her "Over the Top" performance at the 2005 Asian Music Awards.
  • She became an SM Entertainment trainee when she was twelve years old in 2000 by being discovered at an SM Entertainment casting system.
  • She learned Jazz dance, Latin dance, and a variety of other styles when she was in elementary school. She didn't become interested in Hip-hop dance until she entered junior high school.
  • Her favorite foods are soup and Korean food.
  • Her favorite fashion is feminine shoes with baggy pants
  • Her motto is "Everyone that works hard will succeed".

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