t = firstname.lastname@example.org
ddil = clumsy
Tiffany is the girl who was more known as 'DdilFany'. SNSD's Tiffany (20 Stephanie Hwang) is the first member that showed cute clumsiness amongst too "perfect" idol group. Because of that, she was put in a spotlight and appeared in many variety shows along with Yoona. Tiffany was also once known as a mascot of SNSD. "I was just the first one to be known. Now people know each and every member very well."
She modestly replied, but as I brought up the "DdilFany" subject, she smiled cheerfully and laughed her heart out.
"I was concentrating on singing too much in the first performance of ITNW. We had to switch our mic but I made a mistake. It stood out I guess."
Tiffany said, "I almost felt like to hide inside a rat hole. It was really embarrassing and distressing. That small mistake immediately became a huge issue in the Internetâ?? and added, â??It happened 3 months after our debut. But because of that, more people started to be interested in me. I was given a nickname "DdilFany". People was worried at first but now that I rarely make a mistake, they encourage me by saying 'You have improved a lot'. Hmm, but the unfair thing is that, other members do make mistakes too but people picked on only me".
Tiffany is from LA. She got cast by SM ent when she was singing in an Asian festval. The song that she sang at the time is Christina Aguilera's 'The Voice Within'. "I dreamed of becoming a lawyer. Parents wanted me to keep pursuing that goal, so they were against me being a singer". Tiffany's sister is now studying for PhD in Columbia University in NY majoring in biology and anthropology.
Tiffany often has to stay at home alone because her family isn't in Korea. Would she be lonely? She said, "In trainee days, I didn't feel anything when other friends said they were going to meet their family, but lately I suddenly feel loneliness a lot". But she'd never show that to her family.
"I chose to do this work that my parent was against. When you gain something, you lose something. I came here thinking 'This or nothing', so it's wrong to show that kind of weakness to my family".
â??Sheâ??s so mischievous. She just never stops pulling pranks on us. She would always put a fake bug on our beds. One time she even tied all our shoes and ran awayâ? (Sooyoung)
In response to Sooyoungâ??s complaint, Yuri merely laughed. Yuri replied â??Heeing~ I donâ??t know. Itâ??s so fun, I canâ??t help myselfâ?. All members were dumbfounded by Yuriâ??s response, but soon they all giggled.
She can play baseball, basketball, and various other sports. When Yuri pitched at a baseball event, her skilled pitching surprised everyone. People said her pitching reminded them of a major league baseball player Kim Byunghun and gave her the nickname â??BK Yuriâ??. An athletic Yuri is also very playful and has a bright personality.
â??Sometimes, Iâ??m curious about who I am. I think my personality is like a kaleidoscope, because my personality has various aspects.â? said Yuri as she fidgeted with her fingers. Then her eyes flashed.
â??Since I was little, I had so much curiosity over everything. It really bothers me when I donâ??t try out everything. You know how thereâ??s a kid who is always curious about what his/her mom packed for lunch? I was that kid; I would always open my lunch during 1st hourâ?. (laughs)
She tried out acting by being on a sitcom â??Unstoppable Marriageâ?? in 2007. Yuri said, â??I wanted to try out everything: acting, singing, and dancing. Thatâ??s because Iâ??m curious about what my limit isâ?. I guess her endless curiosity is responsible for her endless talent.
â??I want to try out something, which people donâ??t expect me to try out. Also, I would like to be in an unimaginable situation." added Yuri. However, she doesnâ??t have a greed for worldly pleasures.
â??Even though people may say I donâ??t have the mindset of a professional, Iâ??m not really interested in things like â??1 million album salesâ?? or â??Promoting Overseasâ??. I just want to do something which will bring joy to people. If you didnâ??t know, Iâ??m a happy virus. I think youâ??re already infected by it. Are you ok?â?
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