- T A E Y E O N (태연)
- Stage Name: Kid Leader TAEYEON (꼬꼬마 리더 태연 – ggoggoma leader Taeyeon)
Birth Name: Kim Tae-yeon (김태연)
Nicknames: Taeng, Taengoo (Taeng9), Tete, Kid Leader, ByunTaeng (pervert Taeng), JumTaeng
Position: Leader & Main Vocalist
Date of Birth: March 9, 1989
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Sibling(s): 1 older brother (Kim Ji-woong), 1 younger sister (Kim Ha-yeon)
Language: Korean (Fluent), English, Chinese (Basic), Japanese (Basic)
Casted: 2004 SM 8th Annual Best Contest (Best Singer 1st Place Grand Award)
Training Duration: 3 Years 3 Months
School: Jeonju Art High School (전주예술고고등학교) [graduated]
– 2004 Featured with The One ‘You Bring me Joy‘ (Part 2)
– 2007 CF Gamevile Mobile Stone in the Water
– 2008 DJ for MBC ‘Kangin & Taeyeon’s Chinhan Chingu’ (with Super Junior Kangin)
– 2008 OST for KBS drama Hong Gil Dong ‘If (Manyage/ 만약에)‘
– 2008 MV Lee Byul – ‘Forever‘
– 2008 OST for MBC drama Beethoven Virus ‘Can You Hear Me‘
– 2009 Variety show MBC ‘We Got Married‘(with Jung Hyung-don)
– 2009 DJ for MBC radio ‘Taeyeon’s Chinhan Chingu’
– 2009 OST for MBC drama Heading to the Ground ‘It’s Love‘ (with Sunny)
– 2009 Model for ‘A-Solution’ cosmetic (with Tiffany)
– 2009 CF ‘Post Cereal‘ (with Tiffany & Sooyoung)
– 2010 MC for KBS2 talk show ‘Seung Seung Jang Goo (Win Win)’
– 2010 Musical ‘Midnight Sun’ from the movie ‘Taiyou no Uta‘ (as Kaoru Amane)
– 2010 Voice Actor for ‘Despicable Me‘ Korean title: ‘Superbad’ (as Margo)
– 2010 Featured with The One ‘Like a Star‘
– 2011 OST for SBS drama Athena: Goddess of War ‘I Love You‘
– 2011 Featured with Kim Bum-soo ‘Different‘
- Despite her kid-like appearance, Taeyeon is the oldest member and leader of SNSD.
- Taeyeon is considered as the best singer of SNSD.
- Taeyeon is the SNSD member with the largest fanbase. Her fanbase is the largest among female idol singers in Korea.
- Her vocal mentor is The One who praised her as his most memorable student. Prior to SNSD, 15-year-old Taeyeon was featured on his song called ‘You Bring Me Joy (Part 2)’. Six years later in late 2010 the teacher-student duo re-teamed for a hit single ‘Like a Star’.
- Taeyeon is nicknamed as “OST Queen” because she has numerous of #1 hit drama soundtracks.
- Her hometown is Jeonrado Jeonju.
- Taeyeon’s parents own a optical shop in Jeonju.
- She made her musical debut as Kaoru Amane in Midnight Sun, a musical adaptation of movie ‘Taiyou no Uta’. She learned how to play guitar for that role.
- Taeyeon collects perfumes.
- Taeyeon’s favorite color is purple.
- Taeyeon has a infamous self-explanatory nickname, which is “Byuntaeng” (byuntae + taengoo, “byuntae” means “pervert”).
- She once stated that her ideal man is Vegeta of manga/anime Dragon Ball.
- Tayeon loves jelly, gummy worms and the likes.