Y O O N A (윤아)
Stage Name: Charming Girl YOONA (매력 소녀 윤아 – maeryeok sonyuh Yoona)
Birth Name: Im Yoon-a (임윤아)
Nicknames: Yoong, Saseumi (deer), Him Yoona (strong Yoona), Im-choding (elementary school-kid Im), Saebyuk
Position: Supporting Vocalist/Lead Dancer
Date of Birth: May 30, 1990
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Sibling(s): one older sister
Language: Korean (Fluent), English, Chinese (Basic), Japanese (Basic)
Specialty: Dance, Acting
Casted: 2002 SM Saturday Open Casting Audition
Training: 7 Years 2 Months
School: Dongguk University (동국대학교) Department of Theater | graduated from Daeyeong High School
- 2004 Elite Student uniforms advertising model
- 2004 MV DBSK – ‘Magic Castle‘
- 2006 CF Teun Teun English
- 2006 CF Sanyo batteries Eneloop
- 2006 CF Elite Student uniforms (with SS501)
- 2006 MV Super Junior – ‘U‘
- 2006 MV CSJH The Grace – ‘My Everything‘ (with Super Junior Kibum)
- 2007 CF Yejimin Pad
- 2007 CF Clean & Clear
- 2007 CF Sunkist Grapefruit/Lemonade (with Super Junior Kangin & Heechul)
– 2007 Drama MBC ‘9 Ends 2 Outs‘ (as Shin Joo-young)
- 2007 MV Super Junior – ‘Marry U‘
- 2008 MV Lee Seung Chul – ‘Propose‘
- 2008 Drama MBC ‘Park Jung Geum‘ (as Mi-ae)
- 2008 Daily drama KBS ‘You Are My Destiny‘ (as Jang Sae-byuk)
- 2009 CF ‘Clean & Clear’ (with Kim So-eun)
- 2009 Drama MBC ‘Cinderella Man‘ (as Seo Yoo-jin)
- 2009 CF ‘Innisfree‘
- 2010 Variety Show SBS ‘Family Outing season 2′
Widely known as the “center image” of SNSD due to her immense popularity among Korean public.
The physically strongest member of SNSD, gained her a nickname Him Yoona (strong Yoona).
Despite her sweet girlish image, Yoona is actually boyish. One of her well-known nickname is Im-choding (elementary-school boy Im).
Being the the second youngest of SNSD doesn’t stop her to be one of their biggest prankster.
SNSD’s second biggest eater after Sooyoung.
Her claim-to-fame was the hit daily drama ‘You’re My Destiny’ which ratings peaked at 41% viewership. The drama was also her first time as a lead in drama.