Birthplace of Girls’ Generation members


Jeonju – Taeyeon
Taeyeon’s parents run a optical shop in Jeonju, the capital of North Jeolla Province. Jeonju is famous for food, e.g. Bibimbap (Korean signature dish) etc.

The city is also popular for its historic buildings and surrounding nature. Jirisan National Park, the first in South Korea, is about an hour (drive) away from Jeonju.

California, USA – Jessica, Sunny, Tiffany
The Sunshine State gave birth to three SNSD members. Jessica and Tiffany were born in San Francisco (in the same hospital), while Sunny in Los Angeles.

Sunny spent very little time in the US though. She moved to Kuwait when she’s an infant (and Korea after that), so she’s not usually regarded as an American member.

Jessica was cast by SM Entertainment at age 11 while Tiffany at 14. They moved to Korea and started their life as trainee soon after.

Incheon – Hyoyeon
Incheon is the third most populous city in Korea with close proximity to capital city Seoul. It’s Korea’s major international transportation hub with an international airport and seaport. Incheon is the host of 2014 Asian Games.

Goyang – Yuri
Just north of Seoul, Goyang is known for some historical remains (UNESCO designated) and is in close proximity with the famous Bukhansan (mountain).

Seoul – Sooyoung, Yoona, Seohyun
The capital and largest city in South Korea is the birthplace of the three youngest members of Girls’ Generation. It’s also often regarded as the birthplace for K-Pop and K-Wave, most of the K-Entertainment companies (including SM) have their HQ here.

Seoul is fast becoming a global city, recognised for its economic, technology and cultural influences. Gangnam, made famous by singer PSY, is a district in Seoul.