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Girls' Generation's Hyoyeon is currently receiving attention for her striking appearance at the press conference of the "2011 GIRLS' GENERATION TOUR". The event was held prior to the start of their concert on July 24th that was held at the Seoul Olympic Park Stadium.
Many fans were pleasantly surprised by Girls' Generation's Hyoyeon who appeared at the event in her white lace costume. She glowed with her natural make up and striking blonde hair which allowed her to stand out easily among the members.
She also lightened up the overall atmosphere as she answered questions comfortably and smiled frequently for the cameras. Her maturity was also noticed by fans who praised her for her unchanging beauty. Hyoyeon earned loud cheers from the audience as she performed her individual stage at the concert. She danced and sang to Rihanna's "Please Don't Stop the Music", giving her own spin with energetic choreography and overflowing charisma.
Her appearance earned reactions like "I was surprised at how beautiful you looked", "She's Song Hyegyo's doppelganger." and "The goddess stood out".
Meanwhile, Girls' Generation is expected to embark on an international tour and will be holding concerts in other countries in the near future.
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Idol groups often live near their management company’s location, because the short distance can decrease the time needed to travel from the dorms to the company for training. Moreover, it guarantees that the company can take immediate action if an emergency situation arises. As such, most dorms are located within the Gangnam area.
SNSD and f(x) have dorms which are situated in the Cheongdam-dong area, which is close to where SM Entertainment is located. In 2010, SNSD moved from a small apartment to a bigger dorm, both within the Cheongdam-dong area. Meanwhile, SHINee lives in an apartment in Apgujeong-dong.
JYP Entertainment’s 2PM and miss A also have dorms near the Cheongdam-dong area, close to where JYP Entertainment’s offices are. In February, 2PM moved to a bigger dorm, and each of the members was assigned his own room. According to reports, the 2PM members used to share bedrooms in groups of two to three. As such, they are happy that they are given more personal space with the new arrangement.
Other groups that live near their management companies include T-ara (Nonhyeon-dong), After School (Yeoksam-dong), 4minute (Cheongdam-dong), and BEAST (Cheongdam-dong). In particular, the dorms of 4minute and BEAST are so close to each other that all the chores are done by the same individual.
On the other hand, because the YG offices are located in Hapjeong-dong, Big Bang and 2NE1 also live around that area. Not only are the dorms close to YG, but it also only takes 10 minutes by foot to get to the founder and CEO Yang Hyun Suk’s residence.
A manager of an idol group stated, "A large number of fans always gather near idol groups’ dorms. Not only do they draw on the walls nearby, but they also scream and cheer very loudly. Because of this, if neighbors start complaining that this is causing an inconvenience for them, the idol groups have no choice but to move. As such, lease agreements for the dorms are usually based on renting monthly." The manager also added, "To be able to have the members live together, a place of about 1,100 square feet to 1,400 square feet is needed. These places in Cheongdam-dong often require a damage deposit of 40 to 50 million won (approximately $38,000 to $48,000 USD), with a monthly rent of approximately $2 million won (approximately $2,000 USD)."
Source: Korea JoongAng Daily
Girls' Generation plans on hosting a solo concert in Singapore during February of next year. They are the first Korean girl group that Running Into The Sun (RITS) has selected after staging concerts for Korean boy bands Super Junior and SHINee.
"Now the guys can't say they're left out. We're extremely thrilled to bring Girls' Generation for their first solo concert in Singapore. Concert-goers will be mesmerized by the girls' synchronized dance moves and heartmelt-worthy winks," stated RITS Creative Director Beatrice Chia-Richmond. She continued, "We're sure the temperatures of the Singapore Indoor Stadium would rise a few degrees with the arrival of the girls."
Tickets for the concert are scheduled to go on sale towards the end of this year. Tickets are likely to sell out quickly, so be sure to stay up to date by visiting the RITS home page and Facebook page.
Source: Channel NewsAsia
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On July 27th, 2PM’s Taecyeon guested on SBS’s ‘Strong Heart‘ and talked about his ‘business relationship’ with SNSD’s Jessica.
The segment began with 2PM talking about how they failed to cast f(x)’s Krystal to feature in their latest track, “Hands Up“. Taecyeon said, “J.Y. Park told us to ask Krystal ourselves, but I’m the one who communicates with SM so I sent the text to Krystal to ask.”
MC Kang Ho Dong pressed, “How did you find out Krystal’s phone number?” Taecyeon replied, “I found out through SNSD’s Jessica.”
Super Junior’s Eunhyuk then raised suspicions by asking, “Nichkhun and Victoria are a virtual couple so you could have asked Nichkhun to find out Krystal’s number. Why did you go through Jessica? Even I don’t know Jessica’s number.”
Kang Ho Dong continued by asking, “Do you know the SNSD members’ numbers?” Taecyeon replied, “I don’t know all of their numbers.”
Pressing further, Kang Ho Dong asked, “Is it only Jessica’s number you know then?” Put on the spot, Taecyeon finally responded, “I don’t talk to Jessica often. I call her when I have a favor to ask.”
Fellow guest Kim Young Chul made the studio burst into laughter by commenting that the two were of ‘business relations’ then.
Source + Photos: Newsen via Nate
SNSD leader Taeyeon shows off her cute side for the first time in a while.
On July 27th, a post was uploaded onto an online community boad titled, “Cutie Taeyeon“.
In the attached photograph, Taeyeon poses adorably with a pea cushion on her bed. This aegyo is something people haven’t seen lately due to the sexy concept she’s recently been showing off on performance stages.
Netizens commented with, “Of course, Taeyeon’s cute image is the best“, “When did she take this? It’s so cute“, “Can’t believe that little girl is already 23-years-old…“.
On July 23rd and 24th, SNSD hosted their second solo concert at the Olympic Stadium in Seoul with much success.
Source & Photo: Ilgan Sports via Nate