On June 19th, Sunny made an appearance on KBS 2TV’s ’1 vs 100′ to challenge for the prize money amounting to 50 million Won.
On the show, Sunny said, “It will be Girls’ Generation’s 5th anniversary soon.” MC Han SukJoon then asked, “How many more years do you think Girls’ Generation could carry out activities together?” In reply to the question, Sunny smiled and said, “As long as there is rookie mentality in us, I think we could still be together as Girls’ Generation, even after more than 10 years.”
Sunny added, “The most rewarding moments were the times when we heard that our fans gain strength from watching us. In order to hear such words for a very, very long time, we will be presenting our strength-giving performances to our fans for a very long time as well.”
Meanwhile, Sunny was eliminated in the 6th round in the game show.
‘Girls’ Generation 1st Japan Tour’ DVD and Blu-ray Disc (BD) are hot-selling items in Japan in the first half of 2012.
According to Oricon’s 2012 first half ranking, the ‘Girls’ Generation 1st Japan Tour’ BD was ranked 2nd in the ‘Music BD Sales’ category with 56,000 copies sold. In the ‘Music DVD Sales’ category as well, Girls’ Generation had once again proven their huge popularity by selling 148,718 copies in the first half of the year, where it was ranked 4th.
Girls’ Generation kicked off their ’1st Japan Arena Tour’ on May 31st, 2011 with 14 performances in 6 cities in front of 140,000 fans. Released simultaneously on December 14th, 2011, the BD and DVD had also dominated the Oricon weekly charts for both the BD and DVD categories at the same time, making Girls’ Generation the first foreign artist to have achieved such an impressive feat.
Having released their first mini album ‘Twinkle’ back in May, TaeTiSeo brought out their bright and lively charms for ‘Elle Girl’. Besides that, Taeyeon, Tiffany and Seohyun are also the first Korean stars to be featured as the cover models for the Korean edition of ‘Elle Girl’, thus making this particularly issue a really meaningful one.
In the interview conducted along with the photo shoot, Taeyeon talked about TaeTiSeo’s activities as a unit group. She revealed, “Although there were pressure for being the representative of Girls’ Generation, we tried to enjoy the opportunities to sing to our heart’s content as much as possible while carrying out the activities.”
Meanwhile, other photos as well as the contents of the interview with Girls’ Generation – TTS will be available in the July edition of ‘Elle Girl’.
Yuri flaunts her gorgeous looks through the Paparazzi-concept pictorials in ‘@Star1′ magazine revealed on June 18th.
Yuri’s photos for ‘@Star1′ were shot at Cheongdam-dong, Seoul, which is also the home to American designer, Tony Burch’s Flagship Store and also the Lifestyle Concept Store, 10 Corso Como.
During the pictorial shoot, Yuri also revealed her thoughts about her first acting experience. She said, “Since it was my first shot at acting, it was much harder than i thought. Honestly, due to the difficulties, I was able to enjoy it.”
She added, “If there’s a thing that has changed the most after I starred in ‘Fashion King’, it has to be the fact that now, aunties and uncles can recognize me more than before. In restaurants or streets, they seem to be able to recognize the Yuri inside ‘Fashion King’. It’s really amazing. Now, I know the power of dramas.”
In addition, Yuri also expressed her enthusiasm in acting by saying, “In the future, it would be great if I have the opportunities to act again. I would like to continue challenging myself in acting.”
Meanwhile, Yuri’s pictorials in Cheongdam-dong, Seoul will be available in the July issue of ‘@Star1′.
On June 19th, AMOREPACIFIC revealed that they would be starting the “Share Your Umbrella” campaign for two months, starting on the 21st.
Yuri has been selected as one of the models for the campaign along with Shin Minah, Yoo Ah-in, Lee Miyeon, and Jo Insung. The campaign will also have a “Share Your Umbrella” event, where umbrellas carrying the stars’ autographs will be distributed as prizes.
This campaign is one where customers will receive “beauty points” with every purchase made in all AMOREPACIFIC stores. The customers can then exchange 9900 points for a “Share Your Umbrella” umbrella, with a portion of money made from sales being donated to a flood damage restoration organization.
The “Share Your Umbrella” campaign will continue until August 20th.
Translated by: ch0sshi@soshified
Edited by: MoonSoshi9@soshified
Girls’ Generation was selected as the group with the best dance performance by mobile users in Japan.
On June 18th, the ‘Ranking of Girl groups with great dance performance’ was released by Japan’s mobile music service site Recochoku. From the users’ voting result, Girls’ Generation took the no.1 spot in the survey.
E-Girls came in 2nd while Japan’s 3-member techno-pop girl group Perfume took the no.3 spot. Kara and Speed were ranked 4th and 5th respectively.
Girls’ Generation TTS and other stars joined hands to create awareness on showing love towards animals.
Besides TaeTiSeo, other stars from various fields such as Song JoongKi, Yoon DoHyun, Choi KangHee, Daniel Choi, 2PM’s JunHo, Park ShinHye, etc also participated in the pictorial shoot for ‘Be My Best Friend’, a campaign to promote love for animals by United Colors of Benetton.
Through this campaign, food supplies (1 tonne for each group of celebrity) will be donated in the names of the stars participated in the pictorial shoot to a protection center for abandoned dogs. Some of the revenues collected from the sales of the campaign’s merchandise will also be donated to the Society of Animal Freedom. The donation will be used for adoption and protection of abandoned dogs.
With members of Girls’ Generation cheering for Hyoyeon in ‘Dancing With The Star 2′ every week, audience are starting to wonder who hasn’t showed up yet.
On the recent episode of ‘Dancing With The Star 2′ aired on June 15th, Jessica appeared to watch Hyoyeon’s performance while Sunny and YoonA visited last week. Jessica also posted photos with Hyoyeon on the group’s official website.
Besides that, not only did Tiffany visit and cheer for Hyoyeon when she visited previously, she also took photos with the other contestants in the show.
The members of Girls’ Generation that came to cheer for Hyoyeon, not as a singer but a dancing contestant, are Jessica, Sunny, YoonA, SeoHyun and Tiffany. It is still a question whether SooYoung, TaeYeon and Yuri will visit to cheer for HyoYeon in the remaining episodes.
Translated by: Taengfan@fanwonder.com
On the June 13th broadcast of SBS’s “Midnight TV Entertainment”, Sooyoung reflected on her first show as MC which aired the previous week.While talking with MC Yoon Dohyun, Sooyoung revealed that her fellow Girls’ Generation members were a little surprised with her first outing as an MC on the show, saying, ”Girls’ Generation members who watched my first broadcast said that I acted like I was really modest, unlike how I usually am. Still, I must hold onto my senses since it’s a live broadcast,” causing everyone to laugh with her witty comment. Yoon Dohyun added, “That’s a perfect point made by your members,” and the two started the second live broadcast off on a cheerful note.While also being an MC, Sooyoung has been filming for her upcoming role in the drama “The 3rd Hospital”, set to air in July. Don’t miss MC Sooyoung on “Midnight TV Entertainment” on Wednesdays at 8:50pm KST on SBS.Source: TV DailyCr: soshified