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Again,Girls'Generation

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(Fromleft)TaeyeoniswearingacroptopandskirtbyBenjamineCadette.Tiffanyiswearing
apatchworkskirtbyBenjamineCadetteandatopfromthestylistscollection.Seohyunis
wearingajacketdressbyJarretCollection.Sooyoungiswearinganeatblouseandpantsby
MaxMara.YuriiswearingabelteddressbyCalvinKleinPlatinumandglitterheelsbySaera.
YoonaiswearingasleevelessonepiecebyBenjamineCadette.Hyoyeoniswearinga
femininesilhouettedressbyHow&What.Sunnyiswearinganeat,belteddressbyCalvin
KleinPlatinum.Allotherpumpandheelsarefromthestylistscollection.

GirlsGenerationsRealDreams

Thegirlspastappearancesstilllingerbeforeoureyes.
In2007,theylituptheworldwiththeirhealthyenergyofteenagedgirlsandmadegirlgroup
historyforthe21stcentury.
Nowintheir20s,thewomen,whoareinthemidstofthemostbeautifultimeoftheirlife,are
comingback.
Theystillholdthetoppositiondomesticallyandtheirlivelyandneverendingactivitiesas
GirlsGenerationarerelentlessfor<TheCelebrity>,theygatheredinthesameplaceonthe
samedayatthesametime.
ThecoverandgroupphotoshoothasaWhiteSoShiconceptthatcontainstheshining
beautyofwomenintheir20s.
Andthenthe8person,8colourphotoshootthatcontainsideaofutopiaforeachmember.
15hoursofshootingprocessisfreshlycapturedinthebehindthescenesstories.
<TheCelebrity>contains24pagesofSNSD.Itstartshere.

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Onthe10yearanniversaryofSNSD,whatisYoonasplan?
Forthe5yearanniversary,wehadapoolpartywiththemembersbutfor10years,Iwantto
doaspecialeventthatwecanenjoywithfansinafriendlyway.Notsomethingobviouslikea
concertorafanmeetingbutsomethingspecialthatrepaysthe10yearsofloveweve
received!

CharismaticActressYoona

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Idonthavecharismayet.Hahaha!Yoonalaughedplayfully.Asasingerandactress,
charismathatovertakesthestageandscreenisYoonasfantasy.Hercharisma,whichshe
modestlysaysisstillincomplete,iscurrentlyexperiencinggrowth.Somethingweknowfor
certainisthatsheisaggressivelyanddefinitelyapproachingthatlevel.Before,Isimplywore
whatotherspickedformeandreceivedwhattheydidforme.Ididntevenknowanything
aboutmyselfsoIhadnochoicebuttobeindecisive.Thesedays,Iknowmoreaboutmyself
andIhavebeenabletospeakup.Ihavebeenmakingmyownchoicesandsayingmy
opinions.Inthenameofselfaffectionandselfrecognition,thegrowthofYoonascharisma
isheadingtowardcompletion.
Firstofall,becauseofyourblondetransformation,thehaircolourreallystandsout.
Idyeditforthefirsttime.Sofar,everytimewehadalbumactivities,italwayscoincidedwith
dramafilmingsoIhadtomaintainthesamehairforseveralmonthsbutthistime,thetiming
wasright.Tochangemymood,Iattemptedadrasticchange.
Doyoulikeit?
Itsstillveryforeign.WhenIgoout,IfeellikeIstandoutevenmorebecauseofthebright
haircolour.Igotusedtogoingoutincognitobutafterdyeingmyhair,IdontthinkIcango
outwithoutmakeupon.Evencomingtotheshootlocationthismorning,itsmyfirsttime
comingwithahoodiethatcoversmyface.
Afterbeingfamousforsolong,youmustvegottenusedtohiding.
Ibelievethewordsofsunbaenimswhentheysay,Whentimepasses,youllbeabletogo
outnaturallyandcomfortably.
Nowtimehaspassed,theremustbesomethingsthathavegottenbetter?
SNSDmembershaveallmatured.Weareeachothersfoundations.Eachandeveryperson
sharestheirexperiencesowegetiteightfold.Everyonehasdifferenttalentsandpursues
differentareasfortheirindividualactivitiesitsasifthemembersgettoexperienceeach
othersskillsandexperiences.

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Yoona,whatdidyougivetotheothermembers?
SinceIstartedactingfirst,Isharemyexperiencesofactingorsharestorieswithmembers
whohavejuststartedacting.
Withintheteam,whatroleareyouresponsiblefor?Adependableadvisor?
Itmightseemlikeit,butinreality,Ihavetheroleofthemiddlechild.Imtheonlyonebornin
1990soImrightinthemiddle.Sooyoungunniwasalsobornin1990butherbirthdayis
early.
Onstageorforacting,youaretheeldestandinvariety,youhaveamaknaeimagebutI
didntexpectyoutoanswermiddlechild.
IoftenhearitsunexpectedhoweasygoingIam.Alotofmisunderstandingshave
disappearedafterexperiencingalotofentertainment/varietyshows.
Doyouhaveacool(chill)personality?
MypersonalityistheoppositeofcoolIworryalot.Everytimeaconcerncomesup,Iconsult
withvariouspeopleeventhoughImnotgoingtolistentothem.Whilebeingcomforted,its
possibletoforgetyourworries.
Howdoyousolveyourownproblems?
Itryhardtoletthingsgo.Ivetrainedmyself.Withthisalbum,Ididntdwellonanythingand
preparedforitbycomfortingmyheart.
DidyouknowthatSNSDs10yearanniversaryisnotfaraway?
Wow,thatstrue!Weareinour9thyearofactivityinnumbersofyearsbuttheofficialcountis
the8thanniversary.Whenwehit10years,IthinkIwillbereallyproud.Ihopewecanbe
awesomesunbaeslikeBoAunniorShinhwaoppas.10yearanniversaryofSNSDwillbean
incrediblerecordthatmanypeoplewillbeenviousof!

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Onthe10yearanniversaryofSNSD,whatisTaeyeonsplan?
WedonthavetotravelfarbutIwantustogatherinoneplaceandspendqualitytimewith
eachother.

RebelliousTeenagerTaeyeon

ItshardtobelievebutTaeyeonisalready27yearsold.Today,shereturnedtoherteenage
years.Wearingaponytailandposingrebelliously,shejokes.IvealwaysdonethissoIm
opentoitall.(laughs)Toher,whodebutedwhenshewas19,hermemoryofherteenage
yearsismostlyofsingingandpracticing.Honestly,Idontfeeloldrightnow.Ifeellikea
teenager.IfeellikeIhaventgonethroughpuberty.Itsnotanexaggerationtosayherlifeso
farhasbeenforSNSDbutTaeyeondoesnotmakeafuss.Ratherthanbeingdepressed
thatImnotabletodocertainthingsIwanttodo,Iveacceptedthisasmylife.Butthereis
onethingthatshecannotgiveup.IfIwasateenagernow,Iwouldwearauniformandgoto
anamusementparkwithfriends.Ilovethrillrides.
Whilerecordingthenewalbum,whatthoughtsdidyouhavethemost?
IfyouincludeouractivitiesinJapan,weveshownsomanyconceptsandtransformations.
Thistime,wewantedtoshow,Thisisus.Ihopethepublicwillseeitandfeel,Yes,thisis
SNSD.
WhatkindofappearancedoyouthinkSNSDhas?
SNSDisalwayshavingfun.EvenwhenwesingTellMeYourWishwhilewearinguniforms,it
feelslikealoudconversationamongwomenandevenwhenwedostrongconceptslikeRun
DevilRun,itsalwaysinfusedwithgirliness.

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Ifyoucouldsayonethingabouttheupcomingrecord,whatwouldyousay?
Itsagoodsongtolistentoforthisseason.
Taeyeon,whatkindofmusicdoyoulistentointhesummer?
Idontconsidertheseasons,honestly.Ilistentocarolsinthesummer(laughs).Whenyou
listentocarols,itscomfortinganditimprovesyourmood.Onceinawhile,Ilistentocarols
remadeinajazzstyleandcarolssungbychurchchoirs.
WhatdoyouthinksetsSNSDapartfromothergirlgroups?
SometimesIlookatmymembersfromanobjectivepointofviewanditsfascinating,
preciousandImthankful.Ithinkourbiggestweaponisthevariousskillspossessedbythe
members.Ilearnalotfromwatchingthemembers.Forexample,dressinguplikethisand
posingisawkwardformeonadayliketoday.ButwhenIseememberswhoarelikemodels
andcreateamazingresults,Ifeelliketheyrefromanotherworld.
Taeyeon,doyouthinkyouwereborntosing?
Imstillworkinghardtodowell.Ithinkthatstherightwaytosing.Itsbecomingmoreand
moreconfusing.Butmorethananythingelse,ImmostconfidentwhenImsinging.WhenI
watchauditionprogramsthesedays,Ifeelliketherearepeoplewhoarebornwiththegiftof
expression.SoIfeellikeIneedtodoevenbetter.Imstimulatedbythat.
OtherthanTaeTiSeoandmusicals,isthereasonwhyyoudontdoindividualactivitiesisso
youcanfocusonsinging?
Thatsright.Asasinger,IfeellikeIhaventdoneanythingproperly.AfterIvedone
somethingproperlyandIhavesomefreetime,Iwouldhaveinterestsinotherareas.
Whatisthebestthingyouveinheritedfromyourparents?
Mymomlikespeoplewhoarehonestandcandidandshetrieshardtobelikethatherself.
ImthankfulItakeafterherpersonality.Andmydadssinging(laughs).WhenIwasyoung,I
alwaysadmiredmydadssinging.
Youalwaysfocusonbeingnatural,butaretherethingsyouforceyourselftodo,Taeyeon?
Ireallydontgoout.Idislikegoingtoplaceswithalotofpeople.AndTiffanyoccasionally
takesmeout.Comeoutnomatterwhat,youneedtoshop.IdontreallywanttoshopbutI
goout.Itrytoseethings,putsomewindinmynostrilsandforcemyselftoventilate.
Doyoustayathomebecauseyouwanttocreatedistancefromthestresscausedbyfame?
OfcourseImthankfulfortheattentionanditsahappythingbuttospendalonetime,I
defendmyself.Forme,Ifindbeingathomemostcomfortable.Ilikedrawingathome.
OfSNSDsongs,whatisyourfavouritesong?
IlikethesongStayGirls,whichisoneofourJapanesesongs.Itsasongaboutremaininga
girleventhoughtimepassesandthingschange.Ireallylikethelyrics.WhenItouredJapan,
Ialmosthadtearseverytimewesangthatsong.

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Onthe10yearanniversaryofSNSD,whatisSooyoungsplan?
August5,2017!Forthe10yearanniversary,Ithinkwewillhaveapartywithfans,likewe
haveeveryyear.Andafterthefanmeeting,Iwanttospendqualitytimewithus.Sharing
storiesofthepastwhiledrinkingchampagneItfeelslikeitsfarawaybutitsin2years.Ill
bewaitingforit!

AnimalLoverSooyoung

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WhenIgohomeandsitonthesofa,allfourruntowardme.Four?Sooyoungbroughther
fourdogstotheSNSDphotoshootlocationandcalledthembytheirpropernames.
SooyoungsdogsSuri,Cherry,Bori,Morisatonlaps,wereheld,cameupandsatbeside
hertheyarefamilywhocomforthermindandbody.Forherphotoshootconcept,Sooyoung
choseanimallover,whichmostcloselyresembleshercurrentself(Ididthinkaboutwhether
Ishouldchooseaprettyorawesomeconceptlikeothermembers).Sooyounggaveupon
trainingbeyondhousebreaking,thatistosay,trickslikeGivemeyourpawthathumans
enjoysothatshedoesntgivethemstressandsheenjoysspendingtimewiththedogs.We
sawhernaturalandcomfortableappearanceandshelaughedbrightly.
Whilewewereshooting,wecouldimagineyoutakingthedogsforawalkandgoingtoalocal
supermarket.
Ireallydolivelikethat.Inreallife,Ireallylikebeingcomfortableandnatural.
Doyounotcareaboutthepublicattention?
Myfriendsaresurprised.Igotobarswithfriendstoeatchickenanddrinkbeerandevery
timemyfriendsaskthis.Areyouokaytogotoplaceslikethat?Itsokay.
Haveyoubuiltupatolerancefortheattention?
Mymindchangedalotthankstostudentlife.AsIlivedthelifeofanormalstudentthatI
wouldvehadifIhadntbecomeasinger,itmademethinkaboutmylife.Throughmyschool
friends,IwasabletounderstandhowpeopleliveoutsideofSNSDthattheystudyhardand
findjobstolive.MylifeisstillwithinSNSDbutthereisahugedifferencebetweenknowing
andnotknowinglifeoutsideofSNSD.
Didfacingnormallifehelpyouact?
Ofcourse.Outsidetheroleofanactress,youmostlyendupactingthelifeofanaverage
woman.Atschool,Icamefacetofacewithotherpeopleslivesandimaginednormalfirst

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loveanddatesasmylifeandthiswasthebeginningofunderstandingacharacter.
AsSNSD,youmustnothavethestressofjobsearchingthatyouruniversitygraduatingclass
hasbutyoumustbeproudwithgraduationcomingup.
IamproudofmyselfonthedaysIgotoschool.WhenIgotoschool,Ifeellikethisismyreal
lifeandmycorevocation.SNSDisworkthatIdo.WhenIthinklikethat,Idontreceiveas
muchstressasIwouldfromthefactthatIamSNSD.
Ifyoucomparethelifeofacelebritytoworklife,youvequicklygarneredacceptanceand
roseveryquicklyitwouldbehardtobelieveyouvereceivedthatmuchstress.
OfcourseIthinktheexperienceandyearsIvelivedasSNSDisprecious.Eveninlessonsat
school,therehavebeenthingsImalreadyanexpertatasaresultofSNSDactivities.Ihave
thisthoughteverytimethathappens.Inthisarea,Imanexpert.TheprideIfeelfrom
schoolisdifferentfromtheprideIfeelasSNSD.Untilrecently,Iwasntabletoseeallofthe
importantthingsIhave.IsaidthiswhenGeewasexplosivelypopular.YoulikeSNSD?
ShouldIgetyouourautographs?Noweverythingismystageandmymusicandmy
acting,Ifeellikethiserawontcomeagain.IfIknewthisearlier,IthinkIcouldvebeen
happierearlierbutsadly,thosedayshavepassed.
Youshowedusyourgrowthasanactressinlastyearsdrama<SpringDaysofMyLife>.Isit
growthstemmingfromthatchange?
<SpringDaysofMyLife>wasatrulysatisfyingchallenge.Ithinkmychangedmindshowed
onscreen.Atthetime,thedirectiondeeplyimplantedthesenseof,Thisisyourlocation.
Nowthatyourmindhaschanged,SNSDssummercomebackshouldremainahappy
memoryforyou.
Imexcitedandnervous.Nowthatallofthemembershavematured,wecanhavefunand
enjoyitwithcomfortablehearts.Ifwearemorecomfortable,wecanboldlyandhonestly
enjoyit.

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Onthe10yearanniversaryofSNSD,whatisYurisplan?
Ithinkitwillbefunforeachmembertoputoutasoloalbumtocommemorate10years.If
thatsdifficult,wecandoanalbumcontainingeachpersonssolosong.Whatifwedoan
onehourbroadcastspecialthatshowsthesolosongsonstage?Thebroadcastdatewillof
coursebeAugust5,whichisourdebutday!

SurferYuriwithCopperSkin

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Yurishealthyskintoneisasifsheiswearingcoffeecolouredstockings.Ontopofthat,itsa
conceptwheresheisasurferwhohasjustemergedfromtheroaringoceanitcouldnotbe
morefitting.IfitsYuri,weimagineshewillgoouttoasunnybeachandconfidentlyridethe
waves.Truthfully,Idontknowhowtosurf.Ivenevereventriedit.Buttherealityisa
surprisingconfession.UnnisImclosetosurfalotsoImveryinterestedinit.Surfer
encompassesocean,waterandsunshine,threethingsIlikealot,soIthoughtitwasa
conceptthatexpressedmewell.Notquiteyet,butwewonderifYuriwillgototheoceanto
fulfillherfantasyofbeingasurferaftercompletingthissummerscomebackactivities.
Yourcopperskinisverycharming.Doyougotanningseparately?
Ivenevergonetanninginmylife.ItaneasilyandIlikegoingoutsideinthesun.Ilikeriding
bikes,runningandcampingfromtimetotime.
Ifyouwenttanning,itwouldlookevenbetter.
IwanttotanevenlysoIwanttoattemptitonce,butIhaventbeenabletodoiteasily
(laughs).
Youdolooktannedcomparedtoothermemberswhoareallfair.
Haha.Whenwewearshortsorskirts,Ifeellikethelightingdoesntfallonme.SoIdoworry
thatmyskintonewilllookoutofplaceonstagewithSNSD.IthinkIwouldbegreedywhenI
workalone.
IalsothinkyoumayhavegottenataninJejuIsland.
IwenttoJejufor3nightsand4daystofilmOliveChannels<MAPS>,whichstartsairingon
the28th.ItsaprogramwhereIrodeinasmallcarwith(Choi)KangHeeunniandslowly
visitedvariousplacesinJeju.Withonlyamap,wewentonruralroadsinJejuatunder40
km/h.Ouraccommodationswereabunkbedinaguesthouse.Ilearnedalot.Lateron,I
wanttolivealighter,slowerlifestyle.IwanttoliveinJejuIslandaswell.

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WouldntitbeuncomfortableforSNSDYuri?
WhenwegooverseasforSNSDactivities,wealwaysreceivehospitality.Icametothinkof
thatasnormalbutaftervisitingJejuIsland,itgavemeobjectiveperspectiveabouthow
exceptionalthatlifeis.ItmademerealizethingsIhadforgotten,soIthinkthediscomfortof
regularlifewontbeaproblem.Ilearnedthatdespitediscomfort,thejoyyoureceiveis
incrediblyhugeandthatitsprecious.
WhatisyourlifeasSNSDlike?
Itsspecialbutnormal.IftherearetimeswhereIexperiencehappinesshundredsoftimesin
oneday,therearealsotimesthataresodifficultthatitsalmostimpossibletobear.
Whilepreparingforthisalbum,theemotionsmusthavefeltnew.
Preparingforanalbumbringsanticipation,likelookingforwardtoanadventure.Ithinkthat
theanticipationisthemostenjoyablepartoflife.ButIthinkanticipationandjoyonlycomes
whenyourewellprepared.Itslikebeingwellpreparedbeforeleavingforanadventure.I
enjoyadventureandchallengesbutwhenIhavetoactonit,IgetscaredsoItendtobecome
morecareful.
Youaremorefocusedonhardworkthanyourmood.
Whenyouworkhard,yourbodygetsusedtoworkinghard,diligencebecomesabsoluteand
ifIdontworkhard,Imuneasy.ItshowsintheresultbutIalsothinktheprocessisimportant.
IfImnotconfidentorsatisfiedintheprocess,youcantconvinceanyoneelse.
YourecurrentlyenrolledinChungAngUniversitysTheatreandFilmdepartment,whichis
wellknownforhardtraining,withSooyoung.Areyouimpactedbytheuniqueschool
environment?
TherearetimeswhenIbecomeunknowinglyanxious.Becauseeveryoneworksreallyhard.
Imveryimpactedbymyschoolfriends.ItremindsmeofwhenIwasthatpassionate.
Areyouplanningongoingfullswingintoacting?
Ialwaysexperiencedbotheagernessandburdenwithregardstoactingactivities.Even
thoughIamaSNSDmember,Ididdreamofbeinganactress.ItsnoturgentbutasIget
older,Iwouldliketoactconsistently.
WhatwasthefoundationforSNSDsgrowthforthelast9years?
Thefactthatitwasntalwaysgood.Welearnedthatasyoulive,therearetimeswhenthings
dontgoyourway.Afterexperiencingthis,theeightofuswereabletogrowstrongand
becomeunited.
Areyouplanningontakingavacationafterthissummerscomebackactivities?
Idontplanmyvacationsortripsitsnotmystyle.WhenIhavetime,Ileaverightaway.
Maldives,Hawaii,Okinawa,Bali,Guam,KohSamuiIlikegoinganywhere.Aslongasthere
issunandocean.

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Onthe10yearanniversaryofSNSD,whatisTiffanysplan?
Iwanttocommunicatewiththefanssowecanreflectmanyoftheiropinions.Iwouldalsolike
toholdaperformancethatshowsoffsongsthatwehaventbeenabletoshowthroughmusic
videosoronstage.Iwouldalsoliketoworkonanalbumthatthemembershavewrittenand
produced.Iwouldliketousealloftheproceedsonfemalestudentswhoarestudyingart.In
thebeginning,SNSDwasoneofthosefemalestudents.Youcouldsayitsafunddedicated
forthenextgenerationsSNSD.

FashionistaTiffany

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TaeTiSeosdirectorandSNSDsopinionleader,Tiffany.Shediligentlycheckseverypieceof
clothingandeverypairofshoesthatappearinthephotoshootherperfectionismisalreadya
wellknownstory.NotjustforSNSDactivitiesbutfordaytodaylife,nothingisnothingoutof
lineforher.Asafashionista,before<TheCelebrity>camera,shedirectedherselfasa
fashioneditor,thefashionistaofthefashionistas.Theconceptis<DevilWearsPrada>.
PerfectionistAnnaWintour(MerylStreepsrole)andconfusedinternAndie(Anne
Hathaway)!
Yourconcentrationthroughouttheshootwasmemorable.Youshowedadiligentanddetailed
sideofyourself.
Icanttoleratemistakes.Foreveryonetobehappywiththeresults,youhavetohavegood
results.Eveniftheprocessmightbedifficult,ithastobeperfect.
Youtryveryhardandyouareaperfectionist.
Ibossthepeoplearoundmebutitsalsoincrediblytiringformetoo.Forsome,thismightbe
annoyingandtiringbutthemembersunderstandmyheartsoIamverythankful.Theytell
me,Tiffany,thingsdoimprovewiththeinfluenceofyouropinions.
Theremusthavebeenalotofmisunderstandingsinthebeginning.
Theyallunderstandlater.ThepeopleImeetworking,theyrenotusuallypeopleIjustmeet
onceandtheyknowImnottryingtobotherthemfromaplaceofselfishnessormalice.
Withtheannouncementofyourcomeback,thepublicismostinterestedinSNSDsnew
concept.
OfcourseSNSDhasdonesomeiconicconceptsbutIthinktheywerecoincidences.SNSDs
concepthasalwaysbeenanageappropriateandnaturalappearance.Themotifisthe
growthofwomenthroughtheages.
ThenwhatgrowthstageisSNSDatnow?
Ithinkweareatanagewherewefeellikeweknow,butwealsodontknow,ourselves.Soin
mycase,Iletmyguarddown.

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Howwasitlettingyourguarddown?
Onceyouletyourguarddown,thereisacertaincharmthatcomesoutofit.Thecharmof
beingabletoshowyourhonestappearance.Isthiswhatyoucallmaturity?
Foraperfectionisttocommittolettingyourguarddown,itmusthavetakenalotofcourage
andasenseofadventure.
Haha,Ienjoychallenges!
Whatwasthemostfearlessadventureyouchallengedyourselfwithsofarinyourlife?
ComingtoKoreainthe3rdyearofmiddleschool.AftergettingthroughtheSMEntertainment
audition,ImadethedecisionandcametoKoreain3weeks.MylifewasintheUSandmy
parentsthoughtIhadlostmymind.EvenwhenIlookbacknow,itwasawildchallenge.
Yourpassionforlifeishot.Doyouevenhavelazydayswhereyourest?
Ofcourse.IliveabusylifebecauseIknowIcangetlazysoImtryingtopreventthat.When
Imlazy,Ireallydontdoanything.IdontlikeitwhenImlazy.
Whatsthereasonyouvealwaysworkedsohard?
IhadagoalofbeingasingerwhorepresentsAsia,likeBoAsunbaenim.
Willyoukeepworkinghard?
Otherchallengesareawaitingme.Inmy30s,IwouldliketoworkonasoloalbumintheUS.
AlongtimedreamofmineistostandattheGrammyAwardsandtoperformattheVictorias
SecretFashionShow.
Doyouhavearolemodel?
JenniferLopez.Iwanttobecomeaniconicfemalesolosingerwhoshowshercolour,music
andlifestyle.Whileworkingonmyownmusic,Iwanttohelpgrowhoobaesasaproducer.

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Onthe10yearanniversaryofSNSD,whatisHyoyeonsplan?
Iwouldlikeustocreateafansong.Wemayneedabitofhelpwhenweworkonthesong
(laughs).Ithinkexpressingyourthankfulhearttofansthroughasongisthemosttouching.I
donthavealotoftearsbutIgetemotionalwhenIlistentoH.O.T.sunbaenimsCelebrate
orS.E.S.unnisRelay.

IntensePunkHyoyeon

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Hyoyeon,whenwesawyoutakeyourphotosbeforeIdidwell,didntI?(laughs)We
werejustabouttosaythat.Today,Hyoyeonembodiedpunkitselftothepointthatitwas
difficulttobelieveshehaslived8yearsasSNSD.Motorcyclejacket,studdedheelwalker,I
likethemall.However,theresaquestionthatremains.Whatswiththecolourfulhuesof
cutehandbagssheoftenwearsandthehugeribbonheadbandandpajamasetthatshe
uploadedonInstagram.Prettythingsaregood.TherearetimeswhenImaloneandIwear
sexysliponepieces.(laughs)Hyoyeon,whoisfamiliarwithselfexpression,isinthemiddle
ofunderstandingwhatbeautyis.
Whilemakingthisrecord,whatweretheareasthatwerecertainandwhatareaswere
confusing?
Onethingthatiscertainischoreographyandouruniqueenergy.Whenwepracticethatwe
wanttostandonstageandwewanttoshowitassoonaspossible.Wetookphotosforthe
albumcoverwithmembersforthefirsttimeinawhileanditfeltdifferent.Theconfusingparts
arewonderingifcutegesturesaresuitablesinceweareolderthanwewerebefore(laughs).
WhatisthemostdifficultthingyouvehadtodowhiledoingactivitiesasSNSDthusfar?
IdidntknowhowtomatchmyselftoSNSD.IlikestrongstylesbutSNSDhadtobefeminine,
softandinnocent.IworewhattheygaveustowearandIdidntpayattentiontomyselfatall.
IworkedhardatinvestingmoreinmyselfandIstarteddoingmyownmakeup.NowIve
becomemoreSNSDlikeandwithinthat,Ivefoundmyself.
AreyouthinkingaboutshowingthissideofyouinaprojectoutsideofSNSD?Yousaidone
timethatyoureconfidentinMissyElliotsstyleofmusic.
NowthatIhearthat,itscheesy(laughs).PleaseletmecancelMissyElliot.Before,I
searchedformydreaminafarawayplacebutIrealizeditsclosetome.WhatIlikeiswhat
Imdoingnow,whichisdancingandsingingonstage.Throughunitorsoloactivities,Iwant
toshowastrongappearancelikeafemalewarrior.Ialsothinkitwouldbefuntostandon

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stagewiththeconceptweshottoday.Ifyouactsexybutarenotsexyandyoudancewell,it
appearsreallysexy.
Haveyoupracticedanythingforthatstage?
Imgoingtouploadvideosofmedancingwithfriendsonsocialmedia.Afterpracticing,ifI
watchedbymyself,itsnotfun.Beyoncefilmedher7/11musicvideowearingpajamasand
kneesocksanddancinginahotel.Likethat,Iwanttofilmitwhileplayingnaturallywith
friends.Itslikearealityshowofasingleday.
Soon,<HyoyeonsOneMillionLikes>willairandabookwillbepublished.Whatdoyouthink
istheidealappearanceofabeautifulwoman?
BeforeIusedtolaydown3centimetersoffoundationonmyface(laughs).Onstage,that
wouldlookprettybutIthinkIlookmostlikemyageandnaturalwhenIapplythinfoundation
andlinemyeyesslightly.Peoplewhotryhardtoimprovethemselvesarebeautiful,like
carryingaroundandtryingtoreadabookeventhoughyoudontenjoyreading.Idontlike
peoplewhosayitcantbedoneorIcantdoit.
Otherthanstandingonstage,istheresomethingelseyouwanttodo?
IhavealotofinterestinfashiondesignsoImlearningillustrationrightnow.Therearentany
clothesincolourschemesorprintsthatIlike.Oneday,Iwouldliketomakemyownand
wearit.
OfSNSDsongs,whatisyourfavouritesong?
TheBoysandIntotheNewWorld.DuringTheBoysalotoffunthingshappened.We
hadUSactivitiesanddidaworldtour.Wehadconfidenceonstagetoo.AndIntotheNew
Worldisasongthatmadeourdreamscometrue.

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Iwanttogoonatripwitheveryone.Iwanttofilmusbeingfreeandkeepit.Afteralotoftime
haspassed,Iwanttowatchitreflectingbackonthememorieswehad.

ElegantBallerinaSeohyun

Iwouldvelivedalifethatiscompletelydifferentfromnow.Seohyunishonest.Theresno
intentiontoembellishitasanunaccomplisheddream.Ihavememoriesofhardships
(laughs).AndImissittoo.Instead,shegrewwithSNSD.Aftersharingdifficultmemoriesand
feelingsthatwouldbedifficultforotherpeopletoimagine.Therearealotofjoyous
memories.Truthfully,therearetimeswhenIhateittoo.Itcantalwaysbegood.Andyour
affectiongrowsdeeper.Onlywecanknowthatfeeling.
Yourealreadyinyour9thyearsincedebut.Whatdoyouthinkhaschangedthemostafter
yourdebut?
Comparedtobefore,Ihavealotmoreconfidence.Ibecamemorenatural.Before,Ihadto
practiceandthinkabouthowIwouldshowsomethingbutnowIhaveescapedsuch
obsessivenesssoIhavemorefreedom.
Isthereanareathatyouvepouredyourattentionintothesedays?
Acting!IreallylikeditwhenIappearedbrieflyinthedrama,<PassionateLove>.Iwentto
shootwithonehourofsleepduetoabusyschedulebutIwasoverflowingwithenergy.Iwant
toactwellandcontinuouslyforalongtime.SoImtryingnottorushit.
Recently,youactedandsangintheroleofScarlettOHarain<GonewiththeWind>.How
wasitportrayinghergrowthstory?
Iwastrulyhappy.Theimagethatthepublichasofmeisveryrighteous,innocentandnice.
EveryonethoughtMelaniewasbettersuitedformethanScarlett.ButIwasmoreattractedto

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Scarlett.Therearemanysidesofme.SoIreallywantedtoshowthatsideofmequickly.I
wanttodotheroleofScarlettagainnexttime.
Youvealsowrittensongswithothermembers.IfyouweretowriteasongaboutSNSD,what
storydoyouwanttotell?
Iwanttowriteourstory.ThingsthathappenedtousandIwanttoexpressconversations
betweenwomen.Iwrotealotoflyricsforthisrecordbutnoneofthemmadeit(laughs).Even
thoughtheydidntmakethecut,Ithinkitwasagoodexperience.Imthinkingofusingthe
lyricsformyownsongslater.Itsnotanythingtremendous.Whileplayingguitar(laughs).
Whilepreparingthecomebackrecord,whatappearancedidyouthinkwouldbegoodfor
SNSDtohave?
Wheneverwereleasedanewrecord,wealwayssaidwewouldshowanewsideofusand
itsthesameforthisone.Iattempteddifferentthingshereandthere,thinkingaboutwayswe
cansingsongsthatwouldbenewandfresh.
WheredoyouthinkthelimitofSNSDsmusicis?
Honestly,whenwelistenedtoIGotaBoy,wethought,Howdowedoasonglikethis?It
hasbeenalmost10yearssinceourdebutandwecantalwaysbepursuingyouthfulthings.
Assingers,wewantedtoshowmoreprogressivesidesofus.Ifwehadalwaysmadesafe
choices,therewouldvebeenskepticism.Ithinkyoucanonlyimproveafterattempting
variouschallengesandifitdoesntwork,thinkingaboutwhyitdidntwork.
IfyouhadapersonalgoalseparatefromSNSD,whatwoulditbe?
Oneday,Idefinitelywanttotraveltheworld.Rightnow,Idonthavethefreedomtogo
anywhereandImalwaysinasimilarenvironment.Throughtravel,youcanbreakthatmold
andseethingsinabiggerpicture.
ItseemslikeyouaremaintainingagoodbalancebetweenacelebrityslifeandSeohyuns
personallife.Howdoyoumakethatpossible?
Idontthinkbeingacelebrityismywholelife.ItissomethingIhavetoputallofmyeffortinto
rightnowbutwhenIlookatmylifeasawhole,Idontwanttoliveittiedtowork.Iwantto
enjoylifeandIwanttoseethebigpicture.

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Onthe10yearanniversaryofSNSD,whatisSunnysplan?
Iwantustogoonatriptogetherandhaveafuntime.Itwouldbegoodtoshootaneditorial
orfilmavideowiththeconceptofFreeSNSD.

IntellectualMovieDirectorSunny

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Whileothermemberswerechattingandbeingplayful,Sunnylookedasthoughshewasdeep
inthought.Likeamoviedirectorwhoisfilledwiththoughtsbehindthecamera.Whenyou
listentoSunnyswords,youllknowthatthisstorywasnttoldjusttotryandmakeitfitwith
herconcept.IfIwereamoviedirector,IthinkIwouldbeadirectorwhomakesmovieslike
<Inception>or<SideEffects>becauseIhavealotofinterestinpsychology.Afteraflashy
celebritylifebeforethecamera,Sunnyimaginesaquietandnormallife.Ofcourseyoucant
leaveoutthefollowingfantasy.Ithinkitwouldbefuntomakeasuperheromoviestarring
SNSDmembers.Usingstrengthsofeachindividual,itdbelikemakingafemaleversionof
<TheAvengers>movie.
Howareyouspendingyourtimethesedays?
Imfocusingonmyself.Afterdebuting,IfeellikeIvecontinuouslylivedthelifeofacelebrity.
IminthemiddleoflookingforaninternalplacewhereIcanrestandrechargemyenergy
whilebeingbusy.ImlookingforaplacewhereIcanputmyheart.Thankfully,Iamhealinga
bitthankstomycat.
Ontheradioshow,<SunnysFMDate>,ifyoucouldlistentosongsthatyouwantforawhole
day,whatkindofmusicdoyouwanttolistento?
IthinkIwouldplaymostlyR&Bandhiphop.Ilikemusicbyblackmusicians.Iwouldstart
lightlywithMarkRonsonandBrunoMarssUptownFunkandenditwithBlackstreets
HappySong(Tonight).
Aretheremusiciansyouwouldliketoworkwith?
Ithinkitwouldbefuntoworkwithrapperswhotellthestoriesoftheirownlives.
Theexpectationforthisrecordmustbeveryhighdoyoufeellikeyourewellprepared?
Tobehonest,satisfactioniscomparative.Whilepreparingfortherecord,Imnotabletofeel
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morecomplete.

HowwouldyouassessSNSDrightnow?
Ithinkweareagroupwithalotofexperience,ratherthanagroupatthetop.Wevehad
manyerasandexperiencedmanyincidents.Ithinkweareagroupthatdrawsalotof
strengthfromexperience.
WhatsthenextstepforSNSD?
IvethoughtofnextstepsbeforebutIfinditdoesntalwaysturnoutthewayyouthink.Ithink
waterflowswhereitwillflow.Withanything,ifyouforceit,itsunnaturalanditfeelslikeyoure
wearingsomeoneelsesclothes.SNSDshoulddowhatfeelsrightatthattimeandwhatwe
wanttodoatthattime.
Aretherethingsyouwanttodopersonally,outsideofSNSD?
RegularpersonSoonKyu,notcelebritySunny,isactuallynotwellsuitedforchallenges.
CelebritySunnyisnotafraidofnewchallenges.Afterhavinglivedlikethatfor9years,Iwant
todoaslittleindividualactivityaspossibleandinstead,Iwanttohavepersonaltimeto
myself.Ihavethoughtslikethat.Whatisnormal,Iwanttoexperiencenormalthings.
SometimesIimaginegoingoutwithouthats,masksandsunglassesandeatingcomfortably,
shoppingandplayingwithfriendstomyheartscontent.Icantdothatrightnow.
Ifyouweregivenonemonthofvacation,whatwouldyouliketodo?
Iwouldgoseefamily.Everyonelivesapart.MyparentsareintheMiddleEast,myeldest
sistersfamilyisinKoreaandmyothersistersfamilyisintheUS.Ithinkseeingeveryonewill
takeamonth.
Haveyoueverhadatimewhereyourbrightandpositiveimagehasfeltuncomfortableor
suffocating?
IthinkitsokaybecauseitsnotanimagewhereyouhavetoalwaysbefeminineorcalmI
canbecomfortableandbemyself.ItsnotanimageIvecreatedbutitsapartofmytrueself
thatthepublichascaughtontosothankfully,itsnotburdensome.
HaveyoueverthoughtofalifewhereyouveleftSNSD?
Oneday,wecouldgetintoasituationwherewecantsingordance.Evenso,Ithink
memberswillsayGirls,girlsandplaywitheachotherlikewedonowandknowwhat
everyoneisthinkingjustbylookingattheireyes.Ithinkwewillageexactlyaswearenow.

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MatureSNSDgatheredinoneplaceandstoodbeforethecameras.Theirbrightand
refreshinglaughswhichfilledthephotoshootswerenotanydifferentfromwhenthefirst
debuted.
Yoonatransformedintoanelegantactress,whoseblondehairisnotatallawkwardeven
thoughitisherfirstattempt.Thelocationshinedbrightlywhenthespotlightwasonher
wearingagoldendress.
Yoona,whosaysshewantstoattemptatomboyconceptoneday,waseasygoingon
location.Shewaslikeatroublemaker,wholaughedbigandchattedwiththemembers.
Withacutemaskandrebelliousteenagerconcept,apunkyTaeyeonwasborn.Shesquiet
butcommittedTaeyeonmovedfreelybeforethecameraandtookphotoslikeapro.
Yuri,whohadacoppersurferconcept,monitoredmorediligentlythananyoneelseonsite.
Sheshowedherpassionbycheckingthemonitormultipletimesanddiscussingtheimages

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thatcameup.
ThisistheshotthatYurilikedthemost,whowasveryinvolvedwiththephotoshoot.Afterthe
shoot,Hyoyeon,SeohyunandYoonawerelookingatothermembersphotosandassoonas
theysawYurisphoto,theyshoutedthatitlookedamazing.
Hyoyeontransformedintoapunkrockconceptwithshortblondehair,shouldertattoo,anda
strongimage.Appropriateasthemoodmakeronsite,thesoundofherlaughternever
ended.
Seohyun,whotransformedintoalovelyballerina,showedoffbeginnerlevelballetmoves.
Thisappearanceshowedoffherlongarmsandlegs.

Afterthephotographer,Tiffanytookthemostphotosthisday!Withorwithoutmembers,even
beforegoingintohershoots,shewaspreoccupiedtakingselfies.
Sooyoungspuppy,Bori,camegroomedfromheadtotoethisdayforthephotoshoot.
Sooyoungwasbusytakingcareofthepuppyalldayuntilsheleftthestudio.
HealthjuicethathadthoughtfulnoteswrittenjustforSNSD.Membersdidntforgettodrink
betweensetsandrechargedtheirenergy.
Tiffany,whoispassionateaboutfashionandart,wentbackandforthbetweentheeditorand
theinternfrom<TheDevilWearsPrada>.Tiffanywaslikeapro,whoactivelygaveher
opinionsmorethananyoneandwantedtoworktogether.
Sunny,whoshowedamasculinemoodasanintellectualmoviedirector,exudedcharisma
withhersmallbuild.Shecouldntholdbackhermischievouslaughwhichfilledand
brightenedthestudio.
Eventhoughitwasaphotoshootforasingleeditorial,therewereatotalof4cameras.There
were50staffmembersonsite.Eventhoughtheshootlastedfor15hours,everyones
energywasoverflowingwithSNSD.
WhenSooyoungspuppiesarrived,thelocationbecameevenbrighterandlivelier.The
rascalsmadeacameoonsiteandhoggedtheloveofthemembersandstaff.
Taeyeonshowedhercute,lovelyandsexysidewearingsmokymakeupandholdinga
lollipop.
AhnSungJinphotographer,whowasresponsiblefortheentireshootthisday.Withaheavy
charisma,heledtheshootandcommunicatedindividuallywithall8memberstobringtheir
fantasytolifethroughthecamera.

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