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Hyoyeon 효연




Kim Hyo-Yeon, often referred to as Hyoyeon (효연) or DJ Hyo, is a singer, dancer, DJ, and television personality from South Korea. She debuted as a member of the girl group Girls’ Generation in August 2007, becoming one of the top-selling artists in South Korea and one of South Korea’s most popular girl groups worldwide.

Early bio and Family Members

Kim Hyo-Yeon(김효연) was born in Incheon, South Korea. Her family member consists of her parents and her younger brother Kim Mingu (김민구). Her parents’ names were not revealed to the public. She has two dogs Barbara and Venus; both are of breed poodle. Her mother brought her to audition for SM entertainment.

Full NameKim Hyo-Yeon
Native Name김효연
Stage NameHyoyeon (효연)
BirthdaySeptember 22, 1989
Birth PlaceIncheon, South Korea
NationalitySouth Korean
SiblingBrother – Kim Mingu (김민구)
OccupationSinger, rapper, dancer, DJ
AgencySM Entertainment
Associated ActSNSD (Girls’ Generation 소녀시대)
PositionMain Dancer, Main Rapper, Sub-Vocalist
Height5ft. 4 inch
Weight44 Kg
Blood TypeAB
Relationship StatusSingle
Partner(s)Kim Hyun-Suk (Former)
Net WorthApproximately US $3.6 million

Before Fame

Hyoyeon (효연) studied in Chungbuk Middle School. Hyoyeon started dancing from an early age. She joined Winners Dance School at the age of ten, where she met Min, who is now a member of the Korean girl pop group Miss A. Hyoyeon earlier worked as a back-up dancer for singer BoA for KM Music Festival performance in 2005.

Body Stats

She stands 5 feet 4 inches tall, basically 1.63 m. Her weight is 50 kgs.34-23-33 inches is her body measurement. Her bra size is 32B; her waist is 23 inches, and her hips are 33 inches. She is size 6 in the US. She has brown dyed hair and Light Brown eyes. Her body type is an hourglass.

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She was brought by her mother and auditioned for SM entertainment at age eleven through SM 2000 casting system. Then Hyoyeon also performed for Janet Jackson and was BoA’s silhouette dancer before Debuting. She then debuted as a member of the Girl’s Generation in August 2007.


She debuted with Girls Generation in the year 2007. In 2012 she participated in Dancing with the Stars with her partner Kim Hyun-suk and became runner-up. She released her singles as a solo artist in 2016. In 2018 SM Entertainment announced Hyo-Yeon would debut as DJ Hyo. She has six digital singles, three collaborations, and two features.
She has appeared in several competition shows and variety shows along with Music video appearances.

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Hyoyeon has formal dance training in jazz, hip hop, and Latin dance during her elementary school. In 2004 she went to Beijing, China, along with Super Junior’s Siwon to learn Chinese. She auditioned at Age 11 and, before debuting, worked with Janet Jackson and was BoA’s silhouette dancer. In 2007 she debuted as a member of Girls Generation and participated in reality shows and various competition shows.
She is also a DJ, Television personality and has appeared in music videos.

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Facts about Hyoyeon

  • Her favourite cartoon is Scoobydoo.
  • Her favourite drink is milk.
  • She is cleanliness freak and hates unbrushed teeth,
  • Hyoyeon loves fastfood like MacDonalds.
  • She collects cute and colorful stationaries and stickers.
  • Hyoyeon has 14 piercings.
  • She is ambidextrous she actively use both her hands.

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Hyoyeon’s Dating Life

Hyoyeon is very private about her personal life and tries her level best to hide from the public. However, in earlier 2012, there were speculations about her dating, her “Dancing with the Stars” partner Kim Hyun-Suk. They eventually dated for two years and call it to quit. From then onwards, her love is far from the public eye. She hasn’t been spotted with anyone in a long time.

What is Hyoyeon’s Net Worth?

Hyoyeon (효연) has an estimated net worth of $3.6 million approx that she has accumulated throughout her career. However, her net worth varies from time to time.

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