Stage Name: Kid Leader TAEYEON (꼬꼬마 리더 태연 – ggoggoma leader Taeyeon)
Birth Name: Kim Tae-yeon (김태연)
Nicknames: Taeng, Taengoo (Taeng9), Tete, Kid Leader, ByunTaeng (pervert Taeng), JumTaeng
Position: Leader & Main Vocalist
Date of Birth: March 9, 1989
Zodiac Sign: PiscesBloodtype: O
Sibling(s): 1 older brother (Kim Ji-woong), 1 younger sister (Kim Ha-yeon)Language: Korean (Fluent), English, Chinese (Basic), Japanese (Basic)Specialty: TrotCasted: 2004 SM 8th Annual Best Contest (Best Singer 1st Place Grand Award)Training Duration: 3 Years 3 MonthsSchool: Jeonju Art High School (전주예술고고등학교) [graduated]
- Despite her kid-like appearance, Taeyeon is the oldest member and leader of SNSD.
- Taeyeon is considered as the best singer of SNSD.
- Taeyeon is the SNSD member with the largest fanbase. Her fanbase is the largest among female idol singers in Korea.
- Her vocal mentor is The One who praised her as his most memorable student. Prior to SNSD, 15-year-old Taeyeon was featured on his song called ‘You Bring Me Joy (Part 2)’. Six years later in late 2010 the teacher-student duo re-teamed for a hit single ‘Like a Star’.
- Taeyeon is nicknamed as “OST Queen” because she has numerous of #1 hit drama soundtracks.
- Her hometown is Jeonrado Jeonju.
- Taeyeon’s parents own a optical shop in Jeonju.
- She made her musical debut as Kaoru Amane in Midnight Sun, a musical adaptation of movie ‘Taiyou no Uta’. She learned how to play guitar for that role.
- Taeyeon collects perfumes.
- Taeyeon’s favorite color is purple.
- Taeyeon has a infamous self-explanatory nickname, which is “Byuntaeng” (byuntae + taengoo, “byuntae” means “pervert”).
- She once stated that her ideal man is Vegeta of manga/anime Dragon Ball.
- Tayeon loves jelly, gummy worms and the likes.