Knowing More About SNSD’s Sunny
For the fans of K-pop, the name ‘Sunny’ instantly rings a bell as a member of the most famous and legendary girl group in South Korea, Girls’ Generation, or SNSD. Just like her name, Sunny of SNSD has a bright and refreshing image, making everyone who looks at her feel happy and content. However, is Sunny only that SNSD member whose image is vibrant and adorable? In this article, Channel-Korea will enlighten you about SNSD’s Energy Pill, Sunny, starting with her personal info, fun facts, the record of her songs, drama, filmography, and hairstyles that you may get inspired by. So, stay tuned!
2018 Profile of SNSD’s Sunny
Real Name: Lee Soon Kyu
Stage Name: Sunny (pronounced as seoni)
Nickname: Sun, Energy Pill, Soonkyu, Sunny Bunny, Aegyo (acting cute) Queen, Danshin (shortie), Chicken Catcher Soonkyu, DJ Soon
Date of Birth: May 15, 1989 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Age: 30 (Korean age) / 29 (International age)
Nationality: South Korean
Blood Type: B
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Chinese Astrology: Snake
Siblings: 2 (older sisters Lee Eun Kyu and Lee Jin Kyu)
Position: Lead Vocalist
Specialty: Acting cute, catching and facing animals
Personality: Cheery and full of energy
Training Time: 9 months (previously trained for 5 years in another company)
Education: Baehwa All Girls High School
Current Height and Weight of SNSD’s Sunny
Among the personnel of SNSD, Sunny is the shortest member at a height of only 155 cm, grouping her in the shortie squad along with other SNSD members Taeyeon, Tiffany, and Hyoyeon. However, if you look at the picture above, Sunny’s proportions are still considered ideal and will make you wonder whether she is really short. Looking at the length of her arms and legs, Sunny could make viewers think that she is around 160 cm, don’t you think so?
Although short, Sunny still takes care of her weight in order to look good in front of cameras, fans, and viewers. It is proven that her weight is only 47 kg. Not only does she have an ideal weight, Sunny also has a quite voluminous chest which makes the netizens envy her body shape.
Discography Compilation of SNSD’s Sunny
Although SNSD songs are not dominated by her singing, Sunny, who has a sweet vocal sound, has sung a lot of songs during her career in SNSD. Here, Channel-Korea compiles the list of her songs that you may want to listen to!
2007 – “Touch the Sky” (with SNSD members Taeyeon, Jessica, Tiffany, and Seohyun for the original soundtrack of SBS’s Thirty Thousand Miles in Search of My Son)
2007 – “You Don’t Know About Love” (the original soundtrack of SBS’s Working Mom)
2008 – “The Little Boat” (with SNSD members Taeyeon, Jessica, Tiffany, and Seohyun for the original soundtrack of KBS’s Hong Gildong)
2008 – “Haptic Motion” (with SNSD members Taeyeon, Jessica, and Seohyun for LG’s theme song)
2008 – “Finally Now” (the original soundtrack of IPTV’s Story of Wine)
2008 – “It’s Love” (with SNSD’s Taeyeon for the original soundtrack of MBC’s Heading to the Ground)
2008 – “Motion” (with SNSD members Taeyeon, Jessica, Tiffany, and Seohyun for the original soundtrack of MBC’s Heading to the Ground)
2009 – “S.E.O.U.L” (with SNSD members Taeyeon, Jessica, and Seohyun and Super Junior members Leeteuk, Donghae, Sungmin, Ryeowook, and Kyuhyun for South Korea’s Seoul tourism promotion)
2009 – “I Can’t Bear Anymore (Bear Song)” (with SNSD members Taeyeon, Jessica, and Seohyun)
2009 – “Your Doll” (the original soundtrack of SBS’s Oh! My Lady)
2010 – “Cabi Song” (with SNSD members Taeyeon, Jessica, Tiffany, Yuri and Seohyun and 2PM members Chansung, Junsu, and Taecyeon for Cabi Water Park’s theme song)
2010 – “Cooky” (with SNSD members Jessica, Tiffany, and Seohyun for LG’s theme song)
2010 – “Haechi Song” (with SNSD members Taeyeon, Jessica, Tiffany, and Seohyun for the original soundtrack of the movie My Friend Haechi)
2012 – “I Love You, I Love You” (a duet with Brown Eyed Girls’ Miryo for Miryo’s album Miryo A.K.A JoHoney)
2012 – “It’s Me” (a duet with f(x)’s Luna for the original soundtrack of SBS’s To the Beautiful You)
2013 – “The 2nd Drawer” (the original soundtrack of MBC’s The Queen’s Classroom)
2013 – “You Are a Miracle” (collaboration with various artists for SBS’s Gayo Daejun: Friendship Project)
2014 – “Cheep Creeper” (with SNSD members Taeyeon, Jessica, Tiffany, and Seohyun for the original soundtrack of the movie Make Your Move)
2014 – “First Kiss” (for Hwang Sung Je Project Super Hero)
2015 – “Heart Throbbing” (collaboration with Rooftop House Studio)
2016 – “Sound of Your Heart” (with Super Junior’s Yesung, f(x)’s Luna, Red Velvet members Seulgi and Wendy, and NCT members Taeil and Doyoung for SM Station)
2017 – “U&I” (a duet with Super Junior-M’s Henry)
Dramas and Films of SNSD’s Sunny
Not only singing as an SNSD member and solo singer, Sunny also has acted in several dramas. Here is the list of her dramas and films that you may want to check out!
2008 – KBS2’s Unstoppable Marriage
2009 – MBC’s Tae-hee, Hye-kyo, Ji-hyun!
2011 – Fuji TV’s Sazae-san: Special 3
2012 – animated movie The Outback
2014 – animated movie Rio 2
Musical Dramas of SNSD’s Sunny
It seems like Sunny will never cease to amaze us because, besides singing and acting, Sunny also combines those two aspects into one by acting in musical dramas. Sunny’s talent as a theater actress is not a joke since she has been nominated twice, in 2012 and 2013, for the category of ‘Best New Actress’. Here is the list of her musical dramas that you may want to check out!
2012-2013 – Catch Me If You Can (as lead role Brenda Strong)
2014 – Singin’ in the Rain (as lead role Kathy Selden)
2016-2017 – Cafe-in ~Mr Sommelier Miss Barista (as the lead role)
SNSD’s Sunny’s Radio Show
Not only singing, acting, and performing in theater drama, Sunny also has experience as a radio DJ. Her first experience occurred in 2008 when she co-DJ’ed on Melon Chunji Radio with Super Junior’s Sungmin. Many fans shipped Sunny and Sungmin due to their similar cute images and close partnership. Unfortunately, Sunny’s job as the co-DJ finished in July 2008.
Sunny’s second working experience with radio shows occurred in 2014 when she was chosen as the solo DJ of MBC ‘FM4U’ which is named after herself as ‘Sunny’s FM Date’. When she was a radio DJ, Sunny won the Rookie Radio DJ Award on MBC Entertainment Awards in 2014. Sadly, the radio show had to come to an end one year later in 2015 due to Sunny’s busy schedule with other shows.
Get Inspired by the Hairstyles of SNSD’s Sunny
In this picture, Sunny poses cutely with a white toothbrush and cup. Her long wavy hair has a hint of brown highlighting which is seen by the light reflecting on her hair.
Sunny’s hair is slightly similar to the first image, but the curls of her hair are more apparent and the color of her hair is more dominated by brown instead of black. Sunny also has bangs on the right side which cover her forehead and make her overall face look slimmer and longer.
Here, Sunny looks chic by drastically changing her hair to blonde. Not only coloring her hair, Sunny also straightens her hair, making it look smooth and shiny. Don’t you agree that Sunny suits this kind of hairstyle?
Cutely, Sunny has ash pink on her long hair. The dual color suits Sunny’s milky skin and makes Sunny’s appearance up-to-date, don’t you think?
Here, Sunny turns up with SNSD members for G20 Summit in 2010 with her long hair being tied very high in a ponytail. Obviously, this hairstyle suits the formal event and can be your choice of styling, dear readers!
In this image, Sunny is readily smiling for a photoshoot with a side ponytail of her dark brown hair. Not only tying her hair, Sunny also curls it, making her appearance more girly and sleek to look at.
In SNSD’s “Oh!” MV, Sunny appears with colorful bands of pigtails and plaits on the crown of her head. Along with the usage of the red sun hat, this hairstyle certainly suits the merry atmosphere of the music video, don’t you think so?
Lastly, Sunny appears in SNSD’s “Party” MV with long red hair the cornrows in the left side. Many people praise the change of Sunny’s hair color as she looks like the Disney princess Ariel. Well, do you agree with the netizens about the resemblance between Sunny and Ariel, dear readers?
Get Inspired by the Short Hair of SNSD’s Sunny
Sunny totally shocked SONE (SNSD’s fan club) and the public with her first haircut during SNSD’s “The Boys” promotional era in 2011. She cuts her hair to a short, almost pixie-like cut with ash blonde color. Well, this glamorous hairstyle matches with ‘The Boys’ elegant and chic outfits, don’t you think so?
On another occasion, Sunny dyed her hair to be brown and styled it to be sharper and more pointy in the right direction. We reckon that this hairstyle slightly looks like the famous Harajuku style but less quirky and suits an idol group member like Sunny.
Sunny looks neater by combing her short light brown hair to a bob hairstyle. She also swept her bangs to the right side which makes her face shape look more proportional.
Sunny looks more girly by braiding her short brown hair as a headband. Additionally, the curls on the edge make her hair more voluminous.
Sunny lets her short hair fall the way it is for SNSD’s Phantasia concert. For the first time ever, Sunny shows off her forehead, but worry you not, it does not really affect her overall appearance as she still looks as gorgeous as ever!
Sunny dyed her hair to a blazing red, slightly orange color for the promotional era of SNSD’s “Party” in 2015. The change of her hair color makes Sunny stands out among the members of SNSD, don’t you agree?
This combination of purple and dusty pink is from the promotional era of SNSD’s “I Got a Boy” in 2013. The contrast between Sunny’s purple short hair and the yellow background of the picture above looks great, right?
During the same promotional period in 2013, Sunny dyed her hair to pink and peach. We must admit that this hair color suits Sunny’s feminine image!
Once again in the “I Got a Boy” era, Sunny dyed her hair to green turquoise. We heartily agree that the synchronization between Sunny’s green short hair and the blue background of this picture goes well!
Facts About SNSD’s Sunny
- Sunny is the last member to join SNSD.
- Sunny is the nephew of SM Entertainment’s founder, Lee Soo Man.
- Sunny sung Park Jung Hyun’s “I Will Write a Letter for You” during her audition and sounds exactly like the original singer.
- Many people suspected that Sunny got into SNSD easily because she has the shortest training period among SNSD’s members and because of the fact that she is Lee Soo Man’s nephew. Actually, Sunny passed the audition for SM Casting System in 1998. After five years of training, Sunny was being transferred to Starworld Entertainment to join a duo group named Sugar that unfortunately never debuted. In 2007, Sunny was recommended to go to SM Entertainment by singer Iconiq and was a trainee again for nine months until she debuted with SNSD.
- Sunny has the same birth date with her sisters who are fifteen years and ten years older than her.
- Sunny and her family moved to Kuwait during the Gulf War, which makes Sunny hate fireworks and noisy sounds because they remind her of the war.
- Sunny’s parents used to be against Sunny’s wish to be a singer because both of them had worked in the music industry and knew how hard it would be for her.
- Sunny’s father Lee Soo Young is the older brother of Lee Soo Man and used to be a member of the popular campus band Hwaljooro, was a popular radio DJ, and was the MC in the variety show 7080.
- Sunny does not like her birth name because it sounds old-fashioned and only suits the women in the older generation. Thus, every time people asked her real name, she would say that her name is Lee Sunny.
- Sunny takes a bath really fast.
- When she is angry, Sunny will show her tongue.
- Sunny’s favorite numbers are 12 and 26.
- Sunny’s favorite colors are red and pink.
- Sunny hates red bean paste and milk.
- Sunny is not afraid of ghosts and touching animals like chicken, eels, snakes, bears, and cows.
- Sunny really likes to swim and read comics.
- Sunny raises a white cat named Sogeum, which means salt.
- Sunny got the almost perfect score of 97,5 when she took the driving license examination.
- Sunny’s dream job was to be a model but, sadly, she has short legs.
- When sleeping, Sunny has the habit of murmuring to herself like a puppy, but according to Taeyeon, Sunny’s murmuring sounds more like an alien.
- While acting, Sunny fully concentrates and is not affected by the environment around her.
- Sunny has a birthmark on the right side of her stomach near her navel.
- Sunny’s vocal teacher is singer Wheesung.
- Sunny’s celebrity crush is Jo In Sung.