Pop singer best known as the leader of South Korean girl group Girls' Generation, best known for their singles "Into the New World" and "Kissing You."
She attended Jeonju Art High School, aspiring to become a famous singer.
She almost got pulled off the stage by a trespasser at the Angel Price Music Festival, but was saved by one of her group members.
She has an older brother, Kim Jiwoong, and a sister, Kim Haeyeon. She has dated musician Baekhyun.