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After placing first in the Forbes Korea’s Power Celebrity Top 40 list for two consecutive years (2011 and 2012), Girls’ Generation was named the second most powerful celebrity in Forbes’s 2013 ranking. The magazine, now celebrating its tenth year of publication, produces the “Korea’s Power Celebrity 40″ list on an annual basis, defining celebrities as those who are well known amongst the general public. The magazine selects a field of 100 candidates, then ranks the top 40, deciding the order based on a candidate’s standing in the categories of earnings, influence, reputation, and professionalism.
With a total of 32 TV advertisements under their belt in 2012, Girls’ Generation had the most advertising appearances out of any celebrity on the list. However, international sensation PSY prevented them from holding the top spot for a third year in a row. Other notable people on the list included Son Yeonjae at #3, Big Bang at #5, and IU at #8.

Credits: Joongang Daily | Soshified | Girls‘ Generation Universe

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SNSD Photo Cards from 2nd Japan Tour!

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As part of their collectibles from their 2nd Japan Tour, here are the photo cards of all our lovely ladies! They decided to go old school on this set of photo cards.

Check the other photos here: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.584107328284603.146077.315168005178538&type=1

Credits: snsdkorean | Girls‘ Generation Universe

SNSD’s Jessica to be getting Married to Tyler Kwon According to Insiders in Hong Kong!

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According to an exclusive report by Sports DongA, SNSD’s Jessica will be getting married with Tyler Kwon in May, 2015 with whom she had been rumored to be dating for a long time. Afterwards, she reportedly plans to go to New York to study fashion design.  

Rumor claims that after leaving Girls’ Generation, Jessica will embark on a new life through a wedding and her new fashion company, ‘Blanc.’ 

The reps state, “Preparations are already finished regarding the main wedding details. The wedding ceremony will take place in Hong Kong and she will live while traveling back and forth between New York, USA and Hong Kong.”

SM Entertainment had included in their official statement regarding Jessica’s departure from the group: “This coming spring, due to her personal situation, she notified us she will halt her team promotions with the release of one [more] album..”

While SM did not explain any further, it appears now that this personal matter may be her very own wedding in May! 

In addition, after marrying Tyler Kwon, who took a great part in the launching of her fashion brand ‘Blanc,’ she will study fashion design in New York.  Allegedly, she has already looked into fashion schools in New York.  

Though this is not confirmed yet. Let’s wait for the confirmation.

Credits: Korean | China | Sports DongA | Girls‘ Generation Universe

SMEnt releases their official statement about Girls`Generation’s Jessica!

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SM Entertainment has now released their official statement about SNSD’s Jessica:

Hello. This is SM Entertainment.  We are offering our position on the words on Jessica’s Weibo posted today.  

This coming spring, due to her personal situation, she has notified us she will halt her team promotions with the release of one [more] album.  

Despite Jessica’s sudden notice, the agency and the Girls’ Generation members tried our best and tried to figure out a way that Girls’ Generation’s activities can continue in the best possible direction.

However, in the midst of insufficient clear negotiations regarding conflicts of differences in priorities and interest, Jessica started her fashion business. Due to this, despite ongoing talks, it has come to a point where the team could not be maintained.

Thus, the agency had no choice but to pull up Girls’ Generation’s activities as 8 members earlier than planned, and in the midst of while working out when to announce this, Jessica had posted her words early this morning.

From here on, our agency will continue to support and manage the 8-member Girls’ Generation and Jessica’s individual activities.”

For those who missed it earlier, Jessica’s post was:

Jessica: I was excited about our upcoming fan events only to shockingly be informed by my company and 8 others that as of today, I’m no longer a member. I’m devastated – my priority and love is to serve as a member of GG, but for no justifiable reason, I am being forced out.

Credits: Weibo | SMShit | KoreanGirls‘ Generation Universe

Girls`Generation Seohyun’s Graduation from Dongguk University!

10350443_754987944546999_8891664796437015810_nToday August 21st 2014, SNSD Seohyun graduates from Dongguk University as a Theater Arts Major! check out more of her photos.

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Seohyun also thanks everyone for congratulating her on her graduation day.

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 To everyone who congratulated me on my graduation~ I sincerely thank you^^ I will work hard to continue to grow as a member of society with a sense of responsibility and duty~! Thank you again to the many professors who taught me so much along the way!! My peers!! I love you♡Thank you”

More Photos Here: http://ow.ly/AzR8d

Credits: Korean | Press | SMent | Girls‘ Generation Universe