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Hyomin at the Seoul Fashion Week 2016 02.jpg
Hyomin at the Seoul Fashion Week on March 2016
Native name 박선영
Born Park Sun-young
(1989-05-30) May 30, 1989 (age 27)
Busan, South Korea
Other names Hyomin
Education Sungkyunkwan University
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actress
Musical career
Genres K-pop
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2009–present
Labels MBK Entertainment
Associated acts
Korean name
Hangul 박선영
Revised Romanization Bak Seon-yeong
McCune–Reischauer Pak Sŏnyŏng
Stage name
Hangul 효민
Revised Romanization Hyo-min
McCune–Reischauer Hyomin

Park Sun-young (born May 30, 1989), better known by her stage name Hyomin, is a South Korean singer, songwriter and actress. She is a member of South Korean girl group T-ara.


Career beginnings[edit]

Hyomin's path to stardom started early when she won the MiMi Princess modeling contest at the age of 8. She was a famous internet ulzzang and even modeled for online shopping malls before debuting with T-ara.[1] She was a trainee under JYP Entertainment and was considered to be a replacement for Hyuna, who was a member of the Wonder Girls in 2007. Before being cast by Core Contents Media, she started appearing in music videos like SS501's "Unlock", SG Wannabe's "Smooth Break-Up" and FT Island's "Heaven".

She was chosen by Core Contents Media to be featured in some of her labelmates' songs prior to her debut. This included Hwang Jung-eum, the Colour Pink project with Seeya, Davichi and Black Pearl. She has also performed on a music show with Seeya during their promotions for the song "Hot Girl".

2009–11: Debut, Invincible Youth, acting debut and collaborations[edit]

Hyomin debuted in 2009 as member of T-ara. The group made their debuted stage on July 30 on the music program M Countdown with their single "Lie" (거짓말; Geojitmal).

Hyomin was a fixed cast member of KBS' variety show, Invincible Youth from October 23, 2009 to December 24, 2010. She was one of the seven original members and one of the four that remained after the show experienced member changes.

In November 2009, Hyomin was cast in the musical production of I Really Really Like You,[2] an adaption of the hit drama Love Truly. Fellow member Jeon Bo-ram was cast in the same musical in December 2010 alongside her father Jeon Young-rok.[3]

In 2010, Hyomin was in the Wonder Women project group with label mates Seeya and Davichi, along with fellow member Ham Eun-jeong. She was featured on the soundtrack for SBS's drama Coffee House in 2010 and also collaborated with Brave Brothers for their digital single "Beautiful Girl" in 2011.

She starred in the drama My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox as Ban Sun-nyeo from August 11, 2010 to September 30.[4]

On June 14, 2011, Core Contents Media announced that Hyomin would take over leadership as T-ara's third leader for their comeback album, John Travolta Wannabe, and Japanese promotions. She later passed on her leadership to fellow member, Park So-yeon.[5]

Hyomin made her big screen debut in the horror film Gisaeng Ryung.[6] The film was released on August 4, 2011.

2012–13: We Got Married, Jinx! and T-ara N4[edit]

Hyomin at 'Jinx' movie premiere, 2014

In 2012, Hyomin was cast in the musical "Our Youth Roly-Poly" along with group members Park Ji-yeon and Park So-yeon. Hyomin was also cast in the Chinese version of We Got Married, in which her partner is Fu Xinbo, a Chinese idol. Hyomin was cast in a supporting role in the MBC's fantasy sitcom The Thousandth Man.

On February 10, 2013, Hyomin was cast in a lead role in the Japanese film Jinx!.[7]

In April 2013, Hyomin along with T-ara member Eunjung, Jiyeon and former member Areum formed a subgroup called T-ara N4, releasing their first mini-album titled Jeon Won Diary.

2014–present: Make Up and Sketch[edit]

Hyomin released her solo extended plays Make Up with lead single "Nice Body" on June 30. She made her official debuted stage on July 3 on Mnet's M! Countdown. Hyomin released another single titled "Fake It" on July 20.

Hyomin pre-release single Still on March 14, 2016. Her second extended plays Sketch with double lead single "Sketch" and "Gold" on March 17.

Other work[edit]

Fashion design[edit]

During T-ara's "Roly-Poly" promotions in June 2011, Hyomin designed her own stage costume, which flaunted a retro pattern and short shorts that were popular during the period.[8]

Hyomin launched an exclusive clothing collection, in collaboration with celebrity stylist Kim Sung-il, for G-Market on June 4, 2012.[9] Hyomin has come up with a total of 150 products for the collection, and has been actively involved with the planning, designing, and product launch preparations for the shop.

In 2016, Hyomin also became the face of Brave Brothers brand new makeup brand, "Brave i" and filmed a CF.[10]



Title Album details Peak positions Sales
Make Up 6 15
Sketch 3 1
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.


Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
Gaon Chart
Billboard K-Pop

Billboard V Chart

"Love Suggestion" 2013 Non-album releases
"Nice Body" 2014 13 18 2 Make Up
"Fake It" 27 92
"Still" 2016 Sketch
"Sketch" 1
  • KOR (DL): 13,515+[19]
"Sketch (Chinese Version)" 1 Non-album releases
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Soundtrack appearances and solo performances[edit]

Year Album Song Notes Sales
2008 Colour Pink "Blue Moon" with Seeya, Davichi and Black Pearl -
2009 N-Time "N-Time" with Hwang Jung-eum -
2010 Wonder Woman "Wonder Woman" with Eunjung, Seeya and Davichi *KOR (DL): 770.521
Coffee House OST Part 3 "Coffee Over Milk" with Soyeon and Seeya's Lee Bo-ram *KOR (DL): 526.712
2011 Beautiful Girl "Beautiful Girl" with Brave Brothers and Electro-Boyz *KOR (DL): 437.790

Other charted songs[edit]

Year Title Peak positions Album
2014 "Overcome" 70 Make Up
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Music videos[edit]

Year Music video Director Notes
2014 "Nice Body" Unknown
"Nice Body" Unknown Dance Version
2016 "Sketch" Unknown Original Version
"Sketch" Unknown Sexy Version
"Sketch" Unknown Chinese Version



Year Title Role Notes
2011 Gisaeng Ryung Yu-rin Main role
2013 Jinx! Yoon Ji-ho Lead role

Television series[edit]

Year Network Title Role Notes
2010 SBS My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox Ban Sun-nyeo Supporting role
2011 MBC Gye Baek Cho-young Supporting role
2012 MBC The Thousandth Man Gu Mi-mo Supporting role
2015 Naver TVCast Sweet Temptation Hyo-jin Web Drama
2017 MBC Unusual Man & Woman[20] Main Role

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Role
2009-10 Invincible Youth 1 KBS Cast member
2009 Star Golden Bell Guest
Challenge 1000 Song KBS2
Mnet Scandal Mnet
Imagine More KBS
Strong Heart SBS
2010 Star Golden Bell KBS Herself
Strong Heart SBS
You Hee-yeol's Sketchbook KBS
Happy Together
Taxi tvN
Star King SBS
Bouquet MBC
Dream Girls Mnet
Hello Baby KBS
2011 Star King SBS
King of Idol
Challenge 1000 Song KBS2
Win Win
2012 Weekly Idol MBC Every 1
Naughty Boys JTBC
Running Man SBS
We Got Married (Chinese Version) MBC/SMG
Invincible Youth 2 KBS2
Sponge Zero KBS
2013 Beatles Code Mnet
Challenge 1000 Song KBS2
Immortal Songs 2 KBS
Let's Go! Dream Team Season 2 KBS2
SimSimTaPa MBC
2014 Immortal Songs 2 KBS
Music Travel MBC
Moon Hee Jun's Pure Mnet
Weekly Idol MBC
Smile People SBS
Vitamin KBS2
Weekly Idol MBC Every 1
Star King SBS
Hidden Singer JTBC
2015 A Song For You 4 (Ep. 6) KBS2
Idol Star Athletic Championship 2015 MBC
Slimmy Lunch Box"[21] SBS
2016 K Star Reform Show (Ep. 6) KBS
Attraction TV OnStyle
Master of Driving[22] tcast TV
Stargram Plus[23] SBS


Year Title Role
2009 I Really Really Like You Musical Hong Jung-hwa
2012 Our Youth, Roly Poly Musical Han Joo-young [24]

Music video appearances[edit]

Year Song Artist Role
2006 Unlock SS501 Herself
2008 Heaven FT Island
Smooth-Breakup SG Wannabe


Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
2011 MBC Drama Awards Best New Actress Gyebaek[25] Won
2017 Yinyuetai V-chart Awards Best Korean Female Artist [26] Sketch Won


  1. ^ (Korean)티아라, 효민 '인터넷 얼짱 출신이에요'
  2. ^ (Korean) Go, Jaewan 티아라 효민, 뮤지컬 배우 변신 '진짜진짜 좋아해' 캐스팅
  3. ^ (Korean) Na, Jiyeon '티아라' 보람, 뮤지컬 데뷔..."아버지 전영록과 동반 출연"
  4. ^ (Korean) 티아라 효민, '내 여자친구는 구미호'로 연기 데뷔'
  5. ^ (Korean) Kwon, Su Bin 보람→효민 리더교체 “모든 멤버에게 기회줄 것
  6. ^ (Korean) Kwon, Su Bin 영화 첫 데뷔 티아라 효민 '상큼한 손인사~'
  7. ^ "T-ara's Hyomin attends her first script reading for 'Jinx' in Japan". Allkpop.com. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  8. ^ "티아라 효민, 자체제작 '하의실종' 롤리폴리 인형 의상". TV Daily. 20 June 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2012. 
  9. ^ "티아라 효민, G마켓에 단독샵 오픈". edaily. 18 May 2012. Retrieved 18 May 2012. 
  10. ^ "Hyomin becomes the Face of Brave i". 
  11. ^ Gaon Weekly Album Chart
  12. ^ "G-Music Combo Chart" (in Chinese). G-Music. Archived from the original on July 10, 2011. Retrieved February 8, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Gaon Album Ranking Monthly (7/2014) - see #15". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. 
  14. ^ "Gaon Album Ranking Monthly (5/2016) - see total sales for #59". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. 
  15. ^ "Korea K-Pop Hot 100". Billboard. 
  16. ^ "Sketch - China V Chart (April 2, 2016)". Billboard chart. 
  17. ^ http://vchart.yinyuetai.com/vchart/v?area=KR&date=20140630
  18. ^ Cumulative sales for "Nice Body":
  19. ^ Cumulative sales for "Sketch":
  20. ^ http://entertain.naver.com/read?oid=117&aid=0002846279&spi_ref=m_entertain_twitter
  21. ^ http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3ip2m5_fhd-151219-sbs-slimmy-lunch-box-hyomin-cut_music
  22. ^ http://www.t-araworld.net/2016/09/t-ara-eunjung-and-hyomin-at-presscon-of.html
  23. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8oVssvl_lw
  24. ^ http://www.soompi.com/2012/01/16/taras-soyeon-and-hyomin-for-musical-roly-poly/
  25. ^ http://m.news.nate.com/view/20111230n25220
  26. ^ http://www.dispatch.co.kr/715042

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