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This article is about the South Korean idol-singer from T-ara. For the South Korean idol-singer from f(x), see Luna (singer). For the South Korean actress, see Park Sun-young (actress).
This is a Korean name; the family name is Park.
Hyomin performing in Hong Kong, August 2013
Background information
Birth name Park Sun-young
Born (1989-05-30) May 30, 1989 (age 26)[1]
Busan, South Korea
Genres K-Pop, dance-pop
Occupation(s) Singer, actress
Years active 2009–present
Labels Core Contents Media, MBK Entertainment
Associated acts T-ara, T-ara N4, Seeya, Davichi
Website Hyomin Official Instagram
Korean name
Revised Romanization Bak Seon-yeong
McCune–Reischauer Pak Sŏn-yŏng
Stage name
Revised Romanization Hyo-min
McCune–Reischauer Hyomin
Hyomin at Love Jinx vip premiere, February 2014.jpg

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

Music career[edit]

2007-2008: 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.[2] 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-present: T-ara[edit]

Main article: T-ara

In 2010, Hyomin was in the Wonder Women project group with label mates Seeya and Davichi, along with fellow member Eunjung. 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.

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, Soyeon.[3]

2014-present: Solo Debut[edit]

It was revealed that Hyomin and Jiyeon would be making solo debuts, they are considering promoting simultaneously, but also considering having Jiyeon promote in early April and Hyomin promote in early May. On March 28 it was announced that Jiyeon would start promoting on April 30 with single 1MIN,1SEC. On the 2nd of June Hyomin's second teaser and album title was released. The EP will be called Make Up with the lead single "Nice Body".[4]

Acting career[edit]

2009: I Really Really Like You and Invincible Youth[edit]

In November 2009, Hyomin was cast in the musical production of "I Really Really Like You",[5] an adaption of the hit drama "Love Truly". Fellow member Boram was cast in the same musical in December 2010 alongside her father Jeon YoungRok.[6]

Hyomin was a fixed cast member of KBS's 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.

2010-2011: My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox and Gisaeng Ryung[edit]

She starred in the drama My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox as Ban Seon Nyuh from August 11, 2010 to September 30.[7]

Hyomin made her big screen debut in the horror film Gisaeng Ryung, playing the role of a bright and outgoing high school student named Yurin.[8] The film was released on August 4, 2011.

2012-2013: The Thousandth Man and Jinx[edit]

In early 2012, Hyomin was cast in the musical "Our Youth Roly-Poly" along with group members Jiyeon and Soyeon. Hyomin was also cast in the Chinese version of We Got Married, in which her partner is Fu Xinbo, a Chinese idol. In Summer 2012 Hyomin was once again cast as a gumiho in MBC's fantasy sitcom, "The Thousandth Man". On February 10, 2013, Hyomin was cast in the Japanese film "Jinx".[9] Her character, Ji-Ho, is a Korean exchange student at a Japanese university who gets two of her friends there to date.

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.[10]

Hyomin launched an exclusive clothing collection, in collaboration with celebrity stylist Kim Sung-il, for G-Market on June 4, 2012.[11] 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.




Title Album details Peak positions Sales
TWN East Asian
Make Up 6 15 4
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.


Year Title Peak positions Sales Album


2013 "Love Suggestion" 12 28
  • KOR (DL): 7,469
(digital single)
2014 "Nice Body" 13 18
  • KOR (DL): 205,741+ [15]
Make Up
"Fake It" 27 92
  • KOR (DL): 205,741+ [16]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.
"N/A" Billboard Kpop Hot 100 ran from August 2011 to May 2014.


Year Show title Album Song Duration Notes
2010 SBS Coffee House Coffee House OST Part 3. "Coffee Over Milk" 3:35 With Soyeon and Seeya's Lee Boram

Other works[edit]

Year Album Song Duration Notes
2008 Colour Pink "Blue Moon" 3:32 With Seeya, Davichi and Black Pearl
2009 N-Time(Single) "N-Time" 0:00 With Hwang Jung-eum
2010 Wonder Woman (Single) "Wonder Woman 3:38 With Eunjung, Seeya, Davichi.
2011 Beautiful Girl(Single) "Beautiful Girl" 3:14 With Brave Brothers Featuring Electro-Boys

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
2014 "Nice Body" Unknown



Year Title Role Notes
2011 Gisaeng Ryung Yurin A Horror Movie
2013 Jinx! Ji-Ho Japanese Film

Television drama[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2010 My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox Ban Seon Nyuh SBS
2010 Master of Study Cameo KBS2
2011 Gye Baek Choyoung MBC
2012 The Thousandth Man Gu MiMo MBC

Music video appearances[edit]

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


Year Musical Title Role
2009 I Really Really Like You Musical Hong Jung Hwa
2012 Our Youth, Roly Poly Musical Han Joo Young [17]

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2009 Radio Star Herself MBC
2009 Mnet Scandal Herself Mnet
2009 Star King Herself SBS
2009 Challenge 1000 Song Herself KBS2
2009-2010 Invincible Youth Herself KBS2
2010 Star Golden Bell Herself KBS
2010 Strong Heart Herself SBS
2010 You Hee-yeol's Sketchbook Herself KBS
2010 Happy Together Herself KBS
2010 Taxi Herself tvN
2010 Star King Herself SBS
2010 Bouquet Herself MBC
2010 Dream Girls Herself Mnet
2010 Hello Baby Herself KBS
2011 Star King Herself SBS
2011 King of Idol Herself SBS
2011 Challenge 1000 Song Herself KBS2
2011 Win Win Herself KBS2
2012 Weekly Idol Herself MBC Every 1
2012 Naughty Boys Herself JTBC
2012 Running Man Herself SBS
2012 We Got Married (Chinese Version) Herself MBC/SMG
2012 Invincible Youth 2 Herself KBS2
2012 Sponge Zero Herself KBS
2013 Beatles Code Herself Mnet
2013 Challenge 1000 Song Herself KBS2
2013 Immortal Songs 2 Herself KBS
2013 SimSimTaPa Herself MBC
2014 Immortal Songs 2 Herself KBS
2014 Music Travel Herself MBC
2014 Moon Hee Jun's Pure Herself Mnet
2014 Weekly Idol Herself MBC
2014 Smile People Herself SBS
2014 Vitamin Herself KBS2
2014 Weekly Idol Herself MBC Every 1
2014 Star King Herself SBS
2014 Hidden Singer Herself JTBC


Year Awards


  1. ^ Position was taken from 2011 week 31 for Bubble Pop, 2012 week 47 for Melting, 2014 week 35 for A Talk.


  1. ^ Mark Russell (29 April 2014). K-Pop Now!: The Korean Music Revolution. Tuttle Publishing. p. 102. ISBN 978-1-4629-1411-1. 
  2. ^ (Korean)티아라, 효민 '인터넷 얼짱 출신이에요'
  3. ^ (Korean) Kwon, Su Bin 보람→효민 리더교체 “모든 멤버에게 기회줄 것
  4. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/article/2014/06/hyomin-shows-off-her-nice-body-in-first-teaser-image-for-solo-mini-album-debut.
  5. ^ (Korean) Go, Jaewan 티아라 효민, 뮤지컬 배우 변신 '진짜진짜 좋아해' 캐스팅
  6. ^ (Korean) Na, Jiyeon '티아라' 보람, 뮤지컬 데뷔..."아버지 전영록과 동반 출연"
  7. ^ (Korean) 티아라 효민, '내 여자친구는 구미호'로 연기 데뷔'
  8. ^ (Korean) Kwon, Su Bin 영화 첫 데뷔 티아라 효민 '상큼한 손인사~'
  9. ^ "T-ara’s Hyomin attends her first script reading for ‘Jinx’ in Japan". Allkpop.com. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  10. ^ "티아라 효민, 자체제작 '하의실종' 롤리폴리 인형 의상". TV Daily. 20 June 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2012. 
  11. ^ "티아라 효민, G마켓에 단독샵 오픈". edaily. 18 May 2012. Retrieved 18 May 2012. 
  12. ^ "Gaon Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Chart. Retrieved 2012-12-01. 
  13. ^ "G-Music Combo Chart" (in Chinese). G-Music. Retrieved February 8, 2014. 
  14. ^ "G-Music J-Pop Chart" (in Chinese). G-Music. Retrieved February 8, 2014. 
  15. ^ Sales references for "Nice Body":
  16. ^ Sales references for "Nice Body":
  17. ^ http://www.soompi.com/2012/01/16/taras-soyeon-and-hyomin-for-musical-roly-poly/
  18. ^ http://m.news.nate.com/view/20111230n25220

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