The hottest pop song in Korea right now is from the girl-group version of Wu-Tang. Yep, there are nine'count 'em'nine members of Girls' Generation (a.k.a. SNSD), whose just-released single and video "Gee" (click through to watch it) is about as stupidly addictive as Asian pop can get. Which means to say: stupidly, stupidly addictive.
Though SNSD may appear to consist of faceless Korean fembots, there really are nine distinct people in the group. We previously featured SNSD in our round-up of Korean girl groups, but this time we're taking a close-up look at each member.
OH, WORD?: Long-legged singer-slash-actor recently told an interviewer that not only has she never been in a relationship, she's never even been pursued by a man. Lord, bless this child.
OH, WORD?: Having been partly raised in the U.S., the so-called "Ice Princess" speaks good English. And sucks a mean lollipop.
OH, WORD?: The best dancer of the group reportedly learned Chinese in 2004. Not from Jin, we hope.
OH, WORD?: Wouldn't it figure that our favorite SNSD member is also the youngest. But because Koreans compute ages differently, SeoHyun is actually 18 in Korean years. Would that hold up in court?
OH, WORD?: Rumored to have been chosen for SNSD through family connections. Definitely the U-God of the group.
OH, WORD?: Not only adorable, but an accomplished swimmer as well. Fear of liquids is such a turn-off.
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OH, WORD?: SNSD's tallest member (at 5'7") is slim and pretty, but get this: Shake a tree in Apgujeong (in Seoul) and 10 SooYoungs will fall out. Seriously, you gotta go to Seoul.
OH, WORD?: The group's other part-time American has a bubbly disposition that attracts fans and haters in equal measures. Give her a break, Koreans'she's from California.
OH, WORD?: The oldest group member was also the first to make a solo record, despite dubious singing ability. Hey, it didn't stop Nicole Scherzinger. Do your thing, TaeYeon!
VIDEO: Girls' Generation (a.k.a. SNSD), "Gee"