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Girls' Generation's Taeyeon Reveals How the Pandemic Is Affecting Her Career

Girls’ Generation‘s Taeyeon is getting candid about her feelings amid the pandemic.

The 31-year-old South Korean idol spoke openly during an Instagram Live over the weekend about her sadness and frustration.

“I’ve started a live broadcast to talk with those who have been diligently practicing social distancing,” she explained, via Soompi on Tuesday (September 1).

“COVID-19 has gotten so serious that I think the [current Level 2] social distancing rules have become Level 2.5 distancing. I don’t think we’re at Level 3 yet, but I honestly think we should consider them the same thing.”

“This [pandemic] isn’t getting any better, and it’s such a serious matter. There are so many people who are sick. Isn’t this affecting our daily lives? I think we’re beginning to fall apart. So I really hope everyone practices social distancing,” she went on to say.

“I think that as the COVID-19 pandemic worsens, we have less and less that we can do. Isn’t that really annoying?”

She revealed that she has spent her time at home watching dramas and movies, making bracelets and playing with her dog Zero.

“Honestly, aren’t we all the same? We practice social distancing, we’re bored at home, we can feel lethargic, and we miss being with people. In a world that is already lonely without the COVID-19 pandemic, now we have to socially distance…people may think that staying at home is nice for me since I’m a homebody, but above all, I’m a singer, so I also want to sing and perform at concerts,” she said.

“Once I think the pandemic is starting to go away, it just gets worse. It’s true that I’m starting to get exhausted.”

She also revealed how this is now affecting her career.

“I think working people, not just me, are feeling a sense of loss and emptiness. I feel like I’ve lost my job now that I can’t perform. I really almost started crying just now. I’ll be waiting for the day I can meet everyone again.”

A superstar K-pop girl group recently opened up about how they’ve been working on their album in quarantine.

Tiffany Young Reveals Her Night Time Skin Care Routine!

Tiffany Young is opening up about how she keeps her complexion looking so incredible.

The 30-year-old Girls’ Generation member and solo star shared the tips and tricks for her night time skin care routine with Allure, which consists of around seven steps.

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To begin to remove her makeup, Tiffany uses the Lancôme Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover.

She then uses an oil-based cleanser – La Mer’s The Cleansing Oil – to dissolve the rest of her makeup. For a foam cleanser, she uses MAC Lightful C + Coral Grass Vitamin C Cleanser.

Tiffany also exfoliates with a scrub every five to seven days, and says La Mer’s The Replenishing Oil Exfoliator is “one of her longtime favorites.”

Then, it’s onto masks.

“I use around four to six masks monthly to make sure I’m keeping track of time and a budget. Also, I’m very aware of my skin condition, so I [choose] masks for specific needs,” she revealed. Make sure to choose the right one for you – there are plenty of options at Sephora!

Her personal recommendations on a budget are from Dr. Jart and Innisfree. For a more luxurious indulgence, she opts for the Hanacure All-in-One Facial Set.

She then seals it in with an overnight mask, the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask, followed by a lip treatment with Fresh Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy.

Looking for more routine ideas? Joy of Red Velvet recently shared her own night time skin care routine…

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K-Pop Star Jessica Jung Writes Young Adult Novel 'Shine' Based on Her Life Story

Jessica Jung is breaking out on the literary scene!

The 30-year-old former Girls’ Generation member and K-pop superstar wrote a Young Adult novel called Shine, acquired earlier in 2019 in a two-book deal by Simon Pulse, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing.

Shine tells the story of Rachel Kim, a Korean-American teenager in training to become the next major K-Pop star.

The novel is set to be released in hardcover, eBook and audio in the U.S. and is scheduled for release in fall of 2020, with a sequel to follow in 2021.

The novel is currently being developed alongside Glasstown Entertainment, co-founded by author and screenwriter Lauren Oliver and author and editor Lexa Hillyer, for film and television at ACE Entertainment, the team behind Netflix‘s To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.

“With Shine, I wanted to tell a big, fun, escapist story that also examines in-depth, behind-the-scenes aspects of the K-Pop world. My goal was to tell a transparent, candid story—in a way that sometimes fiction does best,” Jessica says.

“This is an incredible opportunity to help tell Jessica’s story across multiple platforms, and to launch a debut that’s as sparkly and enchanting as its creator,” says Glasstown’s President of Publishing Lexa Hillyer.

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Girls' Generation Member Taeyeon Admits She's Struggling With Depression

Taeyeon is getting candid on social media about her mental health.

The 30-year-old member of the massively popular South Korean girl group Girls’ Generation opened up in a Q&A with her over 13.6 million fans on her Instagram Story on Sunday (June 16) about her recent struggles.

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During the chat, Taeyeon answered various questions, including “Are you doing well?” to which she replied “No.”

When asked about how to get over a slump, she wrote: “I’m not good at getting over it, so I just live in a slump.”

Another fan wrote: “It’s okay if you don’t post anything on Instagram, it’s okay just to communicate with us on Stories like this.” (Taeyeon‘s last post was on May 31 on Instagram.)

To that, she responded: “I’ve been sick for the past while. Please understand why I’ve refrained [from posting on social media]. Thank you and I’m sorry.”

Another fan wrote: “Is this bipolar disorder? Tsk tsk.”

She wrote back: “No, I am suffering from depression. I am working hard to get better through treatment with antidepressants. Whether it’s depression or bipolar disorder, please don’t ‘tsk’ and treat people disrespectfully. They are all patients who are suffering.”

Other fans attempted to cheer up the singer: “You are someone who gives me so much strength and comfort, and I’m sad that I can’t help comfort you in return,” one said.

“No, you do give me a lot of comfort. That’s why I like talking with fans, I get a lot of strength from communicating with you. Thank you…I’m so thankful that you listen to my music and seek me out. I gain strength from you every day,” she added.

“I decided to talk to you today because I needed to pep myself up. I feel like I’m being nourished by all of you. I’m going to be okay. I’m sorry for making you worry, but I think that this is another way for us to get to know each other better. I will take better care of myself. For the fans who deserve all the good things in the world,” she wrote in another post.

We are sending good thoughts Taeyeon‘s way. (English translations via Soompi.)

Tiffany Young Wins Best Solo Breakout at iHeartRadio Music Awards 2019

Tiffany Young is looking fabulous – and she’s also a big winner!

The 29-year-old “Born Again” singer hit the red carpet at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards on Thursday (March 14) at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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The Girls’ Generation member won the Best Solo Breakout award at the ceremony.

“love you all so much. this is yours 😍❤️ #iheartawards @iHeartRadio,” she tweeted.

The show will be hosted by The Masked Singer winner T-Pain. Make sure to tune in at 8pm on Fox!

FYI: Tiffany is wearing a Jean Paul Gaultier outfit and Borgioni earrings.

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Instagram Reveals Most Popular Korean Accounts of 2018 - See the Top 10!

Instagram has announced the most popular Korean accounts in the 2018 Instagram Awards as of Thursday (December 20).

The awards included six categories: Most Loved Account, Top 10 Accounts, Account With Most Growth, Top Boy Group, Top Girl Group, and Photo With Most Likes.

BLACKPINK’s “Solo” star Jennie won Most Loved Account of 2018, which was based on views and likes of Stories and posts.

“I’m always thankful that [fans] are interested in my Instagram. Please keep an eye out for my Instagram, as I will be sharing more memories,” she said of the win.

BTS won the Top Boy Group category and BLACKPINK won Top Girl Group.

BTS also won Photo With the Most Likes for their picture at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, and their fandom, the ARMY, won Top Fandom Community.

See the full Top 10 below!

1. BIGBANG’s G-Dragon (@xxxibgdrgn)
2. EXO’s Chanyeol (@real_pcy)
3. EXO’s Sehun (@oohsehun)
4. EXO’s Baekhyun (@baekhyunee_exo)
5. Lee Jong Suk (@jongsuk0206)
6. Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon (@taeyeon_ss)
7. GOT7’s Jackson (@jacksonwang852g7)
8. BLACKPINK’s Lisa (@lalalalisa_m)
9. Nam Joo Hyuk (@skawngur)
10. BLACKPINK’s Jennie (@jennierubyjane)

Note: G-Dragon has been the top-followed Korean celebrity since 2014.

Tiffany Young: 'Peppermint' Stream, Lyrics, & Download - Listen Now!

Tiffany Young just dropped her new single just in time for the holiday season!

The 29-year-old Girls’ Generation member and solo superstar just released her new single “Peppermint” – and it’s definitely going to be a song you’ll be playing all December long.

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Earlier this month, Tiffany announced that she’ll be hitting the road for a mini showcase tour across North America – which is set to kick off in Canada in March.

You can head to iTunes to download Tiffany‘s new song here.

Listen to “Peppermint” below!

Check out the lyrics inside…More Here! »