Girls’ Generation member Tiffany was recently featured in a special interview for Dazed & Confused Magazine.
Titled “Girls’ Generation’s K-Pop Reign,”she was asked about the group’s recent comeback, the special bond between the members, her personal life, hopes to enter the American music industry and more.
Below are some excerpts from the interview.
DD: You know what they say about family – they love hard and fight hard.
Tiffany: Oh yeah, definitely. We fight hard and that’s the definition of loving hard as well. You know you won’t say anything unless you mean it or care for these people. We may be really tight but we still get our ground rules down and still keep boundaries and respect each other, and that’s the reason we can keep going. I think we’re all really good listeners.
DD: Is it like having eight wives?
Tiffany: No, it’s like having eight sisters and best friends. We’ve realized and learned to lean on each other, whether it’s for work or family problems or fashion crisis. We don’t keep secrets from each other. Even saying this out loud makes me feel good and proud of our team.
DD: You went back to America on your time off. Do you still have many friends there?
Tiffany: Of course, because I grew up there until I was 15 and they’ve been my friends since I was like 6 or 7. I’ve always dreamt of this and luckily I’ve achieved part of that dream. It’s nice to know to I have friends that truly support and believe in me, and to go back home and see those that knew me before all this happened.
DD: Do they ever tease or say, “Tiffany, what were you wearing in that video?”
Tiffany: Oh, my sister does that, it’s hilarious. She’s the most encouraging yet harsh critic! She’s my older sister so I realise I should take her word for it, it’s all for my own sake. I totally agree with her fashion and moral values!
DD: Before auditioning for your label S.M. Entertainment, were you listening to Korean music?
Tiffany: A year before I auditioned I came across my company’s singer, BoA, and immediately became absolutely obsessed. I knew that was what I wanted to do and that was the music I wanted to sing. She’s been such a role model and influence on me and what my goals and dreams were as a teenager.
DD: When the news about two members being in relationships hit were you nervous for them?
Tiffany: I think it’s because we kept our personal lives and work lives so organized (that) it became a shock. I’m very happy (for them) but I was concerned about the girls because it’s nothing to feel bad for or worried about. It’s a beautiful thing to happen. When it does happen and to whoever it happens to, we hope that the decisions are supported. Going public, it wasn’t actually their choice. It was through the press and sometimes I do wish the press would respect when we’d want to release this news. We’re serious, and we want to be serious about our work and our private lives as well.
DD: So say in ten years it will be a lot of GG husbands and GG babies all backstage…
Tiffany: I look up to the Spice Girls, I love the fact they’re still close, they went after what they wanted but still support each other. I think we’ll be able to be that kind of group. Members’ dating has been such big news but our focus is on the band, and we love the fans no matter what. I feel they’ll be happy in the same way that we are happy for the girls.
Read the full interview here.