Stephanie Young Hwang (born August 1, 1989), better known as Tiffany Young or mononymously Tiffany in South Korea, is an American singer, actress, and model. Born in San Francisco, California and raised in Los Angeles, she moved to South Korea at age 15 to pursue a career in Korean Pop Music, ending up at SM Entertainment. She debuted as a member of Girls' Generation in 2007 and the subunit TaeTiSeo in 2012.
In 2017, Tiffany left SM Entertainment to embark on a solo career in the United States, releasing her English-language debut Lips On Lips in 2019. While she is no longer with the same record label, she remains an official member of Girls' Generation.
Not to be confused with 1980s pop star Tiffany Darwish.note
- I Just Wanna Dance (2016)
- Lips On Lips (2019)
- "Heartbreak Hotel" (2016)
- "Over My Skin" (2018)
- "Teach You" (2018)
- "Peppermint" (2018)
- "Magnetic Moon" (2019)
- "Run For Your Life" (2019)
Tropes related to Tiffany Young:
- Bad Girl Song: "Run For Your Life"
- Break Up Song: "Heartbreak Hotel"
- But Not Too Foreign: In South Korea. While not native to Korea, she is Korean-American.
- Canine Companion: When she first got her Maltese Prince Fluffy, she always had him with her. As time has gone on, he is seen less and less.
- Color Motif: Tiffany's love of the color pink is well known and documented.
- Determinator: Moved to South Korea on her own as a teenager to pursue a music career. Not only was this against her father's wishes, but she did not speak Korean at the time.
- God-Is-Love Songs: Inverted with "Born Again." While the chorus has her comparing her partner's love to a "higher power," the song is definitely not about being a born-again Christian.
- Hotter and Sexier: "Run For Your Life"
- Idol Singer: As a member of Girls' Generation.
- Averted with her solo career, which has been largely independent.
- Lighthaired Swimmer: She went blonde for "Born Again." Coincidentally, the music video was filmed by the sea and she was drenched the whole time.
- Missing Mom: Tiffany's mother passed away when she was young.
- Silly Love Songs: "Lips on Lips"
- Solo Side Project: While she has been focusing on her solo career since 2018, she remains a member of Girls' Generation.
- Stage Names: Tiffany Young for Stephanie Hwang, or simply Tiffany in South Korea.
- Valley Girl: Immediately recognizable when she speaks English.
- Woman Scorned: She gets revenge on her cheating boyfriend in "Teach You."