Choi Sooyoung (Korean: 최수영; born February 10, 1990) is a South Korean idol singer, actress, dancer, spokesmodel, TV presenter, and RJ. She is a member of the girl group Girls’ Generation. Sooyoung is the only Asian girl appearing in Complex’s Hottest ’90s Babies.
Sooyoung was born in Seoul, South Korea. She has an older sister, Choi Soo Jin, who is a musical actress.She was discovered on SM Casting System via the 2000 SM Open Audition. She then auditioned for the 2002 Korea-Japan Ultra Idol Duo Audition and won first place, marking her debut into the Japanese music scene with the band Route 0.
After winning first place in the 2002 Korea-Japan Ultra Idol Duo, Sooyoung was sent to Japan and debuted as a member of the duo Route 0, alongside Marina Takahashi.The band released three singles: “Waku! Waku! It’s Love”, “Start”, and “Painting”, and 3 B-Sides : Go Go Happy!!, Kimi Ni Ae Ta Kara (君に会えたから) and Onna No Ko Magic (女の子マジック).The group was later disbanded in 2003.
Sooyoung graduated from JeongShin Women High School (Korean: 정신 여자 고등학교) in 2009 and is currently majoring in performing arts and theater at Chung-Ang University with fellow member Yuri. Sooyoung’s lowest vocal range is E3 and highest vocal range is A5 as can be heard in her Sway performances.