13 Super Random Things You Probably Didn't Know About Girls' Generation And SHINee

Some of them really, really love their food. We think they'd be completely at home in Malaysia!

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1. Before their debut in 2007, Girls' Generation was known as 'Super Girls' and consisted of up to 12 members

SM Entertainment began putting together an all-female counterpart to their hit all-male group Super Junior in 2005 with a line-up of 11 internal trainees.

The group - temporarily named 'Super Girls' - underwent several line-up changes over the course of the girls' training stint before ending up with the final 9-member line-up.

The group - officially renamed to Girls' Generation or So-nyuh Shi-dae (SNSD) - is made up of Taeyeon, Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung, Yoona, Seohyun, and Jessica.

Girls' Generation (from left to right): Left to right: Kim Tae-yeon, Kim Hyo-yeon, Seo Joo-hyun, Choi Soo-young, Im Yoona, Jessica Jung, Tiffany Hwang, Sunny Lee, Kwon Yuri

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2. Hyoyeon was once sent to Beijing to study Chinese and came back with a little more weight than she left with. Sooyoung called her 'Princess Fiona', which made her very happy...

... until she found out who Princess Fiona actually is.

3. Sunny keeps chestnuts in her purse and really loves to eat. Seriously, this girl packs it away like it's nothing.

4. In celebration of YoonA's 24th birthday, fans raised over 10 million Korean won (RM31,000) to have a man-made forest named after her

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Collaborating with the YoonA Fan Union, Tree Planet planted a forest for YoonA in honour of her birthday under the 'Star Forest Project' at a lot next to the railway near DMC (Digital Media City) in Sangamdong, Mapogu in Seoul.

5. Taeyeon is an expert at fruit peeling. Also, she once set up a banana peel on the floor and made a bet with others to see if anyone would step on it and slip.

6. Yuri loves Mickey Mouse

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7. Girls' Generation and SHINee are labelmates and trained under one of the most prominent entertainment companies in South Korea, SM Entertainment

8. The SHINee boys - Onew, Jonghyun, Key, Minho, and Taemin - love watermelon juice. Here they are making a watermelon smoothie onstage during a fan party in Thailand:

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9. Minho eats the most

10. Onew knows how to knit

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11. Taemin has a star named after him, called the "Tae Min Pearl"

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Vietnamese Shawols (that's the official fandom name for SHINee fans) bought Taemin a star for his 18th birthday.

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12. After watching 'New Moon', Jonghyun would imitate Taylor Lautner... by taking off his shirt all the time in their dorm

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13. Key is a huge fan of The Joker from 'The Dark Knight'. So much so that he dressed up like him for Halloween...

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Catch Girls' Generation and SHINee at the F1 Grand Prix after-race concert this 29 March at Helipad, Sepang International Circuit. Plus, the boys of SHINee have an exclusive message for Malaysian fans:

Experience F1 like never before with an all-in-one ticket from as low as RM80. With just one ticket, you gain access to the race tracks and after-race concert with Girls' Generation and SHINee, as well as the fun-filled F1 Carnival!

This year's F1 Grand Prix promises an unrivalled experience for the whole family with loads of exciting programmes in store from 27 to 29 March.

Kids and the young at heart will delight in the water course cool zone and F1 Carnival for families, complete with a Ferris wheel, haunted house, as well as a variety of carnival games and street performances.

For all you adrenaline junkies out there, prove your mettle around the circuit with heart-pumping activities like drifting, go kart, rally and ATV experiences!

Tickets are selling fast, so better get ahold of yours before they're all gone here!

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