11 January 1991 (age 28)
Incheon, Korea, Republic of
Kim Hyo Jung (stage name: Hyolyn; Hangul: 효린; born January 11, 1991 in Incheon, Seoul, South Korea) is a South Korean idol singer and actress, as well as leader of the South Korean idol group SISTAR that debuted in 2010 and their sub-unit SISTAR19. In 2013, she debuted as a solo artist with the album LOVE & HATE.
Hyolyn appeared in the variety show "Immortal Song 2" from June until September of 2011, and was crowned the top winner in the pilot episode. Due to her great vocal ability and stage presence on the show and other variety programs, she has been labeled as the Korean Beyoncé by some singers within country.
On October 17, 2011, she released featured single "Ma Boy 2" with Electroboyz.
As an MBC 2012 Lunar Year special, the variety show We Got Married spin-off "Pit-a-Pat Shake" aired its pilot episode featuring virtual idol couples experiencing dating life. Hyolyn's partner was revealed to be Super Junior's Sungmin. In the pilot, Sungmin and Hyolyn performed traditional Korean opera.
Recently, Hyolyn has begun an acting career starring in the KBS drama “Dream High Season 2” as Nana, a famous idol from the fictional girl group HershE.
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