2021 is Yoona’s year hands down.
Celebrities born in the 1990s have been and will continue to be the “pillars” of Korea’s entertainment industry in the coming years. They have also shown their potential and strength through various projects in 2021.
One of the most hard-working and successful female stars this year is Yoona. 2021 was filled with new exciting achievements for the 31-year-old visual goddess. Let’s take a look at important milestones of Yoona’s career in the past year.
A flourishing acting career
Turning 31 years old, Yoona returned to the big screen through the role of Song Ra Hee in Miracle: Letters to the President. To best portray the character, Yoona worked hard to practice the local dialect as well as improve her acting. Her performance might not be exceptional, but it shows how much she has improved compared to Exit in 2019.
The efforts of Yoona and the cast and crew of Miracle: Letters to the President paid off. The film earned more than 715 thousand admissions at box office and became the 8th best-selling movie of Korean cinema in 2021.
At the 42nd Blue Dragon Film Award 2021, Yoona had the honor to be nominated for Best Actress for her part in Miracle: Letters to the President. This marked the second time Yoona received a nomination for Best Actress at this prestigious film award.
Notably, Yoona is the first and only female idol-turned actress to be nominated for Best Actress in the history of Blue Dragon Film Award. Although she did not win, Yoona still took home another deserving award, Popular Female Star. These achievements have helped Yoona assert her position as an actress in the industry.
On the upcoming December 29, Yoona will reunite with the audience on the big screen in the movie Happy New Year featuring a star-studded cast. This film is one of two projects that she had shooting schedules in 2021 to keep up with the release schedule. The other project, tvN’s drama Big Mouth, in which she co-stars Lee Jong Suk, is still in the middle of filming and will air next year.
A movie coming soon to theaters and a drama scheduled to broadcast next year are still not enough for Yoona. Because she still has two other movie projects in store for 2022, a sequel to Confidential Assignment and 2 O’Clock Date. Seeing how booked and busy Yoona is, her charm and the trust Korean producers have for her are admirable.
Continuing to represent luxury brands
Along with the successes in acting, 2021 also saw Yoona’s growth in fashion and commercials.
After becoming the ambassador for the Asia Pacific region for high-end cosmetics brand Estee Lauder, Yoona continues to bag another ambassador deal with Italian luxury fashion brand Miu Miu in 2021. She was selected as the brand’s first global ambassador. This announcement was published in the October issue of W Korea magazine.
Yoona’s fans in general and the public in general have expressed their satisfaction and congratulated Yoona on this new title. Yoona‘s image and aura are believed to perfectly suit Miu Miu.
Over the past 15 years since she made her debut, Yoona has never stopped being a sought-after face for not only domestic but also global brands. With her outstanding beauty, talent and solid reputation, these achievements come as no surprise.
Coming back as an idol
At the end of 2021, Yoona confirmed to make a comeback as an idol with the members of the subgroup Oh!GG.
Not a separate comeback product, the Oh!GG product is just a part of the special winter album SMTOWN: SMCU EXPRESS by all SM artists.
The teaser image of Yoona and Oh!GG has just been released and has caused a stir on the social networks with huge interaction. Three hashtags related to the group’s comeback also trended on Twitter. Although she has been an idol for more than 14 years, Yoona in particular, Oh!GG and SNSD in general still have great influence.
Fans have not been able to see idol Yoona for a long time, so this is a great opportunity to hear her sing again. Fans and the general public are also counting down the days till this amazing music product is released.
Yoona has a lot more to show in the future. And fans always have trust in her because she has great ambition, clear goals, and always knows how to achieve them. 2021 has been a good year for this goddess, and it is hoped that it will be the start of a more wonderful new decade in Yoona‘s career.