Girls' Generation's Tiffany leaving Korea? SM Entertainment responds

Tiffany will be returning to the U.S to study acting.

Tiffany Hwang
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Girls' Generation's Tiffany is reportedly heading to the United States to study acting. The 28-year-old singer, who was born in San Francisco and grew up in California, will apparently leave the country after the girl group's 10th-anniversary promotions are completed.

A source told Allkpop: "Tiffany has recently decided on studying abroad in the United States and let her friends know. She wanted to study acting, and so those around her are supporting her decision."

Responding to the reports, Tiffany's agency SM Entertainment stated: "We are discussing multiple things overall regarding Tiffany."

Meanwhile, during an interview with Billboard, Tiffany had shared her experience being an Asian-American woman in the music industry. She said: "I'm kind of glad that over the years K-pop has really been going into a much more global audience. Especially since I really am leaning towards pursuing the American music market. I haven't really started officially working in the U.S. yet, but I definitely feel like times have changed and that there are so many more Asian American entertainers and artists right now."

"I feel like there aren't any barriers to overcome compared to a long time ago. When I was younger, there were no Asians [in the media]. To be able to have this whole long career and then still be able to come back and still have everybody think, 'Oh, she's a K-pop girl but she's still American,' I think that's something to be excited for and grateful for."