Im Yoon-ah, better known as Yoona, is a household name way beyond her native South Korea. The actress and singer has been a fixture in the entertainment world since her acting debut more than 15 years ago; now she makes headlines at the centre of K-pop sensation Girls’ Generation. As she turns 30 on 30 May, here are some things to know about one of Asia-Pacific’s most influential stars. 5 things you probably didn’t know about Exo and SuperM’s Baekhyun 1. She was on screen 200 times before making it big View this post on Instagram A post shared by Goddess Yoona (@yoonaforeverlove305) on May 5, 2020 at 9:44pm PDT Before her success with Girls’ Generation, Yoona was on screen more than 200 times in CFs (commercials), dramas, movies and music videos. According to K-pop culture website Soompi , her numerous failures taught her, “Having confidence is important. Even if you’re not good at something, if you approach it in a confident manner, then that builds up to become a good experience.” 2. She is a pro baker While most of us are spending lockdown watching Netflix and lazing on the sofa, Yoona is busy baking treats like this artistic-looking pizza bread. View this post on Instagram The best homemade pizza bread ever made #피자빵 A post shared by @ yoona__lim on Apr 15, 2020 at 6:05am PDT Her indulgent yuzu pound cake got more than 500,000 likes! We stan a queen that can do it all. View this post on Instagram today's the day for baking #유자파운드케익 A post shared by @ yoona__lim on Mar 17, 2020 at 8:29am PDT 3. Hold the front page: she’ll soon play a journalist 6 things to know about K-pop queen Sunmi, lost in isolation We've seen Yoona star in dramas like The K2 and The King In Love , as well as movies such as Exit and Goodbye Ani . Fortunately, fans won’t have to wait long to see her back in action. On 25 March, JTBC confirmed that the leading actress will play a journalist in a drama with the working title Hush . 4. She wants to try new things in her 30s According to the Korean calendar, Yoona turned 30 last year. When asked about her plans for the next decade, she expressed her desire to try new things. In an interview with Soompi , she said, “I want it to be a time where I can do many things I want to do and hope that I’ll have a consistent energy that allows me to do so.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by @yoona__lim on May 5, 2020 at 4:47am PDT First thing on her list? She passed a Chinese language test. [INSTAGRAM STORY] yoona__lim: https://t.co/JeEWEDcho7 #yoongstagram pic.twitter.com/fIFG1zSoln — Yoongstagram (@yoongstagrm) January 6, 2020 5 things to know about Lee Min-ho, star of The King: Eternal Monarch 5. She has a kind heart Besides having multiple talents, Yoona also has a kind heart. View this post on Instagram 찐찐찐찐찐이야 #춘분 A post shared by @ yoona__lim on Mar 19, 2020 at 11:25pm PDT Last February, she donated 100 million won (US$82,000) to the Community Chest of Korea. Her hard-earned money was used to purchase hand sanitisers and masks for health care workers during the coronavirus crisis. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter . Help us understand what you are interested in so that we can improve SCMP and provide a better experience for you. We would like to invite you to take this five-minute survey on how you engage with SCMP and the news.