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Jihyo: Wiki, Career, Awards, 9 Fun Facts & More

Biography of Jihyo

South Korean singer Park Ji-hyo, better known by her stage name Jihyo, was born on February 1, 1997. TWICE, a South Korean girl group founded by JYP Entertainment in 2015, is the leader and features as the lead vocalist of the group.

Early Life

She was given the name Park Ji-soo at birth on February 1st, 1997 in Guri, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. When she was 18 years old, she legally changed her name to Ji-hyo. Her parents and two younger sisters, Seoyeon and Jiyoung, make up her family.

Career and Achievements

Pre-debut

Jihyo was discovered by JYP Entertainment after finishing second in a Junior Naver competition. She began training with the company when she was eight years old, and over the next ten years, she worked with K-pop stars like Wonder Girls’ Sunmi and Hyerim, Bae Suzy, Jo Kwon, and Nichkhun before becoming the face of Innisfree’s teen line with boy band ‘Boyfriend’.

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She was supposed to make her debut in a girl group alongside Nayeon, Jeongyeon, and Sana, who are now members of TWICE, but the project was cancelled. Instead, she entered the competition to choose TWICE’s founding members on the reality TV programme ‘Sixteen’. Before the contest, she legally changed her name to Jihyo. She joined the newly formed girl group TWICE after being selected as one of the nine successful applicants.

Debut with TWICE and Solo Activities

TWICE made their public debut in October 2015, when ‘The Story Begins’, was released, which is their first extended play. Its lead single, ‘Like Ooh-Ahh’, made history by becoming the first K-pop song to debut with 100 million YouTube views. Her debut OST, ‘Stardust Love Song’, for tvN’s Twenty-Five Twenty-One, was released on March 6, 2022.

She released ‘I Fly’, the title of her second OST, for SBS’s Today’s Webtoon. She was named the brand face of the Korean cosmetics company Milk Touch in 2023. She made her writing debut on TWICE’s most recent album, ‘Formula of Love’. She appeared in The Body Shop’s “Sharing Campaign” in November 2021. Since her debut with TWICE, this was her first endorsement as a solo artist. She posed for Secret T(TN) alongside Nayeon as a trainee.

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The two future TWICE members posed alongside the South Korean boy band ‘Boyfriend’ and Suzy from the K-pop group, Miss A. She also acted as a trainee for Wii Dance alongside Nayeon. Her solo photobook, ‘Yes, I Am Jihyo’, was published by JYP Entertainment on August 20, 2021. After Sana and Tzuyu, she is the third member of TWICE to publish a solo photobook. She collaborated with Ben and Eunji of Apink on the song “The Reason Why I’m Beautiful” in 2016 and also “Popular Music Crush Pt.1 from Inkigayo Music Crush”.

Filmography

Television Shows

  • Sixteen (Mnet) – (2015)

Music Video Appearances

  • ParkJin Young – ‘FIRE’ -(2016)

Discography

Soundtrack

  • Daring Women (2015)
  • Stardust Love Song (2022)
  • I Fly (2022)
  • A Strange Day (2022)

Collaborations

  • Inkigayo Music Crush Part.1 (2016)
  • Inkigayo – All for You – REPLY 1997 OST (2016)
  • I’LL Show You

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Personal Life 

Kang Daniel and Jihyo’s relationship was officially announced by JYPE on August 5, 2019 and they were introduced to one another by 2AM member Seulong.

Net Worth and Lifestyle

She is regarded as TWICE’s consistent leader and lead singer and reportedly has a net worth of $1.5 million, according to several sources. This is a result of her work with TWICE, her solo projects, and other things.

Awards

She is the leader and lead vocalist of the South Korean girl group TWICE founded by JYP Entertainment. She is widely appreciated for her works domestically and internationally and is yet to receive awards for her solo works.

Interesting Facts about Jihyo

  1. As she is allergic to pineapple, eating it causes her throat to itch.
  2. She is referred to as “God Jihyo”.
  3. She loves spending time at the gym.
  4. Although she adores egg tart, she always lets the other members have a bite first.
  5. Before going to bed, she enjoys surfing the web and reading webcomics.
  6. She is ambidextrous.
  7. On July 15, 2005, Sunmi and she both enrolled in JYP Entertainment.
  8. Her first composition was the song called ‘Cactus’.
  9. Her position as group leader was chosen by the members, not JYP or anyone else from the company.

FAQs

  1. Who is the ex boyfriend of Jihyo?
    Kang Daniel, a former member of a boy band Wanna One was her ex boyfriend.
  2. Who is the leader of Twice?
    In the vote, Jihyo’s bandmates selected her as the leader of the group.
  3. What is Jihyo’s Instagram ID?
    _zyozyo is her Instagram ID with 7.7 million followers.
  4. What is Jihyo’s favourite colour?
    Red is her favourite colour.
  5. What is Jihyo’s zodiac sign?
    She is an Aquarius.
  6. How old is Jihyo ?
    As of 2023, she is 26 years old.

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