Jihyo is a South Korean singer, songwriter, and model. Jihyo is the leader of the famous K-pop girl band ‘Twice’. Moreover, she is trained for 10 years.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Jihyo’s born name is Park Ji-soo but her legal name is Park Ji-Hyo. Therefore, she legalized her name right before she turned Sixteen. She was born on February 1, 1997, in Guri, Gyeonggi, South Korea. Currently, she is 24 years old and her sun sign is Aquarius. Talking about her family, she has two younger sisters named Seoyeon and Jiyoung.
Moreover, she is nicknamed “Hyo-mas” or “Thomas the train”. Her nickname is it because of her big eyes and she can mimic Thomas. Her hobbies are web surfing and reading webtoons. Therefore, she really enjoyed the webtoon “Appearance Supremacy”. Furthermore, her favorite color is red. Jihyo likes yogurt smoothies, chicken, and meat, but hates broccoli.
Career and Professional life
Jihyo was originally cast by JYP Entertainment after participating in a contest for Junior Naver in the third grade in 2005. And officially, joined the company on 15th July 2005, at the age of 8 and was a trainee for over 10 years. During her trainee years, she was known as the face of Innisfree‘s teen line with the boy band ‘Boyfriend’.
Jihyo is trained with many JYP idols including Wonder Girls’ Sunmi and Hyerim, Jo Kwon, Bae Suzy, and Nichkhun. Literally, everyone in JYP knows her pretty well. Jihyo was ready to debut in a girl group along with Nayeon, Jeongyeon, and Sana. But, sadly, the project was canceled.
And, instead, they all joined the reality television show Sixteen, a competition designed to select the founding members of ‘Twice’. And, as one of 9 successful participants, Jihyo went on to join the newly formed girl group ‘Twice’. Moreover, she was voted leader by the members and not JYP.
Fast forward, in October 2015, the group officially debuted with the release of their first mini-album ‘The Story Begins’, with the lead single “Like Ooh-Ahh” being the first K-pop debut song to reach 100 million views on YouTube. Furthermore, she and Chaeyoung wrote their song “Eye Eye Eyes”. Additionally, she lost a lot of weight for their “Signal” comeback.
Talking about her love life, on August 5, 2019, the agencies representing Jihyo and Kang Daniel confirmed that they are dating. And, after the news broke, they topped Twitter’s trends list. Nevertheless, they were also named as a new “power couple” of K-pop by the media. But, sadly, on November 10, 2020, JYPE confirmed the pair had broken up due to their mutually busy schedules.
Jihyo is a cute and charming girl. She has an amazing and attractive personality. She is pretty short measuring 5 feet 3 inches. And, she has a weight of around 49 kilos. Moreover, her blood type is ‘O’. Jihyo has a good and curvy body figure but her body measurements are not shared publicly. Her eyes are of pretty brown color and she also has brown hair color.
Social Media and Net Worth
Jihyo is out of social media presence. She has stayed away from the social media paparazzi. However, she has a low-key lifestyle and has kept her personal life away from the public.
Jihyo has definitely earned a good amount of money throughout her career. The main source of income might be her singing career. Moreover, her net worth as of 2021 is $1.5 million.