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JESSI Profile, Bio, and Facts

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Jessi (제시) is a South Korean-American rapper and singer under MORE VISION. She made her debut on December 1st, 2005 with the single album “Get Up”.

JESSI Kpop Profile

Stage Name: Jessi (제시)
Birth Name: Ho Hyun Joo (호현주)
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Rapper
Birthday: December 17th, 1988
Active Years: 2005–present
Age 35 (in Jul 2024)
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 167 cm (5’6”)
Weight: 56 kg (123lbs)
Nationality: Korean
Blood Type: O

Jessi Facts:

Early Life:

– Jessie was born in New York City in the USA.
– She moved to South Korea at the age of 15.
– She attended Korea Kent Foreign School.
– She grew up in New Jersey.

Personal Life:

– Her fandom name is Jebbies.
– She has two older brothers.
– Her dream was to become a fashion designer or a makeup artist.
– She is Christian by religion.
– She can speak English and Korean.
– Her MBTI is ENTP.
– Jessie went to the same highschool as Tiffany and Jessica of Girls’ Generation.
– She has been called a variety show genius due to her fun personality.
– Korean culture was hard for her to adjust to at first.
– Her dog has an instagram account.
– Her parents are immigrants from South Korea.
– EXID’s song “Up & Down” was originally written for Jessi.
– When she was short on money, she used to sleep in saunas.
– Her IQ is said to be 137.
– She was supposed to debut with SNSD.
– She claimed to have had plastic surgery which she regrets now.
– Her eye color is black.
– Her hair color is brown.
– Her Chinese zodiac sign is the Dragon.
– She took a hiatus of 5 years from music and went back to America.
– Jessi is known for her husky voice.
– Her net worth is estimated to be around $8 million.
– Jessi has a surname ‘Ho’ which is one of the rarest surnames in South Korea.
– She is close friends with Tiffany of Girls’ Generation and Ailee.
– She has a dog named Chewy.
– She got encouraged by one of her teachers to become a singer.
– She is also a close friend of ex member Sistar Hyorin.
– She has mentioned Jungkook as her ideal type and also wants to collaborate with him.
– Jessi used to practice on karaoke with her favorite songs from Alicia Keys and Christina Aguilera.
– She previously dated Dumbdoundead.
– She has 3 tattoos. One on her left ear, one on her left scapula, and one on her eyebrow.
– She also called as “Nunu Nuna Rapper”.
– She has around 8.3 million followers on Instagram.


– She was trained by SM Entertainment but she left the company due to a different style of music.
– She returned to South Korea in 2014 and debuted in Lucky J trio.
– She appeared in the song of JYP “Who’s your Mama” which was the idea of Suzy.
– Jessi appeared in “Unpretty Rapstar” season and came in 2nd place.
– She became a mentor in the 2nd season of “Unpretty Rapstar” in 2015.
– She featured in ‘Running Man’ and ‘Happy Together’ variety shows as a guest.
– She left YMC Entertainment in January 2019.
– She joined PSY’s label, P NATION.
– She debuted in a girl group ‘Refund Sisters / Refund Expedition’ in October 2020.
– On July 6th, 2022, she left P NATION.
– Jessi joined MORE VISION on April 15th, 2023.
– In 2014, she debuted in a co-ed group called Lucky J.
– She was formerly known as Jessica H.O.

Likes & Dislikes:

– Jessi loves to do shopping.
– She liked to drink vanilla latte.
– She has a hobby of boxing which she enjoys.
– She likes to eat vegetable salads.
– View on Plastic Surgery:
– She stated in a TV show that she has had plastic surgeries on her eyes and her nose after her old photos surfaced online.
– Her agency suggested to her that she should get plastic surgery because of her unphotogenic face.
– Her agency suggested she go for surgery to make her look less fierce after the eyelid surgery.
– Jessi claimed that she now looks more fierce due to surgery and since then she regrets doing it.


– In 2016, she won the Awesome Swagger award in Style Icon Asia.
– She won Korea Cable TV Awards in 2016 in the category of Best Singer.
– In 2020, she won MBC Entertainment Awards in the category of Excellence Awards in Music.
– In 2020, she won Mnet Asian Music Awards for her dance performance on “Nuna Nana”
– She has won SBS Entertainment Awards in 2020 for the category of Rookie Award.
– Jessi has won several awards including Golden Disc Awards in 2021 in the category of Best Solo Artist.
– In 2020, she won Best Performer award in The Fact Music Awards.
– In 2021, she won 2 Korea First Brand Awards in the category of Best R&B and Hot Icon.
– In 2021, she won Seoul Music Awards in the category of Best R&B Hip Hop for her song “Nuna Nana”.

Social Media Handles

Instagram: jessicah_o
Youtube: Jessi
TikTok: itsjessibaby
Facebook: jessihomusic

Streaming Platform Links

Genie | Spotify | Sound Cloud | Bugs | Melon | Apple Music | Deezer

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