Jihyo (지효) is a South Korean singer and a member of the K-pop girl group “TWICE” under JYP Entertainment. She also made her solo debut on August 18, 2023, with the mini album ZONE.
Jihyo (TWICE) Profile
|Stage Name||Jihyo (지효)|
|Birth Name||Park Ji Soo (박지수)|
|Birthday||February 1, 1997|
|Age||26 years old (in Feb 2023)|
|Height||160 cm (5’3″)|
|Weight||49 kg (108 lbs)|
Jihyo (TWICE) Facts:
– She hails from Guri, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
– She went to Baekmun Elementary School and Jayang Middle School.
– She graduated from Cheongdam High School.
– She became a JYP trainee in the third grade after winning second place in a contest on Junior Naver for a child role.
– Her biggest fear is Once no longer exists. (Buzzfeed Celeb)
– She has two younger sisters, Seoyeon (born in 2008) and Jiyoung (born in 2002).
– She wants to do a collaboration with Jon Batiste. (GQ)
– She trained alongside artists like Wonder Girls, 2PM, 2AM, miss A, and Got7, earning recognition from everyone at JYP.
– The TWICE members voted for her as their leader through anonymous voting, rather than being selected by JYP himself.
– Her legal name is Park Jisoo, which she changed to Park Jihyo just before the “Sixteen” competition.
– She is nicknamed “Hyo-mas” or “Thomas the Train” due to her big eyes, and she can mimic Thomas.
– Her representative color is Apricot.
– Tzuyu said that Jihyo’s strong leadership is her best quality. (GQ)
– She and Tzuyu share a close bond, to the extent that they would shower together when Tzuyu visited.
– She was part of the all-female non-professional soccer club called ‘FC Rumor W,’ which included other idols such as Mina, Sejeong, Nayoung of Gugudan, Jeonghwa of EXID, Hayoung of Apink, U.Ji (formerly of BESTie), and non-celebrities.
– Her dream collaboration is Bruno Mars. (Buzzfeed Celeb)
– She cannot eat raw foods.
– Her hobbies include web surfing and reading webtoons, particularly the webtoon “Appearance Supremacy.”
– When she can’t sleep, she listens to classical music or surfs the web on her phone.
– When stressed, she likes to go to karaoke.
– She frequently checks Twitter.
– She can speak Chinese well.
– She is ambidextrous.
– She is known as the aegyo (cute, charming behavior) machine of TWICE.
– She had Lasik surgery.
– Her guiltiest pleasure is keeping dramas on while doing other tasks. (Vanity Fair)
– Upon first seeing her, Guri thought she looked Indian, and Guri found her exotic.
– KARD‘s Jiwoo was a schoolmate with her during high school.
– She is allergic to pineapple; consuming it makes her throat itchy.
– She expressed a desire to sing a duet with senior artist Im Chang Jung.
– In the TWICE dorm, she, Nayeon, Sana, and Mina share the largest room.
– On August 5, 2019, it was confirmed that she was dating Kang Daniel.
– On November 10, 2020, she and Kang Daniel announced their breakup due to their mutually busy schedules.
– Jihyo’s ideal type is “someone with whom I can be my true self and feel most comfortable.”
– Jihyo has the position of Leader and Vocalist in TWICE.
– In her pre-debut days, she was the face of Innisfree’s teen line “TN.”
– She was originally set to debut in the girl group 6mix.
– She trained for 10 years to become an idol.
– She made an appearance in miss A’s “Only You” music video.
– In 2011, she appeared in a commercial with Boyfriend for TN: Teen Nature.
– She, along with Chaeyoung, co-wrote TWICE’s song “Eye Eye Eyes.”
– On March 6, 2022, she released a soundtrack, “Stardust Love Song” for tvN’s drama Twenty-Five Twenty-One.
– In 2023, she became the face of cosmetic brand “Milk Touch”.
– On August 18, 2023, she made her solo debut with “ZONE”
Likes & Dislikes
– Her favorite animated movies are Moana and Coco. (GQ)
– Her favorite color is red.
– She enjoys yogurt smoothies, chicken, and meat.
– Her favorite midnight snack is “gopchang” (intestines). (Buzzfeed Celeb)
– She doesn’t like broccoli.
– Her favorite Japanese dish is hitsumabushi, a typical dish from Nagoya, consisting of sliced grilled eel, steamed rice, and assorted condiments and garnishes.
– Her favorite song is “Dance The Night Away”. (Teen Vogue)
– She is a Marvel loyalist and a huge fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Her favorite character from the Marvel movies is Thor.
– Her favorite snack is Star Popeye. (First We Feast)
– She enjoys spending time with her friends.
– Her favorite music genre is R&B Soul.
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