PARK JIHOON (박지훈) is a South Korean K-Pop Singer and Actor under Maroo Entertainment. He debuted as a soloist on March 26th, 2019 with EP “O’Clock”. He is also a former member of the group WANNA ONE.
PARK JIHOON Profile
|Stage Name||PARK JIHOON (박지훈)|
|Birth Name||Park Jihoon (박지훈)|
|Birthday||May 29th, 1999|
|Age||24 (in May 2023)|
|Height||173 cm (5’8”)|
|Weight||61 Kg (134 lbs)|
PARK JIHOON Facts:
– Park Jihoon was born in Masan, South Korea.
– He has been living in Seoul since he was seven years old.
– He completed his middle school education at the National Middle School of Traditional Arts, where he specialized in musical theatre.
– Park continued his education by majoring in broadcasting arts at the School of Performing Arts Seoul, graduating in January 2018.
– In 2018, he was accepted into Chung-Ang University’s Department of Theater, furthering his academic pursuits.
– He has an older brother.
– He attended SOPA (School of Performing Arts) and graduated alongside NCT’s Mark, Weki Meki’s Doyeon, and Golden Child’s Donghyun.
– Jihoon is also known as ‘Wink Boy’ and is famous for creating aegyo gestures like the ‘heart unlock.’
– Netizens voted Jihoon as the most beautiful/handsome contestant on Produce 101.
– His fellow Wanna One members jokingly called him a “fashion terrorist” in Produce 101 Season 2, episode 5.
– He is a dog lover and has a dog named Max.
– When Wanna One moved into their dorm, Guanlin expressed a desire to have Jihoon as his roommate, decided through a game of “Rock-Paper-Scissors.”
– Jihoon, Jaehwan, Woojin, Guanlin, and Minhyun used to share a room during Wanna One’s reality show “Wanna One Go.”
– Guanlin openly expressed his fondness for Jihoon.
– Jihoon’s role model is BTS‘s V, as mentioned on Happy Together.
– His catchphrase “Nae Maeum Soge Jeojang” (“Save You in My Heart”) was voted by netizens as the Best Internet Catchphrase of 2017.
– After Wanna One disbanded, he focused on his solo music and acting career.
– He is affiliated with Maroo Entertainment.
– Jihoon’s ideal type is someone younger than him, shorter than him, who speaks with a Satoori (dialect), and who is fully faithful to him.
– His fanclub is known as MAY.
– Park Ji-hoon developed his dream of becoming a singer while in the second year of middle school, driven by his passion for dancing.
– His interest in dancing continued, and during his first year of high school, he participated in a dance battle at his alma mater.
– While he was a member of Wanna One, he held the position of lead dancer, showcasing his dancing skills within the group.
– He is influenced by Usher. (Vogue Korea)
– His exercise goal typically involves completing four sets of exercises each day.
– Park Jihoon has successfully reduced his body fat percentage, resulting in a lighter body compared to before.
– He lives by the motto, “Let’s practice at times when I’ll worry”.
– Park Jihoon initially debuted as a child actor and took part in musicals like “Peter Pan” from 2007 to 2009.
– He began training to become an idol singer under SM Entertainment and later joined Fantagio. However, due to a knee injury, he did not make it to the final lineup of Fantagio’s boy group Astro and subsequently switched to Maroo Entertainment.
– In 2017, Park represented Maroo Entertainment in the second season of Produce 101, finishing second overall. This achievement led to his inclusion in the project boy group Wanna One under YMC Entertainment.
– His lowest ranking on Produce 101 was 3rd place.
– After Wanna One’s disbanded on December 31, 2018, Park Jihoon embarked on his solo career with Maroo Entertainment. On March 26, he released his debut EP as a soloist, titled “O’Clock,” featuring the lead single “L.O.V.E.” This marked the beginning of his journey as a solo artist.- Park Jihoon held his first online solo concert titled “Message” on December 13, 2020.
– On March 23, 2023, it was announced that Park Jihoon would be making a comeback with his seventh EP titled “Blank or Black,” featuring the title track “Blank Effect,” scheduled for release on April 12, 2023.
Appearances & Participations
– Before his music career, Jihoon worked as a child actor, appearing in various broadcasts, a musical, a commercial, and a movie.
– He served as a DJ in “Park Jihoon’s Stay Night” radio show.
– He also sang the OST “Midnight” for web series “Love Revolution”.
Magazines & Endorsements
– In 2018, he had the honor of serving as a special public relations ambassador in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Chung-Ang University.
– On May 3, 2019, Yuyu Nature chose Park Jihoon as an exclusive model for their flagship health supplement, Formoline L112, highlighting his association with health and wellness products.
– In June 2020, Park ventured into the fashion world with his first apparel collaboration. He partnered with the contemporary fashion brand [LE] MOHO to create a collection named “[LA] POMME de Universe.” Park actively participated in the design process of this collection, showcasing his creativity in the fashion industry.
– He has been featured on several magazines including; The Star Magazine, GQ Magazine, and Korea Magazine.
– Park Jihoon has appeared in various Korean dramas, including “Jumong,” “Kimchi Cheese Smile,” “The King and I,” “Iljimae” (guest appearance in episode 11), “Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency,” “Love Revolution,” “At a Distance, Spring Is Green,” “Remarriage and Desires” (guest appearance), and “Weak Hero Class 1.”
Likes & Dislikes
– Despite his sweet appearance, he enjoys popping and beatboxing.
– He has a strong dislike for broccoli.
– In his free time, Park Jihoon enjoys watching videos, practicing aegyo, and playing video games. (Hongkira radio show in 2017)
– Jihoon has a fondness for wearing pink clothing, even pink underwear. (“Wanna One Go” episode 1)
– Regardless of the season, Park Ji-hoon is known to enjoy drinking iced americano as one of his beverage preferences.
Personality & Habits
– Among the Wanna One members, he is known for eating the most. (Wanna One Go)
– He enjoys setting achievable goals in the near future and taking deliberate steps to accomplish them.
– He maintains a daily exercise routine, incorporating both personal training and home workouts into his fitness regimen.
– Park Jihoon has close friendships with members of Astro, ONF’s Laun, and Mark from NCT.
– He mentioned getting close to BTS’s Jin. (Happy Together 4 Episode 6)
– His most popular songs include; “Blank Effect”, “GOTCHA”, and “NITRO”.
– He has won several awards including; Entertainer Award, Asia Star Award, Best New Actor Award, Bonsang Award, and Best Idol Actor Award.
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