Life and CareerEdit
When Jihyo was a third grader, she participated in a contest on Junior Naver for a child role. After she won second place, she was scouted by JYP Entertainment. She officially joined the company on July 15, 2005, and was a trainee for over 10 years. Jihyo was known mostly pre-debut as the face of Innisfree's teen line "TN" with boy band Boyfriend and later with future group mate Nayeon. She was set to debut in the girl group 6mix along with future group mate Nayeon, Jeongyeon and Sana, prior to competing on Sixteen. She also appeared in the music video of miss A's "Only You". She legally changed her name from Ji-soo to Ji-hyo before Sixteen. Jihyo collaborated with Apink's Jung Eun-ji and Ben for the part 1 of Inkigayo's special project called "Inkigayo Music Crush". Their ballad song titled "The Reason I Got Pretty" (내가 예뻐진 이유) was released on November 6, 2016 as a digital single.Her real name is Park Ji Soo.
- Sixteen (Mnet) - 2015
Music video appearancesEdit
- "Daring Women" (with Nayeon, Chaeyoung and Tzuyu) (2015)
- "Inkigayo Music Crush Part.1" (with Ben, Jeong Eun Ji) (2016)
- Inkigayo - All for You - REPLY 1997 OST (With NCT U Doyoung) (2016)
- She is left-handed but she writes and draws with her right hand. She is actually an Ambidextrous.
- Jihyo had been a trainee under JYP for over 10 years (10yrs and 2 months), but she was initially trained as an actress, just like Dahyun.
- Almost all JYP members saw her grow.
- She has two younger sisters.
- She has the loudest voice in the group.
- Due to her pineapple allergy, she doesn’t eat pineapple.
- Her stress relief is karaoke
- She participate in the "Eye Eye Eyes" from the mini-album Signal with Chaeyoung in writing lyrics
- She wrote the lyrics for "24/7" with Nayeon for the Twicetagram album
- Her zodiac sign is Aquarius.
- Her favorite color is red.
- She cannot eat raw foods.
- She has a pineapple allergy. Her throat gets itchy if she eats it.
- Her hobbies are web-surfing and reading webtoons.
- Her ideal type is someone who she can show her true self to; someone she can be most comfortable with.
- She had an injury to her knee hence knee arthroscopy surgery during her promotion in Knock Knock era which halt all her activities with her members, that included the trip to Switzerland with her members.
- She is close with Yerin from GFriend.
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