Park Ji-hyo ( Hangul: 박지효, born as Park Ji-soo on February 1, 1997 in Guri, Gyeonggi, South Korea), better known by her first name, Jihyo, is a South Korean singer and dancer, she is the leader and main vocalist of Twice.
Life and career
Jihyo's birthname was Park Ji-soo, she legally changed her given name to Ji-hyo when she was 18 years old. Her family consists of her parents and two younger sisters, Seoyeon and Jiyoung.
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 and some ex-trainees, prior to competing on Sixteen, but the project was cancelled.
- Sixteen (Mnet) - 2015
Music video appearances
- "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)