Jihyo (지효) is a South Korean singer under JYP Entertainment. She is the main vocalist and leader of the girl group TWICE.

She is best known for finishing in 8th place in SIXTEEN, hence becoming a member of the girl group.[1]

Personal life


On August 5, 2019, local news source Dispatch reported that she and Kang Daniel (former Wanna One member) were dating and it was confirmed by both agencies later. It was also revealed that 2AM member Seulong was who introduced her and Daniel to each other.[2][3]





Reality shows

  • SIXTEEN (Mnet, 2015) - contestant

Music video appearances

  • J.Y. Park - "Fire" (feat. Conan O'Brien, Steven Yeun, & Jimin Park) (2016)

Producing and writing credits

Album Song Type
Signal "Eye Eye Eyes" Writing
Twicetagram "24/7" Writing
What is Love? "Ho!" Writing
Yes or Yes "Sunset" Writing
Fancy You "Girls Like Us" Writing


  • She became a JYP trainee when she was in third grade after she won 2nd place in a contest on Junior Naver for a child role.
  • She trained the longest out of the Twice members. She trained for 10 years.[4]
  • She was voted leader by the members by anonymous voting and not JYP himself.
  • Although Jihyo is left-handed, she writes and draws with her right hand. She is ambidextrous.
  • Jihyo has been a trainee under JYP for over 10 years, but she was initially trained as an actress, just like Dahyun.
  • Jihyo was originally set to debut in the girl group 6mix.
  • She legally changed her name from "Jisoo" to "Jihyo" before competing on SIXTEEN.
  • Jihyo likes taking public transport because her home is close to Nayeon's and they often took the bus to work when they were trainees.
  • She is close to Miss A's Suzy, Wonder Girls' Sunmi, 2AM's Jokwon and most artists in JYPE.
  • She's been friends with Nayeon and Jeongyeon for 6 years.
  • Jihyo and Tzuyu are really close, so close even that they would shower together when Tzuyu came over.
  • Jihyo has a pineapple allergy. Her throat gets itchy if she eats it.


Main article: Jihyo/Gallery


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