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

Career

2015: SIXTEEN, debut with TWICE

On May 5, 2015, she became a contestant on JYP's newest survival show, SIXTEEN. She finished the survival in 8th place, hence becoming a member of the girl group TWICE.[1] The group officially debuted on October 20, 2015 with their first mini album, The Story Begins.

Personal life

Relationship

On August 5, 2019, local news source Dispatch reported that she and soloist Kang Daniel were dating. Later that day, the reports were confirmed by both agencies. Also, it was revealed the two were introduced to each other through 2AM's Seulong.[2][3]

Discography

Collaborations

OSTs

Writing credits

Year Artist Song Album Type
2017 TWICE "Eye Eye Eyes" Signal Writing
"24/7" Twicetagram
2018 "Ho!" What is Love?
"Sunset" Yes or Yes
2019 "Girls Like Us" Fancy You
"Get Loud" Feel Special
"21:29"

Filmography

Reality shows

  • SIXTEEN (Mnet, 2015) - contestant

Music video appearances

Trivia

  • She was originally set to debut in the girl group 6mix.[4]
  • She trained for 10 years.[5]
  • She was voted leader by the members by anonymous voting.[6]
  • Although Jihyo is left-handed, she writes and draws with her right hand. She is ambidextrous.[citation needed]
  • 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.[citation needed]
  • She's been friends with Nayeon and Jeongyeon for 6 years.[citation needed]
  • Jihyo and Tzuyu are really close, so close even that they would shower together when Tzuyu came over.[citation needed]
  • Jihyo has a pineapple allergy. Her throat gets itchy if she eats it.[citation needed]
  • Her MBTI personality is ISFP-T (adventurer). Same as Mina.[7]
  • She was a part of the all-female non-professional soccer club called 'FC Rumor W', along with other idols, such as her fellow member Mina, Sejeong and Nayoung of gugudan, Jeonghwa of EXID, Hayoung of Apink and U.Ji (former of BESTie), and also non-celebrities.[8] On August 11, 2020, it was announced by Hayoung that she and other idols, including Jihyo, decided to leave the team after the controversy surrounding it became too big.[9]

Gallery

Main article: Jihyo (TWICE)/Gallery

References

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