2015: SIXTEEN, 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. The group officially debuted on October 20, 2015 with their first mini album, The Story Begins.
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.
On November 9, 2020, JYP Entertainment confirmed that the couple had broken up due to busy schedules.
- SIXTEEN (Mnet, 2015) - contestant
Music video appearances
|TWICE||"Eye Eye Eyes"||Signal||Writing|
|TWICE||"Ho!"||What is Love?||Writing|
|"Sunset"||Yes or Yes|
|TWICE||"Girls Like Us"||Fancy You||Writing|
|"Get Loud"||Feel Special|
|TWICE||"Up No More"||Eyes Wide Open||Writing|
- She was originally set to debut in the girl group 6mix.
- She trained for 10 years.
- She was voted leader by the members by anonymous voting.
- Although Jihyo is left-handed, she writes and draws with her right hand. She is ambidextrous.
- 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'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.
- Her MBTI personality is ISFP-T (adventurer). Same as Mina.
- 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. 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.
- Main article: Jihyo/Gallery
- (KR) Nate: '식스틴' JYP의 미래 짊어질 9인, 걸그룹 트와이스 탄생 (종합)
- Soompi: TWICE's Jihyo and Kang Daniel are Dating
- Soompi: TWICE's Jihyo And Kang Daniel Reported To Have Met Through Im Seulong
- 트와이스 지효 측 “본인확인 결과 강다니엘과 최근 결별”(공식입장)
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- Channel Korea: Several Female Trainees Have Left JYP Entertainment, What Happened?
- (KR) YouTube: '가수 선배'로서 트와이스 나연(TWICE Nayeon)x지효(Jihyo)의 진심어린 조언♡ 김제동의 톡투유2 7회
- Allure: Jihyo of TWICE’s Career Has Been 15 Years in the Making
- Finding TWICE's MBTI EP.JIHYO
- Soompi: Apink's Hayoung And gugudan's Kim Sejeong Respond To Rumors About Girl Group Soccer Team
- Soompi: Apink's Hayoung Shares She And Others Including Jihyo, Mina, And Kim Sejeong Left Soccer Team