Jihyo 지효 is the leader and main vocal of Twice.
Jihyo was born Park Jisoo 박지수 on Saturday, February 1, 1997, in Guri, Gyeonggi-do. She legally changed her name from Jisoo to Jihyo before “Sixteen.”
She was born in the Chinese Year of the Rat. Her zodiac star sign is Aquarius. Jihyo, Jeongyeon, and Dahyun’s blood type is O. At a height of 162 cm or 5'4", she’s the shortest member of Twice. She’s shorter than the tallest member, Tzuyu, by 8 cm.
Jihyo wanted to be an actress as a child. When she was in third grade, 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 idol group Boyfriend and later with future group mate Nayeon. She was in the girl group 6mix along with future group mate Nayeon, Jeongyeon, and Sana, but the group never debuted. She appeared in Miss A’s music video for “Only You.” She collaborated with Ben and Apink’s Eunji on a special performance of a ballad song, “The Reason I Got Pretty” 내가 예뻐진 이유. They performed together on “Inkigayo” and the single was released on November 6, 2016.
Jihyo was voted Twice’s leader by the other members. She trained at JYPE for so long, she got to know many JYPE idols. She says that she found strength after 2PM’s Nichkhun encouraged her to work hard to have a debut. She’s friends with Suzy.
Her hobbies are on-line shopping and going for walks. She loves to hang out at coffee shops with her friends. Her favorite genres of music are trot, soul, and R&B. She can’t handle spicy foods. She has motion sickness and gets dizzy quickly. She loves comfortable clothes. She likes to sing anywhere, at any time.