Kim Jihun 김지훈, the leader, main dancer, and vocal for KNK, was born on Monday, February 20, 1995. He was born in the Chinese Year of the Pig and his zodiac star sign is Pisces. He and oldest group member Youjin are 186 cm or 6'1" tall, which is tall for an idol. The only KNK member taller than those two is Seungjun. Jihun and group mate Inseong are both blood type A.
Usually the leader of a Kpop group is the oldest member, but occasionally, that honor is given to a different member. Jihun is the second youngest in KNK, so the fact that he is their leader says a lot about him. Building a strong relationship with the fanbase is important to Jihun so he really likes to chat with fans. He wants KNK to be remembered as talented and as a group which is friendly to the public.
Jihun choreographed the group's routine for the song "Gone" on the KNK album Awake. Dancing is a passion for Jihun and he spends his spare time watching dance videos. He even wants to travel abroad to participate in dancing workshops in foreign countries. His preferred music genres are R&B, hip-hop, and ballads, and one of his favorite artists is Jason Derulo. If you take him to karaoke he'll probably sing "Old Song" by Kim Dong Ryul.
His favorite food is samgyeopsal, but Jihun eats everything well because there aren't any foods he particularly dislikes. He loves to drink coffee so in his free time he likes to go to a cafe with a good atmosphere.
Jihun has a habit of touching his nose often. He enjoys shopping and playing soccer. When asked what he'd put on his bucket list, he said that he wanted to participate in a Premier League soccer match. The cartoon character he thinks he's most similar to is Squidward from "Spongebob Squarepants."
Jihun got his start as a trainee at Nega Network before moving to YNB Entertainment where he and some of his future group mates were able to gain show biz experience by participating in promotional activities for label mate girl group Bestie. He appeared with Youjin and Seungjun in the music video for Bestie’s "Zzang Christmas," and he was included as a backup dancer for live performances of the song. Like Seungjun, Inseong, and Heejun, he was also a backup dancer for the live performances of Bestie's "I Need You."