Park Ji-won: From JYP Trainee to Member of fromis_9

Get to Know Park Ji-won

Park Ji-won is a member of the Korean rookie girl group Fromis_9. The group itself was formed through a survival show made by Mnet titled Idol School that was aired the year before last, in 2017. The program’s concept is similar to Produce 101 except the group formed through Idol School will be a permanent group. Let’s take a closer look at the group, especially Park Ji-won!

Park Ji-won’s Profile and Facts

park ji won fromis_9

To get to know her better, let’s check out her profile:

Name: Park Ji-won

Stage Name: Ji-won

Date of Birth: March 20th, 1998

Height: 158 cm

Weight: –

Instagram: –

Some facts about her:

1. She was born in Busan, South Korea.
2. She was a JYP trainee for 3 years and joined JYP’s survival show, SIXTEEN.
3. Her hobbies are listening to music and shopping.
4. Her nicknames are Megan and Kkomaengi (child).
5. She has the loudest voice among all the other members.
6. She is a fan of horror movies and The Simpsons.
7. She is left-handed.
8. She is close with TWICE’s members and (G)I-DLE’s Mi-yeon.
9. Her final ranking was 6th.
10. Her favorite singers are Rihanna and Ariana Grande.


Music Videos

  1. Miss A – Only You

Survival Show

  2. Idol School



  1. To. Heart in 2018
  2. To. Day in 2018


  1. Glass Shoes in 2017
  2. To. Heart in 2018
  3. DKDK (두근두근) in 2018

Music Videos

  1. Glass Shoes in 2017
  2. To. Heart in 2018
  3. DKDK (두근두근) in 2018


  1. Idol School in 2017
  2. Fromis’ Room in 2017
  3. Fromis 9 Behind in 2017
  4. Mind Map in 2017
  5. The 100 Season 2 in 2018

Park Ji-won in Sixteen

Sixteen is a survival show from JYP Entertainment where the girl trainees are competing for the new group’s positions (currently TWICE). Park Ji-won, who was still a trainee of JYP Entertainment at that time also participated and competed in the program. But unfortunately, she failed to debut with TWICE. During the airing of SIXTEEN, Park Ji-won was famous among fans for her charming chubby cheeks and cute personality. Even though she looks cute, her voice is very mature and her skill is no joke! Check out her singing at the Music is My Life performance:

Make sure to check her performance with Da-hyun and Chae-ryoung too!

Departure From JYP

As mentioned before, Ji-won was a trainee of JYP Entertainment for 3 years before signing with her current agency, Stone Music Entertainment. She even participated in JYP’s survival show SIXTEEN and ended up eliminated. It was not easy for her. She confessed in an interview for Idol School that after the program finished, she felt frustrated and desperate because all her friends made it to debut, which is why she decided to leave the agency and try to debut under a different agency.

Park Ji-won in Idol School

Another survival show made by Mnet, Idol School, succeeded to debut a girl group consisting of 9 members under the name Fromis_9, that stands for From Idol School. The members of this group are Lee Sae-rom, Song Ha-young, Jang Gyu-ri, Park Ji-won, Roh Ji-sun, Lee Seo-yeon, Lee Chae-young, Lee Na-gyung, and Baek Ji-heon. The program started airing on July 13th, 2017. The program gathered many girl trainees from various agencies that competed for the 9 positions in the group. Fortunately, Park Ji-won was one of the trainees that succeeded to get one position in the group. Idol School used a ranking system that kept changing depending on the votes sent by the viewers and Ji-won’s final ranking was 6th.

Check out the video of her performing TWICE’s “Like Ooh-ahh”:

Ji-won also performed “Adrenaline” by Girls’ Generation’s unit, TTS. Check out her performance as well!

Debut as fromis_9

In the final episode of Idol School, Park Ji-won was announced as a member to debut with the group and her final rank was 6th. After her struggles in JYP and SIXTEEN, she promised herself to debut and finally, she made it with Fromis_9. The program ended last year and the group officially made their debut on January 24th, 2018, with “To. Heart” as their debut song. Thankfully, the group will be permanent and they are now managed by Off the Record Entertainment.


Ji-won does not have a personal Instagram account but don’t worry, you guys can still get updates about her from Fromis_9‘s official Instagram account @officialfromis_9. Do you guys follow them? Here is the latest post Ji-won uploaded to Instagram:

Latest News

After a period of time, Ji-won and the girls finally released an album titled From.9 and made a comeback with “Love Bomb” as the title track. Make sure you guys listen to their album and watch their MV too!