The Gifted Singer With Powerful Voice, Park Jimin
Park Jimin, also known as Jamie Park or Jimin Park, is a singer, songwriter, and television presenter from South Korea. She is part of a girl duo called 15& together with Baek Yerin and they officially debuted on October 2011. She is also best known as the first winner of KPOP Star season one and she decided to choose JYP Entertaiment when she was given the opportunity of signing with the big 3 companies (SM Entertainment, JYP Entertainment or YG Entertainment).
In 2015, it was revealed that Jimin made her debut as a solo artist with Hopeless Love. The same year, Jimin became a part of a group with rapper Nathan and Seung-youn of UNIQ. Their group was named M.O.L.A (Make Our Life Awesome) and its first song My Way was released on August 20th, followed by the second track Trick or Treat on October 31. She has also lent her voice for some drama OSTs and she did other great collaborations with amazing people such as J.Y Park, Eric Nam, etc!
Park Jimin’s Age
Jimin was born on 5 July 1997 in Daejeon, South Korea. After living in Thailand for seven years, she moved to Bangkok, and there she attended Garden International School. After this, she studied at Hanlim School of Performing Arts and graduated from there in the year 2016.
Park Jimin and Baek Yerin were both born in 1997, hence the group name 15&, as they were both 15 when they debuted officially. She is an outgoing, energetic, happy and sometimes crazy girl who likes to spread love and has a passion for singing. Also, both Jimin and Yerin can speak English and Korean fluently due to studying in the US, and although their personalities are almost polar opposites, this keeps an amazing balance between the group.
15&’s Park Jimin’s Height
When you search her name online, her height is written as 160 cm on her profile. It is considered a little bit below normal for a woman her age in South Korea. Seeing that idols lately have long legs and a tall physique, her height seems normal if you look at just her body overall, but one can clearly see the big difference in comparison to other idols around her.
15&’s Park Jimin’s Weight
On her profile, it is written that she weighs around 49 kg (108 lbs), but many people didn’t believe this information. We already knew that many idols, if not all, tell little white lies about their physical features such as their heights and weights.
During the K-Pop Star special on December 2014 SBS’s Healing Camp, Jimin confessed that she wished she had a smaller physique and wanted to be reborn because plastic surgery is difficult. She said the most weight she lost was 10 kg (~ 22 lbs), but she gained weight again because of the Yo-Yo Effect, which means she gained twice the weight she had lost at the time.
However sometime in 2015 on her solo debut, fans hardly believed the fact that Park Jimin finally made a drastic weight loss. 15&’s Park Jimin has shown how losing wait can change a person drastically.
Park Jimin’s Weight Loss
Park Jimin participated in the reality singing competition ‘K-pop Star’ in the year 2011 and launched her career after winning the first place. After the competition ended it seemed she took care of herself and garnered quite a lot of attention regarding her drastic weight loss.
She was asked how she was dieting on an episode of SBS One Night of TV Entertainment that was broadcast on July 11, 2012. She answered, “I am eating chicken breast and broccoli, eating more vegetables for my diet. Also, I am exercising hard with a trainer.”
She received a lot of love for her impressive singing ability with her debut track I Dream as 15& in 2012. But no matter how much better the change was, netizen still criticized Jimin for looking chubby, askubg her if she was really a celebrity and compared her a lot with Baek Yerin who was a lot skinnier than her.
Then in 2013 the girls had their comeback on ‘K-Pop Star 2’ and scored an all-kill on the charts with Somebody. During this time Jimin struggled a lot with weight loss and the yo-yo effect.
After the group dominated major music charts upon their comeback with Somebody, the following year they came back with Can’t Hide It and Sugar. Still, Jimin looked the same as before. There was no obvious change in her physical appearance.
But miraculously after she made her solo debut in 2015, all her hard work finally seemed to have paid off. She appeared with a much more skinnier physique and a mature look after people kept on body-shaming her. All her features looked more defined on her music video after she lost some weight. This was her thinnest look ever.
And as the time passes, it is apparent that up until now she’s gone through frequent fluctuations. As we can see on some of her recent pictures in late 2016-2017, she sometimes looks like she gained a little bit of weight, and sometimes she looks kind of skinny.