Jirongie or Prince Jin-young
Previously known as Jr, Park Jin-young is a singer, actor, songwriter, dancer, choreographer, and a member of the South Korean idol boy group called GOT7 and the duo group JJ Project. He is referred to as the “mother” of GOT7 for his personality and his care for his fellow members. Park Jin-young is popular for his handsome face, great acting skills, and his beautiful voice that have all successfully captivated people’s heart not only in Korea but also around the world. Let’s take a look at his profile and facts!
Jin-young or Park Jin-young was born on September 22, 1994, in Jinhae-gu, Changwon City, South Korea. He graduated from Howon University where he majored in performance. He did an audition and joined JYP in 2009. He was a JYP trainee for 2.5 years before he finally debuted in the duo group JJ Projects alongside JB, also known as Jae Bum, in 2012 with the title track “Bounce”.
Before debuting as an idol, Jin-young started his debut as an actor through the 2012 drama Dream High 2 where he acted with JB and Kang Sora. Since this drama, he continues to accept acting roles in dramas such as This Is My Love (2015) and When a Man Falls in Love (2013). He even took a role in the popular drama Legend of the Blue Sea (2016) as the younger version of Lee Min-ho.
Even though he had already debuted in JJ Project, Jin-young debuted again as a member of the idol boy group GOT7 in 2014. In this group, he was known by the name Jr which stands for Junior. However, not long before this, he finally changed his name from Jr to his real name, Jin-young, because of the confusion and mistakes that arose from K-pop fans due to his name’s similarity with another member from another idol group.
Not only a singer and actor, Jin-young was also given a chance to be an MC for the music program M! Countdown from 2015 until 2016 with SHINee’s Key and CNBlue’s Jungshin. He also became an MC for Inkigayo with Blackpink’s Jisoo and NCT’s Doyoung from 2017 until 2018.
- Name: Jin Young
- Birth Name: Park Jin-Young
- Position: Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Rapper, Face of the Group
- Born: September 22, 1994
- Birthplace: Changwon, South Korea
- Height: 178cm
- Blood Type: O
- Education: Howon University (Performance)
- Star Sign: Virgo
- Weight: 63kg
- Twitter: @jrjyp
- Instagram: @pepi_jy_
People always wonder whether he actually has a brother. However, he is the only son in his family, and he is also the youngest child. He has two older sisters named Park Soo-young and Park Bo-young. Jin-young is really close to his sisters, and they often get caught spending time together by hanging out to cafes, etc. Even though his sisters love him and support his career, they don’t like to be put in the spotlight just because they have a brother who is popular in Korea.
There are no rumors of him dating anyone at this moment, but a lot of people know his ideal type since he has often said it during several occasions. He said that he likes a girl who appears natural and simple with feminine features, is cute, and has a charming smile that can melt his heart. He also likes a girl who can be supportive of his career, considerate, passionate, smart, and hard working.
He wants to have a girlfriend with a bob hairstyle who likes wearing sports shoes and one-piece dresses. For a date with his girlfriend, he would want it to be a simple date like near a river where they can have a quiet date with only the two of them and ride a bike together.
- School of Magic (Naver TV Cast-JTBC / 2017) – Lee Na-Ra
- The Legend of the Blue Sea (SBS / 2016-2017) – Heo Joon-Jae (young)
- This Is My Love (JTBC / 2015) – Park Hyun-Soo (10s)
- When a Man Loves (MBC / 2013) – Ddol-Yi
- Dream High Season 2 (KBS2 / 2012) – Jung Ui-Bong
- A Stray Goat (2017) – Min-Sik
- Dream Knight (Youku Tudou / 2015), Korean-Chinese web series by JYPE and Youku Tudou – Junior
- Living Together in Empty Room (MBC / 2018)
- Mnet’s M! Countdown (2015-2016)
- SBS’s Inkigayo (2017-2018)