The Stunning Visual Park Ji-yeon
Have you heard about this talented girl group, T-ARA? If so, you must know about their visual member, Park Ji-yeon. She is best known as Jiyeon and has been T-ARA’s member since 2009. Before joining T-ARA, she started her career in modelling in 2008 with Shinee. Besides singing, dancing and modelling, she also has good record in film and movies.
She began her acting career in 2010. Park starred in Master of Study, a Korean screen adaptation of Japanese manga Dragon Zakura. The same year, she played the leading role in horror film Death Bell 2: Bloody Camp and starred in the youth drama Jungle Fish 2. She and Hahm Eun-jung were the only two members of T-ara to be trained in acting. Instead, the two switched over to singing despite their original intentions. Until now, she has released numerous albums and singles with T-ARA or for solo career.
If you want to know more about Jiyeon, don’t go anywhere. Because in this article, we will provide about her latest profile, rumors, her styles, and even her boyfriend! Keep scrolling and check them out!
- Stage Name: Ji Yeon (지연, ジヨン)
- Birth Name: Park Ji Yeon (박지연)
- Nick Name: Baby Dino
- Birthdate: June 7, 1993
- Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
- Blood Type: AB
- Religion: Buddhist
- Height: 167cm
- Weight: 46kg
- Language: Japanese (Conversational), English (Basic)
- Favorite Color: Sky Blue & Black
- Hobbies/ Skills: Sleeping, Movies, Taekwondo, Sports, Cooking
- Twitter: @pjy1234
- Instagram: @jiyeon2__
- Seoul Arts High School (Graduated)
- Family: Father, Mother, Older Brother model Park Hyo Joon.
- Hyo Min. (Former)
- Lives in her own apartment. (Current)
- Agency: Longzhen Culture
Facts and Trivia
- Official Colors: Dahlia + Geranium + Royal Blue
- She won first place for the Smart Model Contest in 2008.
- She also won the Silver award at APM Model in 2007.
- Ji Yeon made a promise to her dad that after she debuted, she would earn enough money to give her dad a kind of teeth treatment. She fulfilled the promise.
- Her and Hyo Min would never clean their dorm.
- She is loves to sleep and snores very loud.
- She has Acrophobia.
- Her fellow members voted her the most energetic member and they also voted her the most troublesome member.
- She is was voted one of the prettiest K-Pop female idols.
- Ji Yeon said that her and Eun Jung are the closest.
- Her ideal type are guys who are cute.
- She loves sports and Taekwondo.
- She is a very fast learner and learns the groups dances the fastest.
- Ji Yeon hates high heels and wears tennis shoes whenever she can.
- She hates Yellow & Pink
Did Jiyeon Do Plastic Surgery?
As a Korean idol, people are constantly questioning whether or not they get their pretty pictures by undergoing surgery or not. Let’s take a look at some before and after pictures of Jiyeon and compare them!
As you can see, from the before and after picture of Jiyeon, there is a few differences from her face features. It is obvious her eyes have changed looking from looking at the shape. Some her fans arguing that her eyes are different because of her makeup style.
How about her nose? Based on her pre debut pictures, her nose was shorter and bigger comparing to the current pictures. It seems that she got rhinoplasty to reshape her nose bridge and make it higher. But, back again, it can just be her makeup creating the effect. However, Jiyeon never admitted or stated that she got plastic surgery on her facial features. Her current face is her natural face since birth.
What do you think about her before and after pictures? Do you think she did plastic surgery to achieve her look now? Share your thoughts!
Who is Jiyeon’s Boyfriend?
Currently, Jiyeon is reportedly single since her last breakup with her recent ex, Lee Dong-gun after dating for one and a half year. The two became close after working together on a Korean-Chinese movie.
According to an industry insider on July 4 2015, Lee Dong-gun and Jiyeon have progressed their relationship into being a couple about two months ago. A source is said to have revealed, “It is true that the two of them are dating. They quickly became close in May while filming for the Korean-Chinese co-production ‘Encounter’ (working title) together.”
The rumors kicked off after photos of the two on a date began to make its rounds online and have been gaining much attention. In the pictures, the two of them can be seen being affectionate with one another, as they hold hands.
Both sides have officially confirmed that Jiyeon and Lee Dong-gun are currently in a relationship.
On July 4 2015, a representative of MBK Entertainment shared with TV Report, “It is true that Jiyeon is currently dating Lee Dong-gun. They became close after filming their movie together.” A representative of FNC Entertainment also confirmed, “After checking with the actor himself, the two are in the stage of meeting with interest. It has been about a month since they have gotten close after first meeting for movie filming.”
However, in early 2017, the couple was reported to have ended their relationship.
On February 1, an industry source stated, “They recently decided to end their relationship as a couple and remain as colleagues. They separated naturally just like any ordinary couple would because they were unable to meet up frequently due to their busy schedules.”
Later on, Jiyeon’s agency MBK Entertainment had confirmed that she is no longer dating Lee Dong-gun, and stated that they broke up around December of last year. They also said that the former couple continues to support each other.
On the other hand, Lee Dong-gun’s agency FNC Entertainment has also confirmed reports of their breakup, citing their focus on work as the cause.
Surprisingly, 3 months after their breakup, Lee Dong-gun married with actress Jo Yoon-hee whom he had been dating only 2 months!
Dispatch’s photos shocked fans as Lee Dong-gun had just ended a 2 year relationship with T-ara’s Jiyeon in February, 2017. It was just 26 days later after breaking up with T-ara’s Jiyeon,and he was dating his new girlfriend. Meanwhile, Lee Dong-gun confirmed he started dating Jo Yoon-hee after filming their drama, Laurel Tree Tailors, together.
He wrote his fans an official statement regarding the pregnancy and sudden marriage in a letter to his fans.
“Hello this is Lee Dong-gun.
I’m posting this because I believe that [my fans] should be the first to know.
I’d like to let everyone know that actress Jo Yoon Hee and I have recently become a married couple, after growing the love and trust we have for each other. We are now legally married, after handing in our marriage application.
During the preparations to get married, Jo Yoon Hee and I were welcomed by a new life and we are now waiting for our child [to be born] with excitement.
I plan to focus on my new drama The Queen Of The 7th. After we discuss things with our parents, we plan to hold a small wedding ceremony with our close family members.
I’m concerned by how all of you who have supported and cherished me will all receive this news. But, I made this decision in order to become a happier person and better actor. I hope that I’ll be able to receive your blessings.
I hope you can look upon me with fondness.”
— Lee Dong-gun
Fans were speculating that this issue has a big influence to the decision of Lee Dong-gun and Jiyeon’s breakup. But after all, Lee Dong-gun has a new family and we only can wish the best to her little family! Congratulations!
JIyeon’s Style: Fierce but Cute!
Let’s check out these fashion styles of Jiyeon. From her casual, stage, and airport fashion can be your style reference.
Which one is your favorite? Share your thoughts!
Park Jiyeon’s Career
Jiyeon has started her career in entertainment industry since 2008. She has expressed an interest in modeling. In 2008, when she was 15 years old, she was featured in several pictorials and advertisements for clothing company Smart with Korean boy band SHINee.
Then she started to collaborate with Davichi and SeeYa on the digital single Female Generation/Forever Love, which was released in May 2009, making her the first member of T-ara to appear in public. She appeared in SG Wannabe’s music videos Saranghae and My Love is Crying from their 2009 album, Gift from SG Wannabe. Early on, the Korean media dubbed her as “Little Kim Tae-hee” due to her close resemblance to Kim.
Park auditioned at the Mnet Casting System and joined the company in 2008. She subsequently debuted with T-ara debuted on 29 July 2009, as the youngest member.
2010 was the year when Jiyeon starred in her first drama. The drama title is Master of Study, a Korean screen adaptation of Japanese manga Dragon Zakura. The same year, she played the leading role in horror film Death Bell 2: Bloody Camp and starred in the youth drama Jungle Fish 2.
In October 2010, Park became the host for MBC’s Show! Music Core, alongside Bae Suzy and with Choi Min-ho and Onew. She also became a cast member of SBS’ variety show Heroes. In 2012, she also starred in popular drama Dream High 2.
Since her interest has always been music, she eventually made her solo debut in May 2014, releasing the single Never Ever (also known as “1 Minute 1 Second”). The music video ranked number one on China’s biggest music video site YinYueTai for two weeks straight.
In May 2015, Jiyeon was cast in the Korean-Chinese film Encounter alongside actor Lee Dong-gun, whom she dated for almost 2 years but broke up in 2017.
Her latest comeback to the industry was in February 2017. It was announced that Jiyeon would be making her solo comeback after three years with a new album. However, album preparations were later put on hold.
Let’s just wish the best for Jiyeon’s career path ahead. And we also can’t wait to see her on big or small screen again!
|2010||Death Bell 2: Bloody Camp||Lee Se-hee|
|2011||Gnomeo & Juliet||Juliet|
|Lobbyist||Deaf daughter’s friend||SBS|
|2008||Aeja’s Older Sister, Minja||Maeng Na-yeon|
|High Kick! (season 2)||Lee Yu-ri|
|2010||Master of Study||Na Hyun-jung||KBS2|
|Jungle Fish 2||Seo-yul|
|2012||The Thousand Man||Han Yi-seul|
|Dream High 2||Ri-an/Lee Ji-kyung||KBS2|
|2015||Sweet Temptation||Ji-ho||Web drama|
|2016||My Runway||Han Seo-yeon||Netflix|
|2012||Our Youth, Roly Poly Musical||Han Joo-young|
|2015||The Show||SBS MTV|
|2017||Living Together in Empty Room||Cast||MBC||with Oh Chang-seok (Episodes 16–19)|
Awards and Nominations
|2010||SBS Entertainment Award||Best Teamwork||Heroes||Won|
|KBS Drama Awards||Best New Actress||Master of Study||Nominated|
|Best Couple Award with Yoo Seung-ho||Nominated|
|2014||16th Seoul International Youth Film Festival||Best Young Actress||Triangle||Nominated|
|2015||Cable TV Broadcast Awards||Popularity Award||The Show||Won|
|The 3rd Yinyuetai VChart Award||Best Korea Female Singer||Never Ever||Won|
|Yahoo Asia BUZZ Award||Most Popular Asian İdol||N/A||Nominated|
|Title||Album details||Peak positions||Sales|
Billboard V Chart
||Master of Study OST|
|2014||“1 Minute 1 Second (Never Ever)”||17||6||1||
(With Junhyung of 2BiC featuring Yoon Yo)
|2009||Cinderella Man OST||“Women’s Generation”||3:32||with Seeya and Davichi|
|2010||Master of Study OST||“Rolling”||4:01||Solo|
|Jungle Fish 2 OST||“Little By Little”||4:10|
|2012||Dream High 2 OST||“Superstar”||3:42||With Hyorin and Ailee|
|“Day after Day”||3:43||Solo|
|2013||Bunny Style!||“Dangerous Love”||3:40||With Ham Eun-jung and Hyomin|
|2014||Triangle OST||“Kiss and Cry”||3:31||With Cho Seunghee (F-ve Dolls) and Shorry J (Mighty Mouth)|
|2017||What’s My Name||“Lullaby”||3:12||Solo|
|2018||Queen of Mystery 2 OST||“The Path Leading To Home”||3:14|