Park Ji Yeon (T-ARA)

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Park Ji Yeon (T-ARA) - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career
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Park Ji Yeon started her career as a model in 2008 when she was only 15 years old. He appeared in several photos and advertisements for some clothing companies.

Then, she was trained in singing and dancing at MBK Entertainment. After a period of training, she joined as the youngest member of a K-Pop girl group called T-ARA.

Besides promoting herself as an idol, she also appeared on the screen as an actress. She made her acting debut with the movie Spin Kick in 2004.

She could also be seen starring in other drama series such as Drama City: A Small Giant, Lobbyist, and Hello! Miss in 2007.

That said, she only rose to fame after playing a major role in the drama series Dream High 2 in 2012 alongside other idols.

Years later, she decided to debut as a soloist and release a lead track titled Never Ever (2014). Her track was a hit and charted well on different music platforms.

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Profile

  • Real Name: Park Ji Yeon (박지연)
  • Stage Names: Park Ji Yeon (박지연)
  • Also Known as: Park Ji Yun
  • Nickname: Ji Yeon (지연)
  • Birthday: June 7, 1993
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Gemini
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Height: 167 cm (5’6”)
  • Weight: 45 kg (99 lbs)
  • Blood Type: AB
  • Religion: Buddhism
  • Professions: Actress, Singer
  • Education: Lila Art High School, Daegu Hyehwa Girls’ High School, Seoul Arts High School
  • Hobbies: Watching movies, sleeping, doing sports, cooking
  • Parents: Park Bum Yeol (Father)
  • Sibling: Park Hyo Joon (Brother)
  • Boyfriend: Hwang Jae Gyun (2022 – ), Lee Dong Gun (2015 – 2016)
  • Facebook: –
  • Twitter: @pjy1234
  • Instagram: @JIYEON2__
  • TikTok: –
  • YouTube: 지연 JIYEON

Facts

  • Ji Yeon often moved from one school to another due to her debuting at such a young age.
  • Her favorite colors are mint green and black.
  • Contrary to her cold and fierce look, she has a silly and carefree personality.
  • Her boyfriend, Hwang Jae Gyun, is an athlete.
  • She can ride a scooter and a skateboard.
  • Her mother is her role model.
  • She idolizes singers Lee Hyo Ri and G-Dragon.
  • Ji Yeon loves watching action movies.
  • She often speaks honestly and straightforwardly.
  • Ji Yeon used to eat tteokbokki after school.
  • Her favorite food is Seolleongtang.
  • She does not pay much attention to fashion and what she wears.
  • Ji Yeon is close friends with soloist IU, actress Yoo In Na, Nicole from the girl group KARA, and Lee Jin from the girl group Fin.KL.
  • Her childhood dream was to become a Taekwondo master.
  • Reply 1994 (2013), My Love from the Star (2013), Sherlock (2010), and Gossip Girl (2007) are some of her favorite TV series.
  • She has an older brother.
  • Some of the items she said she would repurchase are Sisley Essence, Jo Malone Orange
  • Blossom Perfume, and Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil.
  • She is a fan of actor Cha Seung Won.
  • Ji Yeon is said to look like actress Kim Tae Hee.
  • She is an actress under ANB Group Entertainment.
  • Ji Yeon likes wearing a bracelet on her left arm.
  • If she had a superpower, she would want it to be invisibility.
  • She is afraid of horror, water, and height.
  • Ji Yeon does not like studying.
  • She can cook.
  • Ji Yeon admitted that she is greedy about her career because she wants to do well at singing, acting, and MC-ing.
  • Actor Yoo Seung Ho used to be her ideal type.
  • She likes sports.
  • Ji Yeon said she is not very feminine.
  • She once debuted as a member of the girl group T-ARA.
  • Her ideal type is someone who is sophisticated, kind, and friendly.
  • Her net worth is around…

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Movies

  • Gangnam (-), as Min Jung
  • The Fire Woman (-), as Lee Soo Yeon
  • Encounter (2015), as the main character
  • Gisaeng Ryung (2011), as a supporting character
  • Gnomeo & Juliet (2011), as Juliet
  • Jungle Fish 2: The Movie (2011), as Seo Yul
  • Death Bell 2: Bloody Camp (2010), as Lee Se Hee
  • Bar Legend (2006), as Lee Sun A
  • Spin Kick (2004), as Mi Ae

Drama Series

  • Imitation (KBS2 | 2021), as La Li Ma
  • Next Door Witch J (Watcha | 2021), as Seo Je Yi
  • I Wanna Hear Your Song (KBS2 | 2019), as Ha Eun Joo
  • My Runway (Netflix | 2015), as Han Seo Yun
  • Sweet Temptation (Naver TV Cast | 2015), as Ji Ho
  • Triangle (MBC | 2014), as Sung Yoo Jin
  • Dream High 2 (KBS2 | 2012), as Ri An
  • The Thousandth Man (MBC | 2012), as Han Yi Seul
  • Miss Ripley (MBC | 2011), as Yu Woo
  • Bubi Bubi (Daum | 2010), as self
  • Jungle Fish 2 (KBS | 2010), as Seo Yul
  • Heroes (SBS | 2010), as a supporting character
  • Master of Study (KBS2 | 2009), as Na Hyun Jung
  • High Kick! (Season 2) (MBC | 2009), as Lee Yu Ri
  • Soul (MBC | 2009), as Yoon Doo Na
  • Ae Ja’s Older Sister, Min Ja (SBS | 2008), as Maeng Na Yun
  • Drama City: A Small Giant (KBS2 | 2007), as Classmate
  • Lobbyist (SBS | 2007), as Deaf Daughter’s Friend
  • Hello! Miss (KBS2 | 2007), as Student

Theaters

  • Our Youth, Roly Poly Musical (2012), as Han Joo Young

TV Shows

  • The Latest Beauty Trends (KBS | 2022), as the main host
  • Secret Man and Woman (KBS | 2022), as the main host
  • Battle Again: The Battle of Famous Singers (JTBC | 2022), as a guest
  • Black: I Saw the Devil (Channel A | 2022), as a guest
  • Extreme Debut: Wild Idol (MBC | 2021), as a guest
  • Will This Work?: Melon Station (Melon Station | 2021), as a guest
  • Beauty Time Season 3 (YouTube | 2021), as the main host
  • On and Off 2 (tvN | 2021), as a guest
  • Hidden Golden Tracks Concert (SBS | 2020), as a guest
  • MMTG Special Concert (SBS | 2020), as the main host
  • On and Off (tvN | 2020), as a guest
  • Jiyeon’s Awkward Chinese (YouTube | 2018), as the main host
  • Video Star: Season 2 (MBC every1 | 2018), as a guest
  • MMTG (SBS | 2018), as a guest
  • Living Together in Empty Room (MBC | 2017), as a regular member
  • Incheon Kpop Concert (MBC | 2017), as the main host
  • DIA’s “YOLO Trip” Press Conference (YouTube | 2017), as the main host
  • Fact iN Star (TBS | 2016), as a guest
  • Super Brain Season 3 (Youku | 2016), as a guest
  • Knowing Bros (JTBC | 2015), as a guest
  • Start Together (Hubei TV | 2015), as a guest
  • 2015 Idol Star Athletics Championships Chuseok Special (MBC | 2015), as a regular member
  • Asia Cultural Festival (YouTube | 2015), as the main host
  • KPOP Summer Festival (YouTube | 2015), as the main host
  • One Asia Seoul Mega Concert (SBS | 2015), as the main host
  • 4 Things Show: Season 1 (Mnet | 2014), as a guest
  • KPOP Winter Festival (YouTube | 2014), as the main host
  • SBS Awards Festival (SBS | 2014), as the main host
  • World-Vision Sharing Concert (SBS | 2014), as the main host
  • Princess T-ARA (Mnet | 2013), as the main host
  • The Show: All About KPOP (SBS | 2013), as the main host
  • Korean Music Wave (MBC | 2013), as the main host
  • 2012 Idol Star Olympics Championships (MBC | 2012), as a regular member
  • 100 Million Quiz Show (SBS | 2012), as a guest
  • M!Countdown Special Concert (Mnet | 2012), as the main host
  • Idol Health Beauty Contest (KBS | 2011), as a regular member
  • Pretty Boys for T-ara (SBS | 2011), as the main host
  • The Show (SBS | 2011), as the main host
  • Weekly Idol (MBC every1 | 2011), as a guest
  • Immortal Songs: Singing the Legend (KBS1 | 2011), as a guest
  • 2011 Idol Star Athletics – Swimming Championships (MBC | 2011), as a regular member
  • Hello Counselor: Season 1 (KBS2 | 2010), as a guest
  • M!Countdown (Mnet | 2010), as the special host
  • Tara’s Hello Baby (KBS1 | 2010), as the main host
  • T-ara’s Dream Girls (Mnet | 2010), as the main host
  • Heroes (SBS | 2010), as a regular member
  • Running Man (SBS | 2010), as a guest
  • Haha Mong Show (SBS | 2010), as a guest
  • Show! Music Core (MBC | 2010), as the main host
  • Star King (SBS | 2009), as a regular member
  • Idol Show: Season 5 (MBC every1 | 2009), as a guest
  • Strong Heart (SBS | 2009), as a guest
  • Music Bank (KBS | 2009), as the special host
  • Inkigayo (SBS | 2009), as the special host
  • You Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook (KBS2 | 2009), as a guest
  • Live Talk Show Taxi (tvN | 2007), as a guest
  • Radio Star (MBC | 2007), as a guest
  • Vitamin (KBS2 | 2003), as a guest

Singles

  • No Answer (2021)
  • My Old Story (2021)
  • Closer (2021)
  • Your Sign (2021)
  • Take A Hike (2019)
  • One Blue Night (2019)
  • Between Us (2018)
  • One Day (2018)
  • The Path Leading To Home (2018)
  • Summer Love (2016)
  • 1 Minute 1 Second (Never Ever) (2014)
  • Kiss And Cry (2014)
  • Yeouido Cherry Blossom (2014)
  • Marionette (2014)
  • Dangerous Love (2013)
  • My Sea (2013)
  • Superstar (2012)
  • Together (2012)
  • Day After Day (2012)
  • Rolling (2010)
  • Coffee Over Milk (2010)
  • Little By Little (2010)
  • Little By Little (Acoustic Ver.) (2010)
  • Women’s Generation (2009)
  • Forever Love (2009)

Awards

  • 2015 Cable TV Broadcast Awards – Cable TV Star Award – The Show
  • 2015 YinYueTai V-Chart Awards – Best Female Singer (Korea) – Never Ever
  • 2010 SBS Entertainment Awards – Best Teamwork – Heroes
  • 2008 Smart Model Contest – Model of the Year – Park Ji Yeon
  • 2007 APM Model Contest – Silver Award – Park Ji Yeon

Nominations

  • 2020 China Powerstar Awards – Most Influential Female Foreign Artist – Park Ji Yeon
  • 2019 China Powerstar Awards – Most Influential Female Foreign Artist – Park Ji Yeon
  • 2018 China Powerstar Awards – Most Influential Female Foreign Artist – Park Ji Yeon
  • 2015 Baidu Entertainment Awards – Popular Artist Award – Park Ji Yeon
  • 2015 Yahoo Asia Buzz Awards – Most Popular Asian İdol – Park Ji Yeon
  • 2014 Gaon Chart Music Awards – Social Star Award – Never Ever
  • 2014 Seoul Music Awards – Bonsang Award – Never Ever
  • 2014 Seoul Music Awards – Popularity Award – Never Ever
  • 2014 Seoul Music Awards – Hallyu Special Award – Never Ever
  • 2014 Seoul International Youth Film Festival – Best Young Actress – Triangle
  • 2012 Baeksang Arts Awards – Popularity Award (TV) – Dream High 2
  • 2011 Baeksang Arts Awards – Popularity Award (TV) – Master of Study
  • 2010 Yahoo Asia Buzz Awards – Most Popular Asian İdol – Park Ji Yeon
  • 2010 KBS Drama Awards – Best New Actress – Master of Study
  • 2010 KBS Drama Awards – Best Couple Award – Master of Study
  • 2010 Baeksang Arts Awards – Popularity Award (Movie) – Death Bell 2: Bloody Camp
  • 2010 Bugs Music Awards – Variety Star Award – Heroes
  • 2010 Mnet 20’s Choice Award – Most Influential Artist – Park Ji Yeon
  • 2009 MelOn Music Awards – Song Of The Year (Daesang) – Women’s Generation

Park Ji Yeon is an artist who always gives her best in everything she does, be it singing or acting. For her, there will always be a ‘next’ that she wants to try or learn.

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