Kim Ji-soo, born on January 3, 1995, is a singer and actress. Known mononymously as Jisoo, is a member of the K-pop group Blackpink. The group is a force to be reckoned with in the South Korean entertainment industry and is arguably the most successful female Korean act. Jisoo has since embarked on some solo endeavors, which include acting, modeling, and show hosting. We are excited to celebrate her today.
Jisoo was born on January 3, 1995, in Gunpo, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. Her parents are Ha-Joon Kim and Ji-Yoo Kim. She is the last of three children. She played basketball and took taekwondo classes. Jisoo attended the School of Performing Arts in Seoul. She started acting in plays and dramas in high school, which helped her gain experience. She later enrolled at the Korea National University of Arts where she obtained a degree in music.
Her career in entertainment started in 2011 when she was selected as a trainee by YG Entertainment, a South Korean entertainment company. In 2015, she made cameo appearances in a Korean drama series and also featured in several commercials.
She hit the mainstream in August 2016 when she debuted as a member of Blackpink along with three others: Lisa, Rosé, and Jennie. They became an instant hit with the release of their debut album “Square One” in the same year. They have since been a prominent act in the Korean music industry and one of the most successful female groups in the world.
They have released two studio albums, three EPs, and several singles which include the global smash hits ‘Ddu-Du Ddu-Du’, ‘Kiss and Make Up’ with American singer Dua Lipa and ‘How You Like That.’
Jisoo had a spell as a show host between 2017 and 2018. She got her first acting role with a cameo appearance in a tvN fantasy drama “Arthdal Chronicles.” Her first role as a lead actress came in 2021 in the JTBC drama “Snowdrop.” She co-wrote ‘Lovesick Girls,’ the lead single off Blackpink’s first Korean language album, “The Album.”
Although Jisoo has been rumored to be in a relationship with Son Heung-min, a soccer player in the English Premier League, those speculations are unconfirmed. There is actually little known about Jisoo’s love or personal life.
The entertainment company selects her as a trainee.
Jisoo gets a cameo role in the K-drama series “The Producers.”
Jisoo makes her debut as a member of the girl group Blackpink.
Jisoo hosts “Inkigayo,” a South Korean musical concert broadcast by SBS.
Dior, an international fashion brand, names her a global ambassador.
Why We Love Jisoo Kim
She is an animal lover
Jisoo loves animals and enjoys caring for them. She owns a pet dog named Dalgom.
She is fun to be around
Jisoo is said to be the ‘mood maker’ of the group. She enjoys endearing herself to people by creating nicknames for them. She is said to be responsible for most of the group members’ nicknames.
Her powerful vocals
We love Jisoo’s powerful vocals and the way she sings. She is also an energetic stage performer.
5 Surprising Facts
She likes horror movies
Jisoo is a fan of horror movies and enjoys watching them in her free time.
She is multilingual
She is fluent in Korean, Japanese, and Chinese, and she also understands English.
She is an avid reader
Jisoo loves reading books, particularly the crime genre.
She likes Pikachu
She really likes Pikachu and owns a lot of Pikachu merchandise.
Born and raised in South Korea
She is the only member of Blackpink to be born and raised in South Korea.
Jisoo Kim FAQs
Is Jisoo from a rich family?
Yes, she was born into a wealthy family.
What is Jisoo’s fandom name?
Her fandom name is called ‘Jisooya,’ which is shortened to ‘Sooya.’ It is the name adopted by her fan base.
Why is Jisoo called ‘Miss Korea?’
Her aura and charisma are the reasons why she is frequently called ‘Miss Korea.’
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