Stage Name: Jihyo (지효) Birth Name: Park Ji Soo (박지수) Birthday: February 1, 1997 Hometown: Guri, South Korea Nationality: Korean Debut: October 20, 2015 Position: Leader, Main Vocalist Jihyo is the leader and main vocalist of the JYP Entertainment girl group TWICE. Jihyo was recruited by JYP Entertainment in 2005 at the age of eight, and trained there for more than 10 years before debuting with TWICE. Prior to her debut with the group, Jihyo was the face of Innisfree's teen line and also appeared in miss A's "Only You" music video. She legally changed her name from Ji Soo to Jihyo prior to participating in SIXTEEN. JYP had originally planned for Jihyo to debut in a group called 6mix alongside fellow future TWICE members Nayeon, Jeongyeon and Sana. However, the group didn't pan out and the four instead competed on JYP's survival audition program SIXTEEN. Jihyo successfully placed in the Top 7 of the group, and debuted with TWICE in October of 2015.
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