June 7, 1993 |
Seoul, South Korea
|Labels||Core Contents (CJ E&M), Mnet (CJ E&M)|
|Associated acts||T-ara, T-ara N4|
|Revised Romanization||Bak Ji-yeon|
1993–2008: Early life
Ji-yeon was born in Seoul, South Korea on June 7, 1993, from a Korean family. She briefly attended Seoul Arts High School, Hyehwa Girls' High School and Lila Art High School, graduating from Lila Art High School in 2012.
2008–2010: Early work, T-ara and career debut
Ji-yeon has expressed an interest in modeling. In 2008, when she was 15 years old, Ji-yeon was featured in several pictorials and advertisements for clothing company Smart with Korean boy band SHINee. She collaborated 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 Ji-yeon "Little Kim Tae Hee" due to her close resemblance to Kim.
In 2008, she entered and won the Smart Model Contest. Subsequently, she auditioned at the Mnet Casting System and joined the company. T-ara debuted on July 29, 2009, when Ji-yeon was 16 years old; the majority of the members were in their early twenties. She was the youngest member until Areum was introduced in June 2012, followed by Dani, who was added in December on the same year.
Ji-yeon made an appearance on the highly ranked KBS television show Master of Study as Na Hyun Jung, a heavily burdened love-struck high school girl who joins a special class consisting of five underperforming students who must gain acceptance to the top South Korean university, commonly referred to as the "Cheonha-Dae" (in Korean). Ji-yeon played the lead character in Death Bell 2: Bloody Camp alongside with Yoon Shi-yoon, which was released in July 2010. In August 2010, she appeared on HahaMong Show and discussed meeting Park Ji-Sung. In October, 2010, Ji-Yeon became the host for Show! Music Core (MBC), alongside Suzy (Miss A) with Minho and Onew, both of SHINee.
During the August 19, 2011 rehearsal taping of KBS Music Bank for their final stage performance of promoting Roly Poly, Ji-yeon pulled a right knee ligament and was rushed to the hospital for further treatment. Her agency released a statement saying that Jiyeon's condition was being monitored. She was reported recovering and continuing to attend tour after tour, although she needed considerable assistance for each trip due to her injuries. Ji-yeon was cast in a drama Dream High Season 2 as Rian/Lee Ji Kyung.
In 2011, she was ranked on MBC's Weekly Idol as the 'best-looking idol in real life' by fellow idols and once again in 2012 as the 'best-looking idol' for her versatile face and glowing character.
In 2013, she hosted along with Nichkhun,from 2PM, Jokwon From 2AM, Minho from Shinee,and Suzy from Miss A For 2013 Korean Music Wave In Bangkok,Thailand.
2014–present: Solo music debut
It was revealed that Jiyeon and fellow T-ara member Hyomin would musically debut solo – promoting simultaneously, or in early April and early May, respectively. On March 28 it was announced that Jiyeon would start promoting on May 20, with single "1min 1sec" (Hangul: 1분 1초). The single peaked on the Korean charts at 17 and excelled in China, becoming the first Korean song to reach a 99.5% YinYueTai score.[better source needed]
In June, Jiyeon resumed her acting career, appearing in the fifteenth episode of Triangle (MBC), as Sung Yoo-jin – anticipated to be a potential wife for Yim Si-wan (ZE:A)'s character. In September, she was cast as MC for the fourth season of The Show (SBS MTV), with Lee Hyeri (Girl's Day) and a new male MC.
2014: Never Ever
|2010||Death Bell 2: Bloody Camp||Lee Se Hee|
|2011||Gnomeo & Juliet||Voice dubbing actor|
|Gisaeng Ghost||Cameo appearance|
|2007||I Love You Too||Cameo appearance||KBS2|
|2008||Aeja's Older Sister, Minja||Maeng Na Yeon|
|2009||Soul||Yoon Doo Na||MBC|
|High Kick! (season 2)||Lee Yuri|
|2010||Master of Study||Na Hyun Jung||KBS2|
|Jungle Fish 2||Seo Yul|
|2012||The Thousand Man||Han Yi Seul|
|Dream High 2||Rian||KBS2|
|2014||Triangle||Seong Yoo Jin||MBC|
|2012||Our Youth, Roly Poly Musical||Han Joo Young|
|2010||You Hee-yeol's Sketchbook||Herself||KBS|
|2010||Star Golden Bell||Herself||KBS|
|2010 - 2011||Music Core||Host||MBC|
|2011||100 Points out of 100||Herself||KBS2|
|2014||Moon Hee Jun's Pure||Herself||Mnet|
|2014||Mnet Rude Show||Herself||Mnet|
|2014 - present||The Show||Host||SBS MTV|
Music video appearances
|2008(pre-debut)||"Never Ending Story"||SMASH|
|2009(pre-debut)||"My Cry Baby"&"Saranghae"||SG Wannabe|
|2010||"I Have To Let You Go"||Young Gun|
|2011||"Shake It Up" ||Seo In-guk|
|2012||"Together" (Dream High 2 OST) ||JB & Jiyeon|
|2013||"Painkiller"  ||T-ara(Soyeon), The SeeYa(Yoojin), 5dolls(Eunkyo) & Speed(Taewoon, Sungmin)|
|2014||"More and More" ||The SeeYa|
- T-ARA Official (2014-10-17). "Ji-yeon hanjia birth name.". T-ARA Official FAECBOOK.
- (Korean) 티아라 지연, '악성루머'에도 '엠카'서 MC 활약 '눈길' Naver News. October 10, 2010. Retrieved October 10, 2010.
- (Korean) ‘엠카 MC 나선’ 티아라 지연, 음란채팅 루머에도 ‘씩씩’ " Naver News. October 9, 2010. Retrieved October 9, 2010.
- Lynn Kim & Jessica Kim: T-ara to become 7-member group. 10asia. July 16, 2010. Retrieved July 26, 2010.
- (Korean) 티아라, 은정→보람 리더 교체 왜? ("Why did T-ara change its leaders from Eunjung to Boram?"). StarNews. July 16, 2010. Retrieved July 27, 2010.
- (Korean) '음중' 새 4MC 온유·민호·지연·수지, 무난한 데뷔 . Naver News. October 30, 2010. Retrieved November 4, 2010.
- "티아라 지연, 김태희 ‘니트 머리띠’ 열풍 동참 ". ISplus. January 26, 2011. Retrieved April 22, 2011.
- "SKY Universities"
- "Jiyeon in TV Drama". The Korea Times. November 23, 2009. Retrieved July 26, 2010.
- "T-ara’s Jiyeon has a relationship with Park Ji Sung?". AllKpop.com.
- (Korean) "티아라 지연 무릎부상 악화로 응급실행" ("Park Ji-yeon's leg injuries forces tour to face delays"). Imaeil.com.
- "Home › allkpop › K-POP › Jiyeon's "1분 1초" broke record in YYT chart". 25 May 2014. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
Jiyeon just broke one of the records for Korean Songs in YinYueTai Chart for having 99.5/100 rating in it (first Korean Idol who did that in YYT Chart).