Park Ji-hoon on July 28, 2017
May 29, 1999|
Masan, South Korea
|Education||School of Performing Arts Seoul – Department of Broadcasting Arts|
|Associated acts||Wanna One|
|Revised Romanization||Park Ji-hoon|
Early life and education
Park Ji-hoon was born in Masan, South Korea. Although he comes from Gyeongsang Province, Park has lived in Seoul since he was seven years old. He graduated from National Middle School of Traditional Arts, where he majored in musical theatre. Park majored in broadcasting arts at School of Performing Arts Seoul and graduated in January 2018. Park was accepted into Chung-Ang University’s Department of Theater for 2018.
Park Ji-hoon debuted as a child actor, participating in musicals Peter Pan (2007–2009), The Harmonium in My Memory (2010) and Radio Star (2010–2011), television dramas Jumong (2006-2007), The King and I (2007–2008), Kimchi Cheese Smile (2007–2008), Iljimae (2008) and more. Park also previously appeared in SS501's reality show SS501 SOS (2006), although his face was blurred out through the episodes. In 2007, he appeared in KM Idol War with Big Bang. During his childhood, he continued to be active in musical theatre, television broadcasts and film, as well as working as an advertisement model.
Less active in the entertainment industry in his teen years, Park began training to become an idol singer under S.M. Entertainment and Fantagio. Due to a knee injury, he did not make the final line up of Fantagio's boy group Astro and subsequently transferred to his current agency, Maroo Entertainment.
2017–present: Produce 101 and Wanna One
In 2017, Ji-hoon represented Maroo Entertainment in the second season of Produce 101. He experienced a sudden rise in popularity after going viral as "wink boy (ko: 윙크남)" after the introductory "It's Me (Pick Me)" stage on M! Countdown before the show had started airing. Consequently, Park's participation in the survival show received extensive media attention, to the extent that his self-made aegyo catchphrase "save you in my heart (ko: 내 마음 속에 저장)" became famous on social media and various broadcast platforms, leading to companies, such as Banila Co., Coca-Cola, Banana Milk, Melon and KT Corporation, using the phrase for marketing purposes. The phrase was later crowned as the best catchphrase of 2017 by KOCCA. Furthermore, Park started receiving offers from companies to become their advertisement model while the show was still being aired as everything either worn or used by him became sold-out. It was later revealed that Park had signed an exclusive contract with Maroo Entertainment before the show had started.
During the survival show, Park consistently placed high during ranking announcements and was voted as the "visual centre" by the other participating trainees. He ranked second during the final episode, making him a member of the project boy group Wanna One under YMC Entertainment.
|2007||The Stories of One Thousand People||SBS||Lee Dong-gyu (Episode 20)|
|2007–2008||Kimchi Cheese Smile||MBC|
|The King and I||SBS||Eunuch|
|2011||Just Like That Show||Tooniverse||Kang Jae-min (Episodes 10, 11)|
|2017||Produce 101 Season 2||Mnet||Contestant|
|2017||Wanna One Go Season 1||Mnet|
|2017||Wanna One City||SBS Mobidic|
|2017||Wanna One Go Season 2: Zero Base||Mnet|
|2018||Wanna One go in Jeju|
|2018||Wanna One Go Season 3: X-CON||Mnet|
|2018||Wanna Travel||Olleh TV|
- Peter Pan (2007–2009)
- The Harmonium in My Memory (2010)
- Radio Star (2010–2011)
- A Midsummer Night's Dream (2014)
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- "[엑's 토크] '한끼줍쇼'PD "솔직한 강다니엘·박지훈, 규동형제와 케미 굿"" (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-08-15.
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- "박지훈 중학교 졸사, 어제풀린 졸업사진 + 꾸꾸까까 저장남의 애교". 메 종 드 앙 트 완 ♥ (in Korean). May 30, 2017. Retrieved 2017-08-15.
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- "Korean celebrities graduate high school". Korea JoongAng Daily. February 9, 2018.
- "Wanna One′s Park Ji Hoon Just Became A College Freshman". Mwave. November 20, 2017.
- ""박지훈 잘 컸네" '프로듀스101 1위 박지훈, 10년 전 사극서 '거세 연기'로 주목받은 과거 화제" (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-05-30.
- "공연의 모든 것 - 플레이DB". www.playdb.co.kr. Retrieved 2017-05-30.
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- "박지훈 "내 마음 속에 저장", 2017 상반기 최고 유행어 선정" (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-08-26.
- "데뷔 전부터 완판남…'프듀2' 박지훈, 뜨거운 파급력" (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-06-14.
- "데뷔 전부터 완판남…'프듀2' 박지훈, 뜨거운 파급력". TV리포트 (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-06-14.
- "Maroo Ent responds: "We've signed a contract with Park Ji-hoon before production for Produce 101 started"". Newsen. June 14, 2017.
- "[Oh!쎈 초점] '프듀2' 데뷔 유력 연습생들, 계약관계 변한다" (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-06-14.
- "'프듀101' 시즌2, 시청률 3%대 돌파…비주얼 센터 박지훈" (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-08-13.