Jisoo – Wikipedia

This article is about the member of Blackpink. For other people named Jisoo, see Ji-soo.

Kim Ji-soo (Korean: 김지수; born January 3, 1995), better known mononymously as Jisoo, is a South Korean singer and actress. She made her debut in August 2016 as a member of the girl group Blackpink under YG Entertainment.BiographyEarly life

Kim Ji-soo was born on January 3, 1995,[2][3] in Gunpo, Gyeonggi, South Korea[4][5] and has an older brother and sister.[6][7] As a child, she played basketball and attended taekwondo classes.[8] She was also a fan of TVXQ as a child.[8] Jisoo attended high school at the School of Performing Arts Seoul.[2] In 11th grade, she start-off drama club at her school and took larger experience through auditions.[9]2011–2016: Career beginnings and debut with Blackpink

In 2011, Jisoo joined YG Entertainment through auditions as a trainee.[10] In 2015, she made a cameo appearance in the KBS2 drama The Producers with label-mates Sandara Park of 2NE1 and Kang Seung-yoon of Winner[11] and featured in several advertisements, including those for Samsonite, Smart Uniform, LG Electronics, and Nikon.[12][13][14][15]
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Jisoo debuted as one of the four members of Blackpink on August 8, 2016, alongside Jennie, Rosé and Lisa, with the release of their single album Square One.[16] Jisoo is the oldest member of Blackpink.[16]2017–present: Solo endeavors and acting

From 2017 to 2018, Jisoo joined Inkigayo as an MC alongside Got7’s Jin-young and NCT’s Doyoung.[17] She ventured into acting in 2019 with a short cameo appearance in the tvN fantasy drama Arthdal Chronicles.[18] On August 18, 2020 YG Entertainment confirmed Jisoo would star in her first fixed role as a lead actress in the upcoming JTBC drama Snowdrop[19] alongside actor Jung Hae-in.[20] Notably, through Blackpink’s first Korean-language studio album, The Album, Jisoo co-wrote their lead single, “Lovesick Girls”.[21]

It is also confirmed by YG Entertainment since June 2020 that Jisoo’s solo debut was in midst of preparation, but due to her commitments to filming Snowdrop, no release date was confirmed. She would be the last to make her solo debut after the other three members of Blackpink.[22]Personal life

In addition to her native Korean, she also learned to speak Chinese, Japanese and English.[2][16] Despite being an idol and actress at the same time, she used to dream of becoming a painter and writer beforehand.[9] Prior to her debut, Jisoo lived with her parents, sister, brother, and grandparents.[9]Impact and influence

Jisoo in a June 2019 Sydney performance

Jisoo was ranked as the 10th most popular K-pop idol in 2018 and 17th in 2019 in annual surveys conducted by Gallup Korea.[23] In 2019, she was ranked as the sixth most popular female K-pop idol in a survey of soldiers doing mandatory military service in South Korea.[24] As of February 2021, she is the third most followed K-pop idol on Instagram, along with band member Rosé.[25] In 2019 she was chosen as a part of the BoF 500, a “definitive professional index” of people shaping the $2.4 trillion fashion industry.[2]

Jisoo was included in the ranking for the top ten celebrities and influencers leading the world of cosmetics for the first five months of 2020. Women’s Wear Daily, a fashion industry trade journal, revealed that Jisoo led the ranking in average engagement per post, followed by Rihanna and Kylie Jenner.[26] She placed 7th in the overall ranking, with the fewest posts – just 12 in total. She was the only East Asian to be included in the list.[27]

In June 2020, Jisoo’s look in the teasers for Blackpink’s pre-release single, “How You Like That”, went viral within social media. Celebrities and influencers from South Korea, China, Thailand, and Vietnam, recreated her “two-bow hairstyle” and makeup, which she created herself.[28] Jisoo’s “dot style”, a makeup idea created on her own, also trended on social media platforms including Instagram, followed with the hashtag #JisooMakeup to inspire the challenge among overseas fans.[29][30]

Jisoo was ranked first on the girl group’s personal brand reputation, created by Korea Enterprise Research Institute to measure data analysis of brands followed with consumers online habit in significant impact on brand consumption and interest.[31] Director of Korean Language Research Institute, Seong-sun Lim, mentioned the huge Korean Wave in the Global community has rapidly destroying the conventional Western cultural dominance. He also named Jisoo alongside Jungkook as World’s Beauty standard, took over the status of Olivia Hussey and James Dean.[32]

In 2020, Dior’s increase in sales during the COVID-19 pandemic in South Korea was also attributed to its marketing campaign which utilised many Korean pop singers including Jisoo.[33] Jisoo featured in the successful launch of Dior’s new Bobby bag, a campaign which featured other prominent influencers such as Chiara Ferragni and Kat Graham.[34] Actress Liza Soberano also cited to get inspired a fashion look with Dior’s Oblique scarf after Jisoo’s featured in the Dior’s Fall/Winter 2020 campaign.[35] At the Dior’s Spring/Summer 2021 collection showcase, Jisoo became a hot topic on the digital show as Korean representative.[36] Her influence on the show has earned the brand the highest rated post with average 33% MIV since last Fall 2020 show.[37] Maria Grazia Chiuri also revealed that Dior Autumn/Winter 2021 collection was inspired by Jisoo.[38] It also revealed that one of ten shades of Dior Addict Lip Glow, #025 Seoul Scarlet, was inspired by Korean women, such as Jisoo.[39]

In March 2021, KartRider Rush+ app ranking has increased to the rate of 11th place after the announcement of design cooperation with Jisoo.[40] The collaboration she participated in also received an enormous positive response by captivating users around the world with big anticipation.[41]Other ventures

Jisoo at the Dior Pop-Up Store Opening Event in 2019Endorsements

In September 2018, Jisoo and band-mate Rosé became endorsement models for South Korean cosmetics brand Kiss Me.[42] In February 2021, local clothing brand it MICHAA have selected Jisoo as model muse for spring 2021 collection, the tagline called “The Woman We Love”.[43] She also appointed exclusively for 2021 summer campaign on Michaa’s new sub-clothing line, FOR A DAY MICHAA.[44] On August 9, 2021, Jisoo was selected as the model for Korean short band CELEBe.[45]Fashion

In December 2019, Jisoo became a local ambassador for Dior’s cosmetics brand “Dior Beauty”.[46]The next summer, Jisoo was recruited to be Dior’s muse[47] and modelled for Dior’s Fall/Winter 2020 collection.[48] In September 2020, Jisoo covered the 155th edition 2020 of Dazed Korea, where she discussed her work with Dior.[49][50] She was also appointed as the first main model for Cartier’s digital project in the return of “Pasha de Cartier” for Korean MZ generations.[51] In December 2020, Jisoo was photographed with the Lady Dior and D’Lite bags in Dior’s Cruise 2020–2021 Collection.[52][53]

In January 2021, Dior Beauty’s “Dior Forever Skin Glow Cushion”, endorsed by Jisoo, was released exclusively in Korea.[54] She also sighted in promotional Spring/Summer Collection for wearing Dior’s Caro bag.[55][56] The next March, she began expanding her long-partnership with Dior for both Fashion and Beauty area, after revealed by the French Houses as their new Global Ambassador,[57] entitled her name alongside actresses Natalie Portman and Cara Delevingne.[58] In May 2021, Jisoo continue her remarkable fashion by highlighting #DiorFall21 and #DiorVespa, as Elle June cover star inclusively in 4 countries: Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore and India, noting her first collaboration project after entitled as Global Ambassador.[59][60][61] Jisoo also lining in Dior Beauty series in the newest item of Dior Addict Lip Glow.[39][62][63] Next summer, Jisoo was seen attending Dior Cruise 2021 collection live at Greece’s Panathenaic Stadium wearing all-white linen dress directly sent by Maria Grazia Chiuri.[64]Collaborations