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Jimin

Jimin FAKE LOVE Airplane Pt2Concept photo for "FAKE LOVE/Airplane Pt.2".

Jimin Love Yourself Answer Concept Photo F VersionConcept photo for Love Yourself 'Answer'.

Personal Information
Real Name Park Ji-min
Hangul 박지민
Other Names Jiminnie
Chim Chim
Mochi[1]
Manggaetteok[2]
Birthdate October 13, 1995 (1995-10-13) (age 23)[3]
Birth Place Busan, South Korea
Height 173 cm (1.73 m)[3]
Weight 61 kg[3]
Blood Type A[4]
Occupation
Job Singer, dancer, songwriter
Genre Dance, Ballad, Hip-Hop
Years active 2013–present
Labels LOEN Entertainment[5]
Agency Big Hit Entertainment
Associated acts BTS
Signature
Park Jimin Signature (BTS)
Website Official Website
BTS Twitter (Shared by members)
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It’s like I’m at another time and space, feels like when I first loved dancing, the stage is the world that heals me.

–Jimin, 2017.07.02, Japan

Park Ji-min (박지민) referred to as Jimin (지민) is a South Korean singer, dancer and songwriter. He is the lead vocalist and lead dancer of BTS.

History

Park Ji-min was born on October 13, 1995, in Busan, South Korea. He is the oldest boy in his family. He has one younger brother whose name is Park Ji-hyun.

When he was child he attenden the Busan's Hoedong Elementary School,[6] later he was a top student in Department of Dance at Busan High School of Arts.

Jimin became interested in a singing career after watching one of Rain’s performances. After his dance teacher recommended to audition, he auditioned for Big Hit Entertainment.

After of moving to Seoul he start to attended Korea Art School with V and they graduated in 2014. [7]

Discography

See also: BTS Discography

Filmography

Variety shows

Year Name Channel Role
2014 After School Club Arirang TV Guest with RM (Ep.56)
Guest with RM and Jungkook (Ep.68,70)
2015 My Pet Clinic - Guest with J-Hope and V (Ep.6)
2016 Star King SBS Guest with RM and J-Hope (Ep.447)
God’s Workplace Guest with J-Hope (Pilot Episode)
2017 King of Mask Singer MBC Guest (Ep.93)
Hello Conselor KBS2 Guest with Jin (Ep.316)
Please Take Care of My Refrigerator JTBC Guest with Jin (Ep.152-153)
2018 PON! Nippon TV Guest with J-Hope (Episode February 7)
Tuesday Surprise Guest with J-Hope (Episode February 13)
ZIP! Guest with J-Hope (Episode February 21)

Music shows

Year Name Channel Role
2016 Show! Music Core MBC Special host with Jungkook (Episode July 30)
M Countdown Mnet Special host with Jin (Ep.497)
2017 Special host with RM and J-Hope (Ep.543)

Music videos

Year Title Director Notes
2012 "Party(XXO)" N/A Extra; GLAM's music video
2017 "Serendipity" Choi Yong-seok (Lumpens) Comeback Trailer for "Love Yourself 'Her'" album

Credits

◯ = Participates as writing/composer/producer, ✖ = Not participated as writing/composer/producer

BTS Discography

Album Song Writing Composer Producer Ref.
2 Cool 4 Skool Outro: Circle Room Cypher [8]
The Most Beautiful Moment
in Life, Part 1
Boyz with Fun [9]
Wings Blood Sweat & Tears [10]
Lie [11]

Trivia

  • His Zodiac sign is Libra.
  • Jimin is the shortest as well as the third youngest in the group.
  • He is 23 years old in the US age and 24 years old in the Korean age.
  • He is part of the dance line in BTS
  • He is close friends with SHINee's Taemin, EXO's Kai, Wanna One's Ha Sung Woon and HOTSHOT's Timoteo.[12]
  • When he was three years old, Lee Young-ja went to Busan for an event. She held him at the event and said that he was cute.[13]
  • It was revealed that him, Wanna One's Kang Daniel and Park Woojin were in a dance competition called Busan City Kids. [14]
  • What he loves most about himself are his eyes.[15]
  • During the 3rd Muster, he was featured in Suga's song, "Tony Montana".
  • Jimin was featured in "Intro: Serendipity", being the first intro track that featured a vocal line member.
  • According to the other members, he is the one who takes more time to get ready to performances.[15]
  • He and J-Hope are the only ones who are still roommates.[16]
  • If he had to choose, his English stage name would be 'Christian Chim Chim'.[17]
  • He is known for his endearing clumsiness as well as aegyo.
  • He is dubbed a 'Cute Mochi' by fans as well as other members of the group.
  • He is extremely hard working and is easily upset if he makes mistakes onstage.
  • Jimin is very expressive in his style of dance; the other members praise him for it.
  • He was part of the list 100 Most Handsome Faces of 2017 in the number #64.[18]
  • He was on student council throughout his school life.
  • His favorite school subjects were math and physics.
  • He can speak Korean, Japanese, and basic English.
  • He contributed to writing his solo "Lie".
  • Jimin graduated Seoul High School of Arts as the top student from all the departments based on his outstanding dance skills as well as his exceptional academic achievements.
  • Jimin studied contemporary dance in school.
  • He says that in 10 years he wants to be a con artist living his best life.
  • Jimin's BT21 character is a puppy named Chimmy. He wears a yellow hoodie and his tongue is always sticking out.
  • He listens to music on cold and sunny days.
  • Jimin learned 'popping' in 8th grade .
  • His favourite colors are light brown, purple and black.
  • His favourite number is number 13.
  • He is known as the most energetic person in the group.
  • Jimin's role models are Tori Kelly and Chris Brown.
  • During the 3rd Muster, he was featured in Suga's song, "Tony Montana".
  • His favorite avenger is Hulk.
  • All members agreed that Jimin has changed and improved a lot since debut.
  • In BTS mini drama 'Flower Boys', Jimin was the Physical Education teacher.
  • He unknowingly once spent over 7 hours straight playing on his phone. (Burn The Stage EP.3)
  • The members have said Jimin is the scariest when he's angry or irritated.
  • Jimin had three choices of stage names; which were 'Baby J', 'Baby G', and 'Young Kid'. However, he decided that his real name suited him best and used it.
  • He likes sour things. (i.e lemons, lemon juice, etc..)
  • When asked what his favourite hair colour , Jimin says he likes every hair colour he's tried so far and they are all unique in their own way. (Buzzfeed Interview 2018)
  • Jimin ideal type are girls that are nice, cute, charming, and must be smaller than him.
  • Jimin, along with Jin, Jungkook, and V were voted as one of the Asian Heartthrobs of 2018, earning him a spot at #33.
  • He was named one of the "Precious Yet Powerful" Idols that prove duality man undoubtedly exists. Article

Family Tree

Father
   
   
   
   
   
   
Mother
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Park Ji-min
(b.1995)
   
   
Park Ji-hyun
(b.1997)

References

  1. Jimin Earned The Nickname “Mochi” For Doing This For Years
  2. "“Manggaetteok” belonged to Jimin and he explained that during their early debut days, he had a lot of fat on his cheeks so fans gave him the nickname because they said he looked like a manggaetteok." from Soompi
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Jimin's profile on BTS Official Website
  4. Jimin's profile on BTS Japan Official Fanclub [1]
  5. Jimin listed with a label in LEON Entertainment
  6. "Busan’s Hoedong Elementary School, where Jimin attended as a child[...]" from Soompi
  7. BTS V-Jimin And NU'EST Ren, Graduating From Korea Art School Today
  8. Information of the Song "Outro: Circle Room Cypher" on Melon
  9. Information of the Song "Boyz with Fun" on Melon
  10. FESTA 2017 BTS (방탄소년단) 꿀 FM 06.13 Happy BTS birthday (41:40) – via YouTube.
  11. Information of the Song "Lie" on Melon
  12. Taemin Talks About Designing Matching Parkas With His Group Of Close Friends
  13. BTS’s Jimin Reveals An Old Connection With Lee Young Ja That Surprises Everyone
  14. BTS’s Jimin, Produce 101’s Kang Daniel and Park Woojin Spotted In Same Dance Competition
  15. 15.0 15.1 BTS Answers Fans' Most Asked Questions – via YouTube.
  16. Here’s Why J-Hope And Jimin Are The Only BTS Members Who Share A Room
  17. We caught up with BTS backstage before their second sold-out show at the Prudential Center to ask them some questions about their tour, music, and English stage names! – via Facebook.
  18. Korean Stars On The 100 Most Handsome Faces Of 2017 List

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