|Kang Ji-young Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 6 in|
|Date of Birth||January 18, 1994|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Kang Ji-young is a South Korean singer and actress who rose to prominence after becoming a member of the hugely-successful K-pop group, Kara (2008-2014; 2022-Present). Her fellow group members, at different times, have included Han Seung-yeon, Park Gyu-ri, Kim Sung-hee, Heo Youngji, Goo Hara, and Nicole Jung. Moreover, she has established herself as a veritable actress with roles in films like Assassination Classroom (2015), Tokyo Ghoul S (2019) as well as television shows like Orphan Black – 7 Genes (2017), Sweet Munchies (2020), etc.
JY, Jing, Kang Jara, Baby Jing, Rice Cake, Baby (called by Park Gyu-ri)
Paju, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
Jiyoung studied at Bongilcheon Middle School, following which, she attended Muhak Women’s High School until her graduation in February 2012.
- Siblings – Kang Ji-eun (Older Sister); She has another older sister.
- Others – Ji Dong-won (Brother-in-law) (Soccer Player), NS Yoon-G (Cousin Sister) (Singer)
Ji-young has been represented by –
- Sweet Power
- Elris Entertainment
K-pop, J-pop, R&B, Synthpop, Disco, Electropop
- DSP Media
- Sony Music Japan
- Rainbow Bridge World
5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm
54 kg or 119 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Ji-young has dated –
- In 2017, she was pictured while on a romantic date with an unidentified man.
Race / Ethnicity
However, she routinely dyes her hair in a multitude of colors.
- Heart-shaped face
- Dimpled smile
Ji-young has endorsed brands such as –
- LG Optimus Bright (2011)
- Union Bay (2011)
- Nature Republic (2011)
- Mistine BB Wonder Compact (2010)
- Samsung Dugeun Dugeun Tomorrow (2010)
- KDDI (2010)
- Rhaon Japan (2010)
Kang Ji-young Favorite Things
- Late-Night Snacks – Fried Chicken, Raw Fish
Source – Soompi.com
Kang Ji-young Facts
- She was only 14 years old when she joined Kara in 2008 and, as such, she was the maknae of the group.
- Ji-young was introduced as a new member of Kara, along with Goo Ha-ra, following Kim Sung-hee’s departure in 2008.
- Her MBTI personality type is ENTP.
- For her audition with DSP Media, Ji-young performed the song Kissing You by Girls’ Generation.
- Her ideal type is a guy who can make her laugh.
- Ji-young aspired to become an actress in Hollywood. To this end, she traveled to London to take acting lessons and improve her English after leaving Kara in April 2014.
- She holds the distinction of being the only female Korean singer to be included in ‘Japan’s Favorite Female Artist Ranking List for 2011’ by CDTV. She was ranked in the 21st spot.
- Ji-young shares her birth date with A-list Hollywood celebrities such as Mark Rylance, Kevin Costner, Dave Bautista, Jason Segel, Ashleigh Murray, Dave Attell, Cary Grant, Danny Kaye, and many others.
- In addition to Kara, she also became a member of the sub–unit group called Mystic White in 2012. Her other group members included popular K-pop idols like Gayoon from 4Minute, Sunhwa from Secret, Park Soo-ah (also known as Lizzy) from After School, and Yoon Bo-ra from Sistar.
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