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Kang Ji-young (Kara) Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Kang Ji-young Quick Info
Height 5 ft 6 in
Weight 54 kg
Date of Birth January 18, 1994
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
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.

Born Name

Kang Ji-young

Nick Name

JY, Jing, Kang Jara, Baby Jing, Rice Cake, Baby (called by Park Gyu-ri)

Kang Ji-young as seen in 2018
Kang Ji-young as seen in 2018 (Dispatchsns / Wikimedia / CC BY 3.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Paju, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea


South Korean



Jiyoung studied at Bongilcheon Middle School, following which, she attended Muhak Women’s High School until her graduation in February 2012.


Singer, Actress


  • 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
  • KeyEast


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 –

  1. In 2017, she was pictured while on a romantic date with an unidentified man.
Kang Ji-young as seen with other members of Kara in 2010
Kang Ji-young as seen with other members of Kara in 2010 (Kiyoung Kim / Wikimedia / CC BY 2.0)

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color


However, she routinely dyes her hair in a multitude of colors.

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Heart-shaped face
  • Dimpled smile

Brand Endorsements

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 –

Kang Ji-young as seen at the 2010 Asia Song Festival
Kang Ji-young as seen at the 2010 Asia Song Festival (Kiyoung Kim / Wikimedia / CC BY 2.0)

Kang Ji-young Facts

  1. She was only 14 years old when she joined Kara in 2008 and, as such, she was the maknae of the group.
  2. Ji-young was introduced as a new member of Kara, along with Goo Ha-ra, following Kim Sung-hee’s departure in 2008.
  3. Her MBTI personality type is ENTP.
  4. For her audition with DSP Media, Ji-young performed the song Kissing You by Girls’ Generation.
  5. Her ideal type is a guy who can make her laugh.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. In addition to Kara, she also became a member of the subunit 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.

Featured Image by Dispatchsns / Wikimedia / CC BY 3.0

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