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Jisoo Kim

Kim Ji-soo

Kim Ji-soo 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. She goes by the mononym Jisoo. She is known for being a member of Blackpink, which as of 2019 is the highest-charting female k-pop group. Jisoo is also well known as a model in advertisements in South Korea, including for LG. She has also appeared in a few television series. Jisoo is well known on social media in South Korea, with 18.8 million followers.

Early Life

Kim Ji-soo was born on January 3, 1995, in Gunpo, Gyeonggi, South Korea and has an older brother and sister. Jisoo attended high school at the School of Performing Arts Seoul. In 2011, she joined YG Entertainment as a trainee. Later she became a member of Blackpink. In 2015, she made her first appearance as an actress.

Impact and influence

In Gallup Korea’s annual music poll for 2018, Jisoo was ranked the tenth most trending idol in South Korea, receiving 4.8% of the votes. In April 2019, she has ranked the tenth most followed K-pop idol on Instagram, with 12.8 million followers. In 2019, Jisoo was also ranked as the sixth most popular female K-pop idol in a survey of soldiers doing mandatory military service in South Korea. 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.

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. She placed 7th in the overall ranking, with the fewest posts – just 12 in total. She was the only Asian to be included in the list.

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. 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.

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. 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.

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. 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. 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. As the showcased of Dior’s Spring/Summer 2021 collection, Jisoo became a hot topic on the digital show as Korea representative. Her influence on the show has earned the brand highest rated post with an average 33% MIV since last Fall 2020 show.

Personal life

In addition to her native Korean, she also learned to speak Japanese and Chinese.

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More Info: Wiki | IMDb | IG

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