Park Ji Yeon, better known by the mononym Jiyeon, is a South Korean singer and actress. She is best known as a member of South Korean girl group T-ara. She debuted as a solo artist with her debut mini-album, Never Ever, on May 20, 2014, making her the first T-ara member to debut as a solo artist. Park has expressed an interest in modeling.
In 2008, when she was 15 years old, she was featured in several pictorials and advertisements for clothing company Smart with Korean boy band SHINee. She collaborated with Davichi and SeeYa on the digital single “Female Generation/Forever Love”, which was released on May 2009, making her the first member of T-ara to appear in public.
She appeared in SG Wannabe’s music videos “Saranghae” and “My Love is Crying” from their 2009 album, Gift from SG Wannabe. Early on, the Korean media dubbed her as “Little Kim Tae Hee” due to her close resemblance to Kim.
Park auditioned at the Mnet Casting System and joined the company in 2008. She subsequently debuted with T-ara debuted on 29th July 2009, as the youngest member. Park made her solo debut in May 2014, releasing the single “Never Ever” (also known as “1 Minute 1 Second”). The music video ranked number one on China’s biggest music video site YinYueTai for two weeks straight.
In May 2015, Lee Dong Gun and Park Ji Yeon first met when they were cast to star in the Korea-China collaborative film Encounter, where the two play a couple. They revealed their relationship to the public just a month after they had started dating. In February 2017, the couple broke up.