TWICE‘s Jihyo has experienced much in her 15-year K-Pop career, including a change in mindset about her body image.
In a new interview with Allure magazine, Jihyo opens up about her role as TWICE’s leader, entering the K-Pop industry at a young age, her diet, and more.
For much of her life, Jihyo has adhered to a strict diet. “I almost starved myself,” she told Allure, then clarified. “I didn’t really starve myself, [but] I had a hard time staying at a certain weight.”
While on Sixteen, JYP Entertainment‘s 2015 girl group survival show, Jihyo repeatedly received criticism about her weight.
Now, five years later, Jihyo no longer succumbs to the pressures of attaining an “unrealistic body image”.
“I’m happy making money to buy delicious food and eat it with my friends,” she said. “I don’t think I have to look skinny.”
Jihyo loves herself just the way she is, and so does ONCE. Just look at her! She’s gorgeous, talented, and genuine. What’s not to love?