Biography of Park Jimin
In Korean culture, music has always occupied a high place, and after the rapprochement of South Korea with the West, foreign music has gained immense popularity in the Land of the Morning Calm, serving as the basis for the formation of the K-pop youth direction.
Pictured: Park Jimin
One of the brightest performers of South Korean pop music can be confidently called Park Jimin, the talented vocalist of the boy band BTS. In 2013, this group literally blew up the South Korean music scene, winning the hearts of tens of thousands of fans not only in their country, but throughout the planet. Such a resounding success of BTS is largely due to the professional dancer and singer Jimin, a recognized Korean idol.
Park Jimin (Park Chi Min, Park Ji Min) was born on October 13, 1995 in Busan – the sea capital of South Korea, only slightly inferior in size to Seoul. Parents who owned a cafe (the business was sold in 2015) devoted a lot of effort to raising and educating their sons – the eldest Jimin and the younger Jihyun, born in 1997.
Park Jimin as a child
Already in childhood, Jimin showed a craving for creativity, and this interest was encouraged in the family. Parents did not spare money to pay for the lessons of their eldest son in dancing: the boy was seriously interested in popping. So Jimin was far from always able to find a free moment to visit his most favorite place in the city – the famous Busan beaches. But thanks to tireless work and perseverance, the teenager perfectly mastered all the popping techniques.
Park Jimin with younger brother (left)
The time spent studying classical and modern dance was not in vain: after graduating from high school, the young man was admitted to the Busan High School of Arts. Having received comprehensive knowledge of choreography here, the young man, influenced by the work of the Korean showman Rain, decided to continue his studies at the music department of the Korean Academy of Arts (where, by the way, he met and became friends with Kim Taehyung, a future BTS comrade).
Park Jimin got into dancing from a young age.
The choreography teacher advised the talented student to apply to a production company to try his luck in music and dance shows. The producers immediately drew attention to the plasticity of the young man, highlighting the guy in the crowd. So Jimin got into the BTS project – you can say that right off the street. In 2012, he became a member of the Bangtan Boys (BTS).
In passing, it should be noted that Pak began to perform under his own name, without a pseudonym. Of course, he was curious to see what stage name he would be given. Different options were considered: Baby J, Baby G, Young Kid – however, as Suga (Min Yoongi) of BTS summarized, “We all agreed that Jimin sounded the best.”
Park Jimin was the last to join the band, exactly one year before the group’s debut, while the rest of the members had to train for three years, so he trained hard every day, trying to live up to the hopes placed on him. Kim Seokjin (Jin), the eldest of the lineup, took care of Jimin in a brotherly way and lamented that poor Jimin slept for three hours a night and barely ate.
Park Jimin and Kim Seokjin
Hard training gave an excellent result: Jimin’s body with pumped muscles and clearly traced six-pack abs looked just great, and the audience appreciated it at the very first performance. Well, a subtle sense of rhythm and impeccable control of the body, combined with a wonderful voice, created a real WOW effect.
The fantastically beautiful dances of Pak evoked a feeling of unreality in the audience: it was simply impossible to believe that an ordinary person could control his body so skillfully! The exoticism of Jimin’s dance moves filled the space with unbridled drive, bringing the youth audience to ecstasy.
Fantastically beautiful dances of Park caused the audience to feel unreality
He added adrenaline and the appearance of a young man: a stylish hairstyle; well-groomed skin; skillfully summed eyes-smiles (what he liked most about himself); brand new fashion, bandanas and snapbacks from New Era.
Jimin’s voice literally made the hearts of the fans tremble
Park Jimin danced amazingly and sang amazingly, so he quickly became one of the leading vocalists of BTS. His voice literally made the hearts of the fans tremble. Along with the younger generations, older generations around the world have also fallen in love with Jimin’s singing – whether with V, Jungkook, Jay Hope or solo. For example, Jimin’s solo song “Lie” has sold over 100,000 electronic copies.
Jimin sings well and dances great, but Park does not have the ability to write lyrics himself, although there have been attempts to write. However, friends advised him to leave his thoughts on writing songs, “so as not to lull the listeners.” But the audience is completely satisfied with what Jimin could do best – singing and dancing. And they don’t need more!
The young man is in the prime of life, necessary for the implementation of great creative plans, which he intends to carry out at all costs. Jimin, with full dedication, spares no effort, is steadily moving towards his goals: to reach the heights of dance mastery, as well as to become a first-class singer who enjoys being on the world stage.
In one of his many interviews, Park said: “I want to fly high like a bird.” No one seems to have any doubts: BTS’ central member is sure to get his way! And South Korea will once again surprise the world with its amazing talents…
Park Jimin’s personal life
Sincere, spontaneous, like a child, sometimes even naive in some ways, Jimin nevertheless always talked about love in a completely adult way. He would like to meet the girl of his dreams – not just beautiful and sociable, but one who would shine with intellect, would be faithful, reliable and the only companion of life.
Park Jimin still dreams of his female ideal
Willingly telling reporters about his female ideal, Park at the same time is not inclined to talk about the events of his own personal life. At one time, there were rumors about his relationship with Han Seung Yeon of the K-pop girl group KARA, as well as an affair with Seulgi from Red Velvet, but no one provided reliable information to the public. In general, according to the official opinion, Park Jimin is single. Perhaps this is required by the terms of the contract with the production center. This state of affairs only fuels female interest in the singer – and the auditoriums are full of girls eager for a romantic acquaintance with the idol of their hearts …
Park Jimin now
Park Jimin does a lot of charity work. For example, he donated 100 million won to support Korean students from poor families. In July 2023, he transferred the same amount (equivalent to about 88 thousand dollars or 6.5 million rubles) to support talented guys who are experiencing financial difficulties. In 2023, the documentary “BTS: Break the Silence” was released, based on the band’s big tour.