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Kim Ji Woong (ZEROBASEONE) Profile and Facts:

Kim Ji Woong (김지웅) is a South Korean singer and actor under Nest Management and WAKEONE Entertainment. He is a member of the boy group ZEROBASEONE (ZB1) and also formerly known as a member of INX, ATEEN and B.I.T.

Kim Ji Woong Fandom Name: Woongdeongie (웅덩이)
Kim Ji Woong Official Colors: N/A

Stage Name: Kim Jiwoong (김지웅), formerly King (킹) and Jinam (지남)
Birth Name:
Kim Ji Woong (김지웅)
Birthday: December 14, 1998
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Tiger
Height: 181 cm (5’11”)
Weight: 65 kg (143 lbs)
Blood Type: AB
MBTI Type: ENFJ
TikTok: @official_kimjiwoo
YouTube: 김지웅그리고

Kim Ji Woong Facts:
– He was born in Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do and grew up in Wonju, Kangwon-do, S. Korea.
– His family consists of his parents, older brother (born in 1997), a younger brother (Junhyuk, born in 2008), and their family dog, Cream.
– Education: Pyeongwon Middle School, Broadcasting and Communication High School.
– He originally debuted as a rapper and dancer, but he is also a skilled vocalist.
– He made his idol debut with INX (2016-2017), under the stage name Jinam.
– Jiwoong and the rest of INX filed a lawsuit against NA Entertainment in 2017, under claims of mistreatment, abuse and neglect of duty, and won the case in 2018.
– He is a former member of the pre-debut groups ATEEN (2018) and B.I.T (2019-2020), under the stage name King.
– Jiwoong and 5 other ATEEN members filed a lawsuit against DS&A Entertainment after being forced to promote in terrible conditions and facing assault, and won the case in 2023 (source: former company representative).
– He participated in TTJA and DSP Media‘s digital idol survival show Burn Up: Challenge to Billboard (2020) and ended 1st place. His official solo debut got cancelled due to COVID-19, but he released a song with fellow winner Kim Minjeong called “Sick Of Love”.
– He was a contestant on MNET‘s survival show BOYS PLANET (2023), and finished 8th place with a total of 1,338,984 votes, making it into the final lineup of the boy group ZEROBASEONE (ZB1).
– Jiwoong debuted with ZEROBASEONE on July 10, 2023.
– He originally joined BOYS PLANET as an individual trainee, but after episode 4, he signed with his current agency, Nest Management.
– Prior to making his debut, he was a K-pop trainee for almost seven years.
– He became interested in becoming an idol after joining a dance team in his first year of middle school. He stated that his parent’s weren’t very supportive of his dreams at first but slowly gained their trust after auditioning.
– Jiwoong is a former SM Entertainment trainee.
– He made his first kdrama appearance with a cameo in The Liar And His Lover, along with the rest of INX.
– He officially made his acting debut in 2021 with the web drama The Sweet Blood.
– Jiwoong made his TV debut in 2023, with JTBC’s drama The Good Bad Mother.
– He sang the OST’s for his drama Roomates Of Poongduck 304.
– He decided to pursue acting because he heard from a lot of people that he has ambivalent tendencies and because he wants to freely show various sides of himself.
– Although he enjoys acting, he expressed a preference for being an idol.
– Jiwoong has his own variety show, called Boy Detective Kim Ji Woong, which premiered on August 30, 2023.
– He starred in the music videos for WA$$UP‘s “Shut Up U”, Shin Yongjae‘s “So What, If The Flowers Are Pretty”, Lim Hanbyul‘s “Beautiful Memories” and Holland‘s “Number Boy”.
– He is fluent in Japanese as a result of mainly promoting in Japan with his previous groups.
– In 2021 he launched his official platform Panic Rose where he displayed and sold his art, and communicated with fans.
– Jiwoong was formerly part of the dance crew Woneight together with fellow B.I.T member Jun, Trigger‘s Museong, Lucente‘s Taejun, N.cusHojin and 14U‘s Youngsu.
– He choreographed INX‘s debut single “Alright”.
– In 2021 he held his first ever solo concert RISING in Seoul.
– He used to work as a freelance model.
– He walked as a model at Taiwan, China (Zhengzhou) and Vietnam Fashion Week in 2016 as well as the Taiwan and China Fashion Weeks in 2019.
– Jiwoong held special performances at the Dance Carnival Audi Performance and ALFA Music Family Concert in Taiwan.
– He is very athletic and likes various sports such as basketball, swimming and cycling. He once cycled 400km from Wonju to Busan.
– Jiwoong finished in third place at a national inline skating championship and in fourth place at a national relay championship.
– He was a promising go (Korean board game) player back in his hometown.
– He’s very artisic and is interested in art, poetry, literature and fashion.
– His dream is to open his own dance school and have his own art exhibition. During his time INX it was also his dream to hold a fan meeting in Paris and pay for all of his fans’ tickets, to show that he always cares and loves his fans.
– Jiwoong has had several part-time jobs during his trainee days, including being a dance teacher and working in a restaurant.
– His hobbies and interests are meditating, chatting, painting, reading, cooking, watching movies, sports, fitness, and perfume.
–His special talents are being able to bear hot things, and doing voice impressions of 10cm‘s “Do you like spring that much, you fools”, Justin Bieber‘s “Love Yourself”, and freestyle shoulder dance to any song.
– Jiwoong’s weakness is thinking too much.
– Some of his nicknames are Black Cat (since he resembles one), Kim Jibbang (“bbang” means bread in Korean, and he loves bread), Woongwoongi, and Madnae (combination of the Korean words “madhyung” and “maknae”, because he is the oldest member of ZB1 but looks like the youngest).
– His role models are Park Hyoshin and SHINEE‘s Taemin, and for acting he looks up to Lee Dong-hwi, as he likes his style of acting and presenting himself.
– He thinks his own weapon as an actor is confidence and dance. He thinks it’s suitable for the action genre because he knows how to use his body dynamically.
– Jiwoong often hears that his first impression is serious, cold and chic, but in reality he likes to joke around and tends to talk a lot when he gets close to someone.
– He was impressed by the actor Lee Byung-hun in the movie “Master”, and wants to challenge such a thrilling work someday.
– He was famous for his handsome visuals in his hometown, and one of his childhood anecdotes is that he used to wear glasses in middle school, but one day he took them off and became known as the most handsome student in the school.
– His favorite scents are subtle ones.
– Jiwoong seems to be big fan of Pororo as he listed its theme song as his favorite song, adds Pororo stickers to his notes, and wears Pororo hats.
– He takes a lot of importance in taking care of his skin, and particularly in cleansing his face. In a past interview, he revealed that he washes his face with a mild cleanser before going to bed and does one facemask a day.
– He has his motto “Will lead to greatness” tattooed on his left upper ankle.
– His charming points are his 4D character and his honesty.
– Many trainees on Boys Planet regarded him as the “trainee who provided the most comfort.” Despite the lack of screen time, he was known as someone with a caring personality that took good care of the trainees behind the scenes.
– He really likes to eat ramen and bread.
– Jiwoong is not a big fan of snacks.
– He is a good cook and often cooks for his members.
– He has many idol friends, including Holland, former BLK‘s Jongin, Yoon Seobin, former BOYS24 Hongin and more.
– Two of his favorite months are December and April. He loves December because of Christmas and his birthday and he loves April because that was when the final stage of BOYS PLANET was held.
– He is allergic to animal fur and pollen.
– If he were to be re-born, he would like to be born as Zhanghao.
– The body part that he’s most proud of is his heart, because it has a healthy pulse rate.
– Jiwoong effectively combines his experience in acting with his dancing, and uses his expressiveness to smoothly change his facial expressions to match the mood of the song, which makes him stand out when he dances.
– He would like to go on a hot air balloon trip with his fans.
– Among the ZB1 members he is the best at grilling meat.
– He describes his personality as crazy good, very sociable and kind.
– He has the habit of biting his lips.
– Songs he would like to cover are “With you” by Huh Gak, “Rover” by Kai, and “Hello” by Adele.

Kim Ji Woong’s drama series:
The Liar and His Lover (그녀는 거짓말을 너무 사랑해) | 2017 – himself (Guest appearance)
The Sweet Blood (달달한 그놈) | 2021 – Yoon Chi Woo (Main role)
Don’t Lie, Rahee (돈 라이 라희) | 2022 – Seol Ho Won (Main role)
Kissable Lips (깨물고싶은) | 2022 – Kim Jun Ho (Main role)
Convenience Store Jungkies (편의점 고인물) | 2022 – Si Woo (Support role)
Pro, Teen (프로, 틴) | 2022 – Eun Ga Ram (Main role)
Roomates Of Poongduck 304 (풍덕빌라 304호의 사정) | 2022 – Ji Ho Joon
The Good Bad Mother | 2023 – Chairman’s son (Support role)

Kim Ji Woong’s movies:
The Recon (수색자) | 2021 – Yoo Sang Tae (Support role)
Kissable Lips (깨물고싶은) | 2022 – Kim Jun Ho (Main role)

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