|Full Name||HO HYUN JOO|
|Country of Birth||United States of America|
|Date of Birth||Dec 17 1988|
|Age||32 years old|
|Height||1.65 m (5'5")|
|Weight||50 kg (111 lbs)|
Jessica Hyun-ju Ho (제시카 호; born Dec 17, 1988; formerly known as Jessica H.O), better known by her stage name Jessi, is a Korean-American rapper, singer, and songwriter under P Nation. Jessi made her solo debut on December 1, 2005.
Stage Name: JESSI
Korean Name: HO HYUN JOO (제시카 호)
Country of Birth: United States of America
Date of Birth: Dec 17 1988
Height: 1.65 m (5'5")
Weight: 50 kg (111 lbs)
Blood Type: O
Genre: R&D, Hip-hop
WEIGHT, HEIGHT, AND BODY MEASUREMENTS
-Jessi has a height of 165 cm (5'5") and weight of 50 kg (111 lbs). Her BMI is 18.4.
-Jessi confirmed herself on an episode of Happy Together that she had cosmetic surgery in her eyes, nose, and breasts. Jessi has openly talked about her cosmetic surgeries and has voiced that she wished women were more comfortable talking about it. Scroll down to watch a video of Jessi before surgery.
FUN FACTS AND TRIVIA
-Age trivia: Jessi was 16 years old (international age) when she made her original debut on Dec 1, 2005.
-Family: parents, 2 brothers, and dog named Chewy.
-Education: Korea Kent Foreign High School.
-Languages: English, Korean.
-Jessi was born and raised in New Jersey, NY, USA.
-Jessi passed an audition with SM Entertainment; however, she chose not to stay with the agency due to differences in musical styles.
-Jessi struggled financially during her early days as an idol. Her music career was not very successful at the time and she had to sleep in saunas sometimes because she couldn’t afford a place to stay.
-Originally, her dream was to become a make up artist or fashion designer.
-She was encouraged to become a singer by a teacher who listened to her song and praised her for her powerful voice.
-She practiced singing by using her parents' karaoke machine. Her favorite songs were from Alicia Keys and Christina Aguilera.
-After moving to Korea at the age of 15, she recorded demo tapes and sent them to four different talent agencies. All of them wanted to sign her but she ultimately decided to join Doremi Media.
-She is known for her signature husky voice, which has been compared to a mixture of Rihanna and Alicia Keys.
-Favorite drink: vanilla latte.
-Food she likes: vegetable salads.
-She is good friends with Tiffany Hwang from SNSD.
-She enjoys boxing as a hobby and exercise.
JESSI’S LIFE TIMELINE
|1988||1||Jessica Hyun-ju Ho was born on Dec 17, 1988 in New York, United States.|
|2003||16||Jessi auditioned for Doremi Media and passed. She moved to South Korea to become a trainee.|
|2005||18||Jessi debuted as a solo artist with the single Get Up.|
|2009||22||Jessi struggled to find success in the music industry. She took a 5-year hiatus and left South Korea to return to the US.|
|2014||27||Jessi returned to Korea and debuted as part of a trio called Lucky J under YMC Entertainment.|
|2015||28||Jessi participated in the female rapper survival show Unpretty Rapstar. She was the runner up in the competition. Following the show, she was featured in JYP’s single Who’s Your Mama.|
|2016||29||Jessi was part of the main cast of the variety show Sister’s Slam Dunk.|
|2019||32||Jessie joined Psy’s label P-Nation.|
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