On February 1, JYP Entertainment shared a Tweet congratulating TWICE‘s Jihyo on her 22nd birthday.
— JYPnation (@jypnation) January 31, 2019
In response to this post, 2PM‘s Taecyeon commented: “JYP sunbaenim (senior), happy birthday!”
Some netizens were surprised to hear Taecyeon calling Jihyo “sunbaenim” as he was older in age…
- “Taecyeon was her hoobae (junior)?”
- “I heard Jihyo entered JYP when she was just a baby.”
- “She was his senior?”
But fans knew that considering her 10-year training period, she was a sunbaenim to almost all the JYP artists!
— #HappyJihyoDay💕 (@mmunieyra) January 31, 2019
In fact, Jihyo goes way back with Taecyeon as well. Taecyeon even uploaded a video of Jihyo when she used to go by the name “Jisoo.” In the video, little Jihyo playfully throws a ball at Taecyeon.
Fans have been poking some fun at these two and referring back to the old video.
Do you miss her hitting you with a ball or a bag? 😆
— Jihyo’s D-Day (@parkjihyostan) January 31, 2019
HAHAHAHA taecyeon you’re such a tease 😂
— kieran¹²⁷ (@ellessirhc) January 31, 2019
— MyBiasIsAllofTWICEmembers (@Kanzimaginer) January 31, 2019
— Kimeuniuwoo 디나 (@Dina_leehyunzy) January 31, 2019
Meanwhile, this little Jihyo has grown into the gorgeous queen of TWICE that she is today and everyone has been wishing her a happy birthday!
Happy birthday jihyo 🎉😗😗
— ananda (@gomdoriboyyy) January 31, 2019
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GODJIHYO❤ pic.twitter.com/sLom9GcKyd
— lívia; #HAPPYJIHYODAY (@lihmochi) January 31, 2019
Happy Birthday to our TWICE LEADER JIHYO🎉😍 pic.twitter.com/Y1CKPs5iVL
— KimEunbi (@KimEunb52448622) February 1, 2019
Happy Birthday, Jihyo!