Kim Jiwon (Korean: 김지원), better known as Bobby (바비), was born on December 21, 1995. He is the main rapper of the South Korean boy group IKON.
- Love and Fall (2017)
- Lucky Man (2021)
- Hobbies: Basketball
- Speciality: Freestyle rapping, Swimming, Playing the guitar.
- Ideal Type: Someone skillfull, who knows what she wants; someone like Wonder Woman.
- Religion: Christian
- He had lived in the United States since 7th grade, but he had a very hard time adjusting to live in USA. His aunt still lives in Korea
- His family is still in the United States. When he sees his family on video letters, he cries.
- He is very kind than how he looks on stages. Fans found his message to his relatives when he was young. It was full of love.
- He used to do volunteer work at the church.
- He sent the prize money he won from Show Me the Money, which worth 100 million won to his mother.
- He likes eating snacks.
- He passed his Global Audition in New York in 2011, then returned to Korea by himself.
- Given his stiff English, he speaks Konglish when skyping with his mom. He is also the funniest in the group and creates the mood when things get serious.
- He was born in South Korea, but he grew up in Virginia, USA.
- His English is not good; skyping with his mother he speaks a mixture of Korean and English.
- He took part in a survival program "WIN: Who is Next" as Team B. He trained for over 2 years at that point.
- Bobby was not his English given name. He came up with the stage name after Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter - Bob Marley. He started using the name since "WIN: Who is Next".
- He competed in two survival show at the same time: "Show Me The Money 3" and "Mix and Match".
- He won “Show Me the Money 3”.
- He appeared in several music videos, Hi Suhyun “I’m Different” and Taeyang’s “Ringa Linga” being among them.
- He promised to buy a house for his mother in South Korea.
- His family still lives in the USA.
- His favorite artists include Michael Jackson and Bob Marley.
- His family used to live in the USA and he brought them to Korea with the money he won on “Show me the money 3”.
- His favorite item to have at all times is a stuffed Winnie the Pooh doll.
- He would love to work with the legendary rapper Yoon Mirae.
- He enjoyed playing in the rain as a child
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