To-Ya’s visual Kim Ji Hye was born in 1980 and passed way over the age of 40.
However, in 2016, after 14 years of disbandment, she appeared on “Sugar Man” and attracted viewers’ attention. Twenty years have passed, but everyone was still shocked by Kim Ji Hye’s beauty.
Although she is in her 40s, she looks the same as she did in her 20s.
To-Ya was active in both Korea and Japan and enjoyed steady popularity with representative songs “Look” and “Go Away”. Among them, Kim Ji Hye was selected as a magazine model when she was an elementary school student. She later started her entertainment career after being cast by a large agency in 1997.
She received a lot of love for her doll-like appearance. In 1998, she was selected to play Kang Sung Hoon’s girlfriend in the movie “Seventeen” starring SECHSKIES. She had a hard time being threatened by SECHSKIES’ fans just because she appeared together with SECHSKIES, the most popular star at that time.
To-Ya debuted in 2001 after systematic practice with the goal of promoting in Japan and East Asia. To-Ya, which had their last performance without a backup dancer after 2 years of formation and 1 year of activities, had to disband because of their agency.
Various rumors spread about this, and they answered it on “Sugar Man”. In 2007, Kim Ji Hye worked as a solo artist under the stage name Pink Ruu. She got married in 2013 and is currently the CEO of a shopping mall.
Kim Ji Hye, who stood on stage again on “Sugar Man”, expressed her regret by saying that although all To-Ya members became married women, she wants them to perform on stage again as a whole.
As there are more stages where incumbent idols reenact singers in the early 2000s at year-end awards ceremonies or on SNS, netizens hope to see stages reenacting To-Ya in the future.