MinGyu (Seventeen) Facts and Profile; MinGyu’s Ideal Type
Stage Name: Mingyu (민규)
Birth Name: Kim Mingyu (김민규)
Position: Lead Rapper, Face of the Group
Birthday: 06 April 1997
Zodiac sign: Aries
Hometown: Anyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Height: 187 cm (6’2″)
Weight: 70 kg (154 lbs)
Blood Type: B
Sub-Unit: Hip-Hop Team
Mingyu’s Spotify list: Mingyu’s healing list
– He was born in Anyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
– He has a younger sister.
– Education: Burim Middle School (‘13), Seoul Broadcasting High School (‘16)
– He got cast by Pledis in his 2nd year of middle school.
– He was a trainee for 4 years.
– His nicknames are Mr. Wristband, Technician, Mingyu Shop, Kim-ssi ahjussi.
– He is left-handed.
– He is the tallest member in the group.
– He ranks himself #1 visuals in Hip Hop unit.
– He’s in charge of hair styling in the group.
– He views himself as a tall kid with dark skin.
– If he had the opportunity, he would like to date someone older than him.
– He likes to vacuum and clean up the trash in the dorm.
– His hobbies are: soccer, basketball, making plastic models/action figures.
– Mingyu played soccer since primary school. His team even placed 2nd in national championships. In middle school, he played forward position.
– Mingyu used to play bass in a high school band.
– He enjoys and wants to try acting someday.
– His favorite number is 17.
– His favorite color is red.
– One of his favorite food is meat.
– Between pork belly and pig feet, he prefers pig feet.
– He likes spicy foods.
– His favorite animals are dogs (and he has a pet dog).
– He wants to meet EXO.
– He wants to visit Latin America.
– He appeared in NU’EST’s “Face” MV and Hello Venus’ “Venus” MV.
– He is the member who eats the most in the group.
– He is closest to Wonwoo.
– He’s the loudest member at their dorm.
– He is the member who eats the most, in other words he’s the Shikshin/Eating Machine. XD
– He can repair broken things. When he is bored at the dorm, he changes the interior.
– He’s also in charge of changing the light bulbs because he’s tall.
– He was voted by the other members as the most handsome member.
– He was voted by the other members as the member whose looks and personality don’t match.
– He cooks well.
– Mingyu worked as a Barista/Part timer in a coffee shop before.
– S.Coups said during “One Fine Day” that they will have no problem because they have Mingyu. Because Mingyu has the skills to catch fish, cook, and build a house for them. (multi-talented guy)
– The members thought Mingyu was older than them when they first met him but after getting to know him, they feel like he’s a younger brother to them now.
– He said if he could be any other member, he’d want to be Joshua because he can speak English.
– He is an optimistic guy.
– The meaning behind his name is that Min means ‘precious gem stone’ and Gyu means ‘star’. He is a precious gem stone that shines like a star.
– GOT7‘s Bambam & Yugyeom, BTS‘s Jungkook, Seventeen‘s The8, Mingyu, DK, NCT‘s Jaehyun and Astro‘s Cha Eunwoo (the ’97 liners) are in a group chat.
– Mingyu, DK, The8, BTS’s Jungkook, GOT7’s Bambam & Yugyeom and NCT’s Jaehyun (the ’97 liners) are in a group chat. (Jungkook and Bambam mentioned the ’97 liner squad in their ‘thanks to’ in their recent albums)
– He’s a kind of person who ponders about many things, so he’s putting in as much effort as he can to live more positively. (Japanese Seventeen Magazine)
– He is close with Monsta X‘s Kihyun.
– According to the members, he’s the cook, cleaner, and repairman whenever things break. He normally changes lightbulbs in their dorm, and when the light breaks in their bathroom, he uses a clothes hangers to change it. (Japanese Seventeen Magazine)
– Rather than reflecting upon past happiness, he likes to find happiness in the current situation. (Japanese Seventeen Magazine)
– He’s the type who wants to do things that are meaningful, like eating with friends, watching movies, and going out. (Japanese Seventeen Magazine)
– Lately, his favorites are black or beige jackets. (Japanese Seventeen Magazine)
– His personality is different to what he looks like. his outward appearance probably gives off the impression that he’s cool, but in reality, he’s brighter than anyone and constantly smiling/laughing. (Japanese Seventeen Magazine)
– His schooling years were lively. He was always going out and doing things. He was in his middle school’s soccer team, and they even participated in nationals. (Japanese Seventeen Magazine)
– Mingyu made a cameo appearance on the Thai sitcom ‘Luang-ta Maha-chon’.
– His role model is Big Bang’s TOP, because he shows his cool images on stage and does well as an actor.
– Mingyu’s equation for his handsome face is father + mother – opening his mouth (Seventeen Ask in a Box)
– Mingyu is ranked 49th in “The Most Handsome Faces of 2017”.
– Mingyu is ranked 32nd on TC Candler “The 100 Most Handsome Faces of 2018”.
– Mingyu is ranked 24th on TC Candler “The 100 Most Handsome Faces of 2019”.
– Mingyu and Woozi used share a room. (Dorm 1 – which is downstairs, floor 6th)
– Update: As of June 2020, in the dorm he shares a room with Wonwoo.
– Mingyu’s ideal type is a girl who is tall, kind-hearted & easy-going.
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