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NU’EST Members Profile

NU’EST Members Profile: NU’EST Facts, Ideal Type

NU’EST (뉴이스트) consists of 5 members: JR, Aron, Baekho, Minhyun, and Ren. The band debuted on March 15, 2012, under Pledis Entertainment. While Minhyun promoteed as a member of WANNA ONE, the rest of the members promoted as a sub-unit called NU’EST W. (W comes from “Waiting”)

NU’EST Fandom Name: L.O.Λ.E (Read as LOVE)
NU’EST Official Fan Color: Deep Teal and Vivid Pink 

NU’EST Official Accounts:
Instagram: @nuest_official
Twitter: @nuestnews
Facebook: pledisnuest
Fan Cafe: nuest
Youtube: NU’EST

NU’EST Members Profile:

Stage Name: JR (제이알)
Birth Name: Kim Jong Hyun (김종현)
Position: Leader, Main Rapper, Main Dancer, Face of the Group, Vocalist
Nickname: Bangkok City Boy, National Leader
Birthday: June 8, 1995
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Blood Type: O
Official Height: 178 cm (5’10”) / Real Height: 176 cm (5’9″)
Weight: 58 kg (128 lbs)
Instagram: @pockyjr

JR Facts:
– He was born in Kangreung, Kangwon-do, South Korea.
– He was the first member revealed by Pledis.
– His specialty: writing lyrics and speaking Japanese
– JR knows how to play piano, flute, clarinet, saxophone, tuba, drums and trombone.
– His hobbies are playing games and reading manhwa.
– JR likes black, yellow, and green, but for hair color he prefers black.
– He loves chicken, but he hates eating tomatoes.
– JR can’t eat spicy food.
– During Produce 101, he received the nickname “National Leader”, because he was kept being chosen as the leader.
– According to his members, he has a strong charisma.
– The part of his body that he liked most is his eyes.
– He was in the boy choir in After School‘s “Someone Is You“ along with Ren and BaekHo.
– Appeared in the MV for Orange Caramel‘s “Bangkok City“.
– His role models are Eminem and BigBang.
– Was the rapper in After School Uee‘s single “Sok Sok Sok“.
– JR is a huge anime fan and a huge gamer.
– JR was a contestant on Produce 101 (Season 2), but he didn’t make the top 11.
– He is part of the cast of “Night Goblin”.
– JR is a fixed MC on JTBC’s show “LAN Cable Life”.
– In the new dorm they have 4 rooms, JR and Ren share a room.
JR’s ideal type is someone who is strong on the outside but tender on the inside; someone who can take good care of him.
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Stage Name: Aron (아론)
Birth Name: Aaron Kwak
Korean Name: Kwak Young Min (곽영민)
Position: Lead Rapper, Lead Dancer, Vocalist
Birthday: May 21, 1993
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Height: 176 cm (5’9″)
Weight: 57 kg (126 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Nationality: Korean-American
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Instagram: @nuestaron

Aron Facts:
– Was born and raised in L.A California.
– Education: Loyola High School
– He was scouted at the same Korean festival that Nichkhun of 2PM was scouted at.
– Aron is known as a ‘sexy brain’ guy. He got accepted to NYU (for journalism), but gave it up to join Pledis.
– His parents were against it at first, but after 6 months of pestering them, they told him to just go.
– He was within the top 0.5% for the SAT in all of the US. He only missed 6 questions, which were all in math because he’s bad at math.
– When Pledis held auditions in LA, he got 1st or 2nd place (he doesn’t remember which), so he got casted immediately
– Aron did radio DJing on Arirang for 2.5 years
– He learned Korean after coming to Korea.
– He speaks English.
– He really likes pig skin, he loves its texture.
– He can drink only about 2 bottles now.
– He loves bad puns and pulling pranks on the members.
– Aron has 2 dogs: Noah and Kkotsooni.
– His role models are Anthony Hamilton and TVXQ.
– He has his own fan club, named Aronator.
– Aron featured in Raina’s “Loop”.
– In the new dorm he has his own room.
Aron’s ideal type is a girl with a bright and pure smile.
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Stage Name: Baekho (백호)
Birth Name: Kang Dong Ho (강동호)
Position: Main Vocalist
Nickname: Eye-Smiled Prince, Sexy Bandit
Birthday: July 21, 1995
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Official Height: 179 cm (5’10”) / Real Height: 175 cm (5’9″)
Weight: 63 kg (139 lbs)
Blood Type: AB
Instagram: @realbaekho (deactivated)

Baekho Facts:
– He was born in Jeju, South Korea.
– His specialty is fencing, writing lyrics, and composing.
– His hobby is the spontaneous trips.
– He loves food.
– He is scared of travelling alone on the subway.
– His stage name means “White Tiger“. He got the nickname from label mate Uee from After School right before they released the song “Love Letter” by Happy Pledis.
– During Produce 101 Baekho was given the nickname “Sexy bandit”.
– He starred in After School‘s MV for “Play Ur Love“.
– He was in the boy choir in After School‘s “Someone Is You” along with Ren and JR.
– His role models are DBSK/TVXQ.
– He knows Kumdo and has been practicing it for 7 years (as seen in his solo teaser).
– Baekho was PRISTIN‘s vocal director for PRISTIN’s debut mini album.
– Baekho was a contestant on Produce 101 (Season 2), but he didn’t make the top 11.
– In the new dorm he has his own room.
Baekho’s ideal type is a girl who cooks well and has a lot of aegyo.
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Stage Name: Minhyun (민현)
Birth Name: Hwang Min Hyun (황민현)
Position: Lead Vocalist, Visual
Nickname: Shanghai Boy
Birthday: August 9, 1995
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Blood Type: O
Official Height: 183 cm (6’0″) / Real Height: 181 cm (5’11″)
Weight: 65 kg (143 lbs)
Instagram: @optimushwang

Minhyun Facts:
– He was born in Busan, South Korea.
– He has an older sister.
– His specialty is writing lyrics, composing, and speaking Japanese.
– He can play the piano.
– His hobbies are: cleaning and organizing.
– Minhyun is the “mom” of the group, always taking care of the others and nagging them to clean.
– Starred in Orange Caramel’s “Shanghai Romance“ MV, from where he received his nick name “Shanghai Boy“.
– Was a backup dancer in After School Blue‘s MV for “Wonder Boy“.
– His role model is Eric Benet.
– Minhyun was a contestant on Produce 101 (Season 2). He ranked on place 9th so he promoted with WANNA ONE.
– Wanna One officially disbanded as of December 31, 2018 and Minhyun returned to NU’EST.
– In the new dorm he has his own room.
Minhyun’s ideal type: Someone older than him, with short hair, someone he can communicate well with.
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Stage Name: Ren (렌)
Birth Name: Choi Min Ki (최민기)
Position: Vocalist, Maknae
Birthday: November 3, 1995
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Blood Type: O
Official Height: 178 cm (5’10”) / Real Height: 178 cm (5’10”)
Weight: 56 kg (123 lbs)
Twitter: @ChoiGoRen
Instagram: @glorypath

Ren Facts:
– He was born in Busan, South Korea.
– He has an older brother.
– During Produce 101, Ren was given the nickname “Shoulder Gangster” because he can make his shoulders wider.
– His specialty is creating performance ideas and cosplaying.
– He can play the piano.
– His hobbies are watching movies, listening to music, swimming.
– He loves to dance around in the dorm and annoy JR while he’s trying to play video games.
– He was in the boy choir in After School‘s “Someone Is You” along with JR and BaekHo.
– Was a backup dancer in After School Blue‘s MV for “Wonder Boy“.
– His role model is Micheal Jackson.
– Ren is a big fan of Lady Gaga.
– He is the mood maker of NU‘EST.
– Ren has a cat named Lucky.
– Ren was a contestant on Produce 101 (Season 2), but he didn’t make the top 11.
– In the new dorm JR and Ren share a room.
Ren’s ideal type is a girl who “lies down looking at the blue sky above the green fields”
Show more Ren fun facts…

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