Hwang Minhyun (황민현) is a South Korean singer and actor under Pledis Entertainment. He debuted solo on February 27, 2023, with the album “Truth Or Lie”. He’s a former member of the boy groups NU’EST and Wanna One.
Hwang Minhyun Profile
|Stage Name||Minhyun (민현)|
|Birth Name||Hwang Minhyun (황민현)|
|Birthday||August 9, 1995|
|Age||28 (in Aug 2023)|
|Height||181 cm (5’11″)|
|Weight||67 kg (148 lbs)|
Hwang Minhyun Facts:
– Hwang Minhyun was born in Namcheon-dong, Suyeong -gu, Busan South Korea.
– He went to Gwangan Kindergarten and Hoam Elementary School.
– He attended Dong-A Middle School (Graduation)
– He graduated from Seoul Performing Arts High School (Department of Stage Art / Graduation)
– He graduated from Inha University College of Arts and Physical Education (Department of Theater and Film / Completion)
– Pledis Entertainment, discovered him when he was in the third grade of middle school, and he moved to Seoul soon afterward.
– He has an older sister named Hwang Sujin.
– He is currently enrolled in Hanyang University Future Talent Education Center (K-POP course in Applied Music major / Attending)
– He lived with his grandmother, parents, and an older sister (born 1994).
– In Wanna One, he was playfully referred to as the “dad” of the group.
– Hwang Minhyun used to share a room with Jihoon, Jaehwan, Woojin, Guanlin, and Sungwoon (Wanna One’s reality show “Wanna One Go” Ep. 1).
– His hobbies include cleaning and organizing.
– He used to have several moles on his face, but he had them removed before making his debut.
– He has always listened to his mom and learned various things like playing the piano, doing art, practicing taekwondo, and doing kendo based on her advice.
– Daehwi said that if he were a girl, he would marry Minhyun (Wanna One Amigo TV Ep. 1).
– He revealed that he only had one dating experience via text during 9th grade, and they never progressed beyond that (“Happy Together”).
– His fans are called “Hwangdo.”
– He used to speak with a Busan accent and the CEO of Pledis advised him to change it.
– When it comes to his ideal partner, he prefers someone older than him with short hair and excellent communication skills.
– NU’EST members moved out of the dorm and began living separately in early 2019.
– When he was a child, he wanted to become a president.
– He later used to share a room with Sungwoon (Apartment 1).
– He has a special puppy plushie given to him by his mom that he hugs when he sleeps. He named it Dung.
– To deal with his sensitivity to smells, he uses things like scented candles, diffusers, and incense sticks to freshen the air.
– His role models in music are Eric Benet and TVXQ.
– His family has a Dachshund puppy named Mell.
– He has various nicknames like Hwang, Hwangje, Hwangjegalryang, Hwang Sweet, and Desert Fox.
– During Wanna One’s stay in the dorm, room assignments were decided by playing “Rock-Paper-Scissors.”
– There’s a small scar near his eye from an accident he had on a waterslide when he was a kid.
– He is allergic to salt, even his own sweat while dancing could trigger allergic reactions and rashes.
– In May 2020, Hwang Minhyun sported a blonde look for the first time in four years when NU’EST released their 8th mini-album, ‘The Nocturne’.
– He gained attention for his famous giggling butt dance, which was featured in Produce 101 episode 11 and on “Happy Together.”
– He starred in Orange Caramel’s MV for “Shanghai Romance,” earning him the nickname “Shanghai Boy.”
– He worked as a backup dancer in After School Blue’s MV for “Wonder Boy.”
– Hwang Minhyun, along with Ren and JR from NU’EST, acted in the Japanese movie “Their Distance” in 2016.
– In 2020, he made his acting debut in the JTBC drama ‘Live On’.
– He appeared in the drama “Alchemy of Souls” (2022), including its sequel “Alchemy of Souls: Light and Shadow” (2022).
– Pledis confirmed that Hwang Minhyun decided to renew his contract after his previous one expired on March 14, 2022.
NU’EST & Participation In Produce 101
– Hwang Minhyun started his career on March 15, 2012, as a member of the boy group NU’EST.
– Alongside three other NU’EST members (JR, REN, and Baekho), he participated in Produce 101.
– He ranked 9th in Produce 101 with a total of 862,719 votes and debuted with Wanna One.
– Among the four NU’EST members who joined Produce 101, he’s the sole member who made it into the final 11.
Formation of Wanna One & Return to NU’EST
– According to the contract, Hwang Minhyun exclusively promoted with Wanna One throughout their entire 1.5-year contract.
– Even though his Wanna One contract officially concluded on December 31, 2018, he didn’t return to NU’EST until the end of January 2019.
– This arrangement was a result of an agreement between Pledis and Swing Entertainment, permitting him to participate in scheduled year-end events and award ceremonies in January 2019 as a Wanna One member.
– His final engagement with Wanna One prior to rejoining NU’EST was a four-day concert known as “Therefore,” which ended on January 27, 2019.
– Following Wanna One’s disbandment, Minhyun reunited with his original group, NU’EST, but unfortunately, NU’EST disbanded on March 14, 2022.
Appearances & Participations
– He has appeared in many programs including “Hello public talk show”, “Amazing Saturday – Doremi Market”, “Superman came back”, and “Limousine Service”.
– He participated in the show “Mystery Music Show Mask Singer”.
– He appeared in radio programs like “BTOB’s Kiss the Radio”, “NCT’s Night Night!”, “GOT7 Youngjae’s close friend” and “Wendy’s Young Street”.
Model & Ambassadorship
– Hwang Minhyun became an official brand ambassador for brands like “Jo Malone London”, “Addict”, “Clarins”, and “Moncler”.
– He was appointed as a model for brands such as “I’m Me Me”, “Lancome”, “Guerlain” and “estee lauder”.
Magazines & Endorsements
– He appeared in various advertisements including “Everyday soy milk”, “7 Moncler Fragment”, “Backus Jibbitz TM”, “Bulgari aluminum watch”, “COMME des GARÇONS 23S/S collection”, and “Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch”.
– He was featured in notable magazines like “ELLE”, “GQ”, “DAZED”, “VOGUE”, “W” and “Marie Claire”.
– He is skilled at taking pictures.
– He can speak Japanese.
– He is proficient in playing the piano, writing lyrics, and composing music.
– He is not very good at cooking but enjoys doing it at home.
– He is not good at winking.
Personality & Habits
– His MBTI is ESFJ.
– Hwang Minhyun is known for being very tidy and clean because he has sensitive skin and allergies.
– He likes cleaning and keeping his things organized.
– He doesn’t cry easily.
– Even though he appears calm, he enjoys making jokes and having fun.
– His personality can be described as conservative, with a sharp and intellectual charm.
– He has a habit of blinking my eyes when he is embarrassed or nervous.
– Hwang Minhyun has won several awards including “Potential Award (Actor)”, “New Wave Award (Actor)”, “Best Acting Performance”, and “Best New Actor”.
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