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Hwang Minhyun Profile, Bio, and Facts

Hwang Minhyun

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 NameMinhyun (민현)
Birth NameHwang Minhyun (황민현)
OccupationSinger, Actor
BirthdayAugust 9, 1995
Active Years2012–present
Age28 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignLeo
Height181 cm (5’11″)
Weight67 kg (148 lbs)
Blood TypeO

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Hwang Minhyun Facts:

Early Life

– 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.

Personal Life

– 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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1 Comment

  1. tại sao fan của minhyun lại hay xài icon trái đào hoặc con cáo?
    tại sao fan của minhyun lại gọi anh ấy là Hoàng, Babo ?
    tại sao các fan page lại có con số 809 ?

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