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Lee Minhyuk / HUTA (BTOB) Profile, Bio, & Facts

Minhyuk / HUTA (BTOB)
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Lee Minhyuk (민혁), also known as HUTA, is a South Korean singer and actor under BTOB COMPANY. He is a member of the boy group BTOB and its subunit BTOB 4U. He debuted solo on January 15, 2019 with the studio album ‘Hutazone’.

Minhyuk / HUTA (BTOB) Profile

Stage Namec(민혁)
Birth NameLee Min Hyuk (이민혁)
OccupationSinger, Rapper, Actor
BirthdayNovember 29, 1990
Active Years2012–present
Age33 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignSagittarius
Height173 cm (5’8″) / Real Height: 171 cm (5’7″)
Weight61 kg (134 lbs)
NationalityKorean
Blood TypeA
MBTIISFP

Minhyuk / HUTA (BTOB) Facts:

Early Life

– Minhyuk was born in Seoul, South Korea.
– He went to Shinsu Middle School and later graduated from Kwangsung High School.
– He enrolled in Garim Elementary School then moved to Incheon Elementary School before finally transferring and graduating from Jungge Elementary School.
– He was accepted in the basketball club in his highschool but his teacher forced him to quit because she wanted him to be a model student and study harder as the class president.
– He was in the top 12 in his elementary school until 3rd year of middle school.

Personal Life

– He has an older brother named Jungmin.
– He has a pet dog named Hamo.
– He dropped out of Dankook University (Performance and Film Studies) and got his Bachelor’s from Open Cyber ​​University (Integrated Art Therapy).
– He is a student at Inha University Graduate School (Cultural Management).
– His nickname was ‘General’ when he was a baby. (Impromptu Interview)
– He said his bff would describe him as caring.
– If he could be another BTOB member for a day, he would like to be Peniel so he could easily communicate in different languages.
– He has had a best friend named ‘Joel’ since elementary school and he had an influence on Minhyuk’s first dream of becoming a singer and his second dream of joining a sports team.
– HUTA is close to Hongjoong (ATEEZ) and Stray Kids. (ESQUIRE Korea)
– Members picked him as the most sporty one in the group.
– He is the most confident in making scallion egg fried rice.
– If he had a younger sister, he would introduce her to Sungjae among all the members. (Cosmopolitan Korea)
– If he could go on a vacation with one member, he would choose Hyunsik.
– He wants to be a columnist and often posts honest reviews about movies on instagram.  (Marie Claire 2017)
– He would describe himself in five words as ‘sweet and sour’. (fromm studio)
– He believes he can pull off any style except oversized. (세사패TV)
– He would rather go on ‘Show Me the Money’ with Eunkwang as a team than ‘Mr. Trot’ with Changsub. (BLANK TALK)
– His name HUTA, is a Sino-Korean word and it means ‘to swing into an empty space’.
– He was 17 years old when he first made the name ‘HUTA’. (Soompi)
– He hardly cried as a child and always used to smile.
– He was roommates with Ilhoon.
– When he was in third grade, the teacher asked all the students to choose their deskmates and everyone ran towards him. (Impromptu Interview)
– He used to make friends easily wherever he went.
– He has a sibling-like friendship with Moonbyul (MAMAMOO), Sanha (ASTRO) and Soobin (TXT). (BLANK TALK)
– He and his two school friends Joel and Leo were active as rappers in the famous hip-hop player sites and performed at Hongdae. (Impromptu Interview)
– He suffers from insomnia. (Cosmopolitan)
– Eunkwang said that he keeps his house clean like an aesthetic cafe on social media.
– His life motto is ‘Everything depends on what you think’. (HADABANG #33)
– Minhyuk’s ideal type is someone cute with a small face and good body, sporty and good with self-management.

Career

– Minhyuk is the lead rapper, lead dancer, vocalist and visual in BTOB.
– He auditioned at JYP and was almost included in the final lineup with DAY6’s Sungjin and GOT7’s JAYB and Jinyoung who had recently entered JYP at the time.
– He auditioned for SM Entertainment but failed.
– Prior to his debut, he was active as an underground rapper and he along with Block B’s Zico and Park Kyung released the mixtape “Nar.BINO” (여전히).
– In 2014, he set a record for the highest vault jump on “Dream Team Vault Jump” at 275cm.
– He acted in dramas like “Nightmare Teacher,” “Monstar,” and “Unexpected Heroes.”
– He appeared on TV shows like “The Romantic & Idol 2” and “Let’s Go! Dream Team.”
– He enlisted in the military on February 7, 2019 and was discharged on September 12, 2020.
– He was a radio DJ during his break on KBS Cool FM 89.1 MHz. (Cosmopolitan Korea)
– Minhyuk left CUBE Entertainment on November 6, 2023 along with other BTOB members.
– He, Peniel, Eunkwang and Hyunsik established their own label ‘BTOB COMPANY’ in February 2024.

Likes & Dislikes

– His favorite colors are light blue and black.
– He likes watching horror movies.
– His favorite subject in school was P.E and his least favorite was Math.
– He doesn’t like playing soccer but enjoys watching it. (BuzzFeed Celeb)
– HUTA loves ball games and likes watching sports reality shows like ‘Gather to Kick’, ‘Let’s Play Basketball’ and ‘Goal Shooting Ladies’. (ESQUIRE Korea)
– His favorite fashion styles are slacks and sweaters. (세사패TV)
– He likes to watch old movies.
– His favorite nickname is ‘Squirrel’.

Food Preferences

– Minhyuk is allergic to raw shellfish but can eat the cooked ones. (ESQUIRE Korea)
– He loves kimchi fried rice.
– His favorite foods include sundae rice soup and all kinds of stew. (HADABANG #33)
– He likes to eat chicken breast a lot.

Abilities

– He is good at playing the piano.
– He can drive any type of car and his driving license is for large vehicles. (Seventeen)
– He knows acrobatics and learned it for 6 months during his high school. (1ST LOOK)
– His unique talent is that his thumb can touch his forearm. (BLANK TALK)
– Members picked him as someone who is the most fit and athletic in the group. He won three medals on the Idol Athletics Show as a rookie.

Personality & Habits

– He doesn’t have an outgoing personality.
– He just follows his friends around when he wants to go out for a day and lets them decide where to go and eat.
– He thinks that human Lee Minhyuk is a tender-hearted person. (Cosmopolitan)
– He said he is the type of person who likes to receive attention and love. (Cosmopolitan)
– He keeps his house very clean and tides up immediately. (Cosmopolitan)
– He works out everyday.

Major Works

– His popular songs include ‘BOOM’, ‘YA’, ‘Tonight (with Melody) and ‘Icebreaker’.

Awards

– He won the ‘DJ of the Year Award’ at the KBS Entertainment Awards in 2022.

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: hutazone
Twitter: btob2mh

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Spotify | Bugs | Melon | Apple Music | Deezer

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