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Mingyu (SEVENTEEN) Profile, Bio, and Facts


Mingyu (민규) is a South Korean singer and a member of the K-pop boy group SEVENTEEN under Pledis Entertainment.

Mingyu (SEVENTEEN) Profile

Stage Name Mingyu (민규)
Birth Name Kim Min Gyu (김민규)
Occupation Rapper, songwriter, MC
Birthday April 6, 1997
Active Years 2015–present
Age 26 years old (in 2023)
Zodiac Sign Aries
Height 186 cm (6’1″)
Weight 82 kg (167 lbs)
Nationality Korean
Blood Type B

Mingyu (SEVENTEEN) Facts:

Early Life

– Mingyu was born in Anyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
– He went to Anyang Buan Elementary School.
– His middle school was Burim Middle School.
– He attended Seoul Broadcasting High School in the Broadcasting Contents Department.
– He attends Dong-ah Institute of Media and Arts in the Broadcasting Entertainment Department, K-POP Major.
– He used to play soccer in primary school, and his team placed 2nd in the national champions.
– He played soccer in middle school and his position for soccer was forward.
– He was a bass player in his high school band.

Personal Life

– Mingyu’s MBTI type is ENTJ, his previous type was ENFJ.
– He belongs to the Hip-hop unit of SEVENTEEN.
– He has a Spotify playlist called “Mingyu’s Healing List”.
– He has a younger sister born in 2001.
– His shoe size is 280mm.
– He’s left-handed.
– He owns two dogs.
– His dogs’ names are Aji and Bobpul.
– He is the tallest member of the group.
– He would date someone older than him if he had the opportunity to.
– He ranked himself 1st in his unit of the group.
– He was cast in his 2nd year of middle school by Pledis.
– He is the one who does hairstyling in SEVENTEEN.
– Mingyu’s ideal type is a girl who’s easy-going, kind-hearted, and tall.
– He sees himself as a kid who’s tall with dark skin.
– He and Wonwoo used to share a room but now they have their separate rooms.
– He has many hobbies including playing basketball and soccer, making plastic models, and assembling action figures.
– He wants to act in the future.
– He hopes to meet EXO.
– He wants to travel to Latin America.
– His role model is T.O.P of Big Bang.
– He eats the most in the group.
– He was always going out in his schooling years as they were lively.
– He is the loudest in SEVENTEEN.
– He is known as the eating machine of the group.
– He is brighter than anyone and is constantly smiling even though his outward appearance looks cool like his personality,
– He’s the sort who enjoys doing significant things, such as eating with friends, watching films, and going out.
– He has the skill to repair broken things.
– He changes the dorm’s interior whenever he’s bored.
– He’s the type of person who thinks about a lot of things, therefore he’s making every effort to live more positively.
– Because he is the tallest, he is in charge of changing the group’s dorm bulbs.
– His name means precious gemstone that shines like a star.
– He is the most handsome member as voted by SEVENTEEN.
– Mingyu likes finding happiness in current situations rather than reflecting upon past happiness.
– He cooks really well.
– He is the cook, cleaner, and repairman according to SEVENTEEN members.
– He’s very optimistic.
– He used to work as a part-time barista in a coffee shop.
– He can skillfully catch fish, cook it, and build a house for the group according to S.Coups.
– If he could be any member of SEVENTEEN he would be Joshua since he can speak English very well.
– The members of the group thought that Mingyu was older when they first met him but now they think of him as a younger brother.
– His opening line is, “This is Mingyu, Seventeen’s visual dream tree!”.
– His nature is lively and positive in everything he does.
– His self-love and self-confidence are strong enough to say without hesitation, “I love myself.”
– He is somewhat clumsy and sloppy in his behavior and sometimes displays various absurdities.
– He often becomes the center of jokes from members because of the reactions he gets when the jokes are funny.
– He is the biggest troublemaker in SEVENTEEN.
– He recommends songs like IU’s Night Letter, Lee Hi’s Sigh, Coldplay’s Fix You, Wanting’s Star In You, ONE OK ROCK’s Wherever You Are, and Brandon Jenner’s Something About You.
– He is the only left-handed person in SEVENTEEN.
– He has rhinitis and sneezes often.


– Mingyu is the FOTG (Face Of The Group) and Lead Rapper of SEVENTEEN.
– His training period is 4 years.
– He ranked 49th, 32nd, and 24th in TC Candler’s “The 100 Most Handsome Faces”.


– Mingyu appeared in MV’s like NU’EST’s ”Face” and Hello Venus’ “Venus”.
– He appeared in a cameo on a Thai sitcom called “Luang-ta Maha-chon”.
– He also made his appearance in San E & Raina’s “A Midsummer Night’s Honey”, Orange Caramel’s “Do It Like Me”, and BUMZU’s 28.5 (Feat. Jeongin) MVs.
– He has appeared on TV Shows like 1 to 100, Baek Jong-won’s 3rd Heavenly King, KCON 2017 JAPAN, Rule of the Jungle, Luang Ta Monchon Season 10, and many more.
– He was an MC in shows like SBS Inkigayo, popular music, the 2017 KBS Song Festival, etc
– He has been on radio shows like Lee Jun’s Young Street, Kim Changyeol’s Old School, Jung Somin’s Young Street, Song Euni and Kim Sook’s older sister’s Radio, Choi Hwajeong’s Power Time and NCT‘s Night Night!.

Magazines & Advertisements

– Mingyu has been on many magazine covers including Thailand’s OK! Magazine, China’s WAVES漫潮, Dazed Korea, L’Officiel Homme YK Edition, Esquire Korea, First Look, GQ Korea, Arena Homme Plus, Elle Korea, and L’Officiel Philippines.
– He has advertised for Laura Mercier, BOSS, Lancome, and Innisfree.
– He is an ambassador for Lancome, Lancome Clarifique Virtual Pop-up Store, and Innisfree.

Likes & Dislikes

– He likes to vacuum.
– He enjoys cleaning up in the dorm.
– He likes the 17 number.
– Red is his favorite color.
– He likes dogs.
– He loves black and beige jackets.
– He prefers earphones over speakers.
– He likes taking pictures of the scenery.
– His favorite movie genre is Science fiction and fantasy.
– He adores Christopher Nolan.
– He likes the calm acoustic genre.
– He enjoys the scent of baby powder.
– He dislikes karaoke.
– He prefers spontaneous trips.

Food Preferences

– He loves meat.
– He enjoys spicy foods.
– He prefers pig feet.
– He likes eating pork belly.
– He enjoys pizza and pasta.
– He loves eating Bumpmeok.
– He likes grassroots.
– He loves soggy cereal more than crunchy cereal.
– He loves fried chicken.
– Ramen is his favorite.


– Mingyu has a lot of nicknames including Mr Wristband, Technician, Mingyu Shop, Kim-ssi Ahjussi, Minggu, Mingmungi, Mingjubu, Mingjji, Imeda, Kim Tuk, Seaweed Spicy Flavor, Bongbong’s father, Mamuang, Kim Mango, Jam Min-gyu, Maltige, Kongju, Ming River, eyebrow man, sweet, King Big Gangjwi, Go Yoo Min-gyu, Hatgyu, Mukjjang, Mr Human Balloon, baby potatoes, and Gamjason.

Celebrity Friends

– Mingyu is close friends with Monsta X’s Kihyun.
– He is friends with NCT‘s Jaehyun, BTS‘s Jungkook, Astro‘s Cha Eunwoo, and GOT7‘s Bambam & Yugyeom.
– He is also close friends with Wanna One’s Kang Daniel, Ong Seongwoo, Ha Sungwoon, and Jeong Sewoon, DIA’s Jung Chae-yeon, and actor Song Kang.

Instagram: min9yu_k

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

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