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Mingyu (SEVENTEEN) Profile, Bio, & Facts


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

Mingyu (SEVENTEEN) Profile

Stage NameMingyu (민규)
Birth NameKim Min Gyu (김민규)
OccupationRapper, Songwriter, MC
BirthdayApril 6, 1997
Active Years2015–present
Age27 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignAries
Height186 cm (6’1″)
Weight82 kg (167 lbs)
Blood TypeB

Mingyu (SEVENTEEN) Facts:

Early Life

– Mingyu was born in Anyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
– He went to Anyang Buan Elementary School and Burim Middle School.
– He attended Seoul Broadcasting High School.
– He joined the soccer team in middle school and participated in a national competition.
– He was a bass player in his high school band.

Personal Life

– He has a younger sister born in 2001.
– He is enrolled at Dong-ah Institute of Media and Arts in the Broadcasting Entertainment Department, K-POP Major.
He has two pet dogs named Aji and Bobpul.
– He is the tallest member of the group.
– He would describe his mindset as ‘time’, ‘happiness’ and ‘goal’.
– His parents are his biggest heroes.
– He was initially planned to debut with the name ‘Dokyeom’. (DOYOURAM)
– He would date someone older than him if he had the opportunity to.
– He was cast in his 2nd year of middle school by Pledis.
– He is incharge of helping in cleaning, cooking and fixing stuff in the dorm.
– He has a Spotify playlist called “Mingyu’s healing list”.
– The person he admires the most is his father.  (L’Officiel Philippines 2023)
– He said as a student, he was very lively and used to play sports alot.
– He was roommates with Wonwoo.
– A place he finds the most comfortable is his bed.
– Among the interior, outfits or food, he thinks one needs to pay attention to food the most. (VIVI TMI)
– He has many hobbies including playing basketball and soccer, making plastic models and assembling action figures.
– Mingyu’s ideal type is a girl who’s easy-going, kind-hearted and tall.
– His role model is T.O.P of BIGBANG.
THE8, Woozi and Jeonghan picked him as the best dancer of the group. (BuzzFeed Celeb)
– He would do cute concepts over dark concepts for the rest of his life if given the choice.
– He is known as the eating machine of the group.
– If he could speak to his teenage self, he would say ‘Enjoy your life. Be happy and healty’.
– He started wanting to be a perfromer when he went to show off to his mom at the age of 15 and thought about wanting to show something cooler. (Teen Vogue)
– His name means precious gemstone that shines like a star.
– Mingyu is the most handsome member as voted by SEVENTEEN.
– He uses Youtube and Instagram the most on his phone.  
– He used to work as a part-time barista in a coffee shop.
– When he was a trainee, he took a rap class and became interested in writing lyrics. (L’Officiel Philippines 2023)
– If he could be any member of SEVENTEEN he would be Joshua since he can speak English very well.
– The moment he realized he was famous was on the music bank. (Vanity Fair)
His song recommendations include 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 has rhinitis and sneezes often.


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

Likes & Dislikes

– Red is his favourite colour.
– He prefers earphones over speakers.
– He likes taking pictures of the scenery.
– His favourite movie genres are science fiction and fantasy.
– He prefers spontaneous trips.
– He likes to wear black and sporty clothes.
– His favorite clothes that he can wear everyday are HYBE shorts. (Mindset)
– Mingyu is a fan of Christopher Nolan.
– He is a fan of Coldplay’s music.
– His favorite scent is of baby powder.
– He likes the number 17.

Food Preferences

– His favorite foods include meat, pig feet, pork belly, Bumpmeok, pizza, pasta, fried chicken, and Ramen.
– He likes spicy foods.
– He enjoys eating grassroots.
– He prefers soggy cereal more than crunchy cereal.
– He likes to eat cornbread.
– He always eats fish and chips when he is in the States. (BuzzFeed Celeb)
– He likes to have a glass of whiskey when he is feeling down.


– Mingyu has a lot of nicknames including Mr Wristband, Technician, Kim-ssi Ahjussi, baby potatoes, and Bongbong’s father.


– He cooks the best in the group.
– He is good at sports, especially soccer.
– He is skilled in repairing broken things.
– He’s left-handed.

Personality & Habits

– Joshua said Mingyu is very loud and the most talkative member of the group. (Who’s who)
– He is addicted to watching Instagram reels. (VIVI TMI)
– He has a proactive personality.
– His love language is words of affirmation and acts of service. (BuzzFeed Celeb)
– He thinks his charming point is his duality between his looks and personality because people often think of him as a cold person but he is actually very lively.

Celebrity Friends

– He is in a 97’ liner groupchat with NCT‘s Jaehyun, BTS‘s Jungkook, Astro‘s Cha Eunwoo and GOT7‘s Bambam & Yugyeom.
– He is also friends with Monsta X’s Kihyun, 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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