Minnie (민니) is a Thai singer-songwriter, producer, actress, and a member of the Kpop girl group (G)I-DLE under Cube Entertainment
Minnie (G)I-DLE Profile
|Stage Name||Minnie (민니)|
|Birth Name||Nicha Yontararak (ณิชา ยนตรรักษ์)|
|Birthday||October 23, 1997|
|Age||26 (in 2023)|
|Height||5’8.5” (67.1 cm )|
|Weight||48 kg (106 lb)|
Minnie (G)I-DLE Facts:
– Minnie was born in Bangkok, Thailand.
– She attended Wattana Wittaya Academy for her education.
– She was the class leader in middle school and was a member of the photography club at school.
– She received singing and piano lessons at a school in Thailand called “G-Vocal,” the same school attended by Sorn.
– She started her piano classes at the age of four and started taking vocal classes when she was seven years old.
– Minnie and Yuqi were avid fans of Super Junior (ELFs) when they were young, and their initial conversations revolved around Super Junior when they first met. She has been a fan since the 5th grade, and her bias was Kyuhyun.
– Her great-grandparents were Chinese.
– She wants to collaborate with Keshi. (103.5 KTU)
– As a descendant of overseas Chinese in Thailand, Minnie embraces a strong Thai identity and is considered a Huaye rather than an overseas Chinese.
– She always carries a traditional herbal inhaler from HongThai. (ELLE KOREA)
– She prefers smokey makeup. (Harper’s BAZAAR Korea)
– She can’t live without her big bang roller, accessory box, her Bluetooth speaker, gua sha, and face rollers. (ELLE KOREA)
– She studied Chinese for four years.
– She adores the vacuum cleaner she got as a gift from Yuqi and Miyeon. (Glamour)
– She is a fan of singer Troye Sivan and has admired her since Troye Sivan was a YouTuber and wishes to collaborate with him someday.
– Minnie likes to wear both, body-fitted and oversized clothes. (Cosmopolitan)
– She started to take an interest in music because of her mom.
– She has four pet dogs in Thailand.
– One of her brothers is currently studying in England.
– Her role model is Alicia Keys.
– She wants to have Shuhua’s age and her skin. (W KOREA )
– Her hobbies include shopping, walking, playing the piano, working, and indulging in photography.
– Lady Gaga is her most loved artist. (REACT)
– She is obsessed with the girl band TWICE.
– Her parents named her with an ‘M’ because she has older twin brothers named Mic and Mac.
– The biggest lesson she learned since her debut is that life is about change. (GRAMMYS)
– She shared a room with Yuqi.
– According to the members, she is the definition of their song “QUEENCARD”. (KBS World TV)
– Her first overseas trip was to Korea at the age of 4, where she remembers enjoying delicious hot dogs at Everland.
– Her representative animal is the mouse.
– While making their new mini album “I Love”, she has learned to show her weakness confidently. (ELLE)
– Minnie comes from a privileged background in Thailand, and her father is a vice president of a bank, and her grandparents run a resort.
– Her motto is “Live the life you imagined”.
– Her long legs caught Miyeon’s attention during their first interaction. (BuzzFeed Celeb)
– Her representative color is blue.
Joining Cube Entertainment
– Minnie decided to audition for Cube at the recommendation of her teacher.
– After successfully passing Cube’s audition in Thailand, Minnie arrived in Korea in 2015.
– She faced difficulties as a trainee when she initially came to Korea due to the language barrier.
– She trained for about three and a half years.
– Initially, she never imagined becoming the main vocalist but was encouraged by the company director.
– Minnie is the main vocalist in the group “(G)I-DLE”.
– She has participated in writing and composing many of the group’s songs including “Blow Your Mind”, “For You”, “I Never Die” and “Lucid”.
– Minnie became the first member of (G)I-DLE to contribute to a drama OST.
– She has released many OSTs for South Korean dramas including “Getaway” (My Dangerous Wife), “Saying Hello” (Link: Eat, Love, Kill), and “In the Novel” (It Was All a Mistake).
– She collaborated with Anne Marie and released the song “Expectations” on March 9, 2023.
– She collaborated with the Chinese Australian Youtuber “Wengie” and released the song “Empire” on October 18, 2019, which peaked at number 22 on the “Billboard World Digital Songs”.
– She released the promotional single “PINK YOUR MOMENT” in April 2023.
– On March 23, 2016, she was introduced to CUBE TREE.
– Among the members, excluding Soyeon, Minnie has the most self-composed songs on albums.
– She was cast in the Netflix television sitcom “So Not Worth It” in 2021.
Appearances & Participations
– Minnie has appeared in many radio programs including “IDOL RADIO”, “Avengers” and “GOT7‘s Youngjae‘s best friend”.
– She participated in the King of Masked Singer in 2021.
– She made an appearance in Pentagon‘s music video for ‘Maker’.
Magazines & Endorsements
– Minnie has been featured in several notable magazines like “ELLE”, “VOGUE”, “L’officiel”, and “Harper’s Bazaar Thailand”.
– She has appeared in many advertisements including “LINE WEBTOON”, “MAC”, “3CE”, and “laura laura”.
– She is currently a model for Rising Star Cosmetics.
Likes & Dislikes
– Her favorite music genre is pop.
– She likes shopping in her spare time.
– She loves Korean food, especially rice soup. (Harper’s BAZAAR Korea)
– Pink is her favorite color.
– She likes sweet scents but she has switched to peach-scented perfume. (Ask Anything Chat)
– Her favorite lipsticks are “Mocha” and “Alladin” by MAC Cosmetics. (ELLE KOREA)
– Her favorite Korean drama is “My Love from the Star”. (BuzzFeed Celeb)
– She is a fan of SCRUBB and STAMP.
– She likes Minnie Mouse and actively collects related items.
– Her favorite beverage is Grapefruit Honey Black Tea.
– Minnie loves Japanese cuisine and her favorite dish is Sashimi.
– Her favorite foods include Adlay Tea, salmon, Korean beef, and red bean dishes.
– Her favorite snack is Pocky.
– She loves to eat Doritos. (First We Feast)
– She doesn’t like sesame leaves and egg yolks.
– In Baskin-Robbins, her top picks are “Gone with the Wind” and “New York Cheesecake”.
– She loves drinking beer, whiskey, and vodka. (DIVE Studios)
– Minnie enjoys eating fried tofu and durians.
– Her biggest ick is Perilla Leaves. (BuzzFeed Celeb)
– She likes drinking green tea.
– Her alcohol consumption is limited to about half a bottle of soju, as she does not have a strong tolerance for alcohol.
– Minnie is known as the “meme queen” of (G)I-DLE.
– Her nicknames include “Tofu”, “Tomie”, “Minnie Kim”, “Black Leopard” and “Minnie Mouse”.
– Through Queendom, Minnie’s cute appearance became a hot topic, earning her the nickname “Fried BobCat.”
– Her favorite nickname “Kim” was given by the rookie development team.
– Minnie is multilingual, proficient in Thai, Korean, and English, and has beginner-level skills in Chinese and Japanese.
– She is skilled in whistling.
– Minnie can flip out her double eyelids. (BuzzFeed Celeb)
– According to the members, she is the most athletic in the group. (SEVENTEEN)
– She is Ambidextrous.
– She is skilled in speaking English, and often conducts interviews and delivers speeches in English for the group.
Personality & Habits
– She is frugal with money.
– She is very ticklish and also likes being tickled.
– She cries the most and is the most emotional among all the members.
– Although she may appear calm on stage, Minnie admits to experiencing nervousness, unlike Yuqi who appears more composed.
– Her weakness is that she is an overthinker and she wants to stop overthinking. (ELLE Thailand)
– She said that she is a very affectionate person but finds it hard to show.
– She started being cold during her trainee days as many trainees left without notice. However, she started being happy again when (G)I-DLE members were decided.
– Minnie generously donated 20 million won to assist those affected by earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.
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