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Minnie (G)I-DLE Profile, Bio, and Facts

Minnie (G)I-DLE

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)
Occupation Singer, Songwriter
Birthday October 23, 1997
Active Years 2018–present
Age 26 (in 2023)
Zodiac Sign Scorpio 
Height 5’8.5” (67.1 cm )
Weight 48 kg (106 lb)
Nationality Thai
Blood Type O

Minnie (G)I-DLE Facts:

Early Life

– 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.

Personal Life

– 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.

Food Preferences

– 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.

Celebrity Friends

– She is close with Sorn from CLC and Lisa from BlackPink.
– She is part of a Thai group chat with Bambam (GOT7), Nichkhun (2PM), Sorn (CLC), Lisa (Blackpink), and Ten (NCT).


– Minnie generously donated 20 million won to assist those affected by earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.

Social Media Handles
Instagram: min.nicha

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

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