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Minzy (2NE1) Profile, Bio, & Facts

Minzy (2NE1)
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Minzy (민지), also known as Gong Minzy, is a South Korean singer-songwriter under MZ Entertainment. She is a former member of 2NE1 and Unnies. She made her solo debut on April 17, 2017 with the mini album “Minzy Work 01 Uno”.

Minzy (2NE1) Profile

Stage NameMinzy (민지)
Birth NameGong Minji (공민지)
BirthdayJanuary 18, 1994
Active Years2009–present
Age30 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignCapricorn
Height161 cm (5 ft 3¾)
Weight49 kg (108 pounds)
Blood TypeO
FandomPOS (‘Light’ in Greek)

Minzy (2NE1) Facts:

Early Life

– Gong Minji was born in Seoul, South Korea.
– She later moved to Gwangju with her family.
– She transferred from Gwangju Daesung Elementary School to Seoul Sogang Elementary School.
– She went to Shinsu Middle School and later passed her GED for high school.

Personal Life

– Her father carries the surname Lee, while her mother’s maiden name is Gong.
– She graduated from Baekseok University majoring in Theology.
– Prior to debuting, she achieved multiple dance awards across various competitions.
– She is the granddaughter of Gong Ok-jin, a renowned traditional dancer.
– The most intense dance choreography was when she learned to dance in heels from Jojo Gomez and she had to follow the moves after watching the moves only two times.
– Her religion is Christianity.
– Gong Minzy said that YG’s chairman Yang Hyun Suk called her ugly multiple times when she was in YG which seriously impacted her young self and her self esteem.
– She debuted in 2NE1 when she was just 15 years old.
– Her musical inspirations include Jlo, Shakira, and Anitta.
– She said because of her training, she never had a childhood and didn’t play with other kids her age. (Billboard)
– She has an older sister named Gong Minyoung, known for her work in Contemporary Christian Music (CCM).
– She is skilled in knitting.
Sandara Park and Bom are 10 years older than her.
– She is close friends with Somi.
– She is nicknamed ‘dancing machine’ because of her dancing skills.
– She had plans to debut solo before their ‘I Am The Best’ era but their schedules had problems and the company didn’t prioritize her work.
– She is fluent in Korean, English, Japanese, and Chinese.
– She is close with YG dance groups HITECH and CRAZY.
– She revealed that she left the group to find her own direction. (Billboard)
– She is still in touch with her ‘Slam Dunk’ unnies.
– She said she is more lovely in real life and has a more of a girl crush image on stage. (ARIRANG K-POP)
– Minzy’s ideal type is older men.


– Minzy was the Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist, Lead Rapper, Maknae in 2NE1.
– She was scouted when a video of her dance audition surfaced online.
– She appeared on Season 2 of KBS 2TV’s “Sister’s Slam Dunk” and also participated in “Unnies Slam Dunk 2.”
– YG Entertainment formally announced her departure from 2NE1 on April 5, 2016.
– She left Music Works in 2020 and in October 2020, she established her own agency, MZ Entertainment and is under her own agency.
– She joined YG Entertainment when she was in the 6th grade.
– She appeared on King of Masked Singer in 2017 under the pseudonym “A Richly-toned Perilla Leaf Girl.”
– She underwent five years of training before joining 2NE1.
– Gong Minzy opened her own dance studio ‘Millennium Dance Academy’ in 2015. (CLASH)
– Her debut EP ranked No.2 on Billboard‘s World Albums chart.

Likes & Dislikes

– She doesn’t like horror films.
– She likes purple color.
– She enjoys listening to Reggaeton and old school Hip-hop like Snoop Dog and Missy Elliot.
– She likes mint chocolate.
– She is a fan of Usher and Michael Jackson.
– She is scared of dogs but loves puppies.
– She likes to watch documentaries.
– Her favorite choreographers include Paris Gobblin, Royal Family and the Kinjaz. (r/kpop AMA)

Personality & Habits

– She likes to stay at home.
– Members nicknamed her ‘telephone pole’ because she has a reliable and dependable personality. (Marie Claire Korea)
– She said she doesn’t know how to make relationships and socialize with people as she lived in a controlled environment from a young age. (Billboard)

Depression & Mental Health

– Minzy felt the most depression and had suicidal thoughts in her teenage years and her lowest point was when she was 16-17 years old. (Billboard)
– She said life felt empty and like a stage. Teddy Park often encouraged and comforted her during her struggle with depression and advised her to hold on to her Christian faith.
– She got out of depression after she found her faith in God and met positive people. (Billboard)

Major Works

– Her popular songs include ‘NINANO’, ‘Superwomen’ and ‘Lovely’.


– Gong Minzy won the “10 People Who Shined Korea – Artist Award” at the Korea Grand Prize Awards in 2021.


Instagram: @_minzy_mz
Youtube: MINZY TV
Twitter: @mingkki21
TikTok: @@_minzy_mz
Facebook:  Realminzy
Weverse: minzy 

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

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