Real Name: Kim Mingyu (김민규)
Nickname: Mr. Wristband, Technician, Mingyu Shop, Kim-ssi ahjussi
Team: Hip Hop
Birthdate: April 6, 1997
Education: Seoul Broadcasting High School (Current), Burim Middle School (‘13)
Blood Type: B
Hometown: Anyang-si, Gyeonggi-do
Shoe Size: 270mm
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Specialty: Rap, Acting
Hobbies: Soccer, basketball (ball games), making plastic models/action figures
Training Period: 4 years
- He enjoys and wants to try acting someday.
- One of his favorite foods is meat.
- His favorite animals are dogs. He has a pet dog too.
- His favorite number is 17.
- If he had the opportunity, he would like to date someone older than him.
- He is left-handed.
- His favourite color is red.
- He was voted by the other members as the most handsome member.
- He was voted by the other members as the member whose looks and personality don’t match.
- He’s the shikshin of the group (member who eats the most).
- He’s envious of Junhui’s Wushu skills.
- He was voted by the other members as the member who’s most different from their first impressions of him.
- The members thought Mingyu was older than them when they first met him but after getting to know him, they feel like he’s a younger brother to them now.
- He is the tallest member in the group.
- He is closest to Wonwoo.
- His ideal type girl is a girl who is tall, kind-hearted & easy-going.
- He’s the loudest member at their dorm.
- He likes spicy foods.
- He gets along well with older and younger students because he thinks it’s their duty to harmonize with each other.
- He is an optimistic guy.
- He wants to meet EXO.
- He wants to visit Latin America.
- He ranks himself #1 visuals in Hip Hop unit.
- He said if he could be any other member, he’d want to be Joshua because he can speak English.
- Between cats or dogs, he prefers dogs.
- He likes to vacuum and clean up the trash in the dorm. He said since there’s a lot of members, the rooms get dirty quickly but he likes to clean them.
- The meaning behind his real name is that Min means ‘precious gem stone’ and Gyu means ‘star’. He is a precious gem stone that shines like a star.
- He got casted by Pledis in his 2nd year of middle school.
- A lot of people tell him he has good hand skills. He can repair broken things. When he was young, he made a sailing ship with chopsticks. When he is bored at the dorm, he changes the interior. He’s also in charge of changing the light bulbs because he’s tall.
- He’s in charge of hair styling in the group. He sometimes does it so badly that he feels sorry. One time he touched DK’s hair and told him to wash it.
- His role model is Big Bang’s TOP. TOP shows his cool images on stage and does well as an actor. He wants to emulate those sides.
- His dream is not “I want to be something” but “Wherever I am, whatever I do, I hope people will like me”. He wants to be a person whom people become happy when they work with him.
- He views himself as a tall kid with dark skin. When he smiles, his white teeth shines. He’s a bright kid who isn’t shy when meeting new people and befriends them quickly.
- He appeared in NU’EST ‘Face’ MV
- He appeared in Hello Venus’s ‘Venus’ MV
- He appeared in Kye Bum Zu’s ‘28.5’ MV with After School’s Kaeun
- Appeared in Seventeen TV from 2013-2014.
- Performed at Like Seventeen Shows 1, 2, 3 and 4.
- Performed at Wapop Concert from August- September 2014.
- Performed at SBS Awards Festival in December 2014.