Profile and Facts of Mingyu of SEVENTEEN: Bio, Net Worth, Fun Facts etc.

Mingyu is a South Korean singer and dancer. He is one of the members of the popular K-pop group SEVENTEEN.

Currently (this August), he hurt his back muscle and this cause a lot fans’ worry. He expressed his sorry, regret that he did not pay more attention during practice. SEVENTEEN had a upcoming concert in Japan, but he skipped a few performance due to this. He, via seventeen’s SNS, said that he was very upset about his situation, but he would do his best to recover! Take care Mingyu!


Birth Date, Age & Zodiac Sign

Mingyu is born on April 6, 1997. Age is 19 years old.
His zodiac sign is Aries.

Height, Weight & Measurements

He stands 185 cm tall and weighs 68 kg.

Birth Place, Nationality, Birth name & SNS

Birth Place: Anyang, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Birth Name :Kim Mingyu (김민규)
Chinese Name: 金珉奎(jīn mín kuí)
Nickname: Mr. Wristband, Technician, Mingyu Shop, Kim-ssi ahjussi
Blood Type: B
Label: Pledis Entertainment

Official Website:
Twitter ID: @pledis_17
Facebook page URL:
Instagram ID: saythename_17
Weibo ID: PLEDIS_17

Story of His Childhood

Mingyu’s dream for a long time has been the same – he says that, wherever he is, he will tend to be his best self and hope that people would like him for that; he grew up very modestly, which is evident from how helpful he is to people wherever he may be.

He was also always known as a really big eater, and he succeeded to gain that title in the group, as well; other members say that they could never surpass the amounts of food Mingyu eats.

But Mingyu is so tall and slender, that people can never see him gain weight or look bad.

He always called himself ‘the boy who wants to become stronger’ because of his motivation to always work hard; his parents know him as that boy, too, and they knew that he’d be fine as a trainee because of his spirit and charm.


Mingyu graduated from Burim middle school in his hometown of Anyang, in 2013.

He moved to Seoul because he got casted as a trainee at Pledis during his 2nd year of middle school, and he entered the Seoul Broadcasting high school there, from which he graduated in 2016.

Mingyu was a trainee for 4 years at Pledis Entertainment. Lately, he’s been taking up acting classes because his childhood dream is to become an actor.


Mingyu’s family consists of his parents and his younger sister Kim Min Seo.

Not much is known about his family, but he did reveal that his mother loves the group NU’EST and that she is friends with Ren’s mother. His sister Min Seo is four years younger than him (2001).

Career & Bio

Mingyu, born as Kim Mingyu, is the member of SEVENTEEN and a part of the Hip Hop Unit.

He is the tallest in the group, hence, the other members consider him as the most handsome members and the group’s visual.

Mingyu loves to agree with them! While he was growing up, Mingyu loved the arts, but his long-time dream has been to pursue acting.

He was casted for Pledis Entertainment during his middle school days, around 2011, and he finished middle school while also being a trainee; he was given the chance to enter the Broadcasting School in Seoul, which specializes in entertainment, video and contents.

Mingyu is the tall, energizing and charming member that any group would love to have; but he isn’t only handsome and charming, but his main goal in life is to progress and be better than the previous day.

Currently, he is attending an acting class, so that he could fullfill his childhood dreams.

He loves to do crafts and design, as well, and he especially enjoys making small boats out of wooden sticks, or rearrange the furniture in everyone’s dorms; he also meddles with the members’ hairstyles, which doesn’t always go so well.

No matter what he tries to do, Mingyu is loveable and fun to be around with; other members also consider him as their younger brother and like to take care of him.

Occupation: Singer
Introduced at Pledis Entertaiment: 2015
Position in SEVENTEEN:  a member of Hip Hop Unit
Active Years: 2015-present
Status: Single

List of Work

TV show

Big Debut Plan (2015), One Fine Day(2016), 


“Seventeen carat” (2015)
“Boys Be”(2015)
“Love & Letter”(2016)


Golden Disk Award:Rookies of the year (2015)

Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million from his artist work


Mingyu isn’t dating anyone currently, but he spoke out about the type of girl that he likes.

He said that he’d love to meet a tall, kind-hearted and easy-going girl, which is actually like his female counterpart.

Considering how many people truly enjoy Mingyu’s personality, for him to have a girlfriend like that would definitely be a win in everyone’s book!

Favorite Things

Subject in School: Art
Food: Spicy Foods
Song: Kim Soo Hyun – Dreaming
Music: rock, pop, hip hop
Role Model: T.O.P from BIGBANG
Motto: “Run towards your dreams”
Animal: dog
Number: 17
Continent: South America
Dreams: to be an actor
Personality: Pure
Hobby: To Make a plastic objects

Fun facts

1. Mingyu is friendly and gets along with people very easily.
2. He’s sometimes harsh on other members and loves to help around the studios.
3. Wherever he is, and his energy is contagious, as he can make people dance in a second and feel good.

See Also

Profile and Facts of Wonwoo of SEVENTEEN
How to follow SEVENTEEN’s SNS accounts: Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook
Who is Gay in Seventeen and Why People Think So?