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Nu’est Member Profile

Nu’est, New Establish Style Tempo, is a boy group formed by Pledis Entertainment on March 15, 2012 with their debut title song ‘Face’ from their first digital single. Nu’est fandom name is L.O.Λ.E (Read as LOVE) and their official color is neon pink. After their debut on 2012, they were titled as one of the many underrated groups in South Korea. After joining ‘Produce 101 Season 2’, their popularity continues to rocket, even now. Here are Nu’est member profile and facts.

Lead Dancer, Aron Profiles And Facts

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Birth Name : Aaron Kwak (English Name) / Kwak Young Min (Korean Name)

Stage Name : Aron

Origin : Los Angeles, California, United States

Nationality : Korean-American

Birthday : May 21, 1993

Zodiac Sign : Gemini

Position : Vocalist, Lead Rapper (English Rapper), Lead Dancer

Height : 176 cm

Weight : 57 kg

Blood Type : A

Personality : the romantic guy, ladie’s lover, Aaron knows how to handle his smooth and natural charm.

Ideal type of girl : a girl with a bright and pure smile.

Instagram : @nuestaron

Aaron’s Facts

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  1. He was the oldest member in Nu’est.
  2. He has 2 younger sisters.
  3. He appeared in a commercial for New Balance with After School Lizzy and also along with other Nu’est members: JR, Minhyun and Ren.
  4. He was scouted at the same Korean Festival that Nichkun of 2PM was scouted at.
  5. He has been named as the male version of Bekah from After School, because they are both from America and the rappers of their group.
  6. He got accepted to NYU as a journalism major but he gave it up to join Pledis Entertainment, which his parent were both against. After pestering them, they told him to just go to South Korea.
  7. He was on the top 3 during Pledis Audition in LA.
  8. He was a radio DJ on Arirang for 2,5 years.
  9. His role model is Anthony Hamilto.
  10. He is featured in Raina’s MV ‘Loop’ as model and rapper.


Nation Leader, JR Profiles And Facts

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Birth Name : Kim Jong Hyun

Stage Name : JR (Junior Royal)

Origin : Kangreung, Kangwon-do, South Korea

Nickname : Bangkok City Boy, Nation/National Leader

Birthday : June 8, 1995

Zodiac Sign : Gemini

Position : Leader, Main Rapper, Main Dancer, Vocalist

Official Height / Real Height : 178 cm / 176 cm

Weight : 58 kg

Blood Type : O

Speciality : Writing lyrics and speaking Japanese

Personality : A powerful charisma behind a pure innocent boy

Ideal type of girl : someone who is strong on the outside but tender on the inside.

Instagram : @pockyjr


JR’s Facts

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  1. He was the first male trainee on Pledis Entertainment.
  2. He was a model for Orange Caramel MV ‘Bangkok City’ and featured on UEE’s solo song ‘Sok Sok Sok’.
  3. He was appeared in a commercial for New Balance with After School Lizzy and also along with other Nu’est member; Aron, Minhyun and Ren.
  4. His role model is Eminem.
  5. He has been named the male version of Kahi who was a former member of After School, because they are both leader, rapper, and dancer in their group.
  6. JR has never fallen in love with a girl.
  7. He can play several musical instruments. They are piano, flute, clarinet, saxophone, tube, drums and trombone.
  8. He got nicknamed Nation/National Leader after he joined ‘Produce 101 Season 2’. On every performance, JR was always chosen as leader.
  9. JR failed on a mission of the ‘Night Goblin’ show because of his current popularity. The mission was about buying toast from a food truck near the restaurant that they wanted to visit without being recognized by people around him, the restaurant was still closed at the time.  JR made his first attempt and asked two girls about the time the food truck opened. The two girls recognized JR and were happy by his morning surprise.

10. His rap during ‘Produce 101 Season 2’ rap position performance with Lai Guan Lin, Jang Moon Bok and Kim Taemin gained public attention and it was also one of his memorable performances. While performing Mino Winner song’s ‘Fear’, he changed the song’s lyrics into his own lyrics that told of his hard time after his debut with Nu’est.

11. JR became a fix cast on JTBC variety show ‘Night Goblin’ along with FT Island Lee Hong Ki, Lee Soogeun, Jeong Hyun Don, Chun Jung Myung, and Park Sung Kwang.

Eye Smile Prince, Baekho Profiles And Facts



Birth Name : Kang Dong Ho

Stage Name : Baekho, means white tiger

Origin : Jeju, South Korea

Nickname : Eye-smiled Prince

Birthday : July 21, 1995

Zodiac Sign : Cancer

Position : Main Vocalist

Official Height / Real Height : 179 cm / 175 cm

Weight : 63 kg

Blood Type : AB

Hobby : spontaneous trips

Personality : sexy and masculine with true loyalty

Ideal type of girl : a girl who cooks well and has a lot of aegyo.

Instagram : @realbaekho

Baekho’s Facts

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  1. He was a model for After School MV ‘Play Ur Love’
  2. His role models are DBSK/TVXQ
  3. He has been practicing Kumdo for 7 years.
  4. He has been named the male version of JungAh from After School, because they both have smooth vocals, smiley eyes and also they are the main vocalist of their groups.
  5. He participated in the PRISTIN debut album as the vocal director for several song; such as ‘Be The Star’, ‘Black Widow’ and ‘Running’.
  6. He likes to play basketball.
  7. During MNET ‘Producer 101 Season 2’, Ryan Jhun, who appeared as a song writer and composer for the final episode, chose Baekho as his favorite trainee.
  8. When Baekho didn’t make it to the top 11 to debut as Wanna One, Ryan Jhun was a little disappointed with the result.
  9. He can remember every L.O.Λ.E member who has come to the recording studio.
  10. He hates to clean up his dorm living room.
  11. He called Aron ‘Old Hyung’ since Aron is the oldest member in Nu’est.

CEO Hwang, Minhyun Profiles And Facts

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Birth Name : Hwang Minhyun

Stage Name : Minhyun

Origin : Busan, South Korea

Nickname : Shanghai Boy, CEO Hwang, Innocent Man

Birthday : August 9, 1995

Zodiac Sign : Leo

Position : Lead Vocalist, Visual

Official Height / Official Height : 183 cm / 181 cm

Weight : 65 cm

Blood Type : O

Speciality : writing lyrics, composing and speaking Japanese

Hobby : cleaning and organizing

Personality : conservative man with sharp and intellectual charm.

Ideal type girl : someone who cooks well and has an interest in fashion.

Instagram : @optimushwang

Minhyun’s Facts

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  1. He was a model for Orange Caramel MV ‘Shanghai Love’.
  2. He has an older sister.
  3. His role model is Eric Benet.
  4. He  appeared in a commercial for New Balance with After School Lizzy and also along with other Nu’est members: JR, Aron and Ren.
  5. He has been named the male version of JooYeon from After School, because both of them are the visual and center of their groups.
  6. He is the only Nu’est member who represented Pledis Trainee to debut as Wanna One from MNET ‘Produce 101 Season 2’. He was ranked 9th on the last episode of the show.
  7. He is allergic to water if the water contains too much salt.
  8. He will be a Wanna One member until the end of 2018.
  9. His butt dance became iconic after the ‘Produce 101 Season 2’ show
  10. He gained ‘CEO Hwang’ as his nickname because of his hawk eye for choosing the group for the ‘Produce 101 Season 2’ performance. Kim Jae Hwan, Kang Daniel and Ong Seongwoo Wanna One believe that Minhyun was the one who made them debut.

8. He  revealed on Happy Together 3 that he was innocent in terms of dating. He was once close with a girl in his school year. It was only by chat on social media but it was awkward in real life.

The Youngest, Ren Profiles And Facts



Birth Name : Choi Min Ki

Stage Name : Ren

Origin : Busan, South Korea

Birthday : November 3, 1995

Zodiac Sign : Scorpio

Position : Vocalist, Face of Group and Maknae

Height : 178 cm

Weight : 56 kg

Blood Type : O

Speciality : creating performance ideas and cosplaying

Hobby : watching movies, listening to music and swimming

Personality : unpredictable cute guy with metro sexual charm

Ideal type of girl : a girl who “lies down looking at the blue sky above the green fields”

Twitter : @ChoiGoRen

Instagram : @glorypath

Ren’s Facts

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  1. He appeared in a commercial for New Balance with After School Lizzy and also along with other Nu’est member: JR, Minhyun and Aron.
  2. On Music Core 400th episode celebration in March 2014, he performed Girls Day ‘Something’ along with BTOB Minhyuk, A-Jax Seungjin and VIXX Hongbin.
  3. He has an older brother.
  4. His role model is Michael Jackson and he’s a big fan of Lady Gaga.
  5. He was a backup dancer in After School Blue MV for ‘Wonder Boy’.
  6. He has been named the male version of So Young from After School, because both of them are the cute charms in their group.
  7. He once was transformed into a female model for Chinese Shopping Mall advertising in 2016.
  8. He attempted to raised a pet, but all of his pets die. He has had a hermit crab, a turtle, a rabbit and a fish.
  9. He hides snacks in his bed so that if he wakes up hungry he can eat without walking all the way to the kitchen.
  10. Aron called him ‘Princess’ as his nickname.
  11. He takes the longest to get ready and always hogs the one bathroom in the NU’EST dorm
  12. He was the second male trainee on Pledis Entertainment after JR.

Is Nu’est disbanded?

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Most people think that Nu’est disbanded beginning last year due to their lack of popularity since their debut. So four of their members; Baekho, JR, Ren and Minhyun; were joining ‘Produce 101 season 2’ during first half of the year using their real name. Their hard work and passion on the show are gaining many people’s attention from inside South Korea and overseas. Luckily, the show became the turning point of their popularity.

Minhyun was selected to become member of Wanna One, a boy group that was created after the show ended, and other member are joining the show. This gives the impression that Nu’est will disband. While waiting for Minhyun to finish his promotion with Wanna One, Nu’est created a sub-group call Nu’est W, which consist of 4 other members: Aron, JR, Baekho and Ren. W stands for waiting.

NU’EST Member Popularity Ranking


After joining MNET ‘Produce 101 Season 2’, Nu’est name is rocketing and even Minhyun is currently promoting with Wanna One. There are different rankings between after debut and after joining the show.

After Debut

Ren was popular and gaining public attention with his looks, which are more beautiful than a girl. He also gained popularity among International fans because of his long hair. Aron was also popular among international fans since he was talking in English. According to their SNS followers the order of popularity was Ren > Aron > Baekho > JR > Minhyun.

After MNET ‘Produce 101 Season 2’

When four members joined the show, JR was gaining public attention for his hard work and rap; Minhyun was charming in both vocals and visuals; Baekho, who using his real name Kang Dong Ho, was using strong vocals; and Ren was gaining public attention for his charm even though his hair wasn’t long like before. According to their sns follower’s order of popularity, the order is now JR > Minhyun > Baekho > Ren > Aron. Fans were worried about Aron’s popularity who didn’t join the show. Let’s hope the group and each member’s popularity will increase through time.



Nu’est had been through so many obstacle since their debut. Fortunately, their popularity is rising like a rocket even more than before. While other groups re-arrange their members to gain public attention, NU’EST formation has remained the same until now. They are even still living in their dorm together. So, don’t forget to always support Nu’est! Here is some additional information related to NU’EST.

NU’EST Group Facts

  1. Minhyun and Ren gained attention modeling for designer Park Yoon-so’s F/W 2012–13 Seoul Fashion Week show, titled ‘Big Park’ before their official debut.
  2. Baekho and Ren made acting appearances in the drama Jeon Woo-chi alongside label mate UEE in January 2013.
  3. On 2 April 2015, Minhyun collabrated with Korean indie artist Fromm on the single “The Aftermath”.
  4. Among all Seventeen members, Nu’est is closest to Woozi because they knew each other since they were trainees.
  5. Aron learned how to speak korean from other Nu’est members. He didn’t know how to speak Korean when he first arrived in South Korea.
  6. When other members were joining MNET ‘Producer 101 Season 2’, Aron took his time to go back to America.
  7. On ‘Producer 101 Season 2’ final episode, Minhyun revealed that he was really sad because he was the only one to become Wanna One member.
  8. During ‘Producer 101 Season 2’, Yoo Seon Ho who was a CUBE trainee revealed that he closed to Minhyun. Minhyun even promised him that he will treat Yoo Seon Ho to meat if he has time to meet.
  9. On an episode of Happy Together when Wanna One was a guest star, Minhyun who currently become Wanna One member, told stories of his debut and his hard time during promotion.
  10. On special episode of Pledis Family on Weekly Idol, JR cooked a lot of noodles at once to satisfy everyones hunger.
  11. Even though Minhyun is currently busy promoting with Wanna One as a vocalist, he made an appearance on the encore stage of Nu’est W’s fan meeting
  12. During Nu’est W’s fan meeting, there was a vcr on at the office which showed that the members were currently in a meeting. They stated that Minhyun was currently on vacation.
  13. Even though Baekho wrote a lot of songs, there were only several songs that were accepted to be inserted into the album.
  14. Nu’est fan, L.O.Λ.E (Read as LOVE), gained public attention after their supportive attitude to Nu’est.
  15. Ren, Minhyun and JR made their film debut in Japan with the titled ‘Their Distance’ which was released on January 6, 2016. In that movie, Ren was the main lead character along with Japanese actress Hanae Kan and Fumiko Aoyagi.
  16. Nu’est Japan movie ‘Their Distance’ hit Korean CGV theater on September 14, 2017.

17. In the Nu’est ‘Sleep Talking’ dance version video, all members wore animal pajamas while dancing to their song.

18. Baekho and JR attended the same school in the past.

19. To prepare a surpise birthday for Baekho, JR and Ren once forged a fight on the phone.

20. When four members of Nu’est appeared on the first episode of ‘Produce 101 Season 2’, Kahi got teared up when he met them because they were trainees together in the past.

21. In an interview, Nu’est members openly talked about their participation in ‘Produce 101 Season 2’. They said that it would be their last chance because many people would considered them a failure as a boy band and disband in the end.

22. They decided to join ‘Produce 101 Season 2’ after two members of I.O.I, Lim Na young and Zhou Jieqiong became popular after their appearance on ‘Produce 101 Season 1’. Na young and Jieqiong were later debuted as member of PRISTIN.

23. JR and Ren appeared as a guest on Wanna One Go along with Yoo Seon Hoo from CUBE Entertainment and Jung Se Won from STARSHIP Entertainment. They were visiting Minhyun and Kim Jaehwan Wanna One, who is currently staying at dorm.

24. Nu’est fan, L.O.Λ.E, noticed how Pledis CEO change his attitude toward them. On Weekly Idol Pledis Family Special, Nu’est also revealed to MC, Doni and Cony that their CEO treated them better now even though that they didn’t clearly explain it.

NU’EST Discoraphy

Studio AlbumRe:BirthReleased on South Korea in July 9, 2014
Bridge the WorldReleased on Japan in November 8, 2015


AlbumActionReleased on South Korea in July 11, 2012
HelloReleased on South Korea in February 13, 2013
Sleep TalkingReleased on South Korea in August 22, 2013
Q isReleased on South Korea in February 17, 2016
CanvasReleased on South Korea in August 29, 2016


NU’EST Music Video

Face – debut song on South Korea 2012

Action – South Korea 2012

Not Over You – South Korea 2012

Sandy – South Korea 2012

Hello – Full Member : South Korea 2013 , NU’EST W : South Korea 2017

Sleep Talking – South Korea 2013

Fine Girl – South Korea 2013

Good Bye Bye – South Korea 2014

I’m Bad – South Korea 2015

Overcome – South Korea 2016

Love Paint (Every Afternoon) – South Korea 2016

Daybreak (Minhyun and JR) – South Korea 2016

Shalala Ring – Japan 2014

Na.Na.Na – Japan 2015

NU’EST W – If You

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