Get To Know Former Main Dancer and Rapper of BOYFRIEND, No Min-woo: Profile, Debut as a BOYFRIEND Member, YouTube Career, and More

Meet Pretty Boy and Former BOYFRIEND Member No Min-woo

No Min-woo, more famously known as Minwoo, was a former member of the pretty-boy idol group BOYFRIEND. The group was formed by Starship Entertainment, which also managed famous Korean singers like K.Will and Soyou.

BOYFRIEND debuted with the pretty-boy concept. No Min-woo captivated BOYFRIEND fans with his pretty face and powerful dance move. After eight years of actively promoting and performing their music, Min Woo and other the members were brokenhearted when the group was declared disbanded.

No Min-woo is actively greeting his fans through his YouTube channel. He collaborates with other BOYFRIEND members and shares their daily activities on the channel. In this article, Channel Korea will talk about No Min-woo: his profile, music career, activities, and recent news. So stay tuned!

Full Profile and Facts


Name: No Min-woo

Stage name: Minwoo

Date of Birth: July 31, 1995

Place of Birth: Anyang, Korea

Blood type: A

Height: 174 cm

Weight: 63 kg

Management: Starship Entertainment

Position: Rapper and Main Dancer BOYFRIEND

Education: Seoul School of Performing Arts

Zodiac: Leo

Chinese Zodiac: The Year of the Pig

Instagram: boyminwoo

Twitter: BOYF_MW

YouTube: Boy Land


  • Minwoo is always sweating
  • He was K.Will’s back-up dancer before debuting with BOYFRIEND
  • He is a fan of SHINee’s Taemin and SNSD’s JEssica
  • His favorite colors are black and white
  • His specialties are acting, hapkido, and swimming
  • His mood swings up and down easily
  • He was a child actor

Debut as BOYFRIEND Member

BOYFRIEND was formed by Starship Entertainment in 2011, with six members: Donghyun, Hyunseong, Jeongmin, Youngmin, Kwangmin, and Minwoo. Their music genre was dance, and they debuted using the pretty-boy concept, however, their stage performance was strong and powerful. BOYFRIEND released three albums within seven months after their debut.

The six-member boy-band debuted on M! Countdown on May 26th, 2011. Their debut single was titled Boyfriend. The lead single for their debut album wasn’t particularly well-received by K-pop lovers, but their second single, titled You & I, receive better feedback from music critics.

On December 8, 2011, BOYFRIEND released their third single, titled I’ll Be There. The single peaked in the number two position on music charts.

In 2012, BOYFRIEND was contracted with the Japanese entertainment company, Being, and released a Japanese album titled We Are Boyfriend in June 2012. Their Japanese debut showcase was held in the famous Nippon Budokan Indoor Arena.

Group Disbandment and Future Plans

BOYFRIEND disbanded eight years after their debut. On May 17th, 2019, Starship Planet announced the disbandment. The agency compiled all the images from their debut day until disbandment day and uploaded the images to the internet. All of the images showed the happiest moments of BOYFRIEND.

Starship Planet stated that the agency sincerely thanked BOYFRIEND for being their artist and for showing their passion.

Online media responded by saying that throughout their active career, BOYFRIEND entertained fans with powerful performances and their pretty-boy image.

Becoming YouTuber With Jo Twins

Minwoo promoted his latest variety show project, called Project Rouge, on July 12th, 2019. On the promotion stage, he revealed his latest activities since his group disbandment.

Minwoo is working on a YouTube channel called Boyland. He collaborated with fellow BOYFRIEND members, the Jo Twins, Kwangmin and Yongmin. He said “Three of us wanted to greet our fans but our chance became limited therefore we set up a YouTube channel. We posted our daily activities and share our thoughts and opinion”.

The trio set up and joined YouTube on May 22, 2019. As of January 2020, they’ve gathered more than 650,000 views. On their YouTube channel, they shared Mukbang challenge videos. Some of their videos were supplemented with Japanese and English subtitles.

In one of their videos, the trio shared a question and answer video session. They shared their honest answers and opinions to questions about their feelings after disbandment to the reason behind setting up the YouTube channel.



Selfie on the set of his project.


No Min-woo posted his own picture and asked for his fans to leave to visit his YouTube channel.


Year Album Release Date No Note
2012 Love Stiye June 14th 01 Love Style Song Writer
03 Super Hero Song Writer
04 One Day Song Writer
06 DO Song Writer
Janus November 8th 02 Good Night Song Writer
10 Soulmate Song Writer
2014 OBSESSION June 9th 03 ALARM Song Writer
WITCH October 13th 01 Bewitch Song Writer
05 Just Friend Song Writer
06 Suggest Song Writer
2015 BOYFRIEND in Wonderland March 9th 03 Crookes Song Writer
04 1,2,3 Song Writer
05 LOST MEMORY Song Writer
06 WHITE DAY Song Writer
2016 I Will Promise May 26th 01 I Will Promise Song Writer
2017 BOYFRIEND 5th August 9th 02 Falling Song Writer
05 Sorry Song Writer
2018 Youbi May 25th 01 Youbi Song Writer




Year Network Title Role
2005 KBS1 My Sweetheart, My Darling Minor Character
2006 Love And Ambition
2006 A Small Ball Shot By A Midget
2007 SBS Ghost Pang Pang Kim Chul-doo
2008 KBS2 Wife and Woman Kwon Seung-il
2008 SBS Amnok River Flow adult Lee Mi-reuk
2010 MBC All My Love
2015 KBS2 The Producers Himself



Year Title Role
2007 My Eleventh Mom Joon Min
2007 Mother Young Chaebol
2008 The Secret Fountain
2013 GOGO Ikemen 5


Variety Shows




2019 Pretty 95s Regular member
2017 The Unit Guest
2012 2012 Idol Star Olympics Championship Regular Member
2012 2012 Idol Star Athletics – Swimming Championship Regular Member
2011 2011 Idol Star Olympics Championship Regular Member
2011 Weekly Idol Guest (episodes 27, 174, 191)


Latest News

Min Woo, Kwangmin, Yongmin, and three others idols announced their internet variety program called Pretty Rouge. Pretty Rouge was broadcast on Cube TV, Comedy TV, and K Star from July 12th until September 27th, 2019. Pretty Rouge was an all-idol-member variety program that revealed each of the members’ childhood days. All the cast members were best friend of the same, and they told viewers about their dreams and worries truthfully.

Minwoo and the Jo twins regularly upload videos of their activities and favorite food on their YouTube channel. Recently, they invited one of their best friends, BTOB member Yook Sung-jae, to appear on their channel.

Best of luck for Minwoo’s YouTube channel and career!

That was all the information about former BOYFRIEND member, Minwoo. Cheering for Minwoo in his entertainment journey. Let’s support him to the best journey ahead. Don’t forget to share your opinion in the comment section below!