Up Close With The Multi-Talented Choi Min-hwan: The First Member Of F.T. Island To Get Married

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Get To Know F.T. Island’s Minhwan

Choi Min-hwan, who is known as F.T. Island‘s drummer, has a bunch of charms that have made his fans love him wholeheartedly. He also has a lot of ways to surprise his fans, whether through his achievements or his marriage news. In this article, Channel-Korea will provide you with all the details regarding F.T. Island’s Minhwan, so stay tuned!

F.T. Island’s Full Profile

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Birth Name: Choi Min-hwan (최민환)

Stage Name: Minhwan (민환)

Place and Date of Birth: Seoul, South Korea, November 11th, 1992

Age: 28 years old

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Height: 171 cm

Weight: 55 kg

Blood Type: A

Position: Drummer, Vocalist, Maknae

Years Active: 2007–present

Label: FNC Entertainment

Associated With: F.T. Island, F.T. Triple

Instagram: @minhwan12

Twitter: @FtDrMH1111

F.T. Island’s Minhwan’s Facts

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  • Minhwan has a younger sister
  • Minari was his nickname
  • He went to YangHwa Junior High School, Eunil Information Industry High School, and Seoul School of Performing Arts for his educational necessity
  • Minhwan can play the drums, guitar, and piano as well
  • He loves to surf the internet and listen to music
  • Chicken is one of Minhwan’s favorite foods
  • Minhwan’s favorite animation character is Pikachu
  • He loves autumn
  • Minhwan revealed that Apink’s Bomi is his ideal type
  • In 2018, Minhwan got married to former LABOUM member Yulhee
  • Currently, he has three children

Debut with F.T. Island

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Minhwan started his career by becoming the drummer and maknae of F.T. Island in 2007. The band made an extraordinary debut with their mini-album Cheerful Sensibility with the single “Love Sick” as the lead single. F.T. Island are also considered as the first South Korean band to have released quite a large number of hit singles, such as “After Love”, “Bad Woman”, “I Hope”, “Hello Hello”, “Thunder”, “Until You Come Back”, and many more.

Other than that, F.T. Island also spread their wings into the Japanese market by releasing their first Japanese project Prologue of F.T. Island: Soyogi in 2008. But, the group started getting more recognition in Japan through their third studio album Five Treasure Island which was released in 2011. Not only in Japan, but F.T. Island also became very famous in other countries where they have held tour concerts, such as Singapore, Thailand, and Taiwan.

Along the way, Minhwan and F.T. Island established their existence and popularity as a high-quality South Korean band. The back and forth journey between South Korea and Japan also gained them even more recognition. Although, currently, the group only consists of three members, including Minhwan, their journey in the K-Pop music industry is still ongoing.


Active in F.T. Island’s Subunit F.T. Triple

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In 2009, Minhwan joined the F.T. Island subunit F.T. Triple with groupmates Jonghoon and Jaejin. The subunit released the hit single “Love Letter” which managed to gain a lot of attention. “Love Letter” was included on F.T. Island’s album titled Double Date. Within the subunit, Minhwan was in charge of the drummer and sub-vocalist position.

F.T. Triple used to be named A3, since the three members of the group have A as their blood type. The subunit was also formed to emphasize their individual vocal skills, as well as continue F.T. Island’s activity while Lee Hong-ki was busy with his filming schedule, while Seunghyun was taking a break for a while.

Love Story and Married Life With Former Idol Group Member Yul-hee

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In September 2017, Minhwan and ex-LABOUM member Yulhee‘s relationship was confirmed by FNC Entertainment. After several months of dating, Yulhee found out that she was pregnant. It was quite hard for them since they were busy with their schedules as K-Pop artists. People were also really surprised when Yulhee reported her pregnancy outside of marriage. However, Minhwan is definitely a responsible guy. He is the one who insisted on raising their children together.

So, the two of them decided to take care of their child and advanced their relationship into marriage. Yulhee decided to leave LABOUM, while Minhwan remained in F.T. Island. After Yulhee gave birth to their first child in May 2018, finally, the two of them tied the knot in October 2018, which made Minhwan the first F.T. Island member to get married.

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Their wedding ceremony was held privately, and was attended by family, close friends, and F.T. Island members as well. Their married life is fulfilled with a lot of happiness, especially with their children. In February 2020, Yulhee and Minhwan welcomed their twin daughters happily. If you want to know more about their married life, you can find it through the variety show Mr. House Husband which is starred by them.

You might like to check out: F.T. Island’s Minhwan and Ex-LABOUM’s Yulhee’s Marriage Life

F.T. Island’s Minhwan’s Discography

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Here’s F.T. Island’s Minhwan individual discography:

OST Appearances

  • It’s Hurt (2016) for Hot and Sweet OST

Single Albums

  • Love Story (2018)

F.T. Island’s Minhwan’s Filmography

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Outside his activities with F.T. Island, Minhwan also made a debut as an actor through several role appearances, and here’s the list:


  • Hot and Sweet (2016)
  • The Road Home (2009)
  • Unstoppable Marriage (2008)
  • On Air (2008)

Musical Dramas

  • Gwanghwamun Sonata (2013)
  • Goong: Musical (2013)
  • Joseph Amazing (2014)

Variety Shows

  • Mr. House Husband (2018–2020)

F.T. Island’s Minhwan’s Latest News

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Currently, Minhwan is actively pursuing a career as a musician and actor, as well as a husband for Yulhee. Even though he has several work schedules, Minhwan also takes care of his children very well. In February 2020, Minhwan went to military service as a reserve soldier. This caused Minhwan and Yulhee’s appearance in Mr. House Husband to stop, and the show had to be put on hold as well.

Let’s take a look at Minhwan’s Instagram updates, here:

That was all the information about F.T. Island’s Minhwan. We are eagerly awaiting for another project from him in the future. Let us know your thoughts about him in the comment section below!