Meet Minnie From (G)I-DLE—Another Thailand Idol, Like Lisa From BLACKPINK
Minnie from (G)I-DLE has the real name Nicha Yontararak and was born on October 23rd, 1997. She became a member of (G)I-DLE on May 2nd, 2018, under Cuber Entertainment.
Minnie has been popular as a singer, songwriter, composer, and also record producer in South Korea. She has proven her skills time and time again as a member of a South Korean K-Pop girl group.
Let’s get to know Minnie from (G)I-DLE better in this Channel-Korea article!
(G)I-DLE’s Minnie’s Full Profile
Stage Name: Minnie (민니)
Birth Name: Minnie Nicha Yontararak (มินนี่ ณิชา ยนตรรักษ์)
Korean Name: Yoon Minhee (윤민희)
Date of Birth: October 23rd, 1997
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Height: 164 cm (5’5″)
Weight: 45 kg (99 lbs)
Interesting Facts about (G)I-DLE’s Minnie
– Minnie was one of the Rising Star Cosmetics Model.
– She has older twin brothers Mic and Mac, which is why her parents decided her name to also start with the letter “M”.
– She graduated from Wattana Wittaya Academy.
– Minnie is a multilingual girl who can speak Thai, Korean, and English.
– Minnie got accepted in the Cube Entertainment audition in Thailand and came to South Korea in 2015.
– Minnie is a good friend of other fellow Thailand K-Pop idols, like Sorn from CLC and Lisa from BLACKPINK.
– Minnie loves green tea.
– Her hobby is shopping.
– Minnie was featured in Pentagon‘s “Maker” MV.
– Minnie has joined the Line Friends Dance Party.
– Minnie wants to be a representative of Thailand in the future.
– Her feelings while being a trainee: “When I first came to Korea, I didn’t know what the people were saying.”
– Minnie is actually left-handed.
– Minnie was introduced in CUBE Entertainment on March 23rd, 2016.
– Pink is her favorite color.
– Till now she has been living in South Korea for four years.
– She has four dogs.
– She admires Troye Sivan.
– For an audition, she has performed “Sweater Weather” by The Neighborhood.
– She has an interesting unique voice.
– She shares a room with Yuqi.
– Minnie came to South Korea in 2015 when CLC were supposed to debut.
– Minnie got to learn singing and playing piano at G-Vocal Studio by GRAMMY where Sorn from CLC also attended.
– Minnie started learning piano since she was four years old.
– Minnie also even took vocal classes in kindergarten.
– Minnie got the support of her teacher to do a Cube Entertainment audition.
– Super Junior is her favorite South Korean boy band; she often talked about them with Yuqi at first.
– She admires SCRUBB and STAMP.
– Minnie likes to listen to Lomosonic.
– Minnie likes to watch The Voice Thailand and is a fan of V Violette.
– Minnie likes Troye Sivan who is a YouTuber.
– She said that she would love to have a collaboration with Troye Sivan.
– Her twin brothers are Mac and Mic.
– Minnie used to travel a lot.
– Minnie’s brother has studied in England.
– Shuhua and her made a trip to Thailand together.
– Minnie has a soothing and attractive voice.
– Minnie is (G)I-DLE’s meme queen.
– Minnie has even composed songs on piano and taken MIDI classes.
– Minnie was the class leader in middle school and a good student, but she started getting lazy in high school.
– Minnie likes to eat Japanese food.
– Her hobby is photography and she is active in photography clubs in school.
– Minnie has a dream to study Communication Art in university and make a film production.
– Minnie is good at whistling.
– Minnie was in a group chat with Bambam from GOT7, Nichkhun from 2PM, Sorn from CLC, Lisa from Blackpink, and Ten from NCT, all fellow Thailand K-Pop idols.
– Minnie used to share a room with Elkie from CLC and they were talking in English back then.
(G)I-DLE’s Minnie’s Pre-debut Story
Minnie from (G)I-DLE loves to play the piano since young which is a result of the influence her mother made on her. She likes “A Thousand Miles” by Vanessa Carlton and she always loves to do stage play. Minnie is active with various clubs including being a cheerleader, drummer, actress, and many things.
She had a dream of becoming a K-Pop singer but never believed that it could become a reality. However, as luck would have it, Cube Entertainment announced an audition in Thailand, and her family, teachers encouraged her a lot to at least try her best. Eventually, she passed the audition and went to South Korea.
In the beginning, she hesitated because she was all alone as a trainee abroad and pursuing university. But her supporting circle told her that she has to seize the opportunity and not let it slip. Then, three years later, she made her dream come true!
(G)I-DLE’s Minnie’s Family
Minnie has an interesting family, besides her mother and father, she also has twin brothers. Her mother is the one who taught her how to play the piano. Moreover, her family actually has an artistic bloodline that may be inherited in her genes. Her uncle is apparently a famous Thai classical pianist and composer.
Minnie’s twin brothers’ names are Mac and Mic. In the picture above, you can check out her photo with her twin brothers.
Debut With (G)I-DLE
Minnie debuted with (G)I-DLE on May 2nd, 2018, with their leading track “LATATA”. Her attractive voice really contributes well to their first song. For a fact, their second song, “I Made,” Minnie also composed, arranged, and wrote it. The song “For You,” which is a song from their Japanese debut album, was also composed by her. Really talented!
Minnie started learning the piano and composing songs since she was a child which is why she has developed her talent in creating. In an interview, Minnie revealed that during her trainee days, she got helped by Shuhua in order to braid her hair; Shuhua is also good at straightening. Now she already has her own professional hairstylist to do that.
During her debut, Minnie also said that she had a problem with panda eyes which is why she has to use a lot of concealer, and she also collected 30 sheet masks to use one every day for a month to make her skin glowing.