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
- He appeared in a commercial for New Balance with After School Lizzy and also along with other Nu’est member: JR, Minhyun and Aron.
- On Music Core 400th episode celebration in March 2014, he performed Girls Day ‘Something’ along with BTOB Minhyuk, A-Jax Seungjin and VIXX Hongbin.
- He has an older brother.
- His role model is Michael Jackson and he’s a big fan of Lady Gaga.
- He was a backup dancer in After School Blue MV for ‘Wonder Boy’.
- He has been named the male version of So Young from After School, because both of them are the cute charms in their group.
- He once was transformed into a female model for Chinese Shopping Mall advertising in 2016.
- 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.
- He hides snacks in his bed so that if he wakes up hungry he can eat without walking all the way to the kitchen.
- Aron called him ‘Princess’ as his nickname.
- He takes the longest to get ready and always hogs the one bathroom in the NU’EST dorm
- He was the second male trainee on Pledis Entertainment after JR.
Is Nu’est disbanded?
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.
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
- 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.
- Baekho and Ren made acting appearances in the drama Jeon Woo-chi alongside label mate UEE in January 2013.
- On 2 April 2015, Minhyun collabrated with Korean indie artist Fromm on the single “The Aftermath”.
- Among all Seventeen members, Nu’est is closest to Woozi because they knew each other since they were trainees.
- 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.
- When other members were joining MNET ‘Producer 101 Season 2’, Aron took his time to go back to America.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- On special episode of Pledis Family on Weekly Idol, JR cooked a lot of noodles at once to satisfy everyones hunger.
- 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
- 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.
- Even though Baekho wrote a lot of songs, there were only several songs that were accepted to be inserted into the album.
- Nu’est fan, L.O.Λ.E (Read as LOVE), gained public attention after their supportive attitude to Nu’est.
- 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.
- 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.
|Studio Album||Re:Birth||Released on South Korea in July 9, 2014|
|Bridge the World||Released on Japan in November 8, 2015|
|Album||Action||Released on South Korea in July 11, 2012|
|Hello||Released on South Korea in February 13, 2013|
|Sleep Talking||Released on South Korea in August 22, 2013|
|Q is||Released on South Korea in February 17, 2016|
|Canvas||Released 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