Ren is a member of NU’EST. He is the youngest in the group and also a mood maker. Ren received attention from the public due to his appearance when PLEDIS released the group’s teaser. In the music video teaser, we can see Ren who dolls himself up to look like Lady Gaga (his role model) with his long blonde hair down to his shoulder.
Ren is one of the prettiest male idols in Korea. His features are sharp yet look cute and pretty. Due to his long hair and pretty face, people often mistake him for a girl. He is also an androgynous model; he dresses himself up as a girl in magazines, and he really looks like one.
In 2017, Ren joined Produce 101 Season 2 with his teammates JR, Baekho and Minhyun. All of them made it into the final episode, but sadly, Ren was eliminated in the final episode (only Minhyun got a chance to debut in Wanna One).
Stage Name: Ren
Birth Name: Choi Min-ki (최민기)
Birth Date: November 3, 1995
Position: Vocalist, Maknae
Sub-unit: NU’EST W
Blood Type: O
Height: 178 cm (5’10”)
Weight: 56 kg (123 lbs)
Ideal Type: A pure and innocent girl.
Facts About Ren
- Ren was born in Busan, South Korea.
- He has an older brother.
- He lived with his grandparents, parents and his older brother before becoming a trainee.
- He was popular in high school.
- He graduated from Korean Arts High School.
- He is Christian.
- He wanted to become a singer since he was young.
- He was a part of Pledis Boys along with his teammate JR, Baekho, Minhyun and SEVENTEEN’s S.Coups.
- He appeared in After School Blue’s “Wonder Boy” MV as a backup dancer.
- He dubbed as the male version of After School’s So-young because they both have a beautiful “halo” around them.
- He is named as After School’s So-young’s male version.
- He was featured as one of the “Boys Choir” in “Someone Is You” with JR and Baek Ho.
- He was also in the “New Balance” CF with Lizzy.
- Ren said that he wants to be an artist with the most ability in dancing and singing.
- His life motto is “To live my life to the best of my abilities”.
- Ren said, “ I went to a subway station’s bathroom once and the men who were there saw me and thought they were in the ladies room” (when he had long hair).
- His hobbies are watching movies and listening to music.
- A must-have item in his bag is his iPad.
- His favorite sports are soccer and Kendo.
- He likes to watch funny videos.
- He likes pasta.
- He likes animals.
- His favorite food is meat.
- His favorite color is black.
- He loves hugging Minhyun.
- He is a playful person.
- Ren always agrees with his fellow members.
- He is the quietest member when the group is arguing about something.
- His ways of relieving stress are spending time/hanging out with or playing with the other members.
- He has clean skin.
- He said his key to having clean skin is cutting down on oily food; it will make your skin better.
- He always uses a lip protector because he thinks it’s really good.
- He always cleans his face before sleeping.
- His sleeping clothes are pajamas.
- He said he doesn’t really take good care of his throat. He only sprays Propolis from time to time.
- He claims that he is “a cute kid” even though some people think that he is “a mysterious kid”.
- Ren loves Lady Gaga so much, and everyone knows that he loves her.
- He likes JYJ.
- He says that Michael Jackson is his inspiration.
- JR said that Ren is cute.
- Minhyun said that Ren is NU’EST’s mascot.
- Ren likes to be around Aron because Aron helps him whenever he can.
- All of NU’EST’s members voted him as the most naive member.
Ren’s Plastic Surgery
Plastic surgery is one of the few things that stays on people’s minds when they hear about Korea. It is really popular in Korea; you can see a lot of advertisement about plastic surgery in subway stations. Most Korean people have some work done to their faces, but it doesn’t mean all of them do a procedure.
So, did Ren get plastic surgery?
If we look at his pre-debut photos and his debut photos, his nose seems different. He used to have an aquiline nose with a prominent bridge, giving the appearance of being curved and slightly bent, but now, he sports a completely straight nose. Except for his nose, we don’t think he had any work done to his face. He was already handsome even before getting his nose done.