Seventeen’s Mingyu: Fun Facts, Friendship with Cha Eun-woo, and More!

Seventeen's Mingyu

The Charming Prince From Seventeen, Kim Mingyu!

Calling out to all those fans of Seventeen’s Mingyu! The same as with the title, Kim Mingyu from Seventeen is, in fact, charming. Kim Mingyu is famously known as one of the members of Seventeen, or SVT, a boy-group that was raised under Pledis Entertainment. There are a lot of fans in love with him, mostly for his charming appearance. No wonder Kim Mingyu is the face of the group!

Seventeen’s Mingyu became a trainee in 2011, and made his debut with Seventeen in 2015. Since Seventeen is divided into several sub-groups, such as a Hip-Hop Unit, Vocal Unit, and Performance Unit, Mingyu is part of the Hip-Hop Unit with S.Coups, Wonwoo, and Vernon.

If you want to find out more about Seventeen’s Mingyu, let us be your guide! In this article, Channel Korea introduces you the charming prince, Seventeen’s Mingyu, and everything you should know about this talented performer!

Mingyu’s Full Profile

Here’s the complete profile on Seventeen’s Mingyu:

Birth Name: Kim Mingyu (김민규)

Stage Name: Mingyu (민규)

Date of Birth: Anyang-si, Gyweonggi-do, South Korea, April 6, 1997

Zodiac Sign: Aries

Age: 21 (International age) / 22 (Korean age)

Blood Type: B

Height: 187 cm

Weight: 80 kg

Sub-Unit: Hip-Hop Team

Instagram: @min9yu_k

Fun Facts About Seventeen’s Mingyu

Let’s find out some interesting facts about Seventeen’s Mingyu!

  • Mingyu has appeared in some music videos, such as NU’EST’s Face, and Hello Venus’ Venus.
  • He also made a cameo appearance in a Thai movie with the title Luang-ta Maha-chon.
  • His ideal type is a girl who’s kind hearted, easygoing, and tall. And if he could, he wants to date someone who’s older than he is.
  • Seventeen’s Mingyu was recruited to be a trainee in Pledis Entertainment when he was in his second year of middle school.
  • He has a sister named Minseo, who’s four years younger than him.
  • Mingyu was the tallest member in Seventeen, and he’s left-handed.
  • His went to Burim Middle School and Seoul Broadcasting High School.
  • He loves spicy foods, and one of his favorite foods is meat. Of all the members of Seventeen, he eats the most.
  • While he was in the middle school, he was on his school’s soccer team.
  • Mingyu’s role model is Big Bang’s TOP.
  • He’s with the other ’97-line idols such as ASTRO’s Cha Eun-woo, NCT’s Jaehyun, Seventeen’s DK, The8, BTS’s Jungkook, and GOT7’s Bambam and Yugyeom, and they are in the same group chat.
  • Previously, Mingyu worked in a coffee shop as an barista.
  • Mingyu can repair broken things; he also usually changes the lightbulbs in Seventeen’s dorm.
  • He wants to act someday.
  • His favorite number is 17.
  • The name ‘Mingyu’ comes from ‘Min’, meaning ‘precious gem stone’, and ‘gyu’, meaning ‘star’.

His Bromance with Seventeen’s Wonwoo

Seventeen’s Mingyu has a real bromance with another member of Seventeen, Jeon Wonwoo! They’ve shared a lot of time together, and some of their fans even think their faces look similar! Fans have called them ‘Meanie‘ for their close friendship.

Meanie‘ comes from a mashup of Mingyu and Beanie, but why didn’t they use Wonwoo’s name instead? Beanie refers to the fact that Wonwoo is often seen wearing a beanie hat. The two men have been close since they became trainees.

Here are some pictures that show us some of their moments together:

Friendship with ASTRO’s Cha Eun-woo and Other 97-Line Idols

The good friendship between Seventeen’s Mingyu and ASTRO’s Cha Eun-woo is well-known to the public. On a few occasions, Mingyu talked about his friendship with ASTRO’s Cha Eun-woo. On KBS 2TV’s Happy Together, Jo Se-ho commented about their friendship, saying that their friendship was a friendship of visual geniuses, and Mingyu said that he really liked it how that sounded.

How did they get to be such good friends? Seventeen’s Mingyu explained that he was the same age as ASTRO’s Cha Eun-woo, and since their dorms were close to each other, Mingyu was often visited Cha Eun-woo. He also revealed that while doing broadcasts, he would ran into ASTRO’s Cha Eun-woo a lot, and they would talk a lot.

As mentioned previously, Mingyu is also good friends with the ’97-line idols. ’97-line idols were all born in the same year, 1997, and so was Seventeen’s Mingyu.

ASTRO’s Cha Eun-woo, NCT’s Jaehyun, Seventeen’s DK, The8, BTS’s Jungkook, and GOT7’s Bambam and Yugyeom were with Mingyu in the same group chat, and of course, they became good friends!

Check Out Seventeen’s Mingyu’s Glorious Abs

Seventeen’s Mingyu is truly everyone’s charming prince! Not just because of his handsome face, he’s also amazed us with his sexy abs! Here are some photos that show just what great shape he’s in!