Real name: Lee Min-young / 이민영 / 李敏英Date Of Birth: June 21, 1991 (20)Height: 161cm/ 5’2”
Position: Lead Vocalist and Lead Dancer
Languages: English, Korean and Minimal mandarin
Experience: JYP USA trainee for 8 years, Collaboration with American PD Jonathan Smith (Lil Jon)
Min auditioned for JYPE when she was in the 6th grade, and traveled to the U.S for 6 years for training but came back in 2008 to continue activities in Korea. During her time in New York, she studied at the Repertory Company Highschool in Manhattan.
She is known to be a trainee who has been training for a long time along with Wonder Girls’ Sunye (Sun) and 2AM’s Jo Kwon.
She formed a dance group with SNSD’s Hyoyeon when she was 13. Min trained in US since 2004, and made her American debut in 2007 with limited success.
On the sixth year of her training, she had ran away after being disheartened from the recurring delay of her U.S. debut. She said that no one, not even her family nor JYP, knew that she had gone back to South Korea in 2008. She worked several jobs including being a Dance teacher and an English teacher for about 18 months.