Minzy is the maknae of 2NE1, She is born in korea, on born January 18 in the year 1994, but moved to Gwangju shortly thereafter where she participated in many dance contests and competitions during her younger years. Minzy was discovered by YG Entertainment through a video uploaded on the internet, which showed her dancing. The video got many hits and praises for her ability to dance. Because of her rising popularity through the internet, YG contacted and recruited her, after which she became a trainee in the entertainment company.
Her Pre-Debut Pictures
Facts about the Dancing machine!
1. Her grandmother is Gong Okjin, a famous South Korean folk dancer.
2. She was born on 18 January 1994.
3. Her grandmother calls her puppy.
4. She was scouted by YG himself.
5. Minzy still doesn’t know who posted her video on the YG site. The video is from a dancing contest from when she was in the 5th grade.
6. She joined YG Entertainment when she was in the 6th grade
7. Her family moved from Gwangju to Seoul to support Minzy with her training.
8. Minzy went to the same dance company, Millyohrae Joy Dance Academy and Plug In Music Academy, as Big Bang’s Seung Ri, DBSK’s Yunho, and KARA’s Goo Hara.
9. She was supposed to debut in Japan with May Doni, who left YG.
10. She owns a Macbook Pro.
11. She also owns a Nikon D3000.
12. Her uncle, Gong Myeong Gyu, is a contemporary dancer.
13. She’s a very deep thinker.
14. She has won several dance awards prior to her debut at various dance competitions.
15. Her height is 161 cm.
16. Her blood type is O.
17. Her full name is Gong Minji.
18. She was known as “the child that G-Dragon adores even more than Seungri” (aka GD’s pet).
19. She was once unconfident about her husky voice.
20. She has a Gundam collection.
21. She loves taking pictures.
22. She wants to become a photographer once.
23. Among the members she is the best in cooking.
24. She has a puppy called Dougie.
25. She has a Twitter account -> @mingkki21
26. She is awesome in dancing.
27. She’s releasing MINZYTV videos. She already released 5 videos.
28. She sings 24/7 even when they don’t have to rehearse.
29. Yang goon loves her so much he gave her the nickname ‘brilliance’.
30. Sometimes she has a bit of trouble with understanding the lyrics.
31. She loves cross stitching .
32. She is a huge fan of Usher. She fell in love with him when she saw him perform live. “When I saw him, I was thinking to myself, how can a guy be so sexy” – Minzy
33. She called herself ‘Bom junior‘ because of her dieting.
34. She cited famous entertainer Michael Jackson as her musical influence.
35. She’s a member of 문미엔 (Moonmien), which stands for “Christian meeting for culture media entertainment workers”. It has small scale worships and prayer meetings. Super Junior’s Siwon, SNSD’s Tiffany, Yoona, Hyoyeon & Sooyoung, Jungjoon, Kim Junghwa, Yang Donggeun, Kim Soohyun and Ryu Won are also members of 문미엔.
36. She’s christian
37. She’s known because of her thick lips.
38. She can dance sexy to any song, even when it’s a children song.
39. She loves to wear sexy clothes.
40. She loves music from the 70′s to the 90′s , even trot songs from the 80’s!
41. She loves to read. When she starts reading, she just can’t stop!
42. She loves puppies, but she’s scared of dogs.
43. When she had been in YG Entertainment for 6 months she hurt her throat, because there were one or two songs that she just couldn’t sing. At that time she wanted to give up, but she received medical attention, practiced speaking again and was able to recover.
44. She is a fan of the Black Eyed Peas. She covered Fergie in one of her pre-debut videos before.
45. She loves rock music, like Oasis
46. Minzy is good friends with the YG Dance groups: HITECH & CRAZY.
47. Sometimes she keeps in contact with IU.
48. She hates scary movies the most.
49. She speaks formally to Bom and Dara.
50. She likes to eat bread and salad. Her favourite ice cream flavour is rocky road
51. She loves to wear training pants.
52. She know how to knit.
53. The first CD she bought was ‘Milkshake’ by Kelis.
54. When she’s concentrating on someone during a conversation, she tends to lift and push her face towards the speaker. She has fixed this habit though. According to Bom, it was a lot worse when she was younger.
55. During her school days, Minzy’s favourite subjects were Korean language and Physical Education.
56. When she was in the fifth and sixth grade she was the school announcer & class president.
57. In the first grade, for dictation, Minzy got 100%, in the second grade she won a prose & poetry prize, in the third grade a prize in an essay writing contest and in the fourth grade a prize in a writing contest.
58. When she was in elementary school she got 1st place in an arts competition.
59. She wants to be a good maknae, and be the legendary, original maknae of YG.
60. She wants to be a singer-songwriter, someone who is good at everything.
61. The first thing that she wants to do when she becomes legal is to get her driver’s license. However, this dorky maknae has no intentions of actually driving. She just wants the license.
62. She once revealed in an interview that, if possible, she wants to exchange bodies with Dara and that she’ll eat a lot of food without being worried of getting fat.
63. TOP gave her a doll for her birthday with the line “I think I like you”.
64. Her favourite Japanese food is “roll cake”.
65. Her favourite Japanese artist is Koda Kumiko.
66. Her Mr. Right is a quiet, handsome and cute man.
67. Her bag always contains: her phone, her iPad and Givenchy perfume.
Cr to: The eromaknae, Wikipedia & LP2NE1