Kim Min Kyu made his debut in the entertainment industry in 2019 as a contestant on the TV show Produce X 101, where he competed to debut in Mnet’s new project group.
Even though he did not make it to the line-up, he received numerous advertisement offers following his departure from the survival TV show.
A few months after that, he was chosen as the first male model for the cosmetic brand named BANILA CO. He also modeled for various magazines like NYLON, Dazed, and Grazia.
By the end of 2019, he managed to win the Hot Rookie Award at the First Brand Awards. It was all thanks to the many advertisement projects he worked on.
The following year, he had a job hosting a music program, The Show, alongside Kim Ju Yeon from the boy group THE BOYZ and Kim Si Hyeon from the girl group EVERGLOW.
That very year, he also officially debuted as an actor by playing the lead character in the drama series Pop Out Boy!. It was closely followed by another drama series titled Lonely Enough to Love.
- Real Name: Kim Min Kyu (김민규)
- Stage Name: Kim Min Kyu (김민규)
- Also Known as: Kim Min Gyu
- Nickname: Min Kyu (민규)
- Birthday: March 12, 2001
- Birthplace: Ulsan, South Korea
- Zodiac Sign: Pisces
- Nationality: South Korean
- Height: 185 cm (6’1”)
- Weight: 62 kg (137 lbs)
- Blood Type: A
- Religion: –
- Professions: Actor, Singer, Host, Model
- Education: Munhyeon Elementary School, Hwaam Middle School, Munhyeon High School, Youngdong High School
- Hobbies: Reading comic books, playing tennis ball, playing the drum
- Parents: –
- Siblings: –
- Girlfriend: –
- Facebook: –
- Twitter: @minkyu_0312
- Instagram: @kimminkyu_0312
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- YouTube: –
- Min Kyu had to switch high schools because of his work in the entertainment industry.
- He was placed #1 in the first episode of the TV show Produce X 101 (2019) where he competed to debut as an idol.
- His MBTI is ESTJ.
- Min Kyu is the Brand Ambassador of a cosmetic brand called BANILA CO.
- He has a beauty mark on the right side of his face.
- His name means ‘star in the sky.
- Min Kyu can play drums.
- He is a talent under Jellyfish Entertainment.
- His role model is his parents.
- Min Kyu passed an audition to become a trainee when he was in high school.
- He is fascinated by the school buses in Los Angeles.
- His favorite colors are black and pink.
- Min Kyu has a tall stature and claimed that it is because her mother is also tall.
- He did not believe in Santa as a child.
- His favorite food is pork belly.
- Min Kyu wants to be a historian, a businessman, or a singer.
- He is caring and smart and overall has a positive attitude.
- His favorite season is winter.
- Netizens think he looks like a combination of Hwang Min Hyun from the boy group NU’EST,
- Bae Jin Young from the boy group CIX, and Cha Eun Woo from the boy group ASTRO.
- Min Kyu has a sister two years his junior.
- He is close friends with Song Hyeong Jun from the boy group CRAVITY.
- His favorite music genre is ballad.
- Min Kyu joined a band named No Plan in high school.
- He is good at playing Ping-Pong.
- Min Kyu has long eyelashes.
- He can put a total of eight mechanical pencil leads on his eyelashes.
- Min Kyu wants to travel all around the world.
- He wants to visit Jeju and experience horseriding.
- Min Kyu was born in Gumi, but he was raised in Ulsan.
- He cannot eat grilled fish.
- Min Kyu is a dog person.
- He likes learning about history.
- His ideal type is…
- His net worth is around…
- Seasons of Blossom (Wavve | 2022), as Lee Jae Min
- The Fabulous (Netflix | 2022), as Shim Do Young
- Idol: The Coup (JTBC | 2021), as Seo Ji Han
- Lonely Enough to Love (MBC every1 | 2020), as a supporting role
- Pop Out Boy! (MBC | 2020), as Chun Nam Wook
- Backstreet Rookie (SBS | 2020), as self
- Style Me Season 3 (YouTube | 2022), as the main host
- Friendship Tour 2 (KBS | 2021), as a regular member
- Friendship Tour: Like It (KBS | 2020), as a regular member
- The Show (SBS | 2020), as the main host
- Pink Festa (MBC | 2019), as the main host
- Produce X 101 (Mnet | 2019), as a regular member
- MMTG (SBS | 2018), as a guest
- 2019 First Brand Awards – Hot Rookie Award – Kim Min Kyu
Kim Min Kyu (2001) is the type of person who will give his best in every project he works on. This multitalented entertainer was born to shine on both the screen and the stage.