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Minzy - Biography, Profile, Facts and Career

A journey from a high-caliber idol Minzy isn’t smooth since she just began digging deeper into the performing arts industry.

Before Minzy debuted with 2NE1, she had already become a very good dancer. She has won a lot of dance competitions, which led her into her participation as one of YG Entertainment’s trainees in the 6th grade.

After doing training for at least 5 years, she debuted with 2NE1 in 2009 by releasing Fire.

Six years later after 2NE1 got a hiatus, she initiated to build a dance studio called Millennium Dance Academy.

In 2016, this singer then left 2NE1 and YG Entertainment to start working as a solo performer by signing with Music Works.

Her debut EP was released on April 17, 2017, Minzy Work 01. “Uno”. Directly after the release, the EP got 2nd position for Billboard World Albums Chart.

Three years later, she chose to leave Music Works and finally build her company, MZ Entertainment.

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  • Real Name: Gong Minji (공민지)
  • Stage Name: Minzy (민지)
  • Nickname: Minkki
  • Birthday: January 18, 1994
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Height: 162 cm (5 ft 3¾ in)
  • Weight: 49 kg (108 lbs)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Religion: Christian
  • Profession: Singer, Dancer
  • Education: Baekseok University
  • Hobbies: Dancing, Photography
  • Parents: –
  • Siblings: Gong Minyoung
  • Boyfriend: –
  • Facebook: –
  • Twitter: @mingkki21
  • Instagram: @_minzy_mz
  • TikTok: –
  • YouTube: MINZY TV


  • Even though she was born in Seoul, she then moved to another region, Gwangju when she was a child.
  • Lee is her father’s surname, meanwhile, her mother’s surname is Gong.
  • Her sister, Gong Minyoung, becomes an artist of Contemporary Christian Music.
  • Before she even began her debut, she already has won a lot of dance competitions.
  • After Minzy’s dance clips were scattered on the Internet, she got discovered.
  • Minzy joined Millyohrae Joy Dance Academy and also Plug-in Music Academy, same schools like KARA’s Hara, Big Bang’s Seungri, and DBSK’s Yunho.
  • Actually, she already joined her agency, YG Entertainment, when she was just in elementary school.
  • She had trained for approximately 5 years.
  • She became a class president and school announcer when she was in elementary school.
  • She has a bunch collection of Gundam.
  • She idolizes Black Eyed Peas, Michael Jackson, and Usher so much.
  • She dislikes scary movies so much.
  • Minzy has knowledge about knitting.
  • Purple is her most favorite color.
  • Minzy always has sexiness when it comes to dancing.
  • She likes puppies.
  • Minzy got depressions when she was still 17 years old when she debuted with 2NE1.
  • She can speak fluently in Korean, Chinese, Japanese, and English.
  • Minzy has a good friendship with Jeon Somi.
  • Her ideal type is someone who is older than her.

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Minzy is the epitome of a badass, powerful, and hardworking woman. She has been inspiring so many people out there so much, it’s understandable that she has a lot of fans.