Sana (TWICE)

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Sana TWICE - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Minatozaki Sana, or popularly known as Sana, is a Japanese singer. She is a member of the K-POP girl group TWICE.

Sana gained popularity through the Mnet reality show SIXTEEN in 2015 became famous after debuting as the sub vocalist and main rapper of TWICE.


Sana always has a dream to become a K-pop idol, even when she was just a child. She wanted to be as inspirational as Girls’ Generation and that made her striving for her dream.

Initially, she did her first training in Osaka with EXPG in 2009 to be a Japanese singer.

When she was just a middle school student, there was a JYP’s talent scout that discovered her at a shopping court with her friends.

Sana then was being invited to be a participant in the annual JYP Entertainment’s audition in Japan. Fortunately, she successfully passed that audition and became a JYP trainee in April 2012.

This girl then began her training program in South Korea for more than 3 years. Initially, she was planned to be a member of a new girl group of JYP, but the group never debuted.

She became a participant for Sixteen, a survival show created by JYP x Mnet to create a new girl group in 2015.

Because of her charm and talents, she successfully impressed all the audiences and judges.

As a consequence of her works, she became a winning group member, TWICE.

Sana then made her first debut alongside TWICE by releasing the song Like Ooh Ahh, the lead single from EP The Story Begins in October 2015.


  • Real Name: Minatozaki Sana (湊崎 紗夏)
  • Stage Name: Sana (사나)
  • Nickname: Sana, Sandarella, Sanaconda, Sanake, Squirrel
  • Birthday: December 29, 1996
  • Birthplace:  Tennōji-ku, Osaka, Japan
  • Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Position: Sub Vocalist, Main Rapper (TWICE)
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Singer
  • Education: –
  • Hobbies: Collecting body mist and perfumes, Shopping
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  • Instagram: @m.by__sana
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Height, Weight & Appearance

  • Height: 168 cm (5’6″)
  • Weight: 47 kg (104 lbs)
  • Blood Type: B
  • Hair color: Black
  • Eye color: Brown
  • Body measurements: 31-23-32 Inches
  • Shoe size: 6 (US)
  • Dress Size: 4 (US)


  • Father: –
  • Mother: –
  • Brother: –
  • Sister: –

Boyfriend & Dating History

Sana has never revealed to be dating or in a rumor with anyone.

However, in a Radio talk show, she said she has gone through dates but further details about these “dates” were never shared.

Net Worth

Sana has an estimated net worth of $3 million. She mainly earns from her career in TWICE.

However, she also earns from her solo career as a singer as well as brand endorsement deals.


According to net worth spot, TWICE earns an estimated $5.11 million a year through album and merchandise sales. They evenly split among the 9 members.

Plastic Surgery 

According to a plastic surgeon, Sana has not done plastic surgery and that Sana’s main charming point is her jawline.

The plastic surgeon also noted that the way her nose, lips, and chin line up in profile view is like “the standard line of beauty”.


  • Sana’s MBTI type is ENFP-T.
  • In her family, she is the only child.
  • She got the cast when she was doing fun shopping alongside Sana’s friends.
  • Sana successfully passed her audition in 2012.
  • She made an appearance for JY Park’s music video titled Fire alongside TWICE members.
  • Purple is Sana’s representative color.
  • She is very good at making calligraphy.
  • Sana learned calligraphy when she was just a primary school student.
  • She is very optimistic, but she’s clumsy.
  • She has a lot of favorite colors, such as white, beige, black, and pink. Unfortunately, she feels like purple clothing isn’t her favorite.
  • Sana is a close friend of Miyeon from (G)I-DLE
  • 12 is Sana’s favorite number according to Sana’s birthday in the 12th month.
  • She once made an appearance in some music videos, such as A from GOT7, Feel from Junho, and Candy (Japanese) from Junho.
  • According to The Most Beautiful Faces by TC Candler, she got 46th place in 2018, 48th place in 2019, and 29th place in 2020.
  • Sana is scared of thunders.
  • In terms of food, Sana really loves yogurt smoothies and spicy foods.
  • She doesn’t like eggplants and beans.
  • Sana has allergic towards pollen.
  • She doesn’t like to be alone.
  • When she is in her bed, she really enjoys it.
  • She often does some stretching in the bed.
  • She always screams whenever she watches horror movies, but she loves it.
  • Her favorite movie is A Litre of Tears that always makes her cry.
  • She would do some stretching if she isn’t able to sleep.
  • Eunha from GFRIEND is her close friend.
  • She is also a close friend of U from ONF.
  • She said that her pupils are her source of confidence.
  • She can do a knot untangling.
  • She got a scar from a doenjangjjigae bowl when she went to eat with Mina and Momo.
  • This idol became a MC for Idol Star Athletics Championship in 2019.
  • Sana shares a room with Jihyo, Nayeon, and Mina.
  • She said that her ideal type is someone who can treat her parents very well, a hard worker, and professional.

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Reality shows

  • NIZI Project (Hulu | 2020), as a judge
  • SIXTEEN (Mnet | 2015), as a contestant

Music Video Appearances

  • Sotsugyou (2021) – Kobukuro
  • Instant Love (2017) – Junho
  • Fire (2016) – J.Y. Park (feat. Conan O’Brien, Steven Yeun, & Jimin Park)
  • Feel (2014) – Junho
  • A (2014) – GOT7


“Green tea is green~”

“Everyone, the world is big!”

“It’s like carbonated water without carbonation.” 

“I think the desk was just a desk. It was nothing special.”

“She really seemed like a Korean trainee being trained in Korea.”

Pics of Sana

1. Our Sana is very lovely with her pouty lips

Sana TWICE - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

2. She is a truly femme fatale that steals our heart 

Sana TWICE - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

3. The costume and hair-do match her personality very well

Sana TWICE - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

4. Hello everyone, our goddess is here

TWICE - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

5. Nobody can look like this beautiful like Sana

TWICE - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Our Sana always wins our hearts with her charm, talents, beauty, and personality. She is also a very good person who’s worth being idolized for. We’re very proud of you, Sana!