Saturday, August 18, 2012

Minzy Profile

2NE1 Member


Real Name : Gong Min Ji (공민지)
Stage Name : Minzy (민지)
Position : Rapper, Vocal
Birthplace : Seoul, South Korea
Birthdate : January 18, 1994
Blood Type : O
Height : 162cm
Languages : Chinese, Japanese, English
Religion : Christian
Hobbies : Listening to music, Writing lyrics, Studying production
Favorite Color : Orange, Pink
Specialties : Rapping, Dancing, Singing

Gong Min Ji (공민지) or her stage name Minzy (민지) is maknae (the youngest in Korean Language) of South Korea girl group 2NE1. Minzy was born in Seoul, South Korea on January 18, 1994. When young, she moved to Gwangju where she participated in many dance contests and competitions. Minzy is the granddaughter of Gong Okjin, a legendary folk dancer in South Korea. In 2005, Minzy was discovered by YG Entertainment through a video of her dance was uploaded on the internet. The video got many hits and praises for her ability to dance. Because of her rising popularity through the internet. Yang Hyun Suk recruited Minzy after seeing the video and she became a trainee in YGE. She trained for 5 years before joining 2NE1.

Originally, Minzy was supposed to debut with ex-YG trainee May Doni, who left YG Family for another record label. But in 2009, Minzy put into 2NE1. On May 6, 2009 Minzy and her group 2NE1 released their single debut title "Fire". On May 17, 2009 they debuted on stage with their single debuted "Fire" at SBS Inkigayo. Before debuted CL and her group 2NE1 released the song "Lollipop" with her labelmate Bigbang for LG Electronics to promote their Cyon phone on March 27, 2009. In 2NE1, Minzy is the best member in the dance. Opposite of Dara and Bom. Minzy graduated from middle school and decided to fully devote herself to 2NE1. On July 16, 2009 it was revealed that she dropped out from high school and will be focusing on her music work with 2NE1. November 20th, 2009 Minzy collaborated with her band mate CL for "Please Don't Go".

Despite being a maknae, Minzy was a member of the most good at cooking than the other members. In addition both in terms of cooking, Minzy is good at sewing and knitting. He's very good at making clothes or anything with her knitting. Big Bang's G-Dragon, her label mate choose Minzy as his favorite junior. Minzy is known to be close friends with several idols, such as f(x)'s Amber and Luna, Girls' Generation's Yoona, Tiffany, Sooyoung and Hyoyeon, Super Junior's Siwon, KARA's Goo Hara and Korean Singer IU. She is also close to Japanese pop star Koda Kumi.

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