Life and CareerEdit
She studied ballet for eleven years before joining Urizip dance school for more modern dance training. In 2013, she was scouted by a JYP Entertainment staff member while shopping with her mother and was invited to join JYP Entertainment Global. She auditioned in a JYP audition in Japan and joined the trainee program in South Korea on January 2, 2014. In 2014–2015, she appeared in the music videos of Got7's "Stop Stop It", Junho's "Feel", Wooyoung's "R.O.S.E", and Miss A's "Only You".
- Sixteen (Mnet) - 2015
Music video appearancesEdit
- Junho - "Feel" (2014)
- miss A - "Only You" (2015)
- Park Jin Young - "Fire" (feat. Conan O'Brien, Steven Yeun, & Jimin Park) (2016)
- Participated in JYP Nation concert theme song - ENCORE.(2016)
- She studied ballet for 11 years before joining Urizip Dance School for more modern dance training.
- Mina was born in Texas but she moved to Japan when she was a toddler. She holds both US and Japanese passports, but must give one up before she turns 22. When she went back to Hyogo, Japan, she didn't know how to speak Japanese despite it being where she grew up.
- She was scouted by a JYP Entertainment staff member while shopping with her mother and was invited to join JYP global in 2013.
- She auditioned and joined the trainee program in 2014.
- She loves Heinz ketchup, it is one of her treasured items.
- She loves to eat eggs with ketchup.
- She is a big fan of CNBlue.
- She also loves the Seohyun X Yonghwa 'Goguma Couple'.
- Her dream was to become a ballerina but it changed when she realized how fun it was to dance to Kpop.
- She walks with her feet pointing outwards as a habit that she developed from ballet.
- She is scared of roller coasters.
- Her zodiac sign is Aries.
- She dislikes Plum Blossom and Natto.
- When she relieves stress, she cries.
- When she can't sleep, she goes on her phone.
- She loves the Harry Potter series. Her favorite is Hermione.
- She cannot eat Beondaegi. Silkworm Pupae.
- She once gave Jeongyeon socks on her birthday.
- According to Jeongyeon on VLive, Tzuyu, Dahyun and Mina debuted without doing the dance routine choreography test where every trainee needs to pass.
- Mina's religion is Catholic.
- One of the reason she is called a penguin is her feet points outward when she walks because of her ballet habit.
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