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Ren (NU’EST)

Weight: 52 kg
Height: 178 cm
Real name: 최민기 / Choi Min Ki
Date of Birth: November 3, 1995

Ren (NU’EST)

About Ren (NU’EST)

Ren (NU’EST) Facts

  • Group K-Pop NU’EST
    • Position Vocalist, Dancer and Maknae.
    • Sub-Unit: NU’EST W
    • Trainee since: 2010.
  • Education:
    • Yongsan Elementary School
    • Yongho Middle School (Transferred to Eunseong Middle School)
    • Korean Art High School
    • Inha University Department of Theater and Film
  • Specialty: Dancing, Singing, Imitations, and playing the piano.
  • Languages: Korean (native language), English and Japanese (Basic).
  • Hobbies fashion, watching movies and taking selfies.
  • Fanclub Rentastics.
  • Instruments: Piano
  • Favorite color: Black and Red.
  • Favorite food: Meat.
  • Motto:Living by giving the best
  • Rolemodels: Yamashita Tomohisa
  • Favorite singers Lady Gaga, Beyoncé and Michael Jackson.
  • Favorite sport: Swimming
  • I have been dreaming since I was a child: “I wanted to be a singer from a very young age – it seems to be my only dream.”
  • His favorite movie is Titanic.
  • In Japanese, Ren means Lotus Flower; Pledis wanted his job to be strong and prosperous like a lotus, in the entertainment industry.
  • When he was a little boy, he was hit by a car as he ran to cross the street. Fortunately he was not seriously injured and got up on his own, he said the driver got out of the car in a panic and handed him a business card in case he needed anything. Ren also mentioned that when he got home he told his grandmother and he scolded him.
  • He was Pledis’ second male trainee. He auditioned to join Pledis on a rainy day, to the song “Let it be” by The Beatles.
  • When he met JR he found it boring Aron found it affectionate but also boring.
  • He and Minhyun participated in the runway of “F/W 2012-2013 Seoul Fashion Week” for designer Park Yoon Soo’s “Big Park” fashion show, as they have been gaining attention since their debut due to their stature and particular image.
  • Performed on March 8, 2014 at “Music Core” with Min Hyuk from BTOB, Hong Bin from VIXX, Seung Jin from A-JAX as part of Boy’s Day, performing a cover of “Something” by Girl’s Day.
  • He has a Chucky doll, which can be seen in different photos that he uploads to his social networks.
  • He is very playful, naïve, meticulous, easily frightened.
  • He loves Lady Gaga, he is his source of inspiration, he likes his fashionable clothes, his stage presence, his singing and dancing. he is also a fan of Lee Hyo Ri, Sandara Park and Z.Tao.
  • He loves dancing and singing, but is also interested in “voice imitation”.
  • Ren was voted by his group mates as the most popular member, since he has a female image and is the youngest.
  • He said he has been mistaken for a girl many times and doesn’t care because he thinks he is more interesting.
  • Many fans say Ren reminds them of Amber from F (x) and Tae Min from SHINee.
  • He has great admiration for Nana from After School and has selected his as his favorite noona in the group.
  • He participated again on the runway for the collection of designer Park Youn Soo.
  • He played the role of the alien in the Chinese drama Longmen Express.
  • Ren is very confident on stage.
  • Members describe him as introverted, quirky, mysterious and enjoys trying new things.
  • He likes to compete with Aron he often goes out of his way to communicate in different languages.
  • The manager of NU’EST says he talks to the staff a lot and is a lot of fun.
  • Ren often dances to girl group songs with great precision and confidence. he also likes to dance to entertain and make his members happy.
  • Members say he is the one who has more female friends than male friends.
  • Recently Ren showed more interest in showing a masculine image and no longer wishes to be seen as a “Flower Boy”.
  • He scares easily, and when he does, he usually screams a lot.
  • He hides snacks in his bed so that if he wakes up hungry he can eat without having to walk to the kitchen.
  • Min Hyun revealed that Ren likes to sleep in a shirt and boxer shorts.
  • He appeared for the fourth time on the Seoul Fashion Week runway in “Big Park” by designer Park Yoon Soo.
  • Aron used to call Ren “Gongju” (princess).
  • The members of NU’EST invented a disease named after him Choi Ren when he woke up, Ren always complained of a headache and said he should skip practice.
  • He participated in the second season of PRODUCE 101 together with his colleagues from NU’EST he made it all the way to the final chapter in 20th place.
  • For his 23rd birthday (2018), Ren held a double surprise event for his fans, in Thailand he held a busking and in Korea an event to thank his fans, in it he gave all attendees a children’s storybook that he created himself and has as characters a rabbit (Ren), a turtle (JR ), a white tiger (Baek Ho ), a fox (Hwang Min Hyun ) and a corgi dog (Aron in the story he represented L.O.Λ.E as fireflies.

Mini Biography

Participated as a dancer in the “Wonder Boy” promotions of the sub-unit AS BLUE ren debuted in 2012 as a sub-vocalist of NU’EST and remains an active member to this day in the boy band. He is popular for his different and often confusing appearances and also for his obsession towards the international star Lady Gaga. Many consider him a fashion icon for his undefined roles against gender stereotypes.

Ren (NU’EST) Collaborations

Ren (NU’EST) Music

Ren (NU’EST) Drama

  • Genesis (Olleh TV, 2021)
  • I’m Not a Girl Anymore (Naver TV, 2016-2017)
  • Gu Du De Mei Shi Jia (Youku, 2015)
  • Jeon Woo Chi (KBS2, 2013)
  • Longmen Express (Anhui TV, 2013)

Ren (NU’EST) Advertisement

  • 2019: DPC: LOVE ALL Lipstick X REN
  • 2017 labiotte with NU’EST W
  • 2017 labiotte with JR
  • 2011 : New Balance CF feat Lizzy together with NU’EST

Ren (NU’EST) Films

  • Their Distance (2016)


Ren (NU’EST) TV Programs

  • Video Star (MBC Every1, 2021) (20.04.2021) Ep. 245
  • Amazing Saturday (TvN, 2020)
  • The Return of Superman (KBS2TV / KBS World, 2019) together with Minhyun
  • Chart of Pushovers (JTBC, 2019)
  • Makgeolli On The Roof (A Channel, 2019) together with Baek Ho
  • The Kkondae Live (Mnet, 2018)
  • Hello Counselor (KBS2, 2018) (17.09.2018) (Ep. 380, together with JR )
  • Hidden Singer (JTBC, 2018). as a panelist with Aron and Baek Ho
  • Ranking Show (2017)
  • Master Key (KBS, 2017)
  • Looking for Trouble (JTBC, 2017).
  • Wanna One Go! (Mnet, 2017) Special Guest Ep. 02
  • PRODUCE 101 season 2 (Mnet, 2017)
  • Reckless Family season 3 (MBCevery1, 2014) with MinHyun
  • After School Club (10.09.2014) (Ep.100, together with Min Hyun and Aron ) (Arirang, 2014)
  • After School Club (03.09.2014) (Ep.98, next to Min Hyun and Aron ) (Arirang, 2014)
  • LOΛE STORY Season 5 (2013)
  • LOΛE STORY Season 4 (2013)
  • NU’EST in LOVE (Mnet, 2013)
  • LOΛE STORY Season 3 (2013)
  • MTV Diary (MTV, 2013)
  • LOΛE STORY Season 2 (2013)
  • Strong Heart (SBS, 2012)
  • MTV Kpop 20 (MTV, 2012) as MC
  • LOΛE STORY (2012)
  • Making of a Star NU’EST Landing Operation (MBC, 2012)

Ren (NU’EST) Music Videos

  • HELLOVENUS – Venus (2012) (Cameo)
  • Happy Pledis – Love Letter (2011
  • AS BLUE – Wonder Boy (2011)

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