Kim Min-kyu (Korean: 김민규, born 12 March 2001), better known by his stage name Minkyu, is a South Korean actor, singer, television host and model under Jellyfish Entertainment. He has been cast in the Playlist’s web drama “Pop Out Boy!” as the male lead Chun Nam-wook in 2020 and as Seo Ji-han in Idol: The Coup.
Early Life and Career
Minkyu was born on March 12, 2001, in Ulsan, South Korea. He has a younger sister who is two years younger than him. He studied at Munhyeon Elementary School, Hwaam Middle School and Moonhyeon High School. He was transferred to Youngdong High School due to work commitments.
In March 2019, Minkyu represented Jellyfish Entertainment together with fellow trainee Choi Jun-Seong on the reality survival show Produce X 101 for the chance to debut in a Mnet boy group. He ranked 12th on the finale of Produce X 101 and was eliminated from the final lineup, barely missing the mark to becoming the member of X1. Despite his elimination, Minkyu’s appearance on the show led him to receive many advertisement offers.
On August 21, he became the first male model for the beauty brand Banila Co.. He also partook in multiple magazine shoots like DAZED, NYLON and Grazia. On August 25, he held his first fan-meeting ‘Nineteen, Minkyu’ at Kwangwoon University’s Donghae Culture and Art Center. On September 23, he was chosen as a model for the American clothing retailer Guess (clothing). On November 9, he started his first fan-meeting tour ‘Nineteen, Minkyu’ in Bangkok, Thailand. On November 16, he held it in Taipei, Taiwan. On December 5, he was cast to host MBC Music’s new program Pink Festa. On December 7, he held his first fan-sign for Banila Co. December 16, he held ‘Nineteen, Minkyu’ in Japan. On December 17, he won the Hot Rookie Award on First Brand Awards 2020.
On February 7, 2020, Minkyu was chosen as one of the new hosts for SBS MTV’s music program The Show alongside The Boyz’s Juyeon and EVERGLOW’s Sihyun.
In June 2020, Minkyu made his acting debut in Playlist’s web drama “Pop Out Boy!” as the male lead Chun Nam-wook.
Kim Min-kyu is currently single and not in any relationship at the moment Kim. Min-kyu is also not married.
Kim Min-kyu’s net worth as of 2022 is estimated at around $500, 000 – $4.5 million.