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REN is a member of the K-pop boy band NU’EST.

NameREN | 렌
Full NameChoi Mingi | 최민기 | 崔珉起
AKAChoi Minki
BornNovember 3, 1995
Ulsan, South Korea
HometownYongho-dong, Nam-gu, Busan, South Korea
Height178cm | 5′-10″
Shoe Size260mm
Blood TypeO
FamilyMother, Father, Older Brother, Cat
EducationHanyang University Institute for Future Talents
Inha University (dropout)
Korea Art High School
Yongho Middle School → Eunseong Middle School
Yongsan Elementary School
Years Active2012 – present
Sub-UnitNU’EST W
PositionSub Vocalist
Official Pageig


TV Series

YearTitleRole • EP
2013Jeon WoochiKangsul
2016I’m Not A Girl AnymoreEP06 – EP07

REN Facts

  • He was born in Ulsan and moved to Busan at 5.
  • When he was 16, he was discovered on the street by a Pledis staff.
  • REN got into Pledis Entertainment as a trainee in 2010 and made his debut as a member of NU’EST in 2012.
  • Pledis audition song: The Beatles – Let It Be
  • He was the second Pledis male trainee (the first male trainee was NU’EST JR).
  • Han Sungsoo, the CEO of Pledis Entertainment chose his stage name, which means lotus in Japanese.
  • He was a theater and film major at Inha University, but he dropped out.
  • Role Model: Lady Gaga.
  • He cannot eat raw fish.
  • He participated in Produce 101 Season 2 in 2017 and finished in 20th place.
  • Nicknames: Mango, Boss Rabbit


  • Beverage: soft drinks
  • Desserts: ice cream, bingsu (shaved ice)
  • Food: gopchang (beef tripe)


  • Mother
  • Father
  • Older Brother
    Born: 1993
  • Lucky
    Breed: Ragdoll