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NU’EST Members Profile – JR, Aron, Minhyun, Baekho and Ren

NU'EST Members

NU’EST Members Profile and Interesting Facts – JR, Aron, Minhyun, Baekho and Ren

When you think of NU’EST, what image comes into your mind? Well, for us, it is five handsome boys who had taken the word by storm when they had their debut stage in 2012. For this article, we’re going to tell you all about NU’EST members profile and a lot more!

NU’EST, an acronym for New Establish Style Tempo, is a South Korean boy band under Pledis Entertainment. In 2012, they debuted with their first single entitled Face. Shortly after, they released their first EP called Action.

So far, NU’EST has two full-length studio albums, Re:Birth which was released in 2014, and Bridge of the World, released in 2015. Between their debut year and this year, they have released many singles and EPs, many of which are notable in their music style and creativity.

NU'EST Profile

Their music, combined with their handsome looks and up-to-date styles, skyrocketed NU’EST to local and international fame. This year, NU’EST will be promoting as four members since one of them, Minhyuk, will be in a temporary boy group until December 2018.

But enough of the history of NU’EST. Surely, you came here to find more about your NU’EST bias, didn’t you? Wait no longer because here is a full NU’EST profile to keep you up to date about your members.

Info About NU’EST Members and NU’EST Profile

JR Profile

Stage Name: JR
Real Name: Kim Jong Hyun
Role: Leader, main rapper, main dancer, vocalist
Birthdate: June 8, 1995
Zodiac: Gemini
Hometown: Kwangwon-do, South Korea
Height: 176 cm or 5’9″
Blood Type: O
Skills: dancing, rapping, singing, playing musical instruments, writing lyrics, Japanese
Instagram: @pockyjr

JR Facts

– His nickname is Bangkok City Boy
– He has the same name as SHINee’s Jonghyun and CNBLUE’s Jonghyun
– JR is a perfectionist
– He is known to have powerful charisma
– The rapper Eminem is his role model
– He knows how to play a lot of instruments including piano, saxophone, flute, clarinet, tuba, drums, and trombone
– He likes collecting toys
– He doesn’t like taking out the garbage
– His hobbies include playing games and reading manhwa: Korean comics
– He is said to be the male version of Kahi from After School
– He appeared in the music video of Bangkok City by Orange Caramel
– Yellow is his favorite color
– He is the most disorganized member of the group
– His ideal type is a girl full of aegyo or cuteness; someone who is strong on the outside but tender on the inside
– He was featured in Uee’s Sok Sok Sok song during his trainee days; he rapped for the song
– JR’s father dream was to become a singer
– If he makes a mistake, he will start from the beginning all over again
– He is known to be friendly
– He trained under Pledis Entertainment for two years before debuting
– He is a romantic guy
– JR is one of the most popular members of NU’EST
– He is slow at typing
– He likes simple things
– He doesn’t like tomatoes

Aron Profile

Stage Name: Aron
Real Name: Kwang Young Min
Role: Lead rapper, lead dancer, vocalist
Birthdate: May 21, 1993
Zodiac: Gemini
Hometown: Los Angeles, California, USA
Height: 176 cm or 5’9″
Blood Type: A
Skills: dancing, rapping, singing
Instagram: @nuestaron

Aron Facts:

– Aron was born and grew up in Los Angeles, California
– He graduated from Loyola High School
– Aron is a very smart guy: he was one of the top students for the SAT exam, having only missed six questions
– He was accepted into New York University for journalism but he chose Pledis
– When Pledis held auditions in LA, he won 1st or 2nd place
– He was a DJ for Arirang for two and a half years
– He is fluent in English
– He is known for his big eyes
– Aron is also the King of Aegyo
– He was a back up dancer for AS Blue Wonder’s music video and concerts
– Aron is the oldest member of the group but sometimes acts as the maknae
– Anthony Hamilto is his role model
– He was featured in Raina’s song Loop
– He can only drink about two bottles of soju now
– His ideal type is a girl with a bright and pure smile
– He only learned the Korean language for one year
– He has a lot of skinship with the other members
– He has a resemblance to G.O. from MBLAQ
– Aron can cook
– He likes to read
– It took a while to finally convince his parents to let him be a K-Pop idol
– He sucks at ice skating
– He teaches the other members of NU’EST English
– He is known for his soothing voice
– Aron cares about his fans a lot and likes to do fanservice
– When he was still a DJ, he did embarrassing things for his fans
– He is the male version of Bekah from After School
– He is the “romantic ladies’ lover”
– He knows how to handle his charm

Baekho Profile

Stage Name: Baekho
Real Name: Kang Dong Ho
Role: Main vocalist
Birthdate: July 21, 1995
Zodiac: Cancer
Hometown: Jeju, South Korea
Height: 175 cm or 5’9″
Blood Type: AB
Skills: dancing, rapping, singing, fencing, writing lyrics, composing

Baekho Facts:

– He likes to take spontaneous trips
– Baekho has been practicing Kumdo for about seven years
– He is known as the male version of Jung Ah from After School
– DBSK are his role models because “they are very powerful and make awesome performances”
– He was featured in the music video of Play Ur Love by After School
– His stage name ‘Baekho’ means White Tiger
– He was featured in Someone is You music video by After School
– He also competed in Produce 101 but didn’t make it to the top 10
– His ideal girl is someone who cooks and has a lot of aegyo
– He specializes in fencing
– He likes playing games
– The members’ nickname for him is ‘Baby Tiger’
– He is the sincerest member
– He likes playing beach volleyball
– He doesn’t like cleaning up their dorm’s living room
– He likes to sleep while hugging someone
– Baekho has the best body in NU’EST
– His favorite K-Pop group is Big Bang
– His first trip overseas was in Japan
– Baekho likes all types of food
– He can also play baseball
– His nickname is the same as ‘Kang Baekho’ from the anime Slam Dunk; Uee said that Baekho looks like the character
– He likes walking in the snow

Minhyun Profile

Stage Name: Minhyun
Real Name: Hwang Min Hyun
Role: Lead vocalist, visual
Birthdate: August 9, 1995
Zodiac: Leo
Hometown: Busan, South Korea
Height: 181 cm or 5’11”
Blood Type: O
Skills: dancing, singing, playing the piano, composing, writing lyrics

Minhyun Facts:

– He placed within the Top 10 in the 2nd season of Produce 101
– He will be part of the temporary group called Wanna One until December 2018, so he will be apart from NU’EST until then
– He was featured in Orange Caramel’s music video for ‘Shanghai Romance’
– He was also a backup dancer for ‘Wonder Boy’ music video by Eric Benet
– His nicknames are ‘Shanghai Boy’ and ‘Busan Boy’
– He can speak Japanese and play the piano
– He is considered as the male version of JooYeon from After School
– He likes to clean and organize
– Minhyun thinks that Ren is prettier than Nana
– His ideal girl is someone who can cook well and has a good fashion sense
– He likes watching movies and listening to music
– He wants to challenge himself in the field of acting and hosting
– He has a close relationship with his niece
– Minhyun has an older sister
– When he passed the audition, his parents didn’t believe him at first
– He likes to sleep with his headphones on
– He sang ‘You Wouldn’t Answer My Calls’ by 2AM during his audition
– He likes bribing Baekho with food
– He is always hugged by the maknae
– He couldn’t sleep the night before their debut stage
– He likes imitating Optimus Prime from the movie Transformers
– Minhyun never goes out without his phone and always carries lotion in his backpack

Ren Profile

Stage Name: Ren
Real Name: Choi Min Ki
Role: Vocalist, face of the group, maknae
Birthdate: November 3, 1995
Zodiac: Scorpio
Hometown: Busan, South Korea
Height: 178 cm or 5’10”
Blood Type: O
Skills: dancing, singing, playing the piano, cosplaying
Twitter: @ChoiGoRen
Instagram: @glorypath

Ren Facts:

– Ren is the youngest member of the group
– He is considered a metrosexual man
– He is known to be prettier than most boys and girls of K-Pop
– Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga are his role models
– He is considered the mood maker of the group
– He was also featured in music videos of ‘Someone is You’ and ‘Wonder Boy’
– Ren also participated in Produce 101 but didn’t make it
– He had his iconic platinum blonde hair before and it made him look very feminine
– His hobbies are watching movies and listening to music
– Ren was popular back in high school
– He has a strong personality
– He likes pasta
– He doesn’t see himself as feminine
– Ever since he was young, he wanted to become a singer
– He is a Christian
– Ren is considered the most mischievous in the group
– He is said to hide food in his bed to eat at night
– He likes to hug Minhyun
– His favorite food is kimchi jjigae
– He likes imitating people
– Ren hates it when people lie to him
– He always has his makeup palette with him
– He wants to lie with a girl in the grass looking up at the blue sky
– He is considered as the male version of After School’s Soyoung
– Ren’s specialties are coming up with performance ideas and cosplaying


There you have it! An extended list on the information and fun facts about your beloved NU’EST members. We hope you enjoyed this NU’EST Members Profile and are looking forward to any additions you may have. If you have any facts and info to add, please leave them in the comments below. They’ll be much appreciated!

In the meantime, do share this with your other K-Pop friends. Take the time to answer this quick poll as well:

Who do you think is the prettiest member of NU’EST?

– JR
– Aron
– Minhyun
– Baekho
– Ren

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