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Kim Min Ju (김민주; or simply Minju) is a South Korean singer-songwriter, rapper and actress under Urban Works Entertainment. She is a former member of the project girl group IZ*ONE.

Career

2018-2020: Produce 48, IZ*ONE and Show! Music Core

On May 11, 2018, she was revealed as a contestant on Produce 48, where she would be representing Urban Works Entertainment. She placed 11th overall, thus becoming a member of IZ*ONE.[2] The group officially debuted on October 29 with their first mini album Color*IZ.

On June 1, 2020, it was announced that she would become the new MC for Show! Music Core, replacing Mina of gugudan. Her first appearance was on June 13.[3]

2021: IZ*ONE disbandment, acting career

On April 29, 2021, IZ*ONE disbanded after their special contract was concluded. Then, Minju returned to Urban Works as a trainee.

In August, rumors started to surface speculating that Minju had received an offer from Source Music to be in their upcoming girl group, however, there was hesitancy on her part because she was more interested in her acting career.[4] It was later reported that she had declined their offer and will instead be focusing on her career as an actress.[5]

Personal life

Education

She graduated from School of Performing Arts Seoul on February 13, 2020.[6]

Discography

Features

OSTs

  • The Fault is Not Yours OST ("Christmas") (2019)

Filmography

Movies

  • The Fault Is Not Yours (2019)

Dramas

  • Great Seducer (2018)
  • Immortal Goddess (Naver TV, 2016)

Reality shows

Music shows

Music video appearances

Writing credits

  • All credits adapted from KOMCA, unless stated.[7]
Artist Song Album Type
2019
IZ*ONE "Really Like You" Heart*IZ Writing
"Neko ni Naritai" (Korean ver.) Adapting to Korean
"Love Bubble" "Vampire" Writing
2020
IZ*ONE "You & I" Bloom*IZ Writing
"With*One" Oneiric Diary

Endorsements

  • Holika Holika (2017)
  • PEPSI (2021)

Trivia

  • Prior to debuting with IZ*ONE, she trained for 2 years and 10 months.[1]
  • Her hobbies are walking, taking pictures and watching sitcoms.[1]
  • Her specialty are playing the guitar and imitating faces (mostly animals).[1]
  • Her Produce 48 motto was "I will practice until my body's limit!", while her catchphrase was "It's fun to watch Min Ju's face ♥"[1]

Gallery

Main article: Kim Min Ju/Gallery

References

Official links

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