Myoui Mina is Best Known For Being a member of the South Korean girl group, Twice.
Born Name Myoui Mina
Nick Name Penguin, Black Swan, Minari
Occupation Singer, Dancer, Actress
Born: March 24, 1997, 22 years and 0 months, San Antonio, Texas, United States
Zodiac Sign Aries
Hair Color Black. She prefers to dye her hair ‘light brown’.
Eye Color Dark Brown
Height 5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm
Genre K-Pop, J-Pop
Labels JYP Entertainment, Warner Music Japan
Mina attended Obayashi Sacred Heart School in Japan. She also trained at Urizip Dance School learning modern dance.
Siblings – She has an older brother.
Language(s) Korean (fluent), Japanese (native language), English (basic)
Mina is represented by JYP Entertainment.
She is of Japanese descent.
Beauty spot on her nose
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Minatozaki Sana, who is popularly known as just Sana is a Japanese born singer and a member of the musical group TWICE (South Korean girl group formed by JYP Entertainment in 2015 through a reality show SIXTEEN).
On the reality show, 16 contestants competed for eight much-coveted spots in the group (which later became known as Twice) and Sana was selected for her skills and pop-star potentials. Other members of the group are Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun Chae-young and Tzuyu.
Ever since the group debuted in 2016, Sana’s fame and popularity has continued to surge as the vocalist and lead dancer of the group. The group’s second EP (released in 2016) was the most popular album released by a girl group in South Korea. As revealed by JYP Entertainment, over 160,000 copies were sold.
Sana Got Cast While Out Shopping With Friends
While there are some relatively standard ways of becoming trainees in Korea and many aspirants would do anything to be among the industry’s best, some of the industry’s top idols were actually cast in very unconventional ways, some weren’t even aspiring for the position even though they had the talent and Sana was such.
Sana was spotted by a talent scout while she went out shopping with a friend back in Japan. She was offered a casting offer on JYP Entertainment talent hunt. Sana who was in 9th grade at the time turned down the offer but later accepted it when she learnt Wooyoung and Suzy of KBS drama Dream High were in the company.
She Cooked Spring Rolls On Sixteen
Can you beat that? while other contestants were busy showing off their singing and dancing skills at the JYP survival show SIXTEEN, Sana actually showed off her cooking skills by making spring rolls. At least the judges were able to look beyond the cooking skills to see a potential singer/dancer.
She Is Clumsy
Oh yes! that is one-word Minatozaki Sana actually used in describing herself. She said she is clumsy but at the same time tries to have fun in the process. During a reality TV programme, Sana says “To be honest, I don’t really have a sense of balance.”
Speaking to GQ Korea, she said when she was a trainee, she couldn’t look in the mirror that much since all she did was practice but, now, she spends a lot of her time in front of the mirror getting her hair and make-up done.
She Is Multi-Lingual
The talented singer/dancer is also good with languages. Sana speaks Japanese, Korean and English. Though she confessed to GQ Korea that her Korean was better before she appeared on SIXTEEN than what it is now. She said these days, her tongue keeps getting twisted and flipping and that her pronunciation isn’t as good as before.
She Has Appeared In Music Videos By Got7 And Junho
As a trainee with JYP Entertainment, she appeared on Got7’s music video “A” as well as on Junho’s music video Feel.
Her Hobbies Are
The quite energetic and friendly Sana enjoys shopping, collecting perfumes, and eating.
She once confessed that she and Momo secretly ordered jokbal (a Korean dish) while they were trainees, unfortunately, they were caught by their manager because they had forgotten to clean up a piece of lettuce on the ground.
Minatozaki Sana would eat yoghurt smoothies any day, any time because she loves it but will never try beans and eggplants.
As a member of Twice, she released her first studio album, Twicetagram, on October 30, 2017. The album peaked at the 1st spot on Korean, U.S., and Chinese music charts.
First TV Show
In 2015, Mina made her first TV show appearance in the reality show, Sixteen, as a contestant.
Mina Favorite Things
Color – Purple, Indigo
Karaoke Song – Almost is Never Enough!
Movie Series – Harry Potter
Food – Egg with Heinz ketchup
Ballet Production – La Corsaire
Mina has dual citizenship of the United States and Japan.
Her English name is Sharon Myōi.
Her parents moved to Japan when she was a toddler.
She started learning ballet at a young age and continued for almost 11 years.
She was scouted by a JYP Entertainment agent while she was shopping at a mall with her mother in 2013.
In January 2014, she cleared her JYP Entertainment Global audition and began as a trainee with the agency.
She participated in the reality show, Sixteen, and emerged as a finalist, finally making her debut with the girl group, Twice.
Mina is the member with the shortest training period prior to her debut.
In her spare time, she likes to look up restaurants online and shop.
In the TWICE dorm, Jihyo, Nayeon, Sana and Mina share the largest room.
Mina walks with her toes pointed outwards and is often teased by the members.
Mina likes laying on her bed for long periods of time.
Mina likes to play games and is good at it.
She’s very quiet person in public.
Mina’s ideal type is someone well-mannered, playful, and leads me well since she has a tough time making decisions.
Mina’s favorite movie genre is action.
She has the shortest period of time in training before debuting as a Twice member.
When she is stressed, she can’t help herself but to cry.
Mina has 12 years old daschund named Ray. She got nosebleed while signing adoption contract because she got too excitedWhen Mina was an elementary school student, she got a nosebleed while her mother was signing the papers for her dog because she’s really happy her parents finally let her adopt one
Mina was born in the United States – San Antonio, Texas because of her father’s work. Both of her parents are Japanese and she moved to back to Japan after she turned 3. TWICE often joke about her being their US Resident (which, legally, she is), but she left too early before she could learn much English. She has the best English pronunciation in the group.
Mina studied ballet for 11 years before joining Urizip Dance School for more modern dance training.
Mina wrote the lyrics for the song ”Shot Thru The Heart” along with Momo and Sana
Mina loves drinking watermelon juice.
Mina loves ketchup especially Heinz ketchup, and also, what she loves the most is egg with ketchup and she said that she can eat anything with ketchup.
She’s the only member of Twice that can’t do or doesn’t often do aegyo.
She doesn’t want to ride any scary rides at theme parks.
Mina only took 1 year of trainee period before debuting
Mina said that she has lots of mood swings, but likes trying to stay optimistic.
Mina hates carnival rides. While she isn’t afraid of heights – the speed and drops really scare her.