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Mina: Wiki, Career, Awards, 8 Fun Facts & More

Biography of Mina 

Japanese singer and dancer Mina Myoi, popularly known by her stage name Mina, was born on March 24, 1997, in San Antonio, Texas, USA. She later moved to South Korea. She is one of the three Japanese members of the South Korean girl group TWICE, which was founded by JYP Entertainment in 2015.

Early Life

Sachiko and Akira Myoi are the parents who gave birth to Mina on March 24, 1997 in San Antonio, Texas, in the United States. She was born in the United States but was raised in the Japanese city of Nishinomiya in the Hygo Prefecture. Her father is an orthopaedic surgeon at Suita’s Osaka University Hospital. She has a sibling named Kai, who is five years older than her. Mina began her ballet training at a young age and practised it for eleven years before making her singing debut in TWICE. In Takarazuka, Hygo, she attended Obayashi Sacred Heart School. She relocated to South Korea to work as a trainee and so she was not able to complete her studies.

It was revealed in 2017 that Mina has a dual citizenship of USA and Japan. She no longer has U.S. citizenship as of 2019, according to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.

Career and Achievements

When Mina was out shopping with her mother in Osaka, a JYP Entertainment recruiter approached her and offered her an audition. She moved to South Korea in January 2014 to start training there as a trainee at JYP Entertainment. In 2015, Mina took part in the JYP Entertainment and Mnet co-produced South Korean reality television programme ‘Sixteen’. She joined the newly formed girl group TWICE after being one of the nine eligible candidates who participated.

When TWICE’s first extended play, ‘The Story Begins’, was released in October 2015, Mina made her public entrance as a band member. The TWICE’s lead single ‘Like Ooh-Ahh’, which is the first K-pop debut song reached 100 million YouTube views. As a result of her extreme anxiety and insecurity surrounding onstage performances, Mina withdrew from the Twicelights World Tour, which was announced on July 11, 2019 by JYP Entertainment. According to a report from February 2020, Mina’s health had improved and she was prepared to perform live again with the band TWICE.

kdramalive Mina Myoi
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Public Image

Since her debut, Mina has gained recognition both domestically and internationally as one of TWICE’s most talented dancers. According to Chosun Ilbo, her popularity contributed to the improvement of relations between Japan and South Korea. She was ranked as the 20th most popular idol in South Korea in the 2019 Gallup Korea Annual Music Poll.


A well-known South Korean luxury fashion label, at the beginning of 2022 introduced Mina as their new muse of Metrocity. She was named the global brand ambassador of SK-II, the top cosmetics company in Japan, in March of 2022.

SK-II, the top cosmetics company hosted World PITERA, the global large scale event in Tokyo, Japan. The event was a celebration of the success of their unique ingredient PITERA, a naturally produced skincare ingrident exclusively created for the brand by yeast fermentation process. The campaign allowed its brand ambassadors, including Mina, to capture photographs of their non-makeup and bare faces. According to the interviews, Mina is also a constant user of the product, which helps in dehydrating and rejuvenating her skin.


  • Soundtrack Appearances

    “Bouquet” (2023)

  • Song Writing Credits

    “Shot Thru The Heart” (2018)
    “21:29” (2019)
    “Celebrate” (2022)


  • Television Shows

    Sixteen (2015)

Net Worth and Personal Life

The nine-member girl group TWICE from JYP Entertainment includes Mina Myoi as one of its Japanese members. Through comebacks, performances, and endorsement deals, she generates an impressive amount of revenue. According to reports, TWICE’s net worth as of 2022 is $35 million. However, the members’ individual earnings are much lower. Some sources estimate that her net worth is between $2.5 million and $3 million as of 2022. Her net worth increased from $1.5 million to $2 million in 2021.

Health Issues

Mina was diagnosed with anxiety disorder according to the updates of her agency, JYP Entertainment. Her current health status is that she is struggling with extreme forms of anxiety and insecurity issues. As for her artistic participation, it is scheduled in relation to her health condition. According to various sources, she joined the Likey Singers before taking a break due to her health concerns.

kdramalive Mina Myoi

Interesting Facts about Mina

  1. The Harry Potter series is her favorite. Hermione Granger is her favorite character.
  2. As she sings the bridge on the majority of title tracks and side tracks, her admirers refer to her as the “Queen of Bridges”.
  3. She enjoys the television programme ‘Stranger Things’.
  4. For their Summer Nights special album, Mina co-wrote the lyrics with Momo and Sana for the song “Shot Thru The Heart”.
  5. She is sometimes referred to as a penguin because one of her ballet habits causes her feet to point outward when she walks.
  6. Ray is the name of her dachshund pet dog.
  7. One of her most treasured possessions is Heinz ketchup, which she adores.
  8. She admires indigo and purple hues.


  1. How old is Mina from Twice?
    As of 2022 she is 25 years old.
  2. What is her representative colour?
    Mint is her representative colour.
  3. When is TWICE’S Mina’s birthday?
    March 24, 1997 is her birthday.
  4. What is her Instagram ID?
    mina_sr_my‘ is her Instagram ID with 7.4 million followers.

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