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Kim Min-jeong (Hangul: 김민정), also known by her stage name Winter (Hangul: 윈터), is a member of the South Korean girl group aespa and the female unit GOT the beat.

Career

2020: æspa debut

On October 26, 2020, S.M. Entertainment revealed Winter as the first member of aespa.

On November 4th her Avatar was revealed, æ-WINTER, through the video SYNK, WINTER.

On December 6th, Winter performed "ID; Peace B" at Mnet Asian Awards (MAMA) for BoA's 20th Anniversary Special.

Winter collaborated with Raiden during SMTOWN LIVE Culture Humanity Online Concert on January 1st, 2021. The two performed Raiden and Chanyeol's song Yours, showcasing Winter's vocal abilities.

2021: GOT the beat debut

Winter made a special appearance in the music video to Kangta's remake single "Free To Fly 2021," which was released on July 14, 2021.

On December 27th, it was announced that Winter will be debuting in the first unit, GOT the beat, of the female project group, Girls On Top. She will be debuting alongside, Karina, BoA, Taeyeon and Hyoyeon of Girls' Generation, and Wendy and Seulgi of Red Velvet. They will be performing their debut digial single, "Step Back"[1], at the SMTOWN Live 2022 : SMCU Express@Kwangya online concert on January 1, 2022 before the official release on January 3, 2022.[2]

Trivia

  • Education:
    • Samseong Elementary School (Graduated)
    • Samseong Middle School (Graduated)
    • Yang San Girls’ High School (Dropout)
    • High School Graduation Equivalency Examination (GED) (Accepted)
  • She took the High School GED on the same day and the same class as winter
  • Special Ability: English tongue twisters, slicing paper and cucumber with a fake samurai sword since she had learnt kendo for 6 months.
  • Nicknames: gyeoul (winter), Wingingie, Jeongie, Mindoongie, Kim Gyeoul, My Melody, baby bunny, Winyomi, Melonpanna, Kim Min Kyung Hoon, Winjeong
  • Favorite Words: milk and love
  • Favorite Color: ivory
  • Favorite Season: fall
  • Favorite Animals: arctic fox, desert fox, husky, puppy, cat
  • Favorite Food: chocolate, pizza, cracker, jelly, taro smoothie, Kongguksu (cold bean noodle soup), Lasagna, cake, bread, cookies, milk, and chips
  • Favorite Movies: Tenet, American Sniper
  • Favorite type of Music: Slow songs and ballads[3],especially Harry Styles.
  • First impression of members:
  • She loves watching action movies, war movies, and movies that are hard to understand.[4]
  • When she was younger she wanted to be a singer. She also wanted to be a soldier because she thought that was very attractive, and the fact that she comes from a family where many members that were/are soldiers.[5]
  • Her favorite ride at the amusement park are the rollercoasters. Ningning is her rollercoaster partner.[6]
  • She is the only member where the ae-version of herself has the same hair color as her debut colour (bleach blond).
  • She was the first member to be revealed.
  • She was casted by SM Entertainment during a dance festival in her hometown, Yangsan-si (Yangsan City).
  • She uses the iPhone 11 yellow.
  • She is allergic to kiwifruit and tomatoes.[7]
  • Her stage name "Winter" was chosen out of several different candidates. Others included Millie, 영원히/Young Won (forever), 모아/Moa (to collect)[8] Another was Baekseul (Snow White) because of her fair skin.
  • As she is born in January 1, under the rules of Korean Age, she never adds a second year on her age, because that second age is for people that haven't celebrated their birthday in the new year. All people start their lives at 1-year-old.
  • According to Ningning, Winter is the best at filleting fish.[9]
  • She appears in Kangta's music video "Free To Fly 2021" with NCT's Sungchan.
  • She can imitate sound effects from Kakao Talk.
  • She can turn the hands 360 degrees and flip the hands from palm up to palm down outwards, and can make a loud click from her tongue rolled backwards.
  • Her Busan accent has weakened over time as a trainee, but retained the tonality of the accent.
  • She is an avid dreamer, so much so that her parents often brush her off when she conveys messages from her late grandfather.
  • When she first heard an Aespa song in a taxi, the taxi driver actually skipped their song because it's too energetic for him.[10]
  • She revealed her MBTI is ISTP, and is the only member whose MBTI start with I.
  • She likes to sit with her feet on the chair, then tuck her arms around her legs.
  • Her nickname in high school used to be "Kim Min Kyung Hoon" (shown above) due to the fact that she looked like Buzz singer Min Kyung Hoon.[11]

Videos

Gallery

The gallery for Winter is located here.

References

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æspa
Members KarinaGiselleWinterNingning
Avatars æ-KARINAæ-GISELLEæ-WINTERæ-NINGNING
Discography
Mini Albums SavageGirls
Digital Singles Black MambaForeverNext LevelDreams Come True
Title Tracks Black MambaForeverNext LevelSavageGirls
Unreleased Songs SYNKRun
Filmography
Youtube Series MY time, aespa!MerrY MerrY aespaForever FairiesSYNK TIME with aespa
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