As we’re traveling further and further down my bias list I’m becoming less and less knowledgeable about the personalities of the groups. I don’t think I’ve watched any variety shows nor interviews with NU’EST so I can really just judge their personalities on things I’ve heard and the vibes I get from them.
But with that said, let’s get into this opinionated profile!
Birth name: Kwak Young Min
Stage name: Aron
Birthday: May 21, 1993
Official height: 176 cm
Position: Lead Rapper, Lead Dancer, Sub-Vocalist
Comment: It’s quite interesting how I always think of Aron as being old. He is the oldest in the group, but he’s really just about to turn 21. He’s barely an adult. But I guess that’s what you get for being a part of such a young group.
Aron’s such a cute thing, but I always feel like he gets overshadowed by the other members. Not intentionally, it’s just that he doesn’t really stand out the way most of the other guys do.
It’s been way to long since NU’EST’s last comeback! For god’s sakes, it’s been almost a year! I need me some NU’EST!
Okay, now when that’s said, Aron really grew on me as a rapper during their last promotions. I’ve always thought he was a perfectly acceptable rapper, but I really loved his rapping in ‘Sleep Talking’.
Birth name: Hwang Min Hyun
Stage name: Minhyun
Birthday: August 9, 1995
Official height: 181 cm
Position: Lead Vocalist, Dancer, Face of the Group
Comment: I always just kind of assumed that Ren was the face of the group… But I guess I was wrong. Minhyun does have a very visual-esque face though, so it makes perfect sense that it’s him. But since they’ve been promoting Ren’s look so much I just assumed that he would be the visual.
Minhyun has really been growing on me lately, and he might move up one spot on this list very soon. That’ll all be decided during their next comeback… If they ever have one that is! I’m sorry, I’m impatient.
I’m really loving Minhyun’s look lately. He has such an interesting face! It’s feminine and feline, and gorgeous.
I’ve never paid that much individual attention to anyone’s singing besides Baekho’s, but Minhyun does seem like a stable lead singer.
Birth name: Kang Dong Ho
Stage name: Baekho
Birthday: July 21, 1995
Official height: 179 cm
Position: Main Vocalist, Dancer
Comment: Baekho’s been growing on me lately as well… Just not nearly as much as Minhyun has, and he might have to get used to being my number four quite soon.
I’m getting more attracted to Baekho these days. He has such a masculine look and the more my tumblr dashboard is bombarded with pictures of his arms, the more am I liking what I see.
I’m fond of Baekho’s singing. I don’t think NU’EST is much of a vocal group, at all, but Baekho always handles himself very well. He hits his high notes well, and he’s very stable. As a main vocalist he’s perfect for a group such as this one. He’s good enough to always do well and handle all the tricky parts, but he’s not so good that he’s wasted in such an electronic and dance based group as this one.
Birth name: Choi Min Ki
Stage name: Ren
Birthday: November 3, 1995
Official height: 178 cm
Position: Sub-Vocalist, Dancer, Maknae
Comment: At first I have a little comment; what point is there in having a maknae in a group where everyone’s the same age? In Korea everyone who’s born the same year are the same age, so that applies to four out of the five members. So is it really necessary to point out that Ren is born a couple of months later? Maybe I’m missing something, but it just seem silly to me.
I’m going to say this one more time, I love people who push the boundaries on our set-in-stone gender roles! It forces the society to look at things differently, and while I understand that Ren didn’t choose his look, it does make me love him more.
I actually think that Minhyun has a more feminine face than Ren does. If Ren was styled differently I don’t think he’d look much more feminine than most kpop stars. But as long as he’s comfortable, I hope they stick with the feminine styling for him, it’s awesome.
I love that Ren seems to have such a cold bitch personality! I’m not sure if that’s just an act, or if he only acts like that at times, but I love it. Step aside Jessica, the new ice princess has arrived!
Birth name: Kim Jong Hyun
Stage name: JR (Junior Royal)
Birthday: June 8, 1995
Official height: 178 cm
Position: Leader, Main Rapper, Main Dancer
Comment: It’s very rare for me to favor the leader. But I’m not really sure if this counts, because before I looked it up I was 100% sure that Baekho was the leader.
When I first found out what JR’s real name is I knew that this was faith. I mean, how can I not choose the one called Kim Jong Hyun? That would just be outrageous.
I really like JR’s look, but I don’t think they’ve always done a very good job styling him. When he has too much hair on top he looks kind of weird, and that’s a shame. The hair he had when they first debuted was amazing.
I’ve always liked JR’s rapping but his rapping, just as Aron’s, really grew on me during their last promotions, and their rap intro is still definitely my favorite part of that song.
I think all of NU’EST are solid dancers, but I do think that JR stands out. Which is appropriate, since he is the main dancer.
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