Stage Name: Mina (미나) Birth Name: Myoui Mina (名井 南) Birthday: March 24, 1997 Hometown: Kobe, Japan Nationality: Japanese Debut: October 20, 2015 Position: Main dancer, vocalist
Mina is a main dancer and vocalist in the JYP Entertainment girl group TWICE. Mina was born in San Antonio, Texas but moved to Kobe, Japan as a toddler. She studied ballet for 11 years before learning modern dance. In 2013, she was spotted shopping with her mother by a JYP Entertainment talent scout, who invited her to participate in the JYP Global auditions. Mina passed the audition and became a trainee at JYP Entertainment in 2014.
As a trainee, Mina appeared in fellow JYP artists' music videos, including GOT7's "Stop Stop It", Junho's "Feel", Wooyoung's "R.O.S.E", and miss A's "Only You". Mina was a contestant on JYP's survival audition program SIXTEEN and successfully placed in the Top 7 of the show, thus debuting as a part of TWICE in October of 2015.
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