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[INTERVIEW] We Asked Minzy To Choose Between Fame, Fortune & Talent. Here’s What She Chose!

Ditching her former status as 2NE1’s maknae, Gong Minzy’s star is soaring to the top with her radio-friendly record, Minzy Work 01 Uno. Teenage speaks to the ‘Ninano’ songstress about her newfound solo career, how she overcomes hardships and what she’d choose: fame, fortune or talent.

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[INTERVIEW] Hong Jin Young Mentions Minzy On Star News (June 12, 2017)

Star News Interview: “Hong Jinyoung’s Remarkable Activities on ‘Unnies’ Slam Dunk Season 2’”

“With ‘Unnies’ Opened Dreams That Had Not Yet Bloomed.. Is This Real Life?” (Interview Part 1)

Have you seen the members after the broadcast ended?

Yesterday, there was a dinner for ‘Unnies’. I had cold sweats and I wasn’t feeling well, so I just quickly showed my face and then came home and passed out. It was our first time meeting after filming wrapped up. We exchanged gifts. (Kim) Sook unnie gave sneakers, (Jeon) Somi gave honey, (Gong) Minzy gave perfume, (Hong) Jinkyung unnie gave dumplings, (Kang) Yewon unnie gave diffusers and bags, and (Han) Chaeyoung unnie and I gave bracelets as gifts.

“‘Unnies’ Dance & Singing 1st Place is Gong Minzy, Visual is Han Chaeyoung” (Interview Part 2)

I’ll ask a fun question. Name the #1 dancer, #1 singer and #1 visual in ‘Unnies’.

#1 dancer is Gong Minzy, of course. Minzy is a dancing machine. #1 singer is mmm, it went back and forth between myself and (Gong) Minzy, but I’ll say Minzy is #1. Hoho. #1 visual is Han Chaeyoung! Chaeyoung unnie is really pretty.

Source: Star News via Naver (1 2)
Translation: HongJinYoung.Org

[INTERVIEW] Somi Mentions Minzy On Harper’s Bazaar Korea (May 2017)

Was filming “Sisters’ Slam Dunk 2” fun? Hong Jin Kyung, Kim Sook, Kang Ye Won, Han Chae Young, Kong Minzy and Somi’s personalities are all strong and charismatic, there would be a lot of interesting things when gathering around, right?

Other people would ask me are the Unnies scary? I don’t feel scared at all, I haven’t seen Han Chae Young unnie’s “Autumn In My Heart” and “Delightful Girl Choon Hyang”, and we still got closer easily. Unnies are all very cute, especially when meeting with Minzy sunbae, it was a historic moment for me, I really like 2NE1 sunbaes’ songs and dance since a long time ago, I became a team with my idol Minzy unnie so I’m a successful fan right~ I’ll also meet up with Minzy unnie today after filming.

Source: SomiBarChina

[TRANSLATION] Minzy’s Interview For JUSKY Magazine (June 28, 2016)


[JUKSY GIRL] Don’t Call Me Maknae, I Am My Own Goddess – Minzy, Gong Minji

“In the heart of an icy queen lies an adorable girl” was my first impression of Minzy. This is Minzy’s first time meeting the media after her departure from 2NE1. “This atmosphere’s too strong!”, exclaimed the staff present when the cameras were on Minzy, capturing her superior gaze. The moment the cameras were off, she became like a humble little girl, smiling and bowing continuously to the people around her.

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2NE1’s Q&A from Blackjack Nolza Fan Club Event in Tokyo (December 12, 2014)

Q: Who is a crybaby?
Dara: Dara & Bom
Minzy: Dara & Bom
Bom: Dara & Bom
Minzy: They cry a lot
Host: Bom, do you cry a lot?
Bom: Ummm, when we receive awards or when I’m touched, I cry a lot.
Host: But normally, you don’t cry a lot.
Bom: I am not a crybaby.
Host: CL, you put yourself?
CL: I was wrong.
Host: It’s Dara and Bom?
CL: Yes. Probably.
Host: Bom, you put yourself and Dara?
Bom: Yes, but I’m not sure who cries more.
Host: What about Dara?
Dara: When I, for example, watch a movie alone, I cry, but if we were all together, I wouldn’t cry.
CL: That’s a lie! I’ve seen her cry.
Host: Maybe she’s just practicing her acting?
Dara: Yes, I’m pretty good at acting out tears. But I normally try not to cry.


Q: Who seems likely to carry an umbrella with them?
All: Dara
Host: Dara, it seems like you’re most likely to carry an umbrella with you.
Dara: I’m always prepared for everything. Inside my bag.
Host: You’ve got everything prepared inside your bag??
Dara: But I buy umbrellas.
Host: You buy?
Dara: If it starts to rain, I buy an umbrella at the convenience store.
Host: At the convenience store?
Dara: Because umbrellas are big.
Host : I guess it’s hard to fit an umbrella into your bag.
Dara: But I have everything (else).
Host: Everything except umbrellas? That’s kind of strange in itself.
CL/Dara: She’s Doraemon (A japanese anime character that can take out anything from its pocket).
CL: She always carries 4 toothbrushes in her bag.
Host: In her bag?
CL: As extra.
Host: She carries 4 toothbrushes in her bag as extra?
Dara: Yes, because…I love my members.
Host: Because you love your members”
Dara: So I prepare everything.
Host: You carry toothbrushes in your bag because you love your members? That’s amazing. Toothbrushes for your members.

Who is the one fans think is the most likely to carry an umbrella with them?
Host: Minzy!
Minzy: Thank you! I am a woman~
Host: So, do you carry an umbrella with you?
Minzy: Not really?
Host: She doesn’t really carry an umbrella,

CL: Um…who’s in last (for the ranking among fans)?
Host: You want to know who seems least likely to carry an umbrella?
CL: Yes.
Host: You want to know?
Bom: I don’t want to know!
CL: I want to know.
Host: Well…it’s Bom.
Bom: Why??

Source: rico t (1 2)
Translation: C4Z93 (1 2)

2NE1’s Q&A from Blackjack Nolza Fan Club Event in Osaka (December 14, 2014)

Q: Average amount of sleep you get?
Minzy: 5 Hours.
CL: As I’ve been very busy, I didn’t Sleep very much. So when I get a break, I sleep. I was surprised to see the staff sleep the same way.
Dara (to CL): And the baths?
Bom: The baths are Bom-chan
Bom: Same as CL. I have times when I can’t sleep, but I also have times when I sleep so much, I seem to be dead to my parents.
Dara: When I’m not working, I usually get 10-12 hours. But now that we’re in Japan, it’s 4 hours, because I want to go to Don Quijote!
CL: You go everyday!
Dara: Tonight, let’s meet at Umeda’s Don Quijote!
Minzy: No! No no~

MC: And the baths?
Bom: I like baths.
MC: And the baths?
Bom: Bom-chan

Dara: Yesterday, I ate kushikatsu and went to Don Quijote! I bought a lot of instant (cheki) films!
CL: Minzy and I stayed at the hotel and swam.
Bom: Yes, I slept.

Q: Who is the first member that would use a battery charger when there’s no electricity?
CL: All but me.
Bom: All.
Minzy: Minzy.
Dara: Bom.
Fans: Bom.

Bom: Ah! I Have a question. Is it in fashion these days to have bangs? Everybody has it. Because I have it too!
MC: Bom is Cleopatra!
Bom: Hoo

Who is the one that would protect the manager when the costume is dirty?
CL: Doesn’t understand the question.
Bom: All
Dara: All
Minzy: All
Fans: CL

Q: Who would be the first one on a lifeboat if you were on a deserted island?
CL: Minzy and I.
Bom: Thinking…
Dara: Anyone.
Minzy: Bom and Dara.
Fans: Minzy.

Dara: When we went to the Philippines, we went jet skiing and Minzy fell off.
CL: Minzy didn’t know how to swim.
Dara: We were about to look for her when Bom swam over and rescued her!

Q: Draw your favorite food.
CL: Fig
Bom: Watermelon.
Dara: CoCo Ichibanya Special Curry.*
Minzy: Chocolate
* Coco Ichibanya is a house of curry.

CL: Right now, I’m preparing for my solo debut album in the US.
Dara: Los Angeles is so far away. I really wanted to see you.
CL: Me too.
Dara: [Did you get us any] Presents?
CL: Ah, I was always busy…

Dara: Don’t you have another theme of conversation? It’s the same thing everyday, it’s not interesting!
Dara said this, and then the talk corner increased!

Dara: What is Dara’s favorite type of sake?
Fans: ?!
Dara: I discovered a delicious sake at Don Quijote! It was Malibu + orange juice!

Dara: There’s only one hat like mine in the world. I bought it in Japan, but Winner’s Mino drew on it!

Picture: me21bom
Source: maco0809 (1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14)
Translation: RingoESP (1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14)

Kong Minyoung’s Interview with GODPeople

*Minzy is mentioned at 2:56
Q: You said your younger sister 2NE1’s Minzy and your family helped you a lot.
A: The people I am the most thankful to for this album is my family. I always pray with my family, but this time, all of them prayed for this album. Up until this album release they prayed and supported me, especially my younger sister Minzy. My beloved younger sister, she was reliable for music and a reliable colleague. So for this album, we talked a lot about music and shared a lot of ideas. She helped me a lot with this album, and gave me a lot of advice.

Source: GODpeopleMusic(갓피플뮤직)
Translation: theEROMAKNAE (1 2 3 4 5)