Jo Youngmin 조영민 is the visual of Boyfriend.
Youngmin was born on Monday, April 24, 1995. He and Boyfriend’s main rapper, Kwangmin, are twin brothers; he’s older by 6 minutes. They have a younger brother named Hyunmin.
Like Kwangmin and Minwoo, he was born in the Chinese Year of the Pig. He’s a Taurus. Youngmin, Kwangmin, Donghyun, and Minwoo’s blood type is A.
At a height of 180 cm or 5'11", Youngmin and Kwangmin are Boyfriend’s tallest members. They’re taller than the shortest member, Jeongmin, by 7 cm.
He attended Seoul School of Performing Arts with Kwangmin and Minwoo. Like Donghyun and Minwoo, he speaks Japanese. His father had a dream of becoming a singer.
He and Kwangmin are former JYP trainees. They’re close with the members of 2PM; Taecyeon asked them to stay for 2PM’s encore stage on “Music Bank.” The two of them have been in over 300 commercials. Before debut, Youngmin, Kwangmin, Donghyun, and Minwoo performed as backup dancers for K.Will. He was in Sister’s music video for “Push Push” along with Kwangmin and Donghyun. The twins were MCs for “Music Core.” Youngmin, Kwangmin, and Minwoo acted in “All My Love.”
His idols are DBSK and his vocal teacher, Jang Jinyoung.
In the dorm, he shared a room with Kwangmin and Jeongmin. When he and Kwangmin are alone, they don‘t say much to each other.
He’s said that even though he really wanted to become a singer, he never realized that it would be this hard and he misses school a lot.
He can be very emotional and is the most sensitive member of Boyfriend. He once went missing for an hour during practice; eventually the members found him dozing on the toilet seat, where he’d fallen asleep from crying too much. He says that he thinks it’s good to open up and let the feelings out even if you have to shed some tears.
He’s diligent about his work and does things very slowly, so everyone has to wait for him all the time. He washes his hands when he's stressed. He’s prideful and is Boyfriend’s laziest member; when he’s angry, he almost throws a tantrum.
He lists one of his hobbies as sleeping and he has a hard time waking up; it sometimes takes two people to wake him. He sometimes falls asleep while standing. He and Kwangmin are both afraid of firecrackers.
He wants to be the type of boyfriend who is serious when the situation is tense, yet can be funny when the situation is lighthearted. He wants to sing for his girlfriend after giving her a flower.
Once while Minwoo was monitoring their performance in “Let‘s Get It Started,” he noted that both twins made the same mistake. “Both of them made a mistake, but it was the same mistake! They are always like this.”
He was once asked out by a guy. He responded with, “I already have a boyfriend.”
If he could date any of the Boyfriend members, he’d choose Donghyun.