Shin Jimin 신지민 is the leader and main rapper of AOA.
Jimin was born on Tuesday, January 8, 1991, in Seoul. She’s AOA’s oldest member. The age gap between her and the maknae, Chanmi, is 5 years, 5 months, and 11 days.
She was born in the Chinese Year of the Ram. Like fellow members Yuna and Seolhyun, she’s a Capricorn. Jimin, Mina, and Chanmi’s blood type is AB. At a height of 160 cm or 5'3", she’s one of AOA’s shortest members, along with Mina. They’re shorter than the tallest member, Hyejeong, by 10 cm.
Jimin speaks Mandarin. Thinking that it would be quick, she signed up for a Chinese language course only to end up staying for 2 years, from her second year of middle school to her first year of high school. While there, she also secretly attended Practical Music School next door. She’s been interested in music since a young age. She plays the guitar, harmonica, and piano.
She has an older sister.
Her angel name is Jiminel. She’s in the sub-unit AOA Black. She wrote the rap for “Moya.”
She placed fourth on the first season of competition show “Unpretty Rapstar.” She raps even in her sleep. Her yellow guitar, named Banana, is the sister guitar to Juniel’s guitar named Panini. In 2011, her mother gave her a guitar as a birthday gift; she named it Mimi.
Her favorite musicians are Lee Hyori, the Brazilian band CSS, and the British band The Ting Tings. She’s been a fan of Jay Park since high school. Her father is a major fan of the band named Deulgukhwa.
She’d like to star in a clothing commercial, especially one about sportswear.
She’s undergone surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome.
Her favorite kind of weather is rainy.