Kim Mingyu, the lead rapper of Seventeen, celebrated his 23rd birthday (24th in Korean tradition) on April 6. He is the face of the group beloved by fans around the world. Mingyu proves that he’s a multifaceted artist for his soulful lyric writing and acting cameos. Here are five things you need to know about the tallest member of Pledis Entertainment’s group. Forget K-pop, it’s time to K-rock – meet N.Flying 1. He appeared on NU’EST’s and Hello Venus’ MVs Joining the show in his second year of middle school, Mingyu trained for four years alongside NU’EST members who got to debut ahead of Seventeen. He appeared in the group’s music video for their debut song, Face, as the member of an opposing group who is his now leader, S. Coups. He also made a cameo on Hello Venus’ Venus music video in 2012. 2. He knows how to play bass guitar It is no surprise to fans that Seventeen is a highly skilled group when it comes to music. Some members are known to have played the drums, the piano and the clarinet. Mingyu is no stranger to the world of instruments as he can play the bass guitar. What’s not to love about a guy who can rap, look charismatic on stage, and play the bass? He has since shown his guitar skills during the 2017 KBS Song Festival. Which K-pop stars still made April Fool’s jokes – and did they work? 3. He is passionate about the arts Mingyu is known to share his passion for art – on social media or at fan events. His love for the arts was the reason for opening his own Instagram account, alongside fellow member The8, where he can fully express his amazing artistry. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 김민규 (@min9yu_k) on May 26, 2018 at 3:30am PDT He is the main photographer for the group, and takes breathtaking pictures of the band’s members that he shares online. He also took part in Seventeen’s exhibit “17’s Cut”, part of their third anniversary celebration, where his painting called Growing Pains was showcased. He mentioned before that it was the very first painting that he had ever worked on. 4. He is called Housewife Mingyu by fans When the group enters idle mode, some members sit back and relax while the others tidy up the dorm. Well, Mingyu is the “dorm cleaning fairy” of Seventeen and prioritises cleanliness most of the time. He likes to vacuum and clean up after his members in the dorm, and gained the nickname “Housewife Mingyu” from his fans. He is also known among the members as the best cook and has showcased his cooking skills on the group’s variety YouTube show, Going Seventeen and in other broadcast shows. Which luxury watches are K-pop stars from BTS, EXO and Blackpink wearing? 5. He is quite clumsy Several live streams and video compilations have proved Mingyu can be very clumsy at times. Fans find his clumsiness cute as his reactions make up for what was happening. He has since dropped a paper bag that he was holding at last year’s KCon LA, dropped a phone five times on separate V Lives, and dropped the new version of the CARAT Bong as the group introduced it to fans. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .