|Birth name||Goonshipas Peonpaweevorakul (กุญช์ภัสส์ พรปวีณ์วรกุล)|
|Born||June 23, 1994|
|Associated acts||Tiny-G, Tiny-G M|
Goonshipas Peonpaweevorakul (Thai: กุญช์ภัสส์ พรปวีณ์วรกุล; RTGS: Kunphat Phonpawiworakun; born June 23, 1994), better known by the nickname Mint (Korean: 민트; Thai: มิ้นท์), also known as Mintty, is a Thai singer based in South Korea. She was a member of the K-pop girl group Tiny-G.
She started dancing when she was 5, and at 11 years old was chosen to be a backup dancer for Thailand's most famous singer, Thongchai McIntyre. She has been in Thailand's dancing industry ever since.
In 2009 Mint participated in a cover dance contest in "Snowy Korea", an annual Korean festival in Thailand. She showed her exceptional dancing skills and was noticed by JYP Entertainment and GNG Production. She chose to be with GNG, which is how she started her career in Korea.
In 2012 she debuted in the girl group Tiny-G as the group's main dancer/lead rapper/sub-vocalist alongside J.Min (leader, main vocals), Dohee (lead vocals) and Myeong Ji (main rapper, sub-vocalist). A representative from Tiny G's agency described them as, "Tiny G is a four-member girl group with an average height of 153cm. Although they are petite, they are a hip hop group who can bboy. [...] They are short, but will present music of powerful feeling to separate themselves from the many other girl groups." The name "Tiny G" is a combination of the English words "tiny" and "giant".
Before their debut, the group appeared on MBC's show Show Champion on April 24, 2012 and performed the track "Polaris", which singer Jay Park and actress Lee Si-young had made for them as a gift through MBC's Music and Lyrics. The instrumentation was composed and produced by Cha Cha Malone and Jay Park. The song "Polaris" and was released on May 5. After Music and Lyrics was broadcast, Tiny-G became the number one searched term on many Korean search engines.
Their debut single "Tiny-G" was released on August 23, 2012, along with the music video. They made their debut on M! Countdown with "Tiny-G". The group released their second single, "미니마니모 (Minimanimo)" on January 21, 2013. The music video was released the same day. On June 13, 2013, the group performed an OST for the game Dragon Nest titled "Here We Go". On October 1, 2013, they released their third single, "보고파 (Bogopa, Miss You)". The music video was also released the same day.
On November 2, 2014, it was revealed that Mint would be a part of Tiny-G's first subunit "Tiny-G M" along with J.Min. Promoting mainly in Thailand, the duo released their first single, "The Only One", featuring Thai artist Natthew. The music video was released on November 25 and featured appearances by Natthew and Tiny-G member Dohee.
On February 10, 2015, GNG Production announced that Tiny-G was going into an indefinite hiatus, with Dohee continuing on as an actress, while Mint and J.Min would continue on with their singing careers.
On April 7, 2016, Mint signed onto a new agency, JSL COMPANY. On April 14, 2016, she released her first solo single 'Already Go Lady (Ulleri Ggolleri, Already Go Lady)' under the new stage name 'Mintty'. The music video was also released the same day.
Mint also went on to participate in KBS' The Unit Idol Rebooting Project but was eliminated at place 38.
|1||Title: "얼레리 꼴레리 (Already Go Lady)"
- Mint <Tiny-G>, nautiljon.
- Mint profile, Mint official fan Facebook.
- 타이니지 "평균153㎝ 걸그룹? 작지만 맵죠"(인터뷰), 스타뉴스. 2012.08.23.
- Mint Comeback in Solo, asiandreamers. 2016.4.14.
- 타이니지, ‘타일랜드 코리아 프렌드십 페스티벌’ 개-폐막식 참여, 내일신문. 2012.12.13.
- '그여남' 출연 신인 걸그룹 타이니지 '폭풍' 관심, 스타뉴스. 2012.04.14.
- 타이니지 첫 무대, 박재범과 ‘완벽 호흡’, 스포츠경향. 2012.4.25.
- Jay Park & Lee Si Young's "Polaris" officially released online, allkpop. 2012.5.5.
- 박재범-이시영이 알린 타이니지, 가요계 공식 데뷔, 스포츠한국. 2012.08.23.
- ‘도곡동 아이돌’ 타이니지, 티저 공개하고 출사표, 마이데일리. 2012.08.22.
- 타이니지 '작지만 강한 걸그룹 탄생', 파이낸셜 뉴스. 2012.08.23.
- 타이니지, '미니마니모' 음반 공개..'신상 케이팝', 아시아경제. 2013.01.21.
- 드래곤네스트 2.0, 걸그룹 타이니지 참여 O.S.T. 공개, 동아일보. 2013.06.14.
- 타이니지 ‘보고파’ 발매, 가을 가요대전 합류 ‘섹시미 물씬’, 파이낸셜뉴스. 2013.10.02.
- 타이니지 ‘아이스 베이비’ 발표, 앙증+깜찍 ‘매력발산’, bntnews. 2014.07.03.
- Tiny G – J.Min & Mint New Subunit, onehallyu. 2014.11.2.
- Tiny-G's subunit Tiny-G M drop MV for Thai single 'The Only One' with appearances by Natthew and Dohee, allkpop. 2014.11.25.
- 도희는 살렸지만…타이니지는 회사 문제로 해체 수순, 엑스포츠뉴스. 2015.02.10
- 타이니지, 불화 아닌 사실상 해체 "도희와 관련 無", 뉴스1코리아. 2015.02.10
- 타이니지 민트, JSL 컴퍼니에 새둥지 '해체 아픔 딛고 솔로 출격', enews24. 2016.4.7.
- Tiny-G’s Mint returning with a solo debut this April, allkpop. 2016.4.7.
- 민트, 14일 정오 솔로 데뷔곡 ‘얼레리 꼴레리’ 공개, 전자신문. 2016.4.14.
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