Mina took me by surprise in 2017. She went into her biggest acting role to date in Hospital Ship, and did pretty well. She wrote a book of essays and got published. I don’t speak Korean, so I had a friend translate for me. Her thoughts are so organized and insightful! I could really hear a deep thinker in those pages. She’s always been one of the lesser known members of AOA, but I hope when AOA comes back she starts getting more noticed.
Whenever people hate on Kang Mina, saying she only got in to IOI because she was fat and people pity her, I wonder if they remember that she got an A class rank in auditions and re-evaluations. She was one of the more skilled dancers in the team, and I hate how that was overshadowed and she was pressured (by fans and P101) to lose weight.