Actress Kang Min Ah shot to fame with recent roles in True Beauty, and At A Distance, Spring Is Green. She played the iconic best friend, Soo Ah, in True Beauty and the female lead in the latter.
Not many may know this, but she has a special connection to the boy group, SEVENTEEN. Namely, members Mingyu and Seungkwan! Kang Min Ah went to the same high school as the two boys — Seoul Broadcasting High School. The school is also a performing arts high school, much like the famed SOPA and Hanlim Multi Arts. Several of Pledis Entertainment‘s older artists hailed from SBHS, including After School‘s Gaeun and NU’EST‘s Baekho and JR.
Fellow SEVENTEEN member Dino also went to the school but began attending a year after Mingyu and Seungkwan. Although Seungkwan was born in 1998 and Mingyu in 1997, Seungkwan’s January birthday allowed him to attend school with people born in 1997. Kang Min Ah was also born in 1997 and hence, was in the same year as the boys. She was even spotted in an episode of SEVENTEEN Project, the debut documentary for the boys.
Although it was not confirmed with photographic evidence, it was said that she had promoted the boys’ song in their early years of debut by posting on her Instagram. Community sites also claimed that according to their schoolmates who spilled the tea, Kang Min Ah had been in the same class as Seungkwan and was part of Mingyu’s clique.
- “She went to SBHS and she also promoted them on Instagram. She also appeared in SEVENTEEN Project.”
- “And she was from the same class as Seungkwan, and if you read accounts from people that knew them, she was from the same clique as Mingyu.”
Since then, the three have never publicly acknowledged the friendship or the fact that they knew other. But that’s not the end of their fated relations! Kang Min Ah once starred in the webdrama A-TEEN.
Coincidentally, SEVENTEEN also ended up singing an OST song for the webdrama.
Hopefully, we will get to see more interactions between these high school mates!