Nonaka Miki promoting "Sou ja nai"
|Also Known As||Chel (チェル)|
|Born||October 7, 1999|
|Associated Acts||Morning Musume|
|Morning Musume Information|
|Joined||September 30, 2014|
|Time in Group||2 Years, 3 Months, 12 Days|
|“||I want to go on a world tour. It’s a big dream, and I don’t know if we can even achieve it, but I’ll work hard to make it happen!||”|
–Nonaka Miki, January 2015
Nonaka Miki was born on October 7, 1999, in Shizuoka, Japan. Due to her father's job, she lived in the United States for eight years. She lived in the state of Illinois from 2001 to 2004 and in the state of Alabama from 2004 to 2010. During her time in Alabama, she attended a dance school.
In Summer 2014, Nonaka auditioned for the Morning Musume '14 (Golden) Audition! for a opportunity to join Morning Musume '14 and successfully passed. She was number #269 in the audition. She was introduced as a 12th generation member during Morning Musume '14's concert at Nippon Budokan on September 30, alongside with Ogata Haruna, Makino Maria and Haga Akane.
On June 12, Nonaka released her first solo e-Hello! Blu-ray, Greeting ~Nonaka Miki~.
On October 7, Nonaka celebrated her 16th birthday. This special event was called Morning Musume '15 Nonaka Miki Birthday Event. It featured three shows at TOKYO FM HALL.
On January 29, Nonaka held a talk event at the Akihabara Hello! Shop.
On February 10, it was announced that Nonaka injured her left foot during a dance rehearsal for the Morning Musume '16 Concert Tour Haru ~EMOTION IN MOTION~. After seeing a doctor, she was diagnosed with an avulsion fracture of the base of the fifth metatarsal (dancer's fracture) and a ligament injury in her heel. Nonaka required 4 weeks of recovery, and was not able to participate in several events during the month of February. As of February 20, Nonaka was only able to sing while seated.
On February 12, it was announced that Nonaka would provide the English narration for Shizuoka Asahi TV's annual music documentary program ch223 music pinkiss ~Ponyo Trio Nihon Ichi no Sotsugyou Ryokou!?~, featuring Country Girls member Yamaki Risa and Hakoiri♡Musume member Wagatsuma Momomi. The original Japanese narration was broadcast February 20, and Nonaka's English narration was broadcast on February 26.
On October 21, Nonaka celebrated her 17th birthday at a special event called Morning Musume '16 Nonaka Miki Birthday Event, featuring one show at Kameari Lirio Hall in Tokyo.
On January 1, Nonaka announced that as a global representative of Hello! Project and Morning Musume she will be making English videos about Hello! Project for the UP-FRONT LINK Facebook page throughout 2017.
She is the eldest daughter in her family. Miki's younger sister is named Miyu. She has a pet cat named "Rena-chan".
When Nonaka joined Morning Musume in September 2014, she was in her third year of middle school. She graduated from middle school on March 20, 2015. As of April 2016, she is currently attending her second year of high school.
When Nonaka entered middle school, she joined her school's english club and eventually became the club leader. In September 2013, she took the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) exam at her school in Shizuoka. She scored 795 in the exam, tied for 1st place in her division. She is also Grade 2 in the EIKEN Test in Practical English Proficiency (STEP Eiken).
Nonaka's given name, "Miki", means beauty (美; mi) combined with rare (希; ki). It's a feminine Japanese given name and surname.
The following list are notable friendships Nonaka Miki has acquired:
- Ogata Haruna: Nonaka met Ogata Haruna when she joined the 12th generation and became close friends since. Her pairing name with Ogata is HaaChel (はーちぇる).
- Oda Sakura: She also is good friends with Oda Sakura. 
- Morito Chisaki: She gets along well with Country Girls member Morito Chisaki.
Here is a list of nicknames that have been used to refer to Nonaka Miki:
- Chel (チェル or ちぇる): Used by fans. It is short for Chelsea (チェルシー), which was given to her by Oda Sakura. Oda gave her the nickname because Nonaka listed in her audition papers that her favorite candy was Chelsea.
- Nonaka-chan (野中ちゃん): Used by classmates, members and fans. In her nickname, "naka" has a strong intonation.
- Mikicha (みきちゃ): Semiofficial Nickname.
- Mikitty (ミキティ): Given to her by Tsunku during Morning Musume '14 Concert Tour Aki GIVE ME MORE LOVE ~Michishige Sayumi Sotsugyou Kinen Special~ show at Nippon Budokan on October 1, 2014.
- Onee-chan (お姉ちゃん): Used by family members.
- Name: Nonaka Miki (野中美希)
- Nicknames: Chel (チェル), Nonaka-chan (野中ちゃん), Mikicha (みきちゃ)
- Birthday: October 7, 1999
- Birthplace: Shizuoka, Japan
- Blood Type: A
- Height: 157cm
- Western Zodiac: Libra
- Hello! Project Status:
- 2014-09-30: Morning Musume Member
- Years in Morning Musume: 2 Years
- Morning Musume Member Color: Purple
- Hello! Project groups:
- Morning Musume (2014-)
- Specialties: Conversational English, backflips, piano, transcription, painting surreal characters
- Hobby: Collecting cute things or goods of cute characters
- Favorite Music Genres: Western, instrumental
- Favorite Sport: Gymnastics
- Motto: Warau kado niwa fuku kitaru! (笑う門には福来たる！; Good fortune and happiness will come to those who smile!)
- Favorite Color: White
- Favorite Food: Katsudon, Chelsea hard candies
- Least Favorite Food: Chinese food (especially shumai and ankake), gyoza, fried rice, ramen
- Favorite Subject: English
- Favorite Anime: Chibi Maruko-chan
- Favorite TV Show: Getsuyou Kara Yofukashi
- Favorite Morning Musume Song: "Egao no Kimi wa Taiyou sa"
- Looks Up To: Sayashi Riho, Ishida Ayumi, Nakajima Saki, Miyazaki Yuka
- See Also: List:Nonaka Miki Discography Featured In
- [2015.06.12] Greeting ~Nonaka Miki~ (“e-Hello!” Blu-ray)
- [2016.09.24] Nonaka Miki Mini Photobook "Greeting -Photobook-"
TV Programs Edit
- [2014–] The Girls Live
-  ch223 music pinkiss ~Ponyo Trio Nihon Ichi no Sotsugyou Ryokou!?~ (ch223 music pinkiss 2016 ～ポニョトリオ 日本一の卒業旅行!?～) (English narration)
- [2014–] Hello! Project Station (ハロ！ステ)
- [2015–] Morning Musume '16 12ki Nikki! (モーニング娘。’16 12期日記！)
- [2016–] HELLO! DRIVE! (HELLO! DRIVE! -ハロドラ-) (Mondays)
- She dislikes birds.
- Her favorite facial feature is her right dimple
- Her favorite body part are her clavicles
- Recent Morning Musume song that makes her feel "I want to dance along with them" is "Brainstorming"
- According to her, "Morning Musume" is something that she admires, that gives her dreams.
- She is the first member of Morning Musume to be from the Shizuoka prefecture.
- She auditioned for Morning Musume because she previously liked Morning Musume。, and got a push from the lyrics "Ima shika dekinai kimi ga shitai koto wo shinayo" (Do the things you want which you only can now).
- When she joined Morning Musume, she felt like her dream of having too much fun would come true.
- She's good at cooking fruiche.
- She likes to say "nanka nee~" and "ano nee~".
- She's proud of her English and English pronunciation.
- She thinks she's both a boke and a tsukkomi, even though her friends always tell her she's an airheaded boke.
- She thinks she couldn't live without music.
- She has bad eyesight, so she has to wear contacts, and sometimes, glasses.
- She thinks that in a previous life she was a cat.
- If God could grant her one thing, she would wish to be full of happiness for her entire life.
- She would bring Doraemon to a deserted island.
- She has the same given name as former Morning Musume member Fujimoto Miki, although they do not share the same character for "ki".
- She introduced herself in English at the time she auditioned and when she was revealed as a Morning Musume member.
- On the date of her birth, "LOVE Machine" was the current weekly number one single in Japan.
- Nonaka is good with dance and artistic gymnastics.
- Before she goes to sleep, Nonaka listens to music or plays the piano.
- She is left-handed, which makes her the third Morning Musume member to be left-handed.
- Her childhood dream was to become a back dancer for Miley Cyrus.
- She sometimes writes parts of her blog in English.
- She has anemia.
- She believes in Santa Claus and was sad that she did not get a present from him in 2014.
- During a gift exchange with the other members of Morning Musume, she was given a selfie stick.
- She is the third member of Morning Musume to have lived in another part of the world other than Japan, the other two being Junjun, and Linlin. As well as the third member to speak another language other then Japanese, the other two being Junjun and Linlin.
- She is the first member of the twelfth generation to have the role of main vocalist (In Imasugu Tobikomu Yuuki)
- Gallery:Nonaka Miki
- List:Nonaka Miki Discography Featured In
- List:Nonaka Miki Publications Featured In
- List:Nonaka Miki Concert & Event Appearances
- List:Nonaka Miki Pocket Morning Weekly Q&A
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 https://logirl.favclip.com/article/detail/318
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 "モーニング娘。’14 第12期メンバー決定！" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2014-09-30.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 "Morning Musume '14 Shin Member Kougon wo Koeteike" (モーニング娘。'14新メンバー 黄金時代を超えていけ). Gekkan Entame, 2015-01 Issue. Tokuma Shoten. Release Date: 2014-11-30.
- ↑ https://hellonewsservice.wordpress.com/2016/01/21/ishida-ayumi-to-hold-hello-shop-talk-event/
- ↑ "モーニング娘。'16 野中美希に関してのお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2016-02-10.
- ↑ 
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- ↑ https://twitter.com/takahashiai/status/711049141820858368
- ↑ "Happy new year from UP-FRONT LINK with a special message from Miki Nonaka in English." UP-FRONT LINK. 2017-01-01.
- ↑ 10.00 10.01 10.02 10.03 10.04 10.05 10.06 10.07 10.08 10.09 10.10 "Hello! Project in the future". Gravure the Television, Vol.36. KADOKAWA Magazines. Release Date: 2014-11-13.
- ↑ http://ameblo.jp/mm-12ki/entry-12004045450.html
- ↑ http://ameblo.jp/mm-12ki/entry-11965008493.html
- ↑ Oda Sakura. "12期！！小田さくら" (in Japanese). Morning Musume '14 Tenkigumi Official Blog. 2014-09-30.
- ↑ "12期メンバー愛称..." (in Japanese). @ytzrtn1219 via Twitter. 2014-10-14.
- ↑ "野中美希 ライブ撮りおろし＆インタビュー「世界進出のカギを握る 天然系グローバル才女」ハロー！プロジェクト" (in Japanese). LoGirl. 2015-01-30.
- ↑ 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 B.L.T., 2014-12 Issue. Tokyo News Tsuushinsha. Release Date: 2014-10-24.
- ↑ 17.0 17.1 17.2 "Berryz新曲Dance Shot公開！カントリー・ガールズ、舞台稽古、J=Jツアー、モー娘。'14新メンバー質問、MC:清水佐紀・鈴木香音【ハロ！ステ#92】" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Station (53:13 minutes in). 2014-11-12.
- ↑ http://blog-project.net/nonaka-miki/219284