Shin Min A debuted as a model for KiKi Magazine and has since appeared in many CF (commercial film) advertisements, becoming one of the most in-demand CF endorsers in South Korea.
In 2009, Shin became the the first Asian celebrity to do a photoshoot with a Calvin Klein model. The spread with Jamie Dorman was shot in Milan, Italy and published in the September 2009 issue of Elle Korea
A performing arts major at Dongguk University, Shin has also appeared in numerous K-Pop music videos, contributed her vocals to several singles and soundtracks, and has published a travel book titled Mina's French Diary.
Despite her many activities, Shin considers acting her primary vocation, starring in numerous films and TV dramas.