We showed you 10 Korean idols who look older than they actually are and while I’m at it, I should show you which Korean idols who look younger than their age!
(Disclaimer: I unfortunately can’t show you every single idol that looks younger than their age. I wish I could, though!)
2NE1’s Dara Park: The bubbly, yet quirky and silly personality of 2NE1, Sandara Park will actually be 27 (28) years old later this year. Surprised? I would be too after seeing her youthful face! If only I could look that young when I’m her age.
After School’s Kahi: The leader of After School, powerful dancer Kahi will be nearing 31 (32) years old later this year. I know, shocking, right? She has managed to keep up her youthful appearance. Perhaps it is with the help of her fellow group mates, most of whom are in their early young adulthood.
Big Bang’s G-Dragon: G-Dragon is only 22 (will be turning 23/24 later this year), but when he chooses to act cute, watch out! Even you’d be amazed that he looks like a 17-year old with his adorable cuteness and dorkiness. Don’t let his cute acts food you, though.
BoA: The queen of KPOP, BoA has been around for over a decade. She’s a veteran of the music industry and one would think that over a decade would be old. But guess what? She’ll only be turning 25 (26) on November 5th this year. Still, she has been able to stay young and pretty all this time, despite all the hardships of the music industry. BoA, what’s your secret to staying young?!
JYJ’s Jaejoong: The pretty boy of DBSK/JYJ, Jaejoong, like fellow labelmate BoA, has been around nearly a decade, yet is only 25 (26). Who would’ve thought he was already a quarter century old? At first glance, I would’ve thought that he was 21 (or younger)!
KARA’s Seungyeon: Seungyeon of KARA was voted last year to be #1 girl group member with the prettiest smiling eyes. And when she smiles, she totally doesn’t look her age. Turning 23/24 in a month, this idol has also been thought to look younger than she actually is.
Rain: This month, Rain will be turning 29/30 years old. He doesn’t look like it though, right? Thanks to his boyish looks and big smile, this sexy heartthrob will make you think he’s in his late teens/early 20s.
SHINee’s Onew: The dorky leader of SHINee, Onew has been thought by many to be younger looking than some of his groupmates. Onew will be turning 22/23 on December 14 this year and remember when he had that long hair running, then he got it cut short? His haircut made him look so much younger, to that of a young boy. Jealous!
SNSD’s Taeyeon: Need I say more? Known as the “kid leader”, Taeyeon’s small stature and cute personality endears her to so many of us that we forget she is the oldest of all her group members at the tender age of 22/23. After all, one would’ve thought that she had barely hit 20 years of age.
Super Junior’s Leeteuk: In a month, the leader of huge boygroup, Leeteuk, will be 28/29 years old. But with his always-smiling face, coupled with his dimples, it’s hard to think that he will almost be 30 years old in two years! Basically, all members in Super Junior look a bit younger than they actually are.
BONUS (because I found 11 and didn’t want to leave any out)
BEAST’s Yoseob: Ah, Yoseob. Main vocalist of BEAST, this talented singer can act quite cute and confuse you with his actions. He is not the maknae of BEAST, but with his looks and “aegyo”, one would’ve thought he was.
I realize that there are probably many idols out there who look younger than their age. Feel free to share your choices (even if you agree with this list)! We always want to hear your opinions!
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