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The age difference that surprises many people: Irene is actually older than Cardi B

Asians inherently look younger than Westerners. However, many people still find it surprising when they find out that Irene is one year older than Cardi B.

Compared to Europeans and Americans, Asians mostly look younger than their actual age. There are many reasons for this such as diet, genetics, living habits, environmental factors or makeup styles. Especially when K-pop idols always take good care of their appearance, the age difference is even more obvious. Interestingly, few people have recently found out that the “original visual” Irene is older than the Hollywood star Cardi B.

Irene Red Velvet

Irene (real name Bae Joohyun) is a member of SM’s famous girl group – Red Velvet.  Born on March 29, 1991, she recently turned 30. Irene is always listed among the prettiest female idols in K-pop with a graceful visual and harmonious facial features. Moreover, Irene is also famous for being an “ageless visual” because she looks extremely young like a 20-year-old girl. Looking at Irene, no one would think that she is the oldest member of Red Velvet.

Irene Red Velvet

Not only being compared to other female idols of the same 3rd generation like Tzuyu, but Irene is also often pitted against 4th generation’s visual members such as Miyeon and Minju. It proves that Irene truly doesn’t age. Having an elegant oval face shape, a high nose bridge and small, heart-shaped lips, Irene is titled the visual goddess of K-pop.

Irene Red Velvet

Recently, many netizens have been taken aback by the fact that Irene is even older than Cardi B. The American female rapper and actress was born on October 11, 1992 in New York (USA). Before becoming the superstar she is today, Cardi B used to go through an extremely difficult life.

In 2017, Cardi B announced on Saturday Night Live that she was pregnant with her first child, Kulture, with her husband Offset.  Although younger than Irene, Cardi B is currently a mother of two.

Irene Red Velvet

The reason why many people are surprised to know that Irene is a year older than Cardi B probably stems from their makeup styles. The owner of the hit WAP loves to wear eyeshadow with bold shades like black, brown and gray. Additionally. Cardi B always shows up with extremely thick fake eyelashes. Cardi B also pays attention to contouring her cheekbones to enhance the shape of her face.

Irene Red Velvet

Meanwhile, Asians in general and Koreans in particular prefer refreshing, youthful, and natural makeup looks. Irene usually has flat light brown eyebrows and eyeshadows with bright colors such as peach orange or pink. Moreover, Irene rarely contours the bridge of her nose and cheekbones. Thanks to using lipstick with soft shades, Irene always manages to look younger than her true age.

Additionally, the skin is also the reason why Irene looks younger than Cardi B. The SM’s visual impresses with fair, spotless skin, while Cardi B has a darker complexion and a healthy tanned skin.

Irene Red Velvet

Irene also has a slim and petite body. Irene even looks smaller than many other female Kpop idols. With a modest height of less than 1m60, many people think Irene looks like a college freshman, not a 30-year old woman. Meanwhile, Cardi B looks much bigger in size compared to Irene. She has a curvy figure with larger hips and bust, so it creates the impression that Cardi B is more mature than Irene.

Irene Red Velvet

The age difference of Irene and Cardi B is both interesting and surprising. Even though she is a 3rd generation’s idol, Irene is even older than 2nd generation idols such as Sunmi, Hani or Taemin. She is truly the “ageless visual” of Kpop. 

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