The debut age of Kpop girl group’s maknaes are getting younger and younger in the 4th generation

Netizens are shocked to learn the surprisingly young debut age of these 4th generation Kpop maknaes.

As the 4th generation of Kpop is kicking up with their fresh and lively vibes, the debut age of female Kpop idols seem to be getting younger. Below are some most “iconic maknaes” of Kpop 4th gen girl groups and their age in the year of debut. 

Yuna (ITZY)

As one of the first 4th generation Kpop girl groups, ITZY quickly draws the attention of the audience. The group debuted on February 12th, 2019, under JYP Entertainment. At the time, the group maknae Yuna, who was born in 2003, became a hot topic for her outstanding visuals, slim waist, and overwhelming stage presence. 

NingNing (aespa)

On November 17th, 2020, SM Entertainment officially debuted their 4th generation girl group aespa, who quickly became a phenomenon with their massive hit “Next Level”. The maknae of aespa is none other than Chinese member NingNing, who was born in 2002, and holds the position of main vocal within the group. 

Leeseo (IVE) 

Leeseo, who was born in 2007, became the maknae of Kpop girl group IVE after debuting on December 1st, 2021. Despite being extremely young, Leeseo already boasts a height of 1m70, and is praised for her bright appearance and versatile image. 

Kyujin (NMIXX)

Born in 2006, Kyujin is the youngest member of NMIXX, possessing a sweet and cute appearance. Debuting with NMIXX on February 22, 2022, the female idol of JYP was continuously praised by netizens for being a multi-talented idol. She can dance well, and has excellent skills in both singing and rapping. Despite being the youngest member of the group, Kyujin exudes an attractive charisma, not at all inferior to other members.


LE SSERAFIM is known as the cult Gen 4 girl group. Working under Source Music (subsidiary of HYBE Label), the girls dominated the K-pop industry since May 2022 with their debut. Before the controversies of the former member Kim Garam, all other 5 members of the group were highly appreciated by netizens for their talents.

In which, the youngest Eunchae born in 2006 is also frequently mentioned.  At first, she still did not have the opportunity to show off all her talents. After Kim Garam went on a hiatus for all of her controversies, Eunchae gradually received more chances to shine and was praised a lot by netizens for excellently performed the chorus part of Garam.


On July 21, ADOR (subsidiary of HYBE Labels) officially debuted the rookie girl group NEWJEANS after a long time of training. Even before their debut; all 5 members of the group has already become the focus of attention of netizens, especially the youngest member Hyein, who was born in 2008. Despite her age of 14, the female idol possesses an extremely attractive aura.

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