Age is always seen as an important factor that influences the career of the idols
Red Velvet debuted in 2014 with four members and Irene is the oldest among the girls. She was born in 1991 (in the same age as SNSD Seohyun). Right from the start, the netizens were curious, “Why did Irene debut so late?” Normally, the female idols will debut between the ages of 16 and 21so that they have enough time to develop throughout of their career. But in Irene’s case, she debuted at the age of 24, three years later than the average debut age. By 2020, Irene will turn 30, which might be something that Red Velvet and SM need to think about soon.
After four years of being active, Red Velvet has achieved some certain success. Irene has also become the new goddess of Kpop. The question is, will Irene stay in Red Velvet after she turns 30? And how would Red Velvet be without Irene?
Clearly, if Irene was not a member of Red Velvet, she would still be able to continue her artistic career through acting, CF, etc. Besides, if Red Velvet did not have Irene as a member, they would suffer from big loss. It is because that Irene is said to be the most famous one in the group. But that should not be considered a concern as each member of Red Velvet has a relatively stable fan base. In terms of profession, Irene’s contribution to the group seems not to be highly appreciated, so Red Velvet can be said to be able to work with the other four members.
At the moment, the future of Red Velvet and Irene are still unpredictable, making Reveluv worried. However, they must be strong in any situation and keep supporting the girls in the future.