It is a new year, and that means our favourite idols born in 1992 will be 26 years old (international age)! This post features some Japanese and Korean icons that will be getting closer to that 30-year milestone!
Yajima Maimi (ex-ºC-ute): It’s hard to believe that the young sprout from “Massara Blue Jeans” and the seductive woman from “Mugen Climax” is the same person! I watched Maimi grow up as I followed ºC-ute and Hello! Project throughout the years so it’s hard to believe that she’s turning 26 years old!
Tsugunaga Momoko (ex-Country Girls/Buono!/Berryz Kobo): It is hard to remember that Momoko is an adult. She has painstakingly stayed faithful to her “kawaii” image. However, the former idol, now a teacher, will be turning 26 years old in March.
Sunmi: Can you believe that Sunmi is the same age as Maimi and Momoko? Throughout her solo career, she has continuously shown a mature and sexy image, which is much different from the Hello Project image. I often forget that Sunmi is not that much older than me!
U-Kwon (Block B): U-Kwon is another idol who looks a bit older than their actual age. Although Block B sometimes releases bubbly and upbeat songs like “Yesterday” and “Her,” U-Kwon always exudes a level of maturity, especially with his skillful dancing.
Zico (Block B): Honestly, Zico still looks young to me. He has achieved success at a very young age. It’s hard to forget his age since he refers to it in a few of his songs such as “Veni Vidi Vici” and “Fanxy Child,” and it is mentioned in almost every variety show where he is featured.
Kyung (Block B): This year, Kyung is also turning 26 years old. Despite his solo songs being light-hearted and what I call, “fluffy,” he is another member whose age I have not forgotten, especially since he is the same age as Zico.
Sashihara Rino (HTK48): Regularly, I have to remind myself that there are members of the 48-franchise that are over the age of 20. I don’t follow them closely, and the songs that I do listen to were released long ago when the members were much younger. However, I do have a particular interest Rino because of her love for Hello! Project!
Kazuhara Ryoto (Generations): On the other hand, I always assume that the members of Generations (or any male LDH group) is older than 30 years old. That is because many of the original members of EXILE are over 30 years old, with some members over 40 years old! Nevertheless, they are still all pretty talented performers! This is why I was so shocked to see that Ryoto was only 25 years old!
Jae (DAY6): Lately, I have been stanning Jae pretty hard. He is my bias of DAY6 and my love for him only increased after seeing in live in Toronto a couple of months ago. Jae is a sarcastic, funny and playful guy, which is why it is sometimes hard to believe that he’s almost 30 years old!
Hani (EXID): Hani, or as I like to call her, the dork goddess of sexy. Yes, you read that correctly. I call her the “dork goddess of sexy.” She can easily pull off any sexy concept released by EXID, but her image takes a 180º turn during variety shows. She looks her age during EXID promotions but appears much younger during variety shows!
Hyuna: Hyuna is another idol that is well-known for her sexy image. Her songs, choreography and music videos make it difficult to forget that she is a mature idol.
Chen (EXO): I will be honest with you all. I thought that Chen was older than 26 years old. Other than him looking mature, he has a manly and distinctive voice that can be discerned in any EXO song.
Chanyeol (EXO): Unlike Chen, Chanyeol’s age came as a surprise to me. Despite being a rapper for the group, he has a more youthful appearance, especially when he smiles.
Baekhyun (EXO): Just like Chanyeol, Baekhyun also has a young-looking appearance. His voice also has a higher pitch than some of the other members of the group. I guess my mind is still stuck on his character in “Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo” where he played a young and adolescent prince.
Amber (f(x)): Amber is a big child. Just like Jae, she is a playful, sarcastic and funny idol. Not only does she appear to be young, but she is also an idol that many fans relate to because of her down-to-earth personality!
Jin (BTS): Last, but not least, we had Mr. “Worldwide Handsome.” Sometimes, I forget that he’s the oldest member of BTS, especially since he gets along with the younger members of the group. When the group initially debuted, I thought that RM and Suga were older than him!
Those are only a few of the idols that are part of the ’92-line. These idols and some more are featured in the slideshow below. Next time, we will look at idols born in 1993!