A lot of K-Pop idols start training in their teen years, oftentimes juggling school and their trainee program at the same time. Some, however, take it even further by actually debuting while they’re still in their mid-teens! The 11 K-Pop idols on this list, listed from youngest to oldest, were all born in 2004, making them 15 or 16 years old. It’s hard to imagine having such an intense and time-consuming job when you’re still just a teenager! The list doesn’t include current trainees, but only idols that have already debuted.
1. Win (MCND)
Win was born on December 19, 2004, making him the youngest 15 year-old on this list. He’s the lead rapper and maknae of MCND. His full name is Bang Junhyuk, and his height is 175cm (5’9″).
2. Chaeyeon (Busters)
Chaeyeon was born on December 4, 2004. She’s the lead rapper, vocalist, center, and face of the group in Busters, though she’s actually not the maknae, since some of the other members were born in 2005! Her full name is Kim Chaeyeon, and she’s 170cm (5’7″) tall.
3. May (Cherry Bullet)
May was born on November 16, 2004. She’s the lead dancer, vocalist, visual, and maknae of Cherry Bullet. Her fully name is Hirokawa Mao (she came to Korea from Japan), and her height is 172cm (5’8″), making her also the tallest member of the group!
4. Dohyon (H&D, former X1)
Dohyon was born on November 10, 2004. He’s the rapper and maknae of the duo H&D, and formerly the main rapper and maknae of X1. His full name is Nam Dohyun, and he’s 183cm (6′) tall. Talk about a giant maknae!
5. Songyee (woo!ah!)
Songyee was born on November 25, 2004. She’s the vocalist, rapper, and maknae of woo!ah!. Her full name is Park Songyee, and she’s 162cm (5’3″) tall.
6. Jinwoo (TEEN TEEN)
Jinwoo was born on September 13, 2004. He’s the main rapper, main dancer, vocalist, and maknae of TEEN TEEN. His full name is Lee Jinwoo, and he’s 172cm (5’7.5″) tall.
7. Wonyoung (IZ*ONE)
Wonyoung was born on August 31, 2004. She’s the lead dancer, vocalist, rapper, center, and maknae of IZ*ONE. Her full name is Jang Wonyoung, and she’s 171cm (5’7″) tall.
8. Minseo (woo!ah!)
Minseo was born on August 12, 2004. She’s the main vocalist and lead dancer of woo!ah!. Her full name is Kim Minseo, and she stands at 162cm (5’3″) tall.
9. Jihan (Weeekly)
Jihan was born on July 12, 2004. She’s the lead vocalist and lead dancer of Weeekly, but not the maknae, as they have one member, Zoa, born in 2005. Her full name is Han Jihyo, and she’s 164cm (5’4″) tall.
10. Lucy (woo!ah!)
Lucy was born on April 9, 2004. She’s the main rapper and lead dancer of woo!ah!. Her full name is Kim Daeun, and she’s 161cm (5’3″) tall.
11. Jaehee (Weeekly)
Jaehee was born on March 18, 2004, making her the oldest idol on this list, but still only 16 years old! She’s the lead rapper and vocalist of Weeekly. Her full name is Lee Jaehee, and she stands at 166cm (5’5″) tall.