16 Male Idols Who Went From Smol Babies To Handsome Men Right Before Your Eyes

You probably forgot how smol they really were!

As the years passed by, we’ve watched as our adorable young K-Pop boys grow into handsome young men! Here are a few who started out in their mid-teens and are now strapping, manly men!

1. Jungkook (BTS)

Jungkook, the “Golden Maknae”, debuted at the young age of 15.

Despite the fact that he’s still only 23 years old, he has really matured from when he first debuted!

2. Jimin (BTS)

Jimin was 17 years old when he debuted but looked even younger!

Although he still has the baby face in there somewhere, he has grown into a real man!

3. V (BTS)

V was also 17 years old when he debuted and he looked like a real cutie back then!

That cute face, however, has become a beautiful, handsome face. He was even named the most handsome face of 2018!

4. Cha Eunwoo (ASTRO)

Cha Eunwoo was 18 when he debuted and it showed on his face!

Five years later, he has developed a stronger jaw and more pronounced cheekbones that make him look more masculine. Despite the change, he was and still is the visual king!

5. BamBam (GOT7)

BamBam debuted with GOT7 when he was 16 years old.

In 2018, he returned to Thailand for the military draft (which he was thankfully exempt from) which proves that he is now a real adult! He’s become a man before our very eyes.

6. Taemin (SHINee)

Taemin was only 14 when he debuted with SHINee’s debut song “Replay”. Despite his young age, he still had exceptional talent.

Taemin is now 27 years old and has succeeded with numerous solos where he shows off more of his sexy side.

7. Minho (SHINee)

Minho debuted at the age of 16 as a member of SHINee.

Since then, he has gone through a transformation from a cute boy to a handsome man.

8. Xiumin (EXO)

Xiumin debuted as a member of EXO when he was 22, a little older than the other younger idols, but his baby face made him look even younger!

Since then, he still has some images of the baby face but mostly, he just looks like a grown man. As a sign of truly becoming a man, he unfortunately will be spending some time away from the spotlight as he completes his mandatory military service.

9. Siwon (Super Junior)

Siwon was 19 when he debuted with the idol group Super Junior.

He has since tried many different styles with his beard being one of his manliest!

10. G-Dragon (BIGBANG)

G-Dragon officially debuted as a member of BIGBANG when he was 18.

He’s transformed into a fine man, completing his military service and now we just await his return to the industry.


T.O.P debuted when he was 19 years old.

His good looks only matured in the past 13 years!

12. Dongho (former U-Kiss member)

Dongho debuted when he was only 14! Dongho was born in 1994 and debuted as part of U-Kiss in 2008.

Since leaving the idol group, he has created a family of his own with his wife and child. Sadly, he and his wife filed for divorce in September 2018.

13. Jay Park

Jay Park debuted as a member of 2PM when he was 21 years old.

Compared to his debut days, he has become considerably more mature with a much more sculpted body as well!

14. Yunho (TVXQ)

Yunho debuted as a member of TVXQ when he was 17 years old.

Since returning from his military duty, it seems like he’s gotten even manlier!

15. Junsu (JYJ)

Junsu also debuted as a member of TVXQ with Yunho at the age of 17.

16 years later, he is now a singer-songwriter, dancer and stage actor as well as a member of the group JYJ.

16. Rain

Rain actually made his debut at 16 years of age as part of the boy band called Fanclub. However, his success came when he made his solo debut in 2002 when he was 20.

18 years later, he is happily married to his beautiful wife actress Kim Tae Hee and has become not only a man, but a father to two beautiful girls.