Netizens Compare The Ages Of Wanna One’s Members At Debut To “Boys Planet” Contestants
The topic of the ages of the contestants on Boys Planet has come up from time to time, with many watchers taken aback by the age gap between the youngest and oldest on the show. The oldest contestant, Ichika, is 30 years old, while the youngest, Choi Seunghun, is 15 — half the age of the oldest!
Even within the current top nine contestants on the show — Sung Hanbin, Zhang Hao, Han Yujin, Seok Matthew, Kim Jiwoong, Kim Gyuvin, Kim Taerae, Keita, and Park Gunwook — the age range is over eight years, with Yujin the youngest and Jiwoong the oldest.
- Sung Hanbin: Born June 13, 2001 (age 21)
- Zhang Hao: Born July 25, 2000 (age 22)
- Han Yujin: Born March 20, 2007 (age 16)
- Seok Matthew: Born May 28, 2002 (age 20)
- Kim Jiwoong: Born December 14, 1998 (age 24)
- Kim Gyuvin: Born August 30, 2004 (age 18)
- Kim Taerae: Born July 14, 2002 (age 20)
- Keita: Born July 7, 2001 (age 21)
- Park Gunwook: Born January 10, 2005 (age 18)
Some viewers have voiced concerns about having such a big age gap with such a young member in the potential final line-up of the contestants of Boys Planet. However, it’s far from being the biggest age gap of any K-Pop group — even those formed by survival shows.
Recently, it came to netizens attention that the members of Wanna One, formed by the second season of Produce 101, had similarly aged members with an even bigger age gap between their youngest and oldest.
Between the eleven members in the group, the youngest member, Lai Guanlin, was born on September 23, 2001, while their oldest member, Yoon Jisung, was born on March 8, 1991 — giving them a 10-year age gap. Additionally, Guanlin was just 15 at the time that Wanna One debuted on August 7, 2017, while Jisung was 26.
- Yoon Jisung: Born March 8, 1991
- Ha Sungwoon: Born March 22, 1994
- Hwang Minhyun: Born August 9, 1995
- Ong Seongwoo: Born August 25, 1995
- Kim Jaehwan: Born May 27, 1996
- Kang Daniel: Born December 10, 1996
- Park Jihoon: Born May 29, 1999
- Woojin: Born November 2, 1999
- Bae Jinyoung: Born May 10, 2000
- Daehwi: Born January 29, 2001
- Lai Guanlin: Born September 23, 2001
On a forum post discussing the ages of Wanna One’s members at debut, someone made an interesting graphic of the members that shows what year each of them would have been born if they were to debut today at the same age they were when they debuted with Wanna One. It puts into perspective even more how similar their ages were to the contestants on Boys Planet.
There were several comments from people who were taken aback by this revelation, especially in regard to Jisung being “old” when he debuted and how Han Yujin isn’t as young as Guanlin was when he debuted.
Does this comparison surprise you? It’s interesting to see how things that surprise people today in the K-Pop industry aren’t always as unusual as they seem!
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