5 Fresh Faced Idols Who Don’t Look Their Age

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In Korea, there is a term “dongan”, which means baby face or someone who looks way younger than their actual age. Being considered a dongan is a great compliment in the Kpop world. Unless you’ve read their profiles, you won’t believe that some of these idols are already in their late 20s or early 30s.

Here are 5 Kpop idols who are famous for their baby faces and could be mistaken for the maknae. I wonder if they have found the fountain of youth?

1. Sandara Park (2ne1)

Date of Birth: November 12, 1984
Age: 30 years old

Photo: foreverwithsandara

Photo: foreverwithsandara

Dubbed as “Dara the vampire” by her fans, with her youthful look and vibrant personality, you wouldn’t expect her to be in her 30’s. The second eldest member of 2ne1 may seem childish, but she genuinely shows concern and looks after the other members. She serves as 2ne1’s mascot and PR director.

2. Jeon Boram (T-ara)

Date of Birth: March 22, 1986
Age: 29 years old

Photo: tarakorean

Photo: tarakorean

Petite, charming and innocent looking, nobody would think Boram’s already going on 30, she is 29 years old at the moment. She is actually the oldest member of T-ara.

3. Nichkhun (2PM)

Date of Birth: June 24, 1988
Age: 26 years old


With Nickhun’s boyish looks, he could easily be mistaken for a high schooler or college freshmen that every girl in your class (and other classes) would flock to. With a face that can melt any fan girl’s heart, you just want to cuddle and spoil him. But he’s already 26 years old. Maybe his Thai-American roots have something to do with it?

4. Park Sojin (Girl’s Day)

Date of Birth: May 21, 1986
Age: 28 years old

Photo: tumblr

Photo: tumblr

With her warm smile, you’d want to pinch her cheeks like an unnie would do to her little sister. She still looks so young for her age, people were surprised to find out the leader of Girl’s day is almost turning 30!

5. Ellin/ Kim MinYoung (Crayon Pop)

Date of Birth: April 2, 1990
Age: 25 years old

Photo: onehallyu

Photo: onehallyu

Actually, all the members of Crayon Pop could be mistaken for 16-20 years old, when actually they are all in their early to mid 20s. With their energetic personalities, baby faces, colorful outfits and wacky dance moves, you’d never even give their age a second thought. As far as surprises go Crayon Pop’s “Angel of Smiles” is already 25 years old.

Even top can't believe it! GIF: Tumblr

Even top can’t believe it! GIF: Tumblr

A good diet, a good skin regimen, plenty of exercise and proper rest are some of the factors that help determine ageing. Others are just blessed with really good genes. As these Kpop idols have proven, some people do age better than others. Who is your favorite dongan Kpop idol?

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