Age and seniority are both important aspects in the Korean culture and more so in the entertainment industry.
If you have been a K-Pop fan long enough, you would notice the younger idols calling the older ones either with ‘Sunbae’ or ‘Hyung/Oppa’ or ‘Noona/Unnie’.
Not long ago on one particular online community, one netizen discovered something rather shocking about IZ*ONE ‘s YuJin and Mnet “Produce X 101” Song HyeongJun who are both of them are under Starship Entertainment.
They noticed that actually YuJin is one year younger than Song HyeongJun!
The former was born in 2003 and the latter was born in 2002, making Song HyeongJun older.
With that shocking realization, many began to leave comments saying that they had never thought about YuJin being the younger one. Some also mentioned that Song HyeongJun is also older than IZ*ONE’s WonYoung.
Another also shared that since YuJin commented that Song HyeongJun was adorable during “Produce X 101: The Beginning”, they naturally thought that she would be the older one.
Were you also surprised?