Some of them have become giant maknaes!
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Most of the time, K-Pop idols debut at an age where they’ve pretty much finished growing, and the only height added to them comes in the form of shoe lifts. However, some of the youngest idols to debut as young as 14 were still growing at the time, and have become taller during their idol career right before our eyes! Here are 11 K-Pop group maknaes that have reportedly grown since they debuted.
1. Jungkook (BTS)
When Jungkook debuted with BTS in 2013, he was just 15 years old, and his reported height was around 176cm (5’9.5″).
As of 2022, at the age of 24, his official height is now listed as 179cm (5’10.5″)!
2. Sehun (EXO)
A decade ago in 2012, Sehun debuted as EXO’s maknae at the age of 16 with an already tall height of 181cm (5’11”).
In the last ten years, his official height has gone up a couple of centimeters, and now in 2022, it’s reportedly 183cm (6′)!
3. Dino (SEVENTEEN)
SEVENTEEN’s maknae Dino was also 16 when they made their debut in 2015, and he was on the smaller side at 165cm (5’5″).
As of 2022, however, his official height has gone up a whopping 9cm, and is now listed as 174cm (5’8.5″)!
4. Yugyeom (GOT7)
Yugyeom was another young maknae that was already tall when GOT7 debuted in 2014, at 181cm (5’11”) when he was 16.
Since then, he’s managed to grow another couple of centimeters, and his current official height in 2022 is 183cm (6′)!
5. Jisung (NCT DREAM)
Jisung has possibly been the K-Pop idol to grow the most since his debut, when, at the age of only 14 in 2016, his height was around 170cm (5’7″).
As of 2022, he’s become one of several “giant maknaes” in K-Pop, with a 10cm growth spurt that makes him now 180cm (5’11”) tall!
6. Ni-ki (ENHYPEN)
Though Ni-ki hasn’t been in the K-Pop industry for too long, he debuted in 2020 at a height of 176cm (5’9.5″) when he was just 14.
In the last year and a half, he’s already grown a couple of centimeters, and as of 2022, he’s around 180cm (5’11”) tall!
7. Yuna (ITZY)
Yuna is one of a couple female idols who have grown since debut! She debuted with ITZY at the age of 15 in 2019, when she was around 166cm (5’5.5″) tall.
Currently in 2022, her official height is now at 170cm (5’7″)!
8. Wonyoung (IVE/former IZ*ONE)
Wonyoung has been noticed for her height since she debuted as IZ*ONE’s maknae in 2018 at the age of 14 at 169cm (5’6.5″).
Now as a member of IVE in 2022, her official height is listed as 173cm (5’8″)!
9. Junghwan (TREASURE)
Junghwan is another idol that hasn’t been in the industry for a long time, but when he debuted with TREASURE in 2020, he was only 15 and had a height of 177cm (5’9.5″).
In the last two years he’s grown a couple centimeters, and as of 2022, his height is listed as 180cm (5’11”)!
10. Huening Kai (TXT)
TXT is known for having tall members, and when Huening Kai debuted as the group’s maknae in 2019 at the age of 16, he was already 181cm (5’11”) tall.
Now in 2022, his official height is listed as 183cm (6′), but some fans might think he’s actually closer to 185cm (6’1″)!
11. Tzuyu (TWICE)
Finally, the list wouldn’t be complete without Tzuyu, who at the age of 16 debuted with TWICE in 2015 with a height around 164cm (5’4.5″).
She’s grown noticeably since then, and as of 2022, her official height is 170cm (5’7″)!