While most idols debut in their teenage years or early twenties, there’s no age restriction on rookies. In fact, these 10 female idols who debuted in 2020 are all 24 or older!

10. Hyeme (Black Swan)

Hyeme was born on December 22, 1995, making her 24 years old (international age) when Black Swan debuted with “Tonight”. She was the main vocalist and dancer of the group before she left last month following a controversy. Before debuting in Black Swan, Hyeme also debuted in RaNia at the age of around 20.

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9. Dayeon (XUM)

Dayeon was born on November 17, 1995, making her 24 years old (international age) when XUM debuted with “DDALALA”. She’s the trio’s leader and the main vocalist, previously debuting in Neon Punch when she was around 22.

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8. Léa (Secret Number)

Léa was born on August 12, 1995, making her 24 years old (international age) when Secret Number debuted with “Who Dis?”. Back when she was around 16 years old, she debuted in SKarf. Now, the Japanese starlet is the leader of her group and part of the vocalist.

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7. Judy (Black Swan)

Judy was born on May 16, 1995, making her 25 years old (international age) when Black Swan debuted with “Tonight”. She’s the group’s main dancer and part of the vocal line, and used to be part of the famous 1MILLION dance studio before making her debut.

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6. Fatou (Black Swan)

Fatou was born on March 23, 1995, making her 25 years old (international age) when Black Swan debuted with “Tonight”. Fatou is Senegalese and used to be a model before joining Black Swan. Now, she’s the group’s main rapper and lead dancer.

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5. Seoyoon (BOTOPASS)

Seoyoon was born on January 26, 1995, making her 25 years old (international age) when BOTOPASS debuted with “Flamingo”. Before she was the group’s lead vocalist, she debuted at the leader of ILUV last year. Interestingly, BOTOPASS also has one of this year’s youngest rookies: 16-year-old Ahyoon.

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4. Cui Xiang (BOTOPASS)

Cui Xiang was born on January 26, 1995, making her 25 years old (international age) when BOTOPASS debuted with “Flamingo”. Despite having the exact same birthday as Seoyoon, this Chinese lead vocalist (and fellow ILUV member) is not her twin.

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3. Youngheun (Black Swan)

Youngheun was born on November 20, 1994, making her 25 years old (international age) when Black Swan debuted with “Tonight”. The group’s talented main vocalist and leader first debuted in Stellar at the age of around 17.

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2. Suri (CHECKMATE)

Suri was born on October 11, 1994, making her 25 years old (international age) when CHECKMATE debuted with “DRUM”. After debuting in AMOR at the age of around 22, Suri became the main rapper and main dancer of her new group.

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1. Sieun (CHECKMATE)

Sieun was born on September 19, 1993, making her 27 years old (international age) when CHECKMATE debuted with “DRUM”. Sieun is the co-ed group’s leader and main vocalist, first debuting in RAMISU at the age of around 24.

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