NCT‘s Jeno was first revealed to the public in 2013, through SM Entertainment‘s SM Rookies program. The program not only revealed Jeno as a trainee, but also Red Velvet‘s Seulgi and NCT’s Taeyong.

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He was only 6 months into his trainee days when SM Entertainment decided to reveal him, causing many fans to worry. However, he certainly proved them wrong with his visuals, rap, vocals and dance! Here’s Jeno’s visual growth throughout the years in international age – grab them tissues before you start scrolling.

1. When he was 13

He was fresh into middle school here.

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2. When he was 16

We didn’t hear from him apart from SM Rookies activities… but Jeno made his debut just 3 years later in 2016.

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3. When he was 17

His princely visuals are starting to show as he matures.

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4. When he was 18

This was the year he really shined.

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5. When he was 19

Jeno turned 20 in Korean age but 19 in international, making him an adult in South Korea.

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We also got the epic “Boom” blonde Jeno.

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6. When he’s 20

He finally turned 20 internationally this year.

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2021 is sure to bring lots more for this adorable puppy! Here’s to your 21st year next April!

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