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5 groups of K-Pop girls with non-Korean Maknaes

As K-pop becomes more global, the industry is accepting more and more foreigners into groups. Some of these foreigners become the youngest members of the group. Here are five girly K-pop groups featuring non-Korean maknae!

1. Aespa Gloss

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5 groups of K-Pop girls with non-Korean Maknaes

Ningning was born on October 23, 2002, which gives her 19 years. She was born and raised in Harbin, China.

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Ningning trained for four years before making his aespa debut. Before joining SM Entertainment, Ningning performed in the Chinese singing competitions “Music Honors Student” and “Let’s Sing Kids”.

aespa debuted on November 17, 2020. Ningning was then 18 years old.

2. EVERGLOW Yiren

5 groups of K-Pop girls with non-Korean Maknaes

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5 groups of K-Pop girls with non-Korean Maknaes

Yiren was born on December 29, 2000, which gives her 21 years. She was born and raised in Zhejiang, Hangzhou, China.

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Before debuting with EVERGLOW, Yiren studied Traditional Chinese Dance for over ten years. In 2016, she won a Chinese dance competition. Currently, Yiren is on hiatus from group activities and is active as a soloist in China.

EVERGLOW debuted on March 18, 2019. Yiren was then 19 years old.

3. (G) I-DLE Shuhua

5 groups of K-Pop girls with non-Korean Maknaes

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5 groups of K-Pop girls with non-Korean Maknaes

Shuhua was born on January 6, 2000, which gives her 22 years. She was born and raised in Taoyuan, Taiwan.

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Prior to making his (G) I-DLE debut, Shuhua was a student at Hwa Kang Arts School in Taiwan. It is a famous art school for Taiwanese artists, similar to Hanlim and SOPA. At first she wanted to become an actress, but then she dreamed of being an idol because of Hyuna.

(G) I-DLE debuted on May 2, 2018. Shuhua was 18 at the time.

4. DOUBLE Tzuyu

5 groups of K-Pop girls with non-Korean Maknaes

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5 groups of K-Pop girls with non-Korean Maknaes

Tzuyu was born on June 14, 1999, which gives her 23 years. She was born and raised in Tainan, Taiwan. She is the first Taiwanese idol in K-pop.

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Tzuyu was investigated by a JYP Entertainment representative in 2012 when she performed at the MUSE Performing Arts Workshop in Tainan. In Taiwan, Tzuyu is known as the “Goddess of Popularity”.

TWICE debuted on October 20, 2015. Tzuyu was 16 at the time.

5. BLACKPINK Lisa

5 groups of K-Pop girls with non-Korean Maknaes

(Photo: SBS site)
5 groups of K-Pop girls with non-Korean Maknaes

Lisa was born on March 27, 1997, which makes her 25 years old. She was born in Buriram Province but grew up in Bangkok, Thailand.

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In her youth, Lisa was part of the We Zaa Cool dance group in Thailand. Another famous idol from the crew is Bambam from GOT7. In 2010, she auditioned for YG Entertainment and trained for five years prior to her debut.

BLACKPINK debuted on August 8, 2016. Lisa was then 19 years old.

Who is your favorite K-pop maknae? Tell us about it in the comments below!

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With a screenplay by Alexa Lewis

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