R U Next? (also written RU Next) is a girl group survival program with 22 contestants from around the globe, which was conducted by HYBE and Belift Lab through JTBC. Those who survived to the end of the series would become a new K-pop girl group (I’LL-IT) at Belift Lab, the label of Enhypen. The series began airing as of June 30, 2023 at 8:50 p.m. KST and finished on September 1, 2023. To learn how old all of the R U Next contestants were at the conclusion of the series, here is a list with the then-age and birthday for Jiwoo, Funa, Moa, Chanelle, Yunah, Minju, Jeongeun, Moka, Jihyun, Ruka, Yewon, Jeemin, Hyewon, Youngseo, Yuisa, Wonhee, Haseul, Iroha, Iris, Himena, Seoyeon, and Ena.
How Old Explained: Age and Birthday for All R U Next Contestants at the Series Conclusion
- Jiwoo is 21 years old and was born on October 30, 2001.
- Funa is 21 years old and was born on March 28, 2002.
- Moa is 21 years old and was born on April 28, 2002.
- Chanelle is 20 years old and was born on June 14, 2003.
- Yunah is 19 years old and was born on January 15, 2004.
- Minju is 19 years old and was born on May 11, 2004.
- Jeongeun is 19 years old and was born on August 25, 2004.
- Moka is 18 years old and was born on October 8, 2004.
- Jihyun is 18 years old and was born on November 8, 2004.
- Ruka is 18 years old and was born on February 10, 2005.
- Yewon is 18 years old and was born on March 18, 2005.
- Jeemin is 18 years old and was born on May 8, 2005.
- Hyewon is 17 years old and was born October 5, 2005.
- Youngseo is 17 years old and was born on November 13, 2005.
- Yuisa is 16 years old and was born on May 23, 2007.
- Wonhee is 16 years old and was born on June 26, 2007.
- Haseul is 15 years old and was born on January 31, 2008.
- Iroha is 15 years old and was born on February 4, 2008.
- Iris is 15 years old and was born on April 26, 2008.
- Himena is 15 years old and was born on May 9, 2008.
- Seoyeon is 15 years old and was born on May 24, 2008.
- Ena is 12 years old and was born on February 17, 2011.
At first, not all R U Next contestants had given their exact birth date, instead only yielding their zodiac sign, but subsequently enough information to collect all official birthdays was revealed. Among all of the birth dates, Ena was the youngest contestant, having only turned 12 years old in 2023. This was incredibly young even by the standards of K-pop, and some observers found it concerning. (But then Kaylee predebuted at age 13 in VCHA soon afterward!) Meanwhile, Jiwoo was the oldest contestant, being the only person with a birthday in 2001.
Please use the below comprehensive visual aid to help in learning and understanding how old all of the R U Next contestants are:
For more, you can check out where all 22 R U Next contestants are originally from. But the final results of the R U Next series revealed that the new K-pop girl group from HYBE and Belift Lab would be called I’LL-IT, and here are the six final I’LL-IT members and how old they currently are.
For another girl group survival show in 2023, check out how old the many Universe Ticket contestants are.
Thank you for reading K-Pop Answers, and if you’re interested in the journey of another young group, perhaps you would like to read our summary of the BabyMonster Last Evaluation series or check out how old the BabyMonster members are. Or search our growing archives for trivia and ages for lots of your favorite idols!