Itzy is a unique gem of the K-pop world. While they’ve never quite reached the same level of popularity as their big sister group at JYP Entertainment, Twice, they have a rabid international fanbase that loves both their music and also how hard the members studied to learn English. In English-language interviews, Itzy members offer a commendable level of English fluency that you just don’t see in other K-pop groups where none of the members were born abroad. Itzy has really come a long way since they debuted on February 11, 2019 with the lead single “Dalla Dalla” on the single album IT’z Different. And if you want to know how old the individual members of Itzy are now, here is the age and birthday for Yeji, Lia, Ryujin, Chaeryeong, and Yuna.
How Old Explained: Age and Birthday for Each of the Itzy Members
- Yeji is 23 years old and was born on May 26, 2000.
- Lia is 23 years old and was born on July 21, 2000.
- Ryujin is 22 years old and was born on April 17, 2001.
- Chaeryeong is 22 years old and was born on June 5, 2001.
- Yuna is 19 years old and was born on December 9, 2003.
This means that when Itzy debuted back in February 2019, their ages were as follows: Yeji was 18, Lia was 18, Ryujin was 17, Chaeryeong was 17, and Yuna was 15. Yuna is the maknae (“youngest person in the group”), but she is also the visual. Meanwhile, Yeji is both the oldest member and the leader of Itzy. However, Yeji had deep apprehension about being chosen as the leader prior to debut, fearing she would not be up to the task. Fortunately, time proved those fears to be unfounded.
Lia went on hiatus from Itzy on September 18, 2023 to seek treatment for “extreme anxiety,” but it is expected she will return eventually. The group is currently promoting as four members, and she is not promoting the Born to Be comeback.
If you are new to Itzy, here is a visual aid to help you match the names, faces, and birth dates of the Itzy members:
Between birth date and current age, that’s everything you need to know about how old the members of Itzy are. They were a great start to fourth-generation K-pop girl groups for JYP, a generation that has gone on to include groups as diverse as IVE and NewJeans. And of course, the next JYP girl group to debut after Itzy would be NMIXX.