IVE‘s Jang Wonyoung is only 17, but she’s already been in front of the camera for four years. It’s no wonder that fans are shocked to see her maturing into a young lady from a young teen! The upcoming comeback for the group, LOVE DIVE, has Wonyoung looking the most mature she has ever looked. Her versatility and ability to adopt any concept tell of her prowess as an idol.
On October 29, 2018, she first made her debut through the project group IZ*ONE. She beat out 100 contestants in Produce 48 to clinch the top spot in the debut lineup. With light brown hair and baby fat still on her, she was the adorable maknae of the group.
Fans fell in love with her through the survival reality show, Produce 48, where she gained the nicknames “giant baby” and “bunny.” Her height but young age (then 14) made older fans fawn over her as if she were their little sister.
As years passed, she slowly shed her baby fat but was still as bubbly as ever. In particular, the cute bags under her eyes were often highlighted to add to her youthful glow.
After four years and a styling overhaul, Wonyoung shines in the comeback teaser photos for LOVE DIVE. Fans noticed that her makeup had been subtly changed to emphasize her maturing looks. Her undereye is no longer highlighted, and her eyeliner is now drawn upwards. With a sultry gaze and slightly open lips, Wonyoung leans back casually on an armchair. The lettered hat lends her an edgy and trendy vibe.
In a photo without the cap, her newfound femininity shines through. Long but natural lashes, moderately thick brows, and clear skin make Wonyoung look more mature.
Her visuals were out of the world as usual. From princess to queen, fans can’t help but gasp at her beauty.
- “Her face is so f*ckiiiiiing pretty.”
- “Really so pretty ah”
- “Wow, for real…”
- “Wow she’s so pretty, how is that possible?”
- “Jang Wonyoung is a queenka (popular girl in school)…”
- “Crazy, really….”
- “F*cking pretty.”
It’s interesting to see how Wonyoung has matured both in terms of visuals as well as in terms of artistry through the years. Gone are the days of a fresh-faced baby! We can’t wait to see what else she will serve up!