In Taehyun‘s first-ever Twitter greeting, he referred to himself as “lovely maknae Taehyun”, shocking fans everywhere.
안녕하세요! 저는 투모로우바이투게더의 사랑둥이 막내 태현입니다😲 저희 인트로덕션 필름 모두 보셨나요?ㅎㅎ 아직 데뷔를 하진 않았지만 먼저 여러분들과 소통하고 싶어서 트위터에 찾아왔습니다! 투모로우바이투게더 많이 사랑해주세요❣ pic.twitter.com/AAxM43BgfN
— TOMORROW X TOGETHER (@TXT_members) January 23, 2019
“Hello! I am TOMORROW X TOGETHER’s lovely maknae Taehyun. Did you watch all of our introduction films? haha Although we didn’t debut yet, we opened up this account because we wanted to communicate with everyone! Please love TOMORROW X TOGETHER.”
Up until now, many fans believed that HueningKai, the first of TXT’s two 02 liners, was the group’s youngest member, so Taehyun’s reveal came as a surprise. HueningKai’s birthday was believed to be August 14, while Taehyun’s was thought to be April 11.
Not only that, fans are having a difficult time matching Taehyun’s striking visuals to his actual age, 16.
According to them, Taehyun’s “mature” looks make it hard to believe that he’s really the group’s youngest member.
i’m how everyone, including me, are really shocked that taehyun is the maknae #TXT
— ♦𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐚♦ (@B3OMGYU) January 23, 2019
WOAH TAEHYUN IS THE MAKNAE?????? HE DOESN'T LOOK LIKE A MAKNAE HOW IM-
— belle is studying (@retrormv) January 23, 2019
In fact, if fans were to guess the members’ ages by looks alone, many might think that TXT’s oldest member, Yeonjun, is the true maknae!
For more about Taehyun, check out everything we’ve learned about him here.