[MHN.Korea.com] Every third Monday of May is 'Coming of Age Day' in Korea. It's marked as a national holiday to celebrate those who are becoming an adult.
This year it's the 99ers, those who were born in 1999, who will be celebrating this holiday. 2018 is when all 1999 born people turn 19. Starting this year, all 99ers will gain their voting rights and also be legally able to marry without consent from legal parents.
So, who are the celebrities celebrating this holiday? To name a few, Chaeyoung and Tzuyu from TWICE, Park Ji Hoon and Park Woo Jin from Wanna One, Yeri from Red Velvet, Mina from Gugudan, Jooe from MOMOLAND and Lee Su Hyun from AKMU are the special coming-of-age stars this year!
1. Chaeyoung and Tzuyu from TWICE
TWICE is a girl group mixed with many different nationalities from JYP Entertainment. Ever since their debut, the group has been making hits after hits now standing tall as one of K-POP's best phenomenon. Chaeyoung and Tzuyu are the youngest members of the group, now turning nineteen.
2. Weki Meki's Kim Do Yeon and Choi Yoo Jung
Since their tight relationship at Mnet's 'PRODUCE 101', Kim and Choi have been together as members of Weki Meki. Kim Do Yeon has also made it to the 'Top 8 Fashionistas Under 20' in 2017. She was the only person from Asia out of the whole list.
3. Park Ji Hoon and Park Woo Jin from Wanna One
Park Ji Hoon and Park Woo Jin have successfully been part of Wanna One by gaining wide attention across the nation at Mnet's second season of 'PRODUCE 101'. The two are also coming of age. Park Ji Hoon is now a freshman at Chung Ang University while Woo Jin decided not to go to college this year.
4. Yeri from Red Velvet
Known for her cute face just like Squirtle from Pokemon, Yeri has been a trainee at SM Entertainment ever since 2010 when she was in fifth grade of elementary school. She'll continue on with her career as a true adult with Red Velvet.
5. Mina from Gugudan and Kim So Hye from I.O.I
Previous members from I.O.I, Mina and Kim So Hye are also turning 19 this year. Mina has recently been back with a new look after a successful diet and So Hye has been actively televising herself on variety shows and even on dramas.
6. Jooe from MOMOLAND
Jooe who made her first break-through with the 'Tropicana' drink commercial is also coming of age this year. She's been a core member of MOMOLAND by being a multi-talented entertainer who not only models but also takes over variety shows.