Happy Birthday, Nayeon! 7 Fun Facts About TWICE’s Adorable ‘Fake Maknae’

Im Nayeon, or simply goes by Nayeon, is TWICE’s adorable bunny member. Being the oldest member in the group, the “POP!” singer has tugged everyone’s heartstrings with her genuine personality, funny moments, and most of all, her all-rounder skills!

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To celebrate her birthday on September 22, here are 7 fun facts about TWICE’s loveable bunny, who successfully bias-wrecked everyone with her endearing presence!

Happy Birthday, Nayeon! 7 Fun Facts About TWICE's Adorable 'Fake Maknae'

(Photo : Instagram: @nayeonyny)

1. Nayeon is called the ‘Fake Maknae’

Happy Birthday, Nayeon! 7 Fun Facts About TWICE's Adorable 'Fake Maknae'

(Photo : Instagram: @nayeonyny)

Born in 1995, Nayeon is long known to be the oldest member of the group, and this 2023, the idol has now turned 28! There are many instances ONCEs have seen Nayeon’s unnie side, given her heartwarming gestures towards her younger members, especially the maknae line.

However, don’t be fooled, because Nayeon doesn’t hesitate to show her carefree and mischievous side! Her unexpected and funny gestures resembled that of a group’s youngest member, who is usually hyper most of the time. This led Nayeon to receive the “fake maknae” title!

2. She is also known as TWICE’s ‘Bunny’ due to her cute teeth!

Happy Birthday, Nayeon! 7 Fun Facts About TWICE's Adorable 'Fake Maknae'

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This feature is as iconic as Nayeon herself. With the member’s trademark bunny teeth adored by lots of fans, Nayeon is obviously the group’s real-life bunny!

3. Nayeon is one of the most popular idols in Korea

Happy Birthday, Nayeon! 7 Fun Facts About TWICE's Adorable 'Fake Maknae'

(Photo : Instagram: @nayeonyny)

While all TWICE members are popular in Korea, Nayeon dominates the popularity ranking most of the time. This is also evident with the idol’s outgoing personality, as she is also known as a social butterfly in the K-pop industry!

4. She is a devoted fan of IU

Happy Birthday, Nayeon! 7 Fun Facts About TWICE's Adorable 'Fake Maknae'

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You know Nayeon has taste because of how much she admires top soloist IU. The idol has been consistently seen not being able to contain her fangirl side, from giving IU a flower at an awards show, to their interaction crumbs that fans have spotted in their schedules.

 

5. Nayeon is rowdy when drunk according to TWICE members

TWICE Nayeon Complimented by ONCEs for Eternal Visuals, Star Power: 'She has that 'It' factor

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In 2018, Jihyo and Sana held a live broadcast and shared the unfiltered drinking habits of TWICE members. The leader gave a special mention to Nayeon, whom she referred to as someone who needed to be taken care of by at least three people!

6. Nayeon attended JYP Entertainment’s open audition secretly

  At an early age, Nayeon was scouted by JYP Entertainment after noticing her in a modeling competition. At first, her mother didn’t agree with Nayeon entering an agency. However, in 2010, Nayeon went through one of JYP Entertainment’s open auditions without informing her family. Nayeon would become one of the top idols in Korea, a well-loved member of TWICE, and later, a successful soloist!

7. Nayeon is part of 3MIX with Jihyo & Jeongyeon

Happy Birthday, Nayeon! 7 Fun Facts About TWICE's Adorable 'Fake Maknae'

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Before TWICE, there was 6MIX, who were all set on debuting in 2015. Unfortunately, the group was canceled. The members were formed with Nayeon, Jihyo, Jeongyeon, Minyoung, Lena, and Cecilia, with the later inclusion of Sana.

When the pre-debut group disbanded, ONCEs dubbed Nayeon, Jihyo, and Jeongyeon 3MIX. It’s also a fun name to refer to TWICE’s vocal line!

Do you have Nayeon as your bias in TWICE? Why do you love TWICE’s bunny member? Let us know in the comments below!

*******************************] Riely Miller