Top 10 Tallest Maknae of Boy Bands: NCT’s Jisung, Wanna One’s Lai Kuan Lin, and More

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Details About the Tallest Youngest Members of Boy Bands

The height of South Korean Idols has become a very popular topic among K-Pop fans. In K-Pop Idol groups, there is always one member who has a height above the average and is the tallest member of the group. Like the rest of the people, Idols also come in different shapes and sizes. Some are even considered really tall and making them giants.

Usually, if the maknae, or the youngest member of the group, is the tallest member among the other members, the fans consider them as giant maknae. With the longest legs and graceful auras, the maknae of boy bands can make fans gasp with their outstanding height. 

In this article, Channel-Korea will provide you with updates on the top 10 tallest maknae of Boy Bands: NCT’s Jisung, Wanna One’s Lai Kuan Lin, and more! So, stay tuned!

NCT’s Jisung

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Jisung is a singer, songwriter, dancer, rapper and the youngest member of NCT DREAM, a group formed by SM Entertainment. NCT DREAM’s Jisung may be the youngest in the group, but he is also the tallest member of the group compared to the rest of the members. He was born on February 5th, 2002. He debuted as a member of NCT DREAM on August 25th, 2016, when he was just 14 years old.

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His height is currently 179 cm. Some of his fans have compiled photos of him in the past and now, showing the difference in height when Jisung had just debuted in NCT DREAM. When he debuted, Jisung was one of the shortest members of NCT DREAM. 

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However, he has shocked both his fans and his fellow members with how quickly he has grown up since he debuted.

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On October 25th, 2018, Jisung shared a photo of his measurements on NCT’s official Instagram account. The scale shows that his height is 178.8 cm and 59.6 kg in weight. In the caption of the photo, he stated that “NCTzens, this is maknae (not Mark Hyung). Isn’t this daebak… I’ve grown 9 cm since my debut. I will stop growing hehe.”

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On July 26th, 2019, NCT DREAM released their third extended play We Boom as their summer comeback. The title track of the album is titled “Boom.”

Wanna One’s Lai Kuan Lin

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Lai Guanlin is a Taiwanese rapper and singer based in South Korea. He debuted as the youngest member of Wanna One on August 7th, 2017, when he was 16 years old.

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He was born on September 23rd, 2001. The maknae of Wanna One captivated fans’ hearts with his good looking visual and height. The 18-year-old boy is now growing up really fast. In the short months after debuting as a Wanna One member, he has already grown up from 181 to 183 centimeters, leaving fans to wonder just how much taller he will become in the future.

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After the disbandment of Wanna One on December 31st, 2018, Lai Guanlin is now focusing on his solo activities in China. He was confirmed to make a guest appearance in the variety show Happy Camp. In January 2019, Lai Guanlin was confirmed as the male lead in the Chinese drama A Little Thing Called First Love. He, Yu Seon-ho, and Ha Neul were chosen as the new models for TBJ clothing brand.

On February 20th, 2019, Lai Guanlin debuted in a new group project alongside Pentagon’s Wooseok. The unit released their debut extended play, 9801 on March 11th, 2019, with the title song “I’m A Star.”

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On March 20th, 2019, Pentagon’s WooSeok and Lai GuanLin appeared on Weekly Idol. Someone posted on the online community about their appearance on the show and mentioned how Wooseok and Lai Guanlin are tall and how the difference of their height and the MCs were shocking. The current three MCs of Weekly Idol Kwanghee (175 cm), Nam Changhee (168 cm), and Jo Seho (167 cm) were looking at Wooseok (188 cm) and Guanlin (183 cm).

BTOB’s Sung-jae

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Yook Sungjae is a South Korean singer and actor. He is well known as a member of the South Korean boy band BtoB. Sungjae made his debut as a vocalist of BtoB on March 21st, 2012. He was also known for his playful sense of humor, the tallest and the youngest member of BtoB. The respected actor is always pulling pranks on his hyungs and that proves that he is still the maknae of the group.

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Despite being the maknae of the group, Sungjae is the tallest among the rest of the members of BtoB where his height is 180 cm, while EunKwang as the smallest member of BtoB, is only 171 cm tall.

In 2019, during BtoB’s seventh year anniversary, Sungjae was chosen as the new leader of BtoB to replace the original leader, Eunkwang, who is currently undergoing military enlistment.

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On July 12th, 2019, Cube TV premiered a new reality show titled Lovely 95s, featuring Sungjae. It was revealed that he personally planned and made his close same-aged 95 friends, former Boyfriend members Youngmin, Kwangmin and Minwoo, Teen Top’s Ricky and model Baek Kyung-do to have a variety show.

Sungjae also will make his acting comeback through JTBC’s drama Ssang Gap Pocha. He will play a role as a customer service employee. The drama is based on a popular Webtoon of the same title and it will air in early 2020.

GOT7’s Yugyeom

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GOT7’s Yugyeom is also the maknae of the group and the tallest member among all the other members of GOT7. Fans and the other members of GOT7 often refer to their maknae as the member that looks the oldest and they call Yugyeom the “giant baby.”

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Yugyeom may look mature being 182 centimeters tall, but his aegyo and over-the-top energy prove that he is definitely still the youngest among his hyungs.

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On March 4th, 2019, Yugyeom and his fellow member JB made a subunit duo debut, named Jus2, and released their debut song titled “Focus.”

ASTRO’s Sanha

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Yoon San-ha is the vocalist and the maknae of the South Korean boy band ASTRO. He was born on March 21st, 2000. Sanha is well known as the “evil maknae” of ASTRO among his fans. He has both an adorable baby face and an impressive height which is 184 cm and it really belies his young age.

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It’s been a while since ASTRO has made a music comeback, and now some of ASTRO’s members are busy with their acting careers. 

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Sanha also will make his acting debut in a web-drama. He will be starring as the leading actor in the web-drama Love Equation 11M. Love Formula 11M, also called 11M Farewell Formula, is a college romance web-drama on the theme of soccer. The drama tells the story of a girl who lives as a regular college student after experiencing an injury that forces her to give up on her dream of becoming a soccer player. The web series will begin airing in December 2019.