TWICE Fans Celebrate Nayeon’s Birthday Ahead of ‘Feel Special’ Release

Sept. 22 is a beautiful day to be a K-pop fan. As it turns out, Jinyoung from GOT7, Seungmin from Stray Kids, and Nayeon from TWICE all share a birthday on the 22nd. As a result, fans were quick to honor their favorites with adorable messages and memes on social media. However, as the TWICE Feel Special album drops on Sept. 23, Nayeon’s birthday celebration seems all-the-more, well, special. And of course, ONCEs went all out to shower their bunny with love.

How old is Nayeon from TWICE?

Nayeon of TWICE
Nayeon of girl group TWICE | Han Myung-Gu/WireImage

Quite frankly, Nayeon might be the greatest “fake maknae” of all time. Although she seems like one of the youngest members of TWICE, she is is actually the oldest in age. Nayeon was born on Sept. 22, 1995, which means she is now 24-years-old — or 23 years-old in Korean age.

Meanwhile, the remaining eight members of TWICE are ’96 liners or younger. Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, and Mina are 22. Dahyun is currently 21. And finally, Chaeyoung and Tzuyu are 20.

TWICE fans trend #ItGirlNayeon and #HappyNayeonDay on Twitter

After four spectacular years, it’s really no surprise fans shared their appreciation for the TWICE member on social media. On Twitter, fans used the hashtags #HappyNayeonDay and #ItGirlNayeon to tell Nayeon thank you.

“Happy birthday to our precious bunny,” a Twitter user shared, adding a bunny emoji and heart. “Thank you for all that you’ve done for us, we always appreciate your hard work! I hope you have the best day ever.”

“Happy birthday to TWICE’s oldest (but also youngest) who goes out of her way to make us laugh, who always teases her members but actually loves them more than anything,” another fan wrote. “Happy birthday Nayeon.”

Other ONCEs also took the time to express heartfelt messages towards the 24-year-old, as if to repay her for the happiness she shines every day. “Happy birthday, Nayeon,” a fan tweeted. “Remember how you’re scared of losing everyone around you someday? You’re wrong, ONCE is still here. Please, Feel Special.”

And of course, because Nayeon shares a birthday with Jinyoung and Seungmin, many fans of all three groups came together to wish all three JYP Entertainment stars a happy birthday.

“Dear JYPE: So much talent in your house, please do not waste it,” one fan shared. “Happy Birthday to Jinyoung, Nayeon and Seungmin from JYP! All the best for your future comebacks!”

Chaeyoung writes a birthday post for Nayeon on Instagram

TWICE fans weren’t the only ones celebrating Nayeon’s birthday on social media. On Instagram, Chaeyoung gushed about Nayeon’s special day. In the post, Chaeyoung added a number of candid photos featuring the birthday queen. And yes, the post is as endearing as you might imagine.

“Happy birthday to our oldest sister, Nassung. I love you, 💕🍓🍑 Chaeyoung,” the TWICE member added in the caption, translated by a fan on Reddit.

TWICE ‘Feel Special’ album details

Confirmed on Sept. 8, TWICE’s Feel Special album drops on Monday, Sept. 23 at 6 p.m. KST. The comeback album will feature seven tracks, including a few songs written by members of TWICE. And as it turns out, Nayeon wrote “Rainbow,” per the official tracklist courtesy of the girl group’s Twitter.

The Feel Special album also includes the “Feel Special” title track written by J. Y. Park himself. Meanwhile, all the members of TWICE helped with “21:29.”

If there’s anything we’ve learned about Nayeon’s birthday celebrations on social media, it’s that ONCEs are a force to be reckoned with. Every post was filled with love and excitement over the singer’s accomplishments leading up to the Feel Special album. And honestly, we couldn’t think of a better birthday gift.

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