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Here's how the real ages of the 'Elite' cast compare to their characters

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Here's how the real ages of the 'Elite' cast compare to their characters
  • Spanish Netflix series "Elite" returns for its fourth season on June 18.
  • It's about a group of teens at boarding school, but only one star was a teen when the show began.
  • Here's how old all the main characters of "Elite" are compared to the actors who play them.

Ander Muñoz is the son of the principal at Las Encinas, and he is 16 at the beginning of season one.

Ander Muñoz is the son of the principal at Las Encinas, and he is 16 at the beginning of season one.
Ander. Netflix

Ander goes through the ringer — he begins the show taking drugs to deal with immense pressure, is dating the closeted older brother of his classmate, has to keep a murder confession a secret from his best friend, and even gets leukemia.

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Arón Piper, who plays Ander, was 21 at the start of season one.

Arón Piper, who plays Ander, was 21 at the start of season one.
Arón Piper. Gabriel Maseda/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Piper is currently 24 years old. He's been on the show for all four seasons, but will be absent from season five next year.

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Marina Nunier Osuna is Guzmán's 16-year-old adopted sister, and she's revealed as the murder victim in season one.

Marina Nunier Osuna is Guzmán's 16-year-old adopted sister, and she's revealed as the murder victim in season one.
Marina. Netflix

The first mystery of "Elite" is the question of who killed Marina, as the entire season is flashes back and forth between before her death and the students getting questioned about it.

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Marina was played by María Pedraza, who was 22 at the start of season one.

Marina was played by María Pedraza, who was 22 at the start of season one.
María Pedraza. Gabriel Maseda/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Pedraza, who was only in season one, is now 25.

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Samuel García Domínguez, or Samu, is 16 at the beginning of the show.

Samuel García Domínguez, or Samu, is 16 at the beginning of the show.
Samu. Netflix

"Elite" begins with three working class students transferring to Las Encinas after their school collapses, one of whom is Samu. He's first set up as a love interest for Marina, but later dates Carla.

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In real life, actor Itzan Escamilla was 21 at the start of season one.

In real life, actor Itzan Escamilla was 21 at the start of season one.
Itzan Escamilla. Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images

Escamilla is currently 23, and he has appeared in all four seasons so far.

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Nadia Shanaa is 16 and another one of the transfer students to Las Encinas.

Nadia Shanaa is 16 and another one of the transfer students to Las Encinas.
Nadia. Netflix

Nadia is the daughter of Palestinian immigrants, and she struggles when her school forbids her from wearing her hijab during classes. She develops a fan-favorite relationship with Guzmán.

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Mina El Hammani had one of the largest age gaps from her character - she was 25 at start of season one.

Mina El Hammani had one of the largest age gaps from her character - she was 25 at start of season one.
Mina El Hammani. Gabriel Maseda/NurPhoto via Getty Images

El Hammani is now 27. She left the show full-time after season three, though she reprised her role for "Elite: Short Stories" ahead of season four to let fans know what Nadia was up to.

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Guzmán Nunier Osuna is also 16 at the start of the show.

Guzmán Nunier Osuna is also 16 at the start of the show.
Guzmán. Netflix

Guzmán was adopted as a baby, explaining why he's the same age as his sister, Marina. The show begins with him in a relationship with Lu, but he quickly falls for Nadia.

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Miguel Bernardeau, who plays Guzmán, was 22 when season one began.

Miguel Bernardeau, who plays Guzmán, was 22 when season one began.
Miguel Bernardeau. Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images

Bernardeau is currently 24, and will continue to appear in "Elite's" fourth season — he won't appear in season five. He also had a mini-"Short Stories" season dedicated to his character.

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Carla Rosón Caleruega is 16, like the rest of her classmates.

Carla Rosón Caleruega is 16, like the rest of her classmates.
Carla. Netflix

Carla is shown using her extreme wealth (she's the daughter of a marchioness) to get what she wants, as well as her sexuality. She begins as one of the coldest characters, but she is shown defending her ex-boyfriend Polo and eventually falls for Samu, showing a different side.

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Ester Expósito was the youngest member of the main cast of season one - she was 18.

Ester Expósito was the youngest member of the main cast of season one - she was 18.
Ester Expósito. Gabriel Maseda/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Expósito turned 21 this year. She left the show full-time after season three, but her installment of "Short Stories" was released on June 17 to give fans an update on her character.

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Christian Varela Expósito was the third and final transfer student in season one and is also 16.

Christian Varela Expósito was the third and final transfer student in season one and is also 16.
Christian. Netflix

Christian's character is notable for getting into a "throuple" with Polo and Carla, and is frequently used as comic relief.

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Miguel Herrán, who played Christian, was 22 at the start of the first season.

Miguel Herrán, who played Christian, was 22 at the start of the first season.
Miguel Herran. Pablo Cuadra/WireImage/Getty Images

Herran left the show during season two — his character got into an accident and moved to Switzerland.

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Lucrecia Montesinos Hendrich, better known as Lu, was 16 when "Elite" began.

Lucrecia Montesinos Hendrich, better known as Lu, was 16 when "Elite" began.
Lu. Netflix

Lu begins the show as Guzmán's girlfriend, and she is shown pining after him for the season — as the show progresses, Lu is shown to have an interesting relationship with her half-brother, Valerio. She also begins the show hating Nadia for stealing her boyfriend and as competition for the No. 1 spot academically, but they eventually bond.

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Danna Paola was 23 when season one premiered.

Danna Paola was 23 when season one premiered.
Danna Paola. Gabriel Maseda/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Paola, who turns 26 on June 23, left the show after season three when her character moved to New York City.

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Leopoldo Benavent Villada, mainly known as Polo, is in the same grade as everyone else, making him 16.

Leopoldo Benavent Villada, mainly known as Polo, is in the same grade as everyone else, making him 16.
Polo. Netflix

Polo and Carla are shown to have a long on-again/off-again relationship during season one, though he eventually dates new girl Cayetana in later seasons — and once again gets into another throuple with her and Valerio.

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He was played by Álvaro Rico, who was 22 when season one premiered.

He was played by Álvaro Rico, who was 22 when season one premiered.
Álvaro Rico. Gabriel Maseda/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Rico is 24 now. He left the show in season three after — spoiler alert — his character is killed in the finale.

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Omar Shanaa is Nadia's slightly older brother - he's implied to be around 17.

Omar Shanaa is Nadia's slightly older brother - he's implied to be around 17.
Omar. Netflix

Omar's main conflicts throughout the show are within his family — he's afraid to come out as gay, which puts a strain on his relationship with Ander. He also deals drugs to make enough money to move out.

Omar is one of the only main characters who doesn't attend Las Encinas, though that's going to change in season four.

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In real life, Omar Ayuso was 20 when season one dropped.

In real life, Omar Ayuso was 20 when season one dropped.
Omar Ayuso. Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images

Ayuso turned 23 this year, which makes him younger in real life than his "younger" sister Nadia, played by Mina El Hammani.

He'll continue to play Omar through season five, and he had a "Short Stories" about him drop on June 16.

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Fernando García Domínguez, aka Nano, is Samu's older brother. His age isn't made clear, but he's in his 20s.

Fernando García Domínguez, aka Nano, is Samu's older brother. His age isn't made clear, but he's in his 20s.
Nano. Netflix

At the beginning of the show, Nano is recently out of prison and struggling to re-acclimate into society. He falls in love with Marina and is devastated by her death.

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Jaime Lorente was 27 when season one premiered.

Jaime Lorente was 27 when season one premiered.
Jaime Lorente. Gabriel Maseda/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Lorente, now 29, left the show after season two, though his voice is heard throughout season three.

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One of the characters introduced in season two is Valerio Montesinos Rojas, Lu's 19-year-old half-brother.

One of the characters introduced in season two is Valerio Montesinos Rojas, Lu's 19-year-old half-brother.
Valerio. Netflix

Valerio is essentially introduced as a chaos agent in season two — he frequently parties and takes drugs, and he manipulates everyone around him in order to get what he wants.

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In real life the actor Jorge López was 28 when he joined the cast.

In real life the actor Jorge López was 28 when he joined the cast.
Jorge López. Miriam Vera/Coolmedia/NurPhoto via Getty Images

López, now 30, left the show after season three.

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Rebeka de Bormujo Ávalos is another season two addition. She's 17.

Rebeka de Bormujo Ávalos is another season two addition. She's 17.
Rebekah. Netflix

Rebekah joins as a new student at Las Encinas in season two — she claims that her mother won the lottery, which is how she can afford her new lifestyle, but in actuality, her mom has become a successful drug dealer.

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Though her character was 17, Claudia Salas was 25 at start of season two.

Though her character was 17, Claudia Salas was 25 at start of season two.
Claudia Salas. Carlos Dafonte/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Salas, who turns 27 in July, will continue to appear through "Elite's" fifth season.

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Cayetana Grajera Pando, 17, also joined in season two, as a new student whose life isn't all that it appears to be.

Cayetana Grajera Pando, 17, also joined in season two, as a new student whose life isn't all that it appears to be.
Cayetana. Netflix

Cayetana claims to be rich, but her mother is actually a cleaning lady at Las Encinas, which is how she can afford to go there. Throughout season two, she dates Polo andValerio. She eventually comes clean about her mother at the end of season three.

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Georgina Amorós was 21 when she began playing Cayetana.

Georgina Amorós was 21 when she began playing Cayetana.
Georgina Amorós. Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Amorós, now 23, will continue to star through season five.

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Malick joined in season three as a potential love interest for Omar. He's 17.

Malick joined in season three as a potential love interest for Omar. He's 17.
Malick. Netflix

Malick bonds with both Nadia and Omar over their shared religion — but, while he publicly dates Nadia, he secretly hooks up with her brother Omar.

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Leïti Sène was 22 when he joined season three.

Leïti Sène was 22 when he joined season three.
Leïti Sène. YouTube

Sène, 23, only appeared on the show for season three. His character is shown moving to New York City with some of the other students from his grade, including Nadia.

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Yeray also joined in season three as a love interest for Carla. He's supposed to be 18.

Yeray also joined in season three as a love interest for Carla. He's supposed to be 18.
Yeray. Netflix

Yeray actually went to Las Encinas before the events of "Elite," but returns in season three as essentially a whole new person. Before "Elite," he had been bullied, and when he returns he reveals he's been harboring a crush on Carla, one of the only people who had been nice to him.

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Sergio Momo was actually 24 when he joined the show in season three.

Sergio Momo was actually 24 when he joined the show in season three.
Sergio Momo. Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images

Momo, who turns 25 in July, only appeared in season three of the show. He leaves after graduation like many other members of the cast.

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Ari Blanco is a new character for season four. Her age is unknown.

Ari Blanco is a new character for season four. Her age is unknown.
Ari. Netflix

Netflix describes Ari as "competitive" and a "perfectionist," and teases that she'll be involved with at least two of her new classmates.

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In real life, the actress Carla Díaz is 22.

In real life, the actress Carla Díaz is 22.
Carla Díaz. Pablo Cuadra/Getty Images

Díaz is set to continue her role in season five, too.

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Ari's twin, Patrick, will also join the show in season four.

Ari's twin, Patrick, will also join the show in season four.
Patrick. Netflix

Netflix calls Patrick "hedonistic, stubborn, and seductive," and explains that if Ari, his twin, does exactly what their father wants and Mencía, their younger sister, does the opposite, Patrick just does what he wants.

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In real life, Manu Ríos is the same age as his on-screen twin - 22.

In real life, Manu Ríos is the same age as his on-screen twin - 22.
Manu Ríos. Edward Berthelot/Getty Images

Ríos will be in seasons four and five.

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Mencía Blanco is Ari's sister. Her age is unknown, but she's younger than Ari and Patrick.

Mencía Blanco is Ari's sister. Her age is unknown, but she's younger than Ari and Patrick.
Mencía. Netflix

Netflix calls Mencía the opposite of Ari — "chaotic, belligerent, self-destructive and a kamikaze," to be precise.

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But even though she plays Ari's younger sister, Martina Cariddi is older than her in real life. She's 24.

But even though she plays Ari's younger sister, Martina Cariddi is older than her in real life. She's 24.
Martina Cariddi. Instagram/@_martinacariddi_

Cariddi will also remain on the show through season five, as of now.

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The last new addition is Phillipe Florian Von Triesenberg, a literal prince. It's unknown how old he is.

The last new addition is Phillipe Florian Von Triesenberg, a literal prince. It's unknown how old he is.
Phillipe. Netflix

Phillipe is "elegant" and "educated," according to Netflix. The site also teases that he's set to bond with the most unexpected person, based on his upbringing and social status.

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Pol Granch, 23, will play the royal.

Pol Granch, 23, will play the royal.
Pol Granch. Mariano Regidor/Getty Images

Granch, like the other three new cast members, will appear in both seasons four and five.

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