Recently, Korean media company Sports Seoul has been releasing a series of interviews with the leaders and maknaes (youngest members) of different K-Pop groups, some of which include SEVENTEEN‘s S.Coups and Dino, Stray KidsBang Chan and I.N, and MONSTA X‘s Shownu and I.M.

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One of their latest interviews is with ATEEZ‘s leader, Hongjoong, and youngest member, Jongho! The two idols answered a series of fun and interesting questions about themselves, how they feel about their position in the group, and how they feel about each other.

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Hongjoong, the 22-year-old leader of ATEEZ, went first.

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Q: What’s the best thing about being a leader?

I get the first dibs on everything. Haha!

— Hongjoong

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Q: What’s the worst thing about being the leader?

I must act responsibly at all times, even if it involves the smallest things.

— Hongjoong

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Q: When do you feel the maknae seems cool? When do you envy the maknae?

When the hyungs show him big reactions even at the smallest things.

— Hongjoong

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Q: If you were born again, would you want to be the leader or the maknae?

I’m already used to the life of being a leader so I can’t bear to be complacent as a maknae! Just kidding.

— Hongjoong

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Q: A word to your maknae.

You endured a lot as the maknae of eight, and I hope that you can continue to be the cute maknae this year as well, and stay healthy. Fighting!

— Hongjoong

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Jongho, the 20-year-old maknae of the group, followed up with his own interview.

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Q: What’s the best thing about being the maknae?

I feel assured because I have the hyungs.

— Jongho

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Q: What’s the worst thing about being the maknae?

There’s nothing, really.

— Jongho

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Q: When do you feel the leader seems cool? When do you envy the leader?

I think he looks cool when he says the team’s motto before we give our team greeting.

— Jongho

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Q: If you were born again, would you want to be the leader or the maknae?

I want to be a member in the middle. I want to know what it’s like to have both hyungs and dongsaengs.

— Jongho

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Q: A word to your leader.

You endured a lot in 2020, so let’s work hard in 2021 and hope that this year is full of happiness!

— Jongho

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ATEEZ is having their next album comeback, ZERO: FEVER Part.2, on March 1, so make sure to mark your calendars!