Every K-Pop group has a leader who is responsible for the group and a maknae who is responsible for the group’s energy. They are two well-loved positions of great importance. Sports Seoul recently released several interviews of the leaders and maknaes of several K-Pop groups, both new and old, to ask how they felt in the position they’re in. Today, we’ll look at IZ*ONE‘s leader and maknae interview!

Let’s start with the leader, Eunbi!

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Q: What’s your favorite thing about being the leader?

All of the love from the younger members.

—Eunbi

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Q: When is it difficult being a leader?

It’s hard to remember 12 food orders.

—Eunbi

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Q: When do you envy the maknae (Wonyoung)?

I envy her every day… I want to be tall.

—Eunbi

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Q: If you could be born again and in the same group, would you be the leader or the maknae?

Maknae!!

—Eunbi

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Q: Words of encouragement to the maknae for the new year?

Our lovely maknae, thank you for always always following me. Let’s grow up beautifully. I love you!

—Eunbi

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Now let’s switch to the lovely maknae, Wonyoung!

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Q: What’s your favorite thing about being the maknae?

Being the beloved maknae.♥

—Wonyoung

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Q: What’s difficult about being the maknae?

The are times when we have to make compromises even though we pretend not to.

—Wonyoung

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Q: When are you jealous of the leader (Eunbi)?

When she decides everything in one word! Like riding in the front seat of the car ><

—Wonyoung

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

Mak. Nae.

—Wonyoung

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Q: Words for the leader for the New Year?

Our leader Eunbi, you always have trouble taking care of 11 members. I love you.

—Wonyoung

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It takes a lot to be in a group of 12, but these girls have synergy like no one else!