IZ*ONE‘s Wonyoung and Minju landed on the cover of Elle Korea and they look absolutely stunning. Along with the beautiful cover came an intriguing interview.


In Wonyoung’s interview, she was asked about what it’s like being the “maknae” (the youngest) of the group.

Being the youngest of the group can be hard at times as you must always be respectful and follow the older members, Wonyoung clarified that’s not the case for her and IZ*ONE.

Because of my own nature, I’ve never felt pressured by the title ‘maknae.’ Rather, the fact that I can record my younger days is very meaningful and i’m grateful.

— Wonyoung

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Wonyoung clearly took the title of “maknae” without any burdens and stated that she actually loves the title as she receives a lot of love from her unnies.

Also, I want to be the maknae forever. The feeling of being loved is good, and the unnies members understand and be more generous to me. There are of course moments I have to follow as the youngest. Of course, we need to compromise with each other and we have been doing that.

— Wonyoung

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It appears that being maknae may have some pressure sometimes, but also comes with some perks. Overall, Wonyoung makes it clear that she is loved by her unnies and enjoys her position as the maknae.