Stray KidsBang Chan recently participated in a pictorial and interview with Men’s Folio! In his interview, Bang Chan discussed his position as the group’s leader and his delightful members.

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Being the leader of one of K-Pop’s biggest groups can’t be easy. It takes someone of great maturity and strength to lead his fellow members. Despite the tough decision to appoint the leader, Bang Chan shared that the process was all pretty natural.

Me becoming the leader of the team happened quite naturally. I think it was because I was the one who gathered everyone together so that might be the reason why.

— Bang Chan

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Bang Chan continued and explained why how what he learned as a trainee helps him be the mature and responsible leader he is today.

I learned a lot of things while I was a trainee which helped me mature a lot, so that could be one of the reasons why I became someone who thinks responsibility is really important.

— Bang Chan

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Luckily for Bang Chan, his members are, as we all know, talented and hard-working so everything isn’t too tense for him as the leader. Bang Chan informed Men’s Folio how everyone in the group, including himself, is easy going and charming in their own way.

Honestly, everyone is really funny in their special charming way and no one, literally no one, is serious.

— Bang Chan

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Towards the end of the interview, Bang Chan proved how much of a hard working leader he is. As he is a major part of Stray Kids’ songwriting process, he shared how he stays up late in the studio to work on the group’s music. He truly is the best!

These days I wake up a little earlier for the day before having team practices that usually start from the afternoons. I would then head to the studio to work on music at night before heading for home.

— Bang Chan

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Though Stays are fully aware of what a great leader Bang Chan is, getting more details about his position is always great to know! He clearly is a diligent worker and a loving leader to his members!