In most K-Pop groups, the leader’s role is to make the members’ charms and strengths stand out and create synergy between the team. The youngest, or maknae, is often in charge of the group’s energy. Both are vital roles that every group has. TXT happens to have two members born in the same year! Making them both the maknae!

Sports Seoul recently released interviews of the leaders and maknaes of several K-Pop groups to ask how they felt in the position they’re in. Here is TXT‘s leader and maknae interview!

Let’s begin with the shining leader, Soobin!

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Q: What do you like about being the leader?

The members come to me first when something happens. I’m glad that they think of me as a reliable person.

—Soobin

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Q: What is difficult about being a leader?

The word ‘leader’ has a lot of weight to it, but the members believe in each other and help each other, so it eases the burden.

—Soobin

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Q: When do you envy the maknaes (Taehyun and Huening Kai)?

When they show cuteness I sometimes envy being young.

—Soobin

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

Since I’ve already been the leader, I want to be the maknae next time.

—Soobin

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

I want to tell you to have a happy New Year! Let’s have a great New Year’s Day with our brothers.

—Soobin

Now, what do the maknaes have to say? Let’s start with the second youngest, Taehyun!

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

I’m grateful that my members dote on me and think I’m cute.

—Taehyun

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Q: Is there anything difficult about being the maknae?

It’s not really difficult.

—Taehyun

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Q: When are you envious of the leader (Soobin)?

He’s cool and I’m jealous that he gets to lead such a great group.

—Taehyun

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

I’m jealous of the leader, but I’d still want to be the maknae.

—Taehyun

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Q: Any words for the leader for the New Year?

You’re doing great! Keep it up!

—Taehyun

Finally, it’s the youngest, Huening Kai!

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Q: What do you like about being the maknae?

I’m happy they accept my aegyo.

—Huening Kai

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Q: What’s difficult about being the maknae?

I don’t really think it’s hard.

—Huening Kai

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Q: Are you jealous of the leader (Soobin)?

It’s admirable when he comforts us with warm words.

—Huening Kai

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

I want to be the maknae of TOMORROW X TOGETHER again!

—Huening Kai

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Q: Any words for the leader for the New Year?

Are you happy to spend New Year’s with me? Haha! Happy New Year! And wish you good health!

—Huening Kai

Such a powerful and caring group lead by members unlike any other!