10 Things: K-Pop Girl Group Leaders’ Hilarious Nicknames
These 10 fierce lady leaders of K-Pop idol groups have more than just the title of ‘Leader’.
Among all the various K-Pop idol leaders, each leader has their different style in directing their groups. As each of their personalities and leadership skills pour out, fans can’t help but give them nicknames that’s both fitting and hilarious at the same time. Can you guess what and why these leaders have their famous nicknames?
Check out the 10 K-Pop girl group leaders who get their unique nicknames from their signature style of leadership!
1. Red Velvet’s Irene
Irene caused up a storm since her debut, because of her undeniable beauty. She’s known to charm her way into her members’ hearts with her beauty, grace and caring personality. Because of her fantastic visuals, she’s known as Baephrodite (Her last name Bae + Aphrodite).
2. MAMAMOO’s Solar
This goofball of sprinkles is known for various talents and nicknames. Among them, there is one nickname that best summarizes her leadership personality. Because she earns the love of her members through goofing around and being a playful unnie, she’s known as YeBa (Yeppeun meaning Pretty + Babo meaning Stupid).
3. Lovelyz’s Babysoul
Babysoul may have the face of a young toddler, but she’s more of a serious leader than you think. With her calm, collected leadership ways, she always had a hard time doing cutesy aegyo. Her cutesy heart motions were a rare sight! That’s why she was known as HeartJjanSoonie (Heart + Jjan meaning cheap + Soonie a term for girls). She would always bow her head in embarassment whenever she did aegyo, so her members usually helped her out!
4. EXID’s SolJi
This fierce leader of EXID knows just how to break down barriers with her members – through alcohol. With her love of drinking, SolJi is known to lay everything down on the table to her members over a friendly drink. Because of her love for drinks, fans have nicknamed her HeoSoolJi (Heo SolJi + Sool meaning alcohol).
5. f(x)’s Victoria
Victoria has to be one of the first Chinese members to become a group’s leader. Although she may not have the native tongue, she was the perfect motherly figure to the Korean girl group, f(x)! Not only that, she’s the reason that f(x) is super famous in China as it is. With her spectacular achievements as a Chinese K-Pop artist, fans have nicknamed her The Miracle of the Continent (Continent usually refers as China).
6. Oh My Girl’s HyoJung
If there are authoritative leaders, HyoJung’s on the other side. Instead of leading with a cold heart, she leads with her warm smiles. She’s known to be always smiling brightly and cheerfully, which got her the nickname of BbangShilie (BbangKeut + BangShil, which are both terms referring to smiling brightly).
7. I.O.I’s Lim NaYoung
Among the I.O.I members, leader NaYoung may be the member with the most nicknames. Out of her many treature troves, her signature nickname has to be StoneNaYoung (Stone + Lim NaYoung). Ever since her “Produce 101” days, she would always have a non-expressive, stone-like expression when concentrating. As a leader, whenever she has things on her mind about I.O.I, her famous StoneNaYoung face would appear!
8. TWICE’s JiHyo
JiHyo just may have the cutest nickname ever. As a leader who also leads first with a smile, fans are most familar with the idols’ chubby baby cheeks and her big round eyes. Fans have nicknamed the leader as Hyomas (JiHyo + Thomas the Tank Engine). Whenever she smiles, she looks exactly like the famous fictional character!
9. AOA’s JiMin
Over her many years in the industry, AOA’s JiMin has achieved as much as the abundant amount of nicknames. Among them, GotJiMin (God pronounced in Ko-nglish + JiMin) seems to fit her the best. Ever the fierce leader, the tiny rapper with a big stage, and her ability to take on anything the world throws at her, Shin (which can mean God in Korean) JiMin’s a definite GotJiMin!
10. APink’s ChoRong
As the leader, main rapper and vocalist of APink, ChoRong has big shoes to fill. Although she looks like the maknae of the group, the oldest member is a caring and strong leader who led APink to the top. Because she’s super cute at times and serious leader mode the next, fans have nicknamed her RongSniper (ChoRong + MC Sniper, a famous Korean rapper). It also helps that her famous rap style fit the bill too!