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K-Pop Idol Groups: 10 Leaders and the Oldest Members

Follow the leader or the oldest member?

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The usual stance is that the oldest member be the leader. This idea comes from the Korean culture’s way of thinking that you should respect your elder. Although this works out for most, we can’t guarantee that leadership comes with age. That’s why some of our favorite K-Pop groups have leaders who are no the oldest members.

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You’d think that with the age gap, there may be turmoil between the oldest member and the leader. Nope! We’ve collected a list of 10 idol groups who have different leaders and oldest members, but still the bromance/womance is strong.

Check out our list of 10 leaders and the oldest members that are overboard cute with their beautiful memberly love!

1. BTS

Leader: Rap Monster (1994) & Oldest Member: Jin (1992)

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Cosmic Bloom

2. BLOCK B

Leader: Zico (1992) & Oldest Member: TaeIl (1990)

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3. GOT7

Leader: JB (1994) & Oldest Member: Mark (1993)

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Bambitious

4. 2NE1

Leader: CL (1991) & Oldest Member: Bom (1984)

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5. BIG BANG

Leader: G-Dragon (1988) & Oldest Member: TOP (1987)

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Instiz

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SBS

6. Wonder Girls

Leader: YeEun (1989) & Oldest Member: YuBin (1988)

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7. WINNER

Leader: SeungYoon (1994) & Oldest Member: JinWoo(1991)

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Rain Forest

8. iKON

Leader: BI (1996) & Oldest Member: JinHwan (1994)

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YG Entertainment

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9. TWICE

Leader: JiHyo (1997) & Oldest Member: NaYeon (1995)

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Mnet

10. EXO

Leader: SuHo (1991) & Oldest Member: XiuMin (1990)

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K-Pop Girl Groups: 10 Leaders and Maknaes

Do you feel the womance between these K-Pop girl groups’ leader/oldest unnie and maknaes?

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We love us some K-Pop bromance, but what about the K-Pop womance?! We know that the girl group members are super close, where they don’t even feel like the girls are friends. They’re family. The sisterly love is strong in these girl groups, but we want to focus on one sisterly love in particular.

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Each girl group has a maknae and a leader. Maknaes are the youngest member, while mat unnies are the leaders are usually the oldest unnies. We’ve put together a collection of our favorite girl group womance of our leaders and maknaes!

Check out our list of 10 leaders and maknaes that are overboard cute with their beautiful sisterly love!

1. SNSD – TaeYeon & SeoHyun

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Nate Pann

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Nate Pann

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2. APink – ChoRong & HaYoung

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Cabbage, Nate Pann

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Nate Pann

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3. f(x) – Victoria & Krystal

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Nate Pann

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Nate Pann

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4. Girl’s Day – SoJin & HyeRi

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Nate Pann

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5. GFriend – SoWon & UmJi

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Nate Pann

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HaeRongAh

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Nate Pann

6. IOI – Im NaYoung & Jeon SoMi

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Nate Pann

7. Nine Muses – HyunA & MinHa

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Nate Pann

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8. Red Velvet – YeRi & Irene

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Nate Pann

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MaMaSeul

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9. TWICE – NaYeon & Tzuyu

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Colorful Voyage

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Cherry Cokk,

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Nate Pann

10. MAMAMOO – Solar & HwaSa

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Nate Pann

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Nate Pann

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Nate Pann

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5 Adorable Male Idol Leaders Who Attract You Fandom

Just be thankful they have such sweet leaders, the fans say in chorus that the sweetie pies within a group have been loved especially by hundreds of fans with their heartwarming features and have been the mainstay of all that groups.

Visual and Fandom Member of SEVENTEEN

SEVENTEEN, SEVENTEEN PROFILE

So we decided to pick only 5 of them and list them in no particular order. To find a your favorite leader scroll down through the pate. Who are the ones that stand out as an adorable leader in the pack of idol groups?

 

Big Bang GD

 

Super Junior Lee Teuk

Leaders of idol groups are probably one of the most important factors in a group. Without the leader, the group will most likely fall apart easily. With the ‘war’ between Korean idol groups, in order to let each member show their own talents, the ‘leader’ has to be there. The only one who has a different flair and ability to influence whole of members of the group.

SHINee Onew

 

EXO Suho

These pathfinders are some gems because of their sheer presence and charisma and whether or not these people use their talent for the their own group.

Each members in a group assumes a role such as appearance, singing ability, sense of humor and so on. Most of fans are interested in a group based on the most popular member. After that, they get interested in all members of the group.

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SEVENTEEN S.Coups

From BIG BANG’s leader GD to newest rookie boy band SEVENTEEN’s S.coups, the common point between above 5 leaders are that they are all cute smile and beloved girls, and are all responsible, follow rules and like to service other. 

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5 Adorable Female Idol Leaders Who Attract You Fandom

 

Just be thankful they have such sweet leaders, the fans say in chorus that the sweetie pies within a group have been loved especially by hundreds of fans with their adorable charms and have been the mainstay of all that groups. 

So we decided to pick only 5 of them and list them in no particular order. To find a your favorite leader scroll down through the page. Who are the ones that stand out as an adorable leader in the pack of idol groups?

Taeyeon  (Girls’ Generation)taeyeon aegyo.gif

 

Irene  (Red Velvet)red velvet irene aegyo.gif

 Leaders of idol groups are probably one of the most important factors in a group. Without the leader, the group will most likely fall apart easily. With the ‘war’ between Korean idol groups, in order to let each member show their own talents, the ‘leader’ has to be there. The only one who has a different flair and ability to influence whole of members of the group. 

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These pathfinders are some gems because of their sheer presence and charisma and whether or not these people use their talent for the their own group. 

Park Chorong (Apink)chorong aegyo.gif

 

Jimin  (AOA) jimin aoa.gif

 

Baby Soul (Lovelyz)babysoul.gif

 

Soul G  (EXID)soulg aegyo.gif

Each member in a group assumes a role such asappearance, singing ability, sense of humor and so one. Most of fans are interested in a group based on the most popular member. After that, they get interested in all members of the group.  From Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon to Red Velvet Irene, the common point between below 5 leaders are that they are all petite and beloved girls, and are all responsible, follow rules and like to service others.   

 

 

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