#4 IZ*ONE’s Eunbi
Kwon Eun-bi (권은비) is the leader of IZ*ONE, a girl-group that was debuted after winning a survival show called Produce 48. Eunbi was born in 1995 and is one of the eldest members in the group. She was chosen as the leader by a vote done on one episode of IZ*ONE’s reality show, “IZ*ONE CHU” on November 1, 2018.
The members of IZ*ONE were planning a prank so Eunbi had no idea that she would be chosen as leader, but when the results revealed that the members wanted her to be the leader, she broke down in tears.
IZ*ONE’s Eunbi is one of the best leaders among K-pop girl-groups, since she is hardworking and has a beautiful appearance as an idol, as well. She was given the nickname of “Mother” of IZ*ONE because she is a charismatic member and takes care of the other members like they were her children.
#5 MAMAMOO’s Solar
MAMAMOO’s Solar was born with the real name Kim Yong-sun (김용선), on February 21, 1991, and is the eldest member of her group. Through ‘Life Bar‘ that aired on tvN, Solar revealed her struggle to be the leader of the group.
“I have always been the youngest, even at home. But when I entered (agency), I was the oldest. It was very strange because I became the oldest,” said Solar. “At that time, I (treated members) more strictly.”
Solar later said that she almost never praised members. “Now that I think about it, there is rarely a time when I praise the members. In particular, there is no time where I praise Hwasa,” Solar said.
It was really hard for Solar to adjust to her position as leader and take care of the other members but as time goes by, each member is being responsible to the others and works to be considerate of their feelings. That’s why MAMAMOO is one of the legendary girl-groups today.
#6 TWICE’s Jihyo
The member of TWICE, Jihyo, was chosen as leader of the group when she made her debut in 2015 under JYP Entertainmnet. Jihyo’s real name as Park Ji-hyo (박지효). She was born on February 1, 1997, and was a trainee for 10 years. She is one of the idols with the longest trainee periods and has had a very pretty face since she was still a kid.
Jihyo is also known by her nickname, ‘Angel Leader‘, since she is so sincere while taking care of the other members. Several members of this girl-group have confessed that Jihyo is like the glue that holds TWICE together. On another occasion, TWICE’s Sana revealed that Jihyo is the one who removes her makeup when the members are already tired after having a tight schedule.
She puts the other members’ needs first, before her own, and makes sure there’s no one left behind. Jihyo is definitely a leader with a pure heart and she once stated that she will improve herself to be an even better leader in the future.
#7 GFRIEND’s Sowon
Kim So-jung (김소정), also known as GFRIEND’s Sowon, is the leader of this girl-group which was debuted in 2015. Beside being leader of her group, Sowon used to be a talented student who was part of a cheerleading team and was trained for 5 years. She’s the visual of the group for her beautiful appearance and because she has the longest pair of legs among female idols.
Although she is one of the oldest members, she doesn’t like to be called the eldest. She is the figure of a leader, protector, and mother to the other members, and uses good leadership and careful attention as part of her role. As an example, when Yuju fell several times, she looked very worried and helped Yuju stand up.
Sowon is the complete package, from being a visual, dancer, and leader of her group. With her beautiful appearance, her talent and skills make everyone fall in love with her. Many of her fans have said that GFRIEND’s Sowon is very kind, cheerful, and positive when it comes to teamwork and acts sweetly to her fans.