Every K-Pop group has a leader who is responsible for the group and a maknae. They are two well-loved positions of great importance. Sports Seoul recently released several interviews of the leaders and maknaes of a few K-Pop groups to ask how they felt in that position. Today, we’ll look at MONSTA X‘s leader and maknae interview!
Let’s start with the leader, Shownu!
Q: What do you like about being the leader?
I love when I hear fans say ‘You’re the best leader’ [in English].
Q: What’s difficult about being a leader?
When I hear [‘You’re the best leader’] I feel pressure to do well.
Q: Do you envy the maknae (I.M)?
He’s younger than me but he acts more like a hyung than I do. I’m happy he’s the maknae.
Q: If you were born again in the same group, would you be the leader or the maknae?
Either is fine.
Q: Words of encouragement to the maknae for the new year?
You did a great job last year and I hope you stay healthy this year!
How about we switch it over to the maknae I.M?
Q: What do you like about being the maknae?
Receiving more love than I thought I could.
Q: What’s difficult about being the maknae?
Q: When are you jealous of the leader (Shownu)?
He’s always cool. I’m proud. I don’t think I’m jealous.
Q: If you were born again, would you want to be the leader or the maknae?
As I am born.
Q: Words of encouragement to the leader for the New Year?
Let’s make 10 billion won (about $9.1 million). Don’t get sick, stay healthy, and enjoy our activities.
Whether maknae or leader, these boys were made for MONSTA X!