K-Pop leaders are an essential part of their group, as they are often the glue that holds the group together, and are also instrumental in the outcome of decisions concerning the group. While all groups have amazing leaders, some of the other members also possess great leadership qualities, and always help them out! Here are 8 group members who are not the leaders of their groups, but very well could be!
1. SEVENTEEN’s Jeonghan
As the second oldest in the group, SEVENTEEN‘s Jeonghan helps out leader S.Coups a lot! The members of SEVENTEEN consider him their confidante, and feel most comfortable talking to him about their troubles and concerns. He also takes care of them a lot, and has very good leadership skills!
2. NCT Dream’s Mark
NCT Dream has stated on multiple occasions that the group does not have a leader, but before Mark‘s graduation from the unit, he was considered the de facto leader as the oldest in the group. He took good care of the members, such as personally making sure they were in position for stage performances, being their confidante and personal cheerleader!
3. BLACKPINK’s Rosé
While BLACKPINK has no official leader, Rosé is a member who displays a lot of good leadership qualities, especially during the group’s Western promotions! She takes good care of her members, acts as their spokesperson on multiple accounts and is confidant and assertive, a quality of hers fans admire a lot!
4. NCT 127’s Doyoung and Johnny
NCT 127‘s official leader is Taeyong, and he takes care of all the members very well! But Doyoung is equally as doting, and Johnny is an assertive figure who also take care of the rest of the members very well. The two are both reassuring presences for the rest of their members, and fans believe they display incredible leadership qualities as well!
5. ITZY’s Lia
ITZY‘s Lia is the same age as Yeji, just a few months younger. As the group’s second oldest member and official English speaker, Lia tends to take over as the group’s spokesperson in English interviews, and fans believe she’s more of a co-leader with Yeji.
6. TWICE’s Jeongyeon
TWICE‘s Jeongyeon is notable for her motherly presence within the group, so much so that she’s been given the nickname of “TWICE’s Mom”! While Jihyo is an undeniably strong and assertive leader, fans believe Jeongyeon definitely has the skills to be an equally amazing and caring leader, as well!
7. Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun and Sooyoung
Girls’ Generation‘s Taeyeon has been the group’s leader ever since their debut, and she’s done an amazing job leading them for the past 12 and a half years! But initially, as most of the group members were the same age, Taeyeon lacked confidence as a leader, and Sooyoung and Seohyun would often step in and act as the spokesperson for the group during award shows and interviews. Seohyun also took charge during TTS‘s promotions, displaying great leadership skills that surprised fans, especially as Seohyun is the maknae! Fans believe Sooyoung and Seohyun would make great leaders, as they possess all the right skills and qualities!
8. VICTON’s Seungsik
While Seungwoo was promoting with X1, Seungsik (the second oldest) took over as VICTON‘s leader, and did an amazing job leading the group, especially during the group’s “Nostalgic Night” promotions! His members have nicknamed him “mom” due to his caring and kind nature, and he displays some incredible leadership qualities as well!