1. BTS’s RM
RM, who is often known as the reason BTS was formed in the first place, is the leader of BTS. He is often called “Leader Mon” by the group due to his position. As the leader, RM is in charge of giving speeches on behalf of the group, translating Korean to English, and bridging the gap between BTS and the company.
RM is known for always putting his members first, even picking BTS over a solo career during a hidden camera prank in his early debut days.
2. EXO’s Suho
As the member who trained the longest, Suho was named the leader of EXO-K and soon became the group’s overall leader when EXO-K and EXO-M merged to be EXO. His nicknames include “Leader,” and he is known for his exemplar, polite, and considerate personality. He is known as the best public speaker among the members.
3. NCT’s Taeyong
Taeyong is the leader for NCT 127, and while NCT as a whole does not have a set leader due to the number of units, it is assumed that Taeyong is the leader of NCT as a whole as well as for the temporary units he is part of.
As a leader, Taeyong is a perfectionist and admits to constantly nagging, but he only does it for the betterment of his members!
4. NU’EST’s JR
Next up is NU’EST‘s “Squirtle” leader, JR!
During his time as a contestant on “Produce 101 Season 2,” JR was given the nickname the “National Leader” due to how selfless and kind he is as a leader with every team he worked with. It was also given to him due to the amount of time he was chosen to be the leader.
5. SEVENTEEN’s S.Coups
S.Coups is not only the leader of SEVENTEEN as a whole, but he is also the leader of the group’s Hip-Hop Unit. S.Coups is known as the dad of the group, often called “SEVENTEEN’s father.”
As a leader, S.Coups tries to present himself as someone strong and confident, but he is actually sensitive and often cries when he sees his members crying.
6. ATEEZ’s Hongjoong
Hongjoong is ATEEZ‘s leader. The members consider Hongjoong their strict yet dorky dad of the group, meaning he knows when to be stern and when to good around with the members. Hongjoong has a lot of love for ATEEZ, to the point where he never works on solo music — just music for the group.
7. ENHYPEN’s Jungwon
Jungwon is the youngest leader on this list at only 17 years old. He is part of ENHYPEN‘s maknae line, only one year older than the group’s youngest member, Ni-ki. Leading a group of mostly hyungs is no easy task, but Jungwon manages to do it gracefully. As a leader, Jungwon is rational, reliable, determined, and intelligent.
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