“Honestly, I feel stressed and I have a lot of heavy thoughts,” she confessed. “Hyomin, who came before me, did such a good job boosting T-ara’s popularity; I feel a responsibility to continue developing the team since I’m older than her.”
“T-ara’s leader doesn’t just look down from on high, but works at the lowest level, doing the menial jobs,” Soyeon said. “I will always perform my duties as one of the members.”
Soyeon revealed that this isn’t the first time she’s found herself in a position of power. “When I was in elementary school, I was the class president for five years,” she noted. “Since I don’t have any siblings, I like socializing with other people. I’ll use this skill to act as the intermediary.”
In her role as T-ara’s leader, she will place her members ahead of everyone else, she said. “We’re going to have a very busy end of the year, so I will take the lead to make sure all of our members are safe and healthy,” she promised.
She also expressed her gratitude to former leader Hyomin, as well as to the others who had preceded her. “Following in Eunjung, Boram, and Hyomin unnie’s footsteps, I’d like to thank them for working so hard, and promise to work even harder,” she said.
Soyeon will step into the leader’s position for T-ara’s “Lovey-Dovey” promotions, scheduled to begin in January of next year.