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Red Velvet's Irene gets teary-eyed in a discussion about the hardships of being the leader

By alim17   Thursday, December 8, 2016   89,198   12,321   91



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Red Velvet members appeared on Mnet's 'Sheep Show' on December 8!

On this day, MC Yang Se Hyung asked Irene, "Are there any hardships to being the oldest?" and she replied, "Nothing in particular."  However, Joy beside her stated, "We always talk about our hardships, but she doesn't."

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Yang Se Hyung consoled Irene with a personal anecdote, saying that whenever he, as a leader, would talk about his hardships with juniors when they're going through their own difficulties, the group would fall apart; and therefore, he would hold it in or talk to another senior to get feedback.  He showed understanding, saying, "There's probably a lot of hardships [Irene] can't talk about [as the oldest]," and instantly, her eyes grew teary and she fought off the tears. 

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Ms_Tulip Sunday, February 5, 2017

don't cry irene! stay strong! i love you!

Haneefah Thursday, December 22, 2016

aigo my baechu.. ;u; that was so sad.. I do wish she'd share her problems as keeping them in wont be much help

kpoplover308 Friday, December 9, 2016

I don't think her personality fits the leader type tbh. Maybe they should have done what 2ne1 did and have the leader not be the eldest.

Winston kpoplover308 Friday, December 9, 2016

YG's way of choosing leader is to pick the one with more talent, JYP's way is to go by the number of years as Trainee, hence 2AM Jo Kwon and TWICE JiHyo who are 10 years of trainee both they debut are naturally choosen over the eldest in their groups, SM's style is to pick the oldest member, hence why Lee Teuk, Taeyeon, Irene, Victoria are picked etc. The agencies have their own way of choosing, I think picking the eldest is the more traditional way and since Korean's culture is to respect the elder also, it follows the culture mindset. of cos that does not mean the oldest is the best leader, sometimes the leader is not born, but rather made after going through hardships.

kpophilippines Friday, December 9, 2016

Did Irene get any plastic surgery?

queenbetchreturn kpophilippines Friday, December 9, 2016

shes from SM, they all have

skyisblue kpophilippines Friday, December 9, 2016

SM does have lots of PS, but Irene was pretty since childhood. If she did have something done, it was a good surgery because not noticeable.

BTSaranghae kpophilippines Friday, December 9, 2016

I don't think she did~ You can see post about her predebut photos the only thing changed is that she lost weight..

BTSaranghae Friday, December 9, 2016

*lose weight..LOL got the wrong spelling 😭

rvbtobcbx kpophilippines Friday, December 9, 2016

No, she didn't. She was naturally pretty since she was a child. So pretty enough for people (boys or girls) to gather at her classroom's window to catch a glimpse of her when she was a student. :)

Lelurker BTSaranghae Friday, December 9, 2016

lost weight is correct o_o

fairypanda kpophilippines Friday, December 9, 2016

I don't know if its because of waging or not but I think she makes her eyelid thicker, the other part doesn't seems different

kpophilippines Friday, December 9, 2016

Irene looks so beautiful, she look like Song Hye Kyo. But I wonder how is she as a leader if she dont communicate or dont react, just a simple reaction will be ok, I hope she will think of that.

chiyasuho Friday, December 9, 2016

altought im not fans but i love wendy since btob bcame close to red velvet . It must be really hard to be leader bcause everything is on you , still respect teukie he had so many problem but still manage to control the group well.

SuperFly_Snuka Friday, December 9, 2016


kddicted Friday, December 9, 2016

Poor girl

kpoplover308 Friday, December 9, 2016

I would never want to be the leader, eldest or maknae. I'm perfectly fine with being the random one that no one remembers. Least amount of pressure.

Winston Friday, December 9, 2016

I guess Irene can talk to other fellow female group leaders like Taeyeon, since they both have the same hardships with being a leader of a girl group and her age difference isnt really that big difference from Taeyeon only 3 years apart, her age is the same as SNSD's Makane.

booitsjwu Winston Friday, December 9, 2016

They're 2 years apart. Seohyun's also 2 years younger than Taeyeon

Winston booitsjwu Friday, December 9, 2016

Seohyun is 1991 as Irene, Taeyeon is 1989, so its 3 years, unless of cos u start to count the months, but i didnt go so detailed.

booitsjwu Winston Friday, December 9, 2016

I think you need to double check your math. 1991-1989 = 2

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