Recently, we reported that Soyeon had replaced Hyomin as the leader of T-ara. Since it’s her first time taking charge in the group, Soyeon was understandably worried about her new role.
“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.”
It’s been announced that T-ara‘s new leader will be Soyeon, who will carry the torch after Hyomin.
Soyeon will be acting as leader of the group through promotions for their new repackaged album single “Lovey Dovey.” Core Contents Media stated, “Soyeon is the team’s main vocal as well someone with a strong sense of responsibility. This is why she is now leader following Eunjung, Boram, and Hyomin.”
The leader of T-ara acts as the intermediary between the group and producers as well as stylists for six to eight months to make a decision on the style the team will take on.
Soyeon is currently consulting with the members to showcase a completely different side from “Cry Cry” when promoting “Lovey Dovey.” T-ara will be promoting with “Lovey Dovey” starting on January 1st, 2012.
Source + Photo: TV Report via Nate
by elliefilet @ allkpop
T-ara members Jiyeon, Hyomin & Soyeon will be starring in the ‘Our Youth Roly Poly‘ musical along with Davichi‘s Kang Minkyung.
Even before production of the musical, producers knew they wanted to perform the musical on stages all across Asia. International fans’ expectations for ‘Our Youth Roly Poly’ are higher than ever as it is being put on by Hallyu stars T-ara and Davichi’s Kang Minkyung who has previously showcased her acting skills in a drama series.
The musical will tell the stories of seven older women, and their past experiences with love and friendship. T-ara and Kang Minkyung will be playing the roles of the women in their youth, but the characters who will play the roles of the older women have yet to be revealed. The staff remarked, “We assure you that the cast to play the middle-aged women will be just as glamourous as the girls who will play the younger roles“.
“In the musical, the cute and sassy schoolgirls grow up and turn into women of society. They become mothers, wives, and professional career women. We hope everyone will look forward to the cast members that will be fulfilling the latter roles“, they continued.