An idol must have talent, popularity, beauty, or all of the above to be chosen as the group’s center. The center position is a very important and pressure-filled role because the idol represents the group, and it comes with its own set of responsibilities.
In no particular order, here are some of the most recognizable centers in girl group history.
1. Girls’ Generation – YoonA
When thinking of “center”, chances are, Girls’ Generation‘s YoonA comes to mind. She is often chosen for being one of Korea’s most beautiful women.
2. IZ*ONE – Wonyoung
The maknae of IZ*ONE, Wonyoung ranked first place in the survival program Produce 48, thus automatically making her the center.
3. Red Velvet – Irene
Irene is the center and leader of Red Velvet. Not only does she have gorgeous visuals, she is also skilled at dancing.
4. Miss A – Suzy
Suzy quickly became a hot topic when Miss A debuted because of her uncommon beauty. She has since decided to pursue an acting career.
5. Apink – Naeun
Apink‘s Naeun is known for her pretty face and lovely aura. Fans’ eyes can’t help but be drawn to her.
6. 4minute – HyunA
HyunA is 4minute‘s center and for a good reason, too. Her strong stage presence is one that not many idols can imitate, and viewers can’t help but follow her movements on stage.
7. TWICE – Nayeon
Nayeon is one of the most popular TWICE members in South Korea, so it isn’t surprising that she is the group’s center. She has a lovable personality, a pretty face, and talent in singing, so it is well-deserved.