Girls’ Generation‘s Taeyeon recently participated in a stunning pictorial Cosmopolitan Korea. She also sat down for an accompanying interview, where she discussed her feelings on be a role model to younger idols and her current favorite rookie groups!
Before she revealed her favorite rookie groups, It was mentioned how Taeyeon was chosen as several female group’s role models. Following this, Taeyeon was asked if she felt a sense of responsibility to younger groups as many look up to her. Taeyeon opened up and revealed the type of influencer she wants to be.
In the past, when I would look at sunbaes who I respected, I would think ‘I hope that I can be a person that will be a positive influence on my hoobaes.’ I’m sure there are friends out there who look at me and decide to pursue singing or who are currently training to become a singer.
Taeyeon then admitted that, of course, there are some pressures with being an idol that many look up to. Though having many eyes on her is often burdening, Taeyeon claimed she won’t let it effect
It would be a lie if I said that wasn’t a burden, but I don’t want to sway someone. I just want to be able to walk the path given to me while showing a positive image to my hoobaes.”
Taeyeon was then asked, “Is there a junior that caught your eye recently?” Instead of naming just one rookie idol, Taeyeon revealed two rookie girl groups she’s been in to lately.
This may be a bit of a blind answer, but I’m really looking forward to aespa’s career. I could feel a dormant energy that beyond what we’ve seen. Oh yeah, I also like the group STAYC a lot too. We go to the same hair salon and they’re all cute.