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In Focus: These 5 Signs Prove that Jennie is the *Unofficial* Leader of BLACKPINK

In Focus: These 5 Signs Prove that Jennie is the *Unofficial* Leader of BLACKPINK


When it comes to K-pop groups, it's necessary to have assigned positions for every member. From being the lead rapper to the main vocalist, the member's position tells us precisely what they provide for the group. But the most popular K-pop girl group BLACKPINK is an exception because, unlike other groups, they don't have a leader! Some groups might have already done this, but BLACKPINK is the most talked-about one since they're the first YG Entertainment group to do this.

Either way, fans can't help but imagine what it would be like if BLACKPINK has a leader, and the perfect member to fill the role is none other than main rapper and vocalist Jennie! Here are four reasons why BLINKs crown her as the unofficial leader of the squad!

1. She was originally positioned as the group's leader.

Before BLACKPINK debuted as a four-member group, they were supposed to be a 9-member girl group called PINK PUNK. During its early announcements, Jennie was positioned as the group's leader since she trained the longest, is an incredible singer, can dance well, and is fluent with three languages. She also had the most exposure during their pre-debut days like appearing in G-DRAGON's "That XX" and "Black" performances!

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2. She's hands-on with their performances.

When you watch behind-the-scene footages of BLACKPINK's concerts, you'll see how serious she is when it comes to making sure that they all do their best. She talks and gives instructions that will make the performance a success not just with her members, but with the staff. As someone who trained for five years, it's no surprise that she's more knowledgeable about this. Besides giving instructions, she checks up on her members before they perform to make sure they're ready. And when she notices that they aren't, she takes care of them to the best of her ability. Once the show is done, she also never forgets to thank everyone, including the back-up dancers and glam team!

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3. She's usually the decision-maker of the group.

In BLACKPINK's Summer Diaries in Hawaii, we saw that Jennie was the one who organized the group's vacation. She even made a schedule and list of what they're going to do during the trip, which Rosé noticed and teased her if she worked at the hotel they're staying in because she knew everything there. She's also fair with the decisions she makes, which is the reason why the girls lean on her most of the time. She makes it a point that every decision she makes will make all the members happy, which they all appreciate.

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4. Her members praise her leadership.

Jennie is the first person whom the girls leaned the most on when they entered YG Entertainment since she's the first member who was trained. From talking to Lisa in English even when it's not allowed during trainee days to helping Rose with choreography, Jennie helps the girls improve! Jisoo, the oldest member, even said that Jennie leads the overall organization, and they don't know what they would do without her. 

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The group decided even before they officially debuted as BLACKPINK that they won't have any leader, but we have a feeling that it's Jennie who stepped down because she believes that each person excels at different things. Although this is true, we know that if she took the position, she'll do wonders and will make us BLINKs even prouder of our Nini!

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