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BTS Members Profile (Bangtan Boys), BTS Facts (Updated 2019)

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BTS (Bangtan Sonyeondan) Profile

BTS is a worldwide famous K-pop idol group who is going viral everywhere. BTS is the first K-pop boy band to enter in Billboard top 200 charts, first K-Pop group to enter Billboard Artist 100 chart, first K-pop group to win the Billboard Music Award for Top Social Artist, first K-pop group to make a speech at United Nations, and also the first K-pop group nominated for a Grammy. Go BTS!

BTS (방탄소년단) consists of 7 members: Jin, Suga, RM, J-hope, V, Jimin and Jungkook. BTS debuted on June 13th, 2013 under Big Hit Engertainment. BTS means ‘Bullet-proof Boy Scout’ in Korean; Bang Si Hyuk (CEO of Big Hit Entertainment) named it with the following meaning: ‘to be bullet-proofed against society’s discrimination and repression’.

BTS Fandom Name: A.R.M.Y

BTS Official Light Stick (Bangtan Bomb) Color: Silver-Grey

BTS Official Social Media Accounts:
Instagram: @bts.bighitofficial (BTS shares one Instagram, but they are not active)
Twitter: @bts_twt (BTS shares one Twitter account and they are very active on Twitter!)
Facebook: bangtan.official
Official website: bts.ibighit.com
vLive: BTS channel (BTS is most active on vLive app. Go download it now!)
Official Fan Cafe: BANGTAN

BTS Members’ Profile

JIN

Stage Name: Jin (진)
Real Name: Kim Seok Jin (김석진)
Position: Vocalist
Date of Birth: December 4, 1992
Education: Konkuk University; Hanyang Cyber University
Height: 179 cm (5’10” 1/2)
Weight: 63 kg (139 lbs)
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Blood Type: O type
Birthplace: Gwacheon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Favourite Number: 4
Favourite Color: Blue
Favourite Season: Spring
Favourite Food: Loster, Steak, and Naengmyun (Korean cold noodles).
Family: Parents, older brother
Hobbies: Cooking, playing video games, collecting Polaroid photos
Twitter account (all BTS members share 1 single twitter account): @bts_twt
Jin’s Spotify list:  Jin’s GA CHI DEUL EUL LAE?

 

FACTS ABOUT JIN

  • Jin is the oldest member of BTS. In Korea, being the oldest member of a group is a big deal because it grants them the most authority and power. However, Jin does not use this power at all. BTS members rather call him a ‘mom’ because he always cooks for them and takes care of the other members.
  • Jin was a student who majored in film study at his university when he was scouted by Big Hit Entertainment staff. Jin was seen getting off a bus, and Big Hit Entertainment staff ran to him and scouted him.
  • Jin was also scouted by SM Entertainment, but he thought it was a fraud and ran away from SM staff trying to scout him.
  • Jin’s good looks have gotten him a lot of viral attention on media, first in Korea as a “Car Door Guy” as he was seen opening the van’s door in jaw dropping handsome way at a Korean Awards Show. Then, he was once again recognized by the name “Third Guy from the Left” after being interviewed at Billboard Music Awards 2017 and everyone goggled “Third Guy from the Left” to find out who he was.
  • After their debut in different countries, Jin gained the nickname “Worldwide Handsome” because his stunning look was recognized everywhere in the world. And surprisingly, Jin is still amused at the fact that he is considered handsome outside of Korea.
  • Jin’s role model is T.O.P from BigBang.
  • Jin’s signature moves are his “flying kiss”, and his tendency to pull out paper hearts (that he made) from random places, usually out of his pocket or inside his t-shirts.
  • Jin said if he was a girl, he would date Jimin because Jimin is very caring and thoughtful and loving and there is nothing he would not do for his girl.
  • Jin enjoys cooking a lot, and Jin is a very good cook according to other BTS members.
  • Jin’s ideal type is a girl who is like puppy, and who is good at cooking and caring and thoughtful.
  • Jin is known for many of his dad jokes and bad Korean puns (You will only be able to understand them if you understand Korean, and they are, in fact, funny.)
  • Jin was scouted when he was 21. He joined Big Hit Entertainment, and he was a trainee for 1 year.
  • Jin was a theatre student who wanted to become an actor, but after joining Big Hit Entertainment, he started a vocal lesson and became a vocalist in BTS. Since he had no background in singing, Jin has worked very hard to prove himself a vocalist.
  • Jin really likes playing video games such as League of Legends, Overwatch, Maple Story and etc.
  • Jin likes playing guitar as a hobby.

 

SUGA

Stage Name: Suga (슈가)
Real Name: Min Yoon Gi (민윤기)
Position: Lead Rapper
Date of Birth: March 9, 1993
Education: Global Cyber University – Liberal Arts Major
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Height: 174 cm (5’8.5″)
Weight: 59 kg (130 lbs)
Blood Type: O
Birthplace: Buk-gu, Daegu, South Korea
Favourite Number: 3
Favourite Color: White
Family: Parents, older brother
Hobbies: Doing nothing when he has free time, taking photos, avoiding having to do work
Twitter account (all BTS members share 1 single twitter account): @bts_twt
Suga’s Spotify list:  Suga’s Hip-Hop Replay

FACTS ABOUT SUGA

  • Suga’s nickname is ‘Agust D’ which he uses when he produces music. The first 4 letters are the reversed version of Suga (AGUS=SUGA), and the T-D is standing for the underground rap group that he had been part of before debuting with BTS (The group’s name was D-TOWN (Town Daegu).)
  • Suga is a rapper and a producer who used to perform underground, and he received very harsh criticisms from underground rapper when he decided to leave underground scene to join BTS as an idol group member.
  • Suga joined Big Hit Entertainment because Bang Si Hyuk (CEO of Big Hit Entertainment) told him that he would put Suga in a rapper group. But Suga ended up becoming worldwide famous sensational Korean idol group member. J
  • Suga is known for being intimidating, and being a ‘savage’. Suga is very blunt, and other BTS members are especially scared to wake him up because he will cuss you if you try to wake him up from his precious sleep.
  • Suga seems cold, but he actually shows his caring through small actions, which makes him even more attractive.
  • Suga is an intervert who likes to be alone with his music, and he is always sleepy because he chooses to stay up late at night in order to compose songs and lyrics in his studio called ‘Genuis Lab’.
  • Suga said “At first, I just wanted to succeed and make money. Strangely, I didn’t want to become famous. I just wanted to become a songwriter, and that’s why I came to Seoul.”
  • In 2017, Suga won an award for producing the hit song “Wine” in 2018 for the singer Suran. Suga was one of the 25 people promoted to a being full member of the Korea Music Copyright Association.
  • Suga said he was poor as a child, and he worked part-time jobs and made many sacrifices to pursue music, which was a risky career move that led him to fight with his parents a lot. Suga also said he got ripped off a lot by other people; people took his money and ran away instead of paying him for the songs he wrote.
  • In Suga’s self-produced mix take called “AGUST D” in 2016, Suga opened up about his personal experiences suffering from social anxiety and depression. And because of his own struggles, Suga often writes lyrics to help listeners get through their most difficult times.
  • Suga said his ideal type is who likes music and especially hip hop.
  • Suga said if he was a girl, he would date Jin because he is so caring.
  • Suga said his favourite thing is laying down in bed. He once said he wants to be born as a rock in his next life, so that he wouldn’t have to move at all. Haha.
  • Suga won the 2nd place in national rap audition in Korea, and that’s how Suga got recognized by Big Hit Entertainment. Suga then signed a contract with Big Hit Entertainment when he was 18. Suga was a trainee for 3 years.
  • Suga’s role models are Lil Wayne, Lupe Fiasco, and Hit Boy.
  • Suga produces song every day. RM was impressed with Suga because RM writes one song per month, but Suga writes one song per day.
  • Suga likes to use other members’ underwear, especially Jungkook’s underwear. When Jungkook knows Suga is wearing his underwear, he gets upset and Suga says sorry, but Suga keeps on wearing Jungkook’s underwear regardless. Jokes.
  • Suga often repair broken things, especially the ones that RM destroys (pretty much everything.)

RM

Stage Name: RM, former stage name was Rap Monster.
Real Name: Kim Nam Joon
Position: Leader, Main Rapper
Date of Birth: September 12, 1994
Education: Apgujeong High School; Global Cyber University
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Height: 181.68 cm (5’11”)
Weight: 67 kg (147 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Favourite Number: 1
Favourite Color: Black, Pink and Purple
Favourite Food: Meat (Samgyeopsal), and Kalguksu (Korean noodles).
Birthplace: Ilsan, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Family: Dad, mom, younger sister
Hobbies: Surfing the web
Twitter account (all BTS members share 1 single twitter account): @bts_twt
RM’s Spotify list: RM’s Heavy Rotations

 

FACTS ABOUT RM

  • RM was the first member to join BTS, and a leader of BTS.
  • RM is the only member of BTS who is a fluent English speaker. RM interprets and translates most of the English interviews for other BTS members and help others practice for English interviews. RM is also fluent in Japanese and he is very good at learning foreign languages.
  • RM is very intelligent. RM’s IQ is 148. RM was previously ranked in the top 1% of the nation in his high school exams.
  • RM learned English on his own by watching “Friends”, and Ellen had gifted him with various Friends merchandise for RM in ‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’.
  • RM is well known for his extensive use of vocabulary and wordplay and for his ability to rap to diverse and complex beats.
  • RM is the tallest member of BTS, always towering over his members and especially Jimin since Jimin is the shortest.
  • Like Suga, RM is also a rapper who used to perform in Korean underground hip-hop scene, until he became the first member of BTS in 2009.
  • RM auditioned at Big Hit Entertainment when he was 17 years old, and he was a trainee for 3 years.
  • Like Suga, RM joined Big Hit Entertainment because he was told that BTS was originally supposed to be a hip-hop group, but Bang Si Hyuk (CEO of Big Hit Entertainment) later decided to debut BTS as a K-pop idol group.
  • RM made a very difficult decision of staying in BTS. His peers and other rappers from the underground hip-hop scene looked down on him for ‘betraying hip-hop’. Many rappers wrote songs to humiliate RM. Many other idol’s fans also looked down on RM for being tanned and not fitting the Korean beauty standards. Yikes.
  • In RM’s mix-tape released in 2015 called “RM”, RM openly talked about his identity crisis between the role of rapper and of an idol, and he aggressively responded to his nonsense critics.
  • RM has had many collaborations, including American artists such as Wale, Krizz Kaliko, Warren G, and Fall Out Boy.
  • RM’s role model is A$AP Rocky
  • RM studied in New Zealand for 6 months.
  • RM is known for destroying everything he touches.
  • RM is a big advocated for gay/lesbian rights.
  • RM made a speech at United Nations about the topic: “Love Yourself”.
  • RM’s historical speech at the 73rd UN General Assembly for the launch of UNICEF’s “Generation Unlimited” initiative — in which he urges everyone to “find your name and find your voice by speaking yourself” no matter their skin color or gender identity — has found its way to classrooms in Korea, the U.S., Singapore, and Vietnam.
  • RM thinks he can rock silver hair.
  • RM has produced over 100 songs. RM said he is impressed with Suga’s producing speed because Suga writs a song a day, while RM writes a song a month.
  • RM said his ideal type is someone who is intelligent, thoughtful and confident of who she is as a person.
  • RM said that if he ever had a non-idol girlfriend, he would want to write a song for her apologizing for being an idol and having crazy busy schedule.
  • RM said that if he was a girl, he would want to date J-Hope among BTS since J-Hope is so caring and thoughtful.
  • As a leader, RM takes responsibility in resolving conflict between company and BTS, or between BTS members. RM makes sure the team stays united and focused for their performances, and his leadership is actually impressive, because every single Korean celebrities who met BTS in real life worships their glowing teamwork.

 

J-HOPE

Stage Name: J-Hope (제이홉)
Real Name: Jung Ho Seok (정호석)
Position: Main Dancer, Rapper, Sub Vocalist
Date of Birth: February 18, 1994
Education: Gwangju Global High School; Global Cyber University
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Height: 177 cm (5’10”)
Weight: 65 kg (143 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Birthplace: Gwangju, Jeolanamdo, South Korea
Favourite Number: 7
Favourite Color: Green
Family: Parents, older sister
Hobbies: Listening to music and window shopping
Twitter account (all BTS members share 1 single twitter account): @bts_twt
J-Hope’s Spotify list: J-Hope’s Jam

 

FACTS ABOUT J-HOPE

  • J-Hope was a locally famous street dancer known for freestyle in his hometown Gwang-ju.
  • V confirmed it by saying “I can confirm this. While enrolling at Korea Arts School, there were lots of trainees coming from different districts. When I debuted with as BTS, my friends asked me “J-Hope hyung, is he the one from that dance academy in Gwangju?” That’s how famous he was.”
  • J-Hope often learns dances in minutes which take other BTS members hours. J-Hope acts as a dance leader, he learns the moves first and teaches the others and contributes his own choreography to BTS moves sometimes as well.
  • Fans confirmed that J-Hope visits his fan cafe every single day because he wants to know what goes on his fans’ minds.
  • The first thing that people usually notice about J-Hope is his sunny personality which cheers everyone up.
  • J-Hope likes shopping and J-Hope loves purchasing luxury brand’s products.
  • Despite J-Hope’s sunny demeanour, J-Hope is also known to be a very stern dance teacher who is very strict about details.
  • J-Hope explained that he chose to be a symbol of hope (hence his name), a piece of peace, in order to be helpful for other people who are going through their stressful lives. That’s why J-Hope is always trying to be bubbly and funny.
  • J-Hope likes Dynamic Duo ‘Solo’because he had memories about that song. In the past, he had girlfriend that he like a lot, but she left him for another man. He very upset so he riding the bus and played that music.
  • J-Hope’s ideal type of girl is who loves him, who cooks well, and who is thoughtful. And of course, he wants a girl who will love him only, without cheating.
  • J-Hope got auditioned when he was 17 years old. He was a trainee for 3 years.
  • J-Hope said the training process was overwhelming, he ran away from BTS once. But RM resolved the issue and brought J-Hope back to the group.
  • J-Hope said if he didn’t become a BTS member, he would’ve become a tennis player.
  • J-Hope’s sister owns an online shopping mall.
  • J-Hope is known to have a weird sleeping habit which is touching his body with his hands as he sleeps.

 

V

Stage Name: V (뷔)
Real Name: Kim Tae Hyung (김태형)
Position: Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Visual
Date of Birth: December 30, 1995
Education: Korean Arts High School in Seoul, Global Cyber University
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Height: 178 cm (5’10″)
Weight: 62 kg (137 lbs)
Favourite Number: 10
Favourite Color: Grey
Favourite Food: Japchae (Korean Glass Noodle) and any type of meat.
Favourite Season: Fall
Blood Type: AB (In Korea, people with AB blood type are known to be either a genius or psychopath.)
Birthplace: Daegu, South Korea
Family: Parents, younger sister, younger brother
Hobbies: Searching for music that no one listens to, going on the computer
Twitter account (all BTS members share 1 single twitter account): @bts_twt
V’s Spotify list:  V’s Join Me

 

FACTS ABOUT V

  • V said if he didn’t become a BTS member, he would’ve become a saxophone player.
  • V is the son of farmer. He said that he might have become a farmer himself as well.
  • V was auditioned by accident. V went with his friends to Big Hit Entertainment because V’s friends wanted to audition, and Big Hit Entertainment staffs noticed V and asked him to audition as well, and he got in.
  • V is worshipped as every other idol members’ role model.
  • V acted in the historical drama called “Hwarang”. BTS member still makes fun of V’s acting.
  • V has many interests, including fine art. V also has a funny habit; when foreign people ask for his name at Starbucks or supermarket, he’d often say he is Renoir, or Vincent Van Gough, and etc for fun.
  • V loves collecting Gucci goods.
  • V loves photography. V posts the photos he took under the name #Vante, inspired by his favourite minimalist photographer (and now friends) Ante Badzim.
  • V’s ideal type is a girl who is down to earth and who knows how to spend money wisely without wasting.
  • V got into audition when he was 17 years old, and he was a trainee for 2 years.
  • V’s stage name (V) stands for ‘Victory’
  • V owns a puppy named ‘tan-e’ which was named after ‘Bangtan’.
  • V used to be a secret member of BTS, people thought BTS was going to be a 6 member boy group but Big Hit Entertainment revealed V at the very last minute and surprised fans.
  • V said his role model is his dad. V said he wants to be a father like him, who listens and takes care of his children and everyone else, who encourages and advises the future plans proactively.
  • V said he wants to have many children once he gets married. He said if him and his wife have enough time, then he wants 5 children (4 boys and 1 girl), if they don’t have enough time, then he wants 3 (2 boys and 1 girl). How cute.
  • V loves amusement park. V especially likes Drop Zone, Gyro Swing and Rollar Coasters.
  • RM chose V as a member who he thinks would be the worst in dating. Suga explained that it’s probably because V thinks of weird things that other people don’t usually think of.

 

JIMIN

Stage Name: Jimin (지민)
Real  Name: Park Ji Min (박지민)
Position: Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist
Date of Birth: October 13, 1995
Education: Busan High School of Arts; Global Cyber  University
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Height: 173.6cm (5’8.3″)
Weight: 61 kg (134 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Favourite Food: Pork, Duck, Chicken, Fruit, and Kimchi Stew.
Hometown: Busan, South Korea
Family: Parents, younger brother
Hobbies: Relaxing whenever he gets a chance
Twitter account (all BTS members share 1 single twitter account): @bts_twt
Jimin’s Spotify list: Jimin’s JOAH? JOAH!

 

FACTS ABOUT JIMIN

  • Jimin is well known for his sexy charisma on stage. Lots of idol groups look up to Jimin. Off stage, Jimin is basically known for being an adorable goofball.
  • Jimin used to have issues with his body image so he starved 7 days without eating so that he could get skinnier. Jimin said Jin helped a lot in getting him out of depression.
  • Jimin tends to take care of his problem alone most of the times, but when he does need an advice or cheering, he goes to V. Jimin is best friends with V since they’re of same age.
  • Jimin said if he didn’t become BTS member, he would’ve become a police officer.
  • Jimin was a top student of contemporary dance at his school in Busan.
  • Jimin shares the most with fans on Twitter and on VLive App. Jimin is known for being affectionate, and Jimin is always seen doing things like making cakes and comforting other members.
  • Jimin is an intensely hard worker and a perfectionist, Jimin is notoriously harsh on himself.
  • Jimin likes Hulk from the Avengers because Hulk can destroy everything he wants to destroy with his bare hands.
  • Jimin often calls Jin “Omma” which means “Mommy” in Korean.
  • Jimin’s role model is Taeyang from Big Bang. All the BTS members are known for hardcore fanboying over Bigbang. Jimin thinks Taeyang has beautiful voice, and he wants to be as good as him.
  • Jimin wants to be called ‘Jimin-ah’ by his girlfriend. Even though V thinks Jimin should date older girls, Jimin said he wants to date a girl who is shorter and younger than him.
  • Jimin’s ideal type is a girl who has a lot of aegyo (cuteness) and has kind heart.
  • Jimin was auditioned when he was 18. Jimin was a trainee for 1 year. Jimin shared that he had lots of obstacles thrown at his way, and he had multiple occasions where he was almost kicked out of Big Hit Entertainment. However, Jimin successfully handled all the tasks and missions given to him, and made it to the final member of BTS.
  • Jimin’s ideal date is sitting on a bench while drinking together and having a walk on the countryside somewhere while holding hands.
  • Jimin’s motto is ‘Let’s keep on trying until we can’t do it any more’.

 

JUNGKOOK

Stage Name: Jungkook (정국)
Real Name: Jeon Jeong-guk (전정국)
Position: Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Sub Rapper, Center, Maknae
Birthday: September 1, 1997
Education: Seoul School of Performing Arts; Global Cyber University
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Height: 178 cm (5’10”)
Weight: 66 kg (145 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Favourite Number: 1
Favourite Color: Black
Favourite Food: Pizza, Noodles, Bread
Birthplace: Busan
Family: Parents older brother
Hobbies: Drawing
Twitter account (all BTS members share 1 single twitter account): @bts_twt
Jungkook’s Spotify list:  Jungkook: I am Listening to it Right Now

 

FACTS ABOUT JUNGKOOK

  • Jungkook is called ‘Golden Maknae’. In Korean culture, the youngest member of the group is often called ‘Maknae’. And everyone calls Jungkook the ‘Golden Maknae’ because he is good at literally everything that he does.
  • Jungkook decided that he wanted to become a singer when he listened to G-Dragon in his first year of high school. Bigbang’s G-Dragon is Jungkook’s role model.
  • Jungkook has a black belt in Taekwondo.
  • The legend says, during his middle school, Jungkook went for Superstar K audition. However, Jungkook did not make it to the final round, and on his way back home, he received offers from 8 different entertainment agencies.
  • Jungkook is a big fan of Iron Man.
  • Jungkook loves playing video games like Overwatch, he often plays game with Jin.
  • Jungkook loves exercising, he is always seen doing push ups or running around the studio whenever he has time. Jungkook said he started working out after seeing Taeyang from Bigbang.
  • All the other BTS members said that Jungkook never complains about anything, even during hectic schedules. BTS members said that they saw Jungkook crying one time, and it was because Jungkook felt bad about his hyungs (other BTS members) struggling and he felt helpless and sad about the situations. What a sweet boy.
  • Jungkook got praised for his dance moves from the famous American dancer named Kyle Hanagami.
  • Jungkook said, in the next 10 years, he wants to become an owner of duck meat restaurant or wants to become a tattooist.
  • Jungkook joined Big Hit Entertainment when he was only 13 years old, and he was a trainee for 2 years.
  • Jungkook said ‘I wasn’t really ambitious about singing. I just wanted to dance, that was all. I never knew I’d become the main vocalist of BTS. Really.’
  • Jungkook is a well known fan boy of IU.
  • Jungkook loves good smell, such as feminine perfume smells. Jungkook collects female perfumes just because they smell nice.

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  1. Taehyung(V),you are very talented. I always wish that anything you want you got it.You are very talented person. I like your dancing ,singing and your expressence is very nice in whole group etc.Your dance wow very nice

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