BTS Bangtan Boys is indeed a worldwide famous music band, not just in South Korea. Their skills and talents cannot be taken likely, especially when they became the very first K-pop group to win Billboard Music Awards 2017 as Top Social Artist. So who are these talented guys? Let’s find out!

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BTS Bangtan Boys (Source: Internet)

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*Note: All BTS Bangtan Boys members share a single Twitter – @bts_twt

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Rap Monster

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J-Hope (Source: Internet)

  • Real Name: Jung Ho Seok (정호석)
  • Nickname(s): Hobi, Smile Hoya, Sunshine
  • Birthday: February 18, 1994
  • Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
  • Birthplace: Gwangju, South Korea
  • Height: 177 cm (5’10”)
  • Weight: 65 kg (143 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Position: Lead Rapper, Main Dancer
  • Hobbies: Listening to music, window shopping
  • Family: Parents, older sister
  • Spotify: J-Hope’s Jam

J-Hope is one of the first BTS Bangtan Boys members and he contributed a great part in BTS Bangtan Boys’ beginning. At first, the band focused on hip-hop aspect and strong music. Thus, J-Hope’s energetic moves went extremely well with Rap Monster and Suga’s powerful raps.

Just like his stage name, J-Hope is “hope bringer” of BTS Bangtan Boys and he is like an energy ball of the band. He rarely shows a sad mood, he’s talkative and he always shows a bright, smiling face (which probably explains why no one is “heartless” enough to be hard on him).

J-Hope is exceptionally skilled in dancing and other members often rely on him in learning new moves. His dancing skill was recognized even before his joining in BTS Bangtan Boys when he won a Korean national dance competition in 2008. Besides dancing, J-Hope is also one of the band’s rappers, and he showed that he won’t lose to other members in terms of rapping. In addition, J-Hope expressed that he will start his own mixtape in 2017, though the release date hasn’t been announced yet.

Facts about J-Hope:

  • J-Hope’s ideal type is girl who loves him, thinks a lot, and good at cooking.
  • J-Hope’s ideal date: “I love the sea, I would like to walk down to the beach and hold hands (Laugh)
  • He studied at Gwangju Global High School, and then Global Cyber University.
  • His favorite color is green and his favorite weather is Spring.
  • He chose the name “J-Hope” because he wanted to become a light and hope source for his fans.
  • J-Hope’s role models are A$AP Rocky, J. Cole, Beenzino, G.D.
  • During free time, he likes to visit the Fancafe because he wants to know what fans are saying.
  • Jimin’s first impression of J-Hope: “The first person i met was J-Hope. He was very friendly to me, ‘Excuse me, Jimin..’. So i remembered J-Hope the most.”
  • Rap Monster’s opinion about J-Hope: “There’s something he always says whenever we make a comeback or wrap up our promotion. He says that we got to make a comeback or successful complete the promotion, thanks to the love shown by our fans.
  • Suga’s opinion about J-Hope: “I’m not good at expressing how i feel with words. But Jimin and J-Hope are good at expressing themselves .I envy them for that.”

*More J-Hope’s facts here

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Jimin (Source: Internet)

  • Real Name: Park Ji Min (박지민)
  • Nickname(s): Jiminie, Chim Chim, Mochi, Dooly, Baby Koala, mochi sexy
  • Birthday: October 13, 1995
  • Zodiac Sign: Libra
  • Birthplace: Busan, South Korea
  • Height: 173.6 cm (5’8.3”)
  • Weight: 61 kg (134 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Position: Lead Vocalist, Main Dancer
  • Hobbies: Relaxing
  • Family: Parents, younger brother
  • Spotify: Jimin’s JOAH? JOAH!

In terms of sweetness and hard-working, probably no one can beat Jimin. And of course, he is definitely an excellent dancer and he is currently the lead vocalist.

Jimin is especially known for his extremely hard working. To some extent, he is like a perfectionist who always tries to push himself forward. He usually practices to hone his skill so that he can become even better than his current self.

Aside from his hard work, Jimin is also an exceptionally caring member of the band. Of course, by saying that, it doesn’t mean other members don’t care each other. The BTS Bangtan Boys always look after each other, but Jimin is particularly sweet towards other members. In addition, he always shares his love for his fan, especially on social media like Twitter. While other members don’t share much, Jimin constantly updates on their Twitter.

Facts about Jimin:

  • Jimin’s ideal type is a girl who is cute, nice, and smaller than him.
  • Jimin’s ideal date: “Sitting on the bench, drinking together… I would like to have a countryside date. We would also walk holding hands….(Laugh)
  • He used to be the top student in contemporary dance at Busan High School of Arts. After the debut, he transferred to Korea Arts High School with V.
  • His favorite number is 3 and his favorite colors are black and light blue.
  • His favorite foods are duck, pork, chicken, fruit, and kimchi jjigae.
  • Jimin’s role models are Rain, Taeyang (Bigbang) and Chris Brown.
  • Jimin was almost cut from BTS Bangtan Boys 2 days before their official debut.
  • Jin’s opinion about Jimin: “Comes at you really cutely. It’s like being attacked by a puppy. Can’t refuse requests because he’s too nice.”
  • V’s opinion about Jimin: “ Only the amount of him losing his temper is excessive, he’s kind and a friend that’s trustworthy. I talk to him the most, and if I have any worries, he’s the friend that I tell it first to.”
  • J-Hope’s opinion about Jimin: “Is kind, listens to his hyungs well, has a lot of greed, and has a personality where he makes sure to do his part, and he has a really good personality where he likes me the most and his faith towards me is very strong~~ ♥♥♥♥

*More Jimin’s facts here

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Jin (Source: Internet)

  • Real Name: Kim Seok Jin (김석진)
  • Nickname(s): Visual King, Vocal King, Worldwide Handsome, Third One from The Left, Rapperjin, Observant Jin, Shoulder Hyung, Jin Princess, Pink Princess, Fake Maknae, Eomma, Eat Jin
  • Birthday: December 4, 1992
  • Zodiac sign: Sagittarius
  • Birthplace: Gwacheon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Height: 179 cm (5’10” 1/2)
  • Weight: 63 kg (139 lbs)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Position: Vocalist, Visual
  • Hobbies: Cooking, eating, snowboarding, playing video games, taking selcas, and looking at photographs and recipes.
  • Family: Parents, older brother
  • Spotify: Jin’s GA CHI DEUL EUL LAE?

Jin, or “Third One From The Left”, is the oldest member and also one of the four vocalists of BTS Bangtan Boys. He has quite a lot of nicknames like Visual King and Worldwide Handsome, but his most viral nickname is probably Third One from The Left.

He has experience with songwriting, yet his first produced song, Awake, was actually released in group’s album Wings last year. Jin is also known for his habit of guitar playing during videos and live events.

Interestingly, Jin is the one in charge of cooking for the whole team and he is really good at that. At some occasions, he posted his food experiments on the band’s blog. Currently he also runs a webseries named “Eat Jin.” Finally, when it comes to sense of humor, no one is better than Jin. Jin often pulls off funny jokes which always make his band and ARMY burst out loud.

Facts about Jin:

  • Jin’s ideal type is a girl who is good at cooking, kind and takes good care of him.
  • He studied at Konkuk University, major in Film.
  • His favorite number is 4 and his favorite color is blue and pink.
  • His favorite food: meat, lobster, Naengmyun, chicken and greasy foods.
  • He likes Disney princesses.
  • Jin and Jungkook usually bicker. Once they are thought to be twins due to their non-stop bickering.
  • If he was a girl, he said he would date Jimin because he is shy and someone like Jimin would help him open up and be social.
  • Jimin’s opinion about Jin: “He’s the oldest, but he likes to whine.”
  • Suga’s opinion about Jin: “A Wolf.”
  • Jungkook’s opinion about Jin: “Jin-hyung looks manly and he’s chic like a wolf but personality-wise, he’s carefree so he’s sloth-like (laughs). He’s really nice and he’s also a good cook, so we call him “granny” between us.”

*More Jin’s facts here

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Jungkook (Source: Internet)

  • Real Name: Jeon Jeong-guk (전정국)
  • Nickname(s): Jeon Jungkooki, Golden Maknae, Kookie, Nochu
  • Birthday: September 1, 1997
  • Zodiac Sign: Virgo
  • Birthplace: Busan, South Korea
  • Height: 178 cm (5’10”)
  • Weight: 66 kg (145 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Position: Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Sub Rapper, Center, Maknae
  • Hobbies: Drawing, bowling, beatboxing, photography, eating, playing Overwatch
  • Family: Parents, older brother
  • Spotify: Jungkook: I am Listening to it Right Now

Born in 1997, Jungkook is the youngest member of BTS Bangtan Boys, yet that doesn’t mean he is the “weakest” member of the band. He is well-versed in both singing and dancing.

In terms of singing, he is really experienced despite of his age. He even takes center and front position in many BTS’s songs. Last year, he also made a great impression in the famous TV show King of Masked Singer. Besides being the vocalist of the team, Jungkook often makes lots of covers which can be easily found in Youtube. Most famously, he has a cover of We Don’t Talk Anymore and even Charlie Puth tweeted about Jungkook.

Of course, Jungkook is also talented in dancing and he is often called as Golden Maknae due to his well-versed skill. In addition, Jungkook often practices choreography with Jimin.

Facts about Jungkook:

  • Jungkook’s ideal type is girl who is at least 168 cm but smaller than him, nice, is a good wife, good at cooking, smart, and has pretty legs. Also a girl who likes him and is good at singing.
  • Jungkook’s ideal date: “Walking along the beach in the night.”
  • His favorite number is 1 and his favorite colors are red, black, and white.
  • His favorite foods are lamb skewers, bread, pizza. He is also mentioned to be good at cooking.
  • He has black belt in Taekwondo.
  • In the BTS debut, he was 15 years old and he postponed School of Performing Arts Seoul (high school) 1 year in order to focus on the band. He has just graduated in 2017.
  • At first, Jungkook dreamt of becoming a badminton player. But then his dream changed to becoming a singer after listening to G-Dragon’s songs.
  • Jin’s opinion about Jungkook: “He’s quite bad at refusing requests.”
  • V’s opinion about Jungkook: “Truthfully, he’s the same as me. I have no answer.”
  • Jimin’s opinion about Jungkook: “He’s kind, innocent, and is bad at expressing his feelings. That’s why he’s cute. Jeonggukkie’s mine.

*More Jungkook’s facts here.

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Rap Monster (Source: Internet)

  • Real Name: Kim Nam Joon (김남준)
  • Nickname(s): Rap Mon, Leader Mon, God of Destruction
  • Birthday: September 12, 1994
  • Zodiac Sign: Virgo
  • Birthplace: Ilsan, Gyeonggi-d, South Korea
  • Height: 181 cm (5’11”)
  • Weight: 67 kg (147 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Position: Main Rapper, Leader
  • Hobbies: Web surfing
  • Family: Parents, younger sister
  • Spotify: Rap Monster’s Heavy Rotations

Every band needs a leader to keep everything in check. And of course, BTS Bangtan Boys is no exception with leader Rap Monster. It is not exaggeration to say he is the one started BTS Bangtan Boys and being one of the pillars for the team.

Of course, being a Rap Monster, he is extremely experienced in rapping. Before starting BTS, he was famous in the Korean underground community under the name Runch Randa. He is also famous for his collaborated work with other Korea famous hip hop and indie artists like MFBTY, Primary, and Gaeko. This year he also worked with Wale for the infamous Change. As music writer, he put lots of effort in BTS’s songs and he gave them lots of creative aspects.

Interestingly, the majority of BTS English interview were done by Rap Monster since his English is the best out of the 7 members. He said that his English is self-taught, especially when watching Friends.

Facts about Rap Monster:

  • Rap Monster’s ideal type: “sexy, even to a brain. Someone that is thoughtful and confident
  • Rap Monster’s ideal date: “It’s like the ordinary college student date. We can see a movie together, eating together, walking together. I want to have love like that. It’s because i can’t at all. (Laugh)
  • He attended Apgujeong High School, and he also studied in New Zealand for 6 months.
  • His favorite number is 1 and his favorite color is black.
  • His favorite foods are meat and Kalguksu.
  • Rap Monster’s IQ is 148.
  • Some of his popular quotes: “Jimin, you got no jams” and “Team work makes the dream work”.
  • Jin’s opinion about Rap Monster: “The Baby Dinosaur Dolly. He shakes his tail and crushes things.
  • Suga’s opinion about Rap Monster: “On the stage, Rap Mon wears sunglasess and has a powerful image but actually he likes cute things. He keeps the ‘Pocket Monster Ball’ on his bed that he received at a fansign.”
  • Jimin’s opinion about Rap Monster: “In the fact, he gets hurt easily.”

*More Rap Monster’s facts here.

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Suga (Source: Internet)

  • Real Name: Min Yoon Gi (민윤기)
  • Nickname(s): Motionless Min, Mr. Appendix
  • Birthday: March 9, 1993
  • Zodiac Sign: Pisces
  • Height: 174 cm (5’8.5”)
  • Weight: 59 kg (130 lbs)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Position: Lead Rapper
  • Birthplace: Buk-gu, Daegu, South Korea
  • Hobbies: Doing nothing, taking photos, reading comics, playing basketball and games.
  • Family: Parents, older brother
  • Spotify: Suga’s Hip-Hop Replay

Suga is among the three rappers of BTS Bangtan Boys and he is also a songwriter for many BTS’s songs. He is truly an all-rounder in songwriting, producing, and rapping. Besides writing for BTS, he also has his hand on other Korean artists’ work like the song “Wine” and “If I Get Drunk Today” performed by modern singer Suran.

In addition, he is known as Agust D due to his producing work in the past. Also, just recently he used this name for his mixtape released last year. Yet, this mixtape also showed how difficult his life is since he expressed a lot of his problems about life as a performer and his identity. He even clearly stated that how he looked for psychological treatment.

But putting all that seriousness aside, he seems to be the best of BTS in terms of being lazy. He even said that sleeping is his “special ability” and he the least “active member” in the team.

Finally, Suga is really skillful with piano. His solo song in group’s album Wings actually has combination with piano. He also performed this song with piano on stage during the Wings tour this year.

Facts about Suga:

  • Suga’s ideal type is a girl who likes music and especially hip-hop. Looking isn’t his priority. He also wants a girl can understand his need, be it active or silent. A girl that will always stay by his side.
  • Suga’s ideal date: “For me, just an ordinary date…… I want to watch movie, walking and would like to eat together.”
  • He studied at Global Cyber University.
  • His favorite number is 3 and his favorite color is white.
  • Suga is often called as “grandpa” because he always sleep and can be cranky.
  • His CEO chose his stage name as Suga, since he is sweet when smiling. And Suga actually comes from “sugar”.
  • Suga composes songs every day even when in the waiting room, car or toilet.
  • Jin’s opinion about Suga: “He likes being attached to his bed. He has a variety of knowledge and always gives help with that knowledge. I’m fascinated as to where he gets that weird knowledge from.”
  • J-Hope’s opinion about Suga: “Is cool. His personality is quite strong on his own thoughts. Pretends not to care when he does. Seems like he’s all over the place, but is quite careful. That kind of personality. (Ah!! Personailty where he only just shows strength ㅋㅋ)
  • V’s opinion about Suga: “He really has a lot of knowledge. He’s quite cool on stage. Cool and amazing. No answer to him being lethargic.”

*More Suga’s facts here.

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V (Source: Internet)

  • Real Name: Kim Tae Hyung (김태형)
  • Nickname(s): TaeTae, Blank Tae
  • Birthday: December 30, 1995
  • Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
  • Birthplace: Daegu, South Korea
  • Height: 178 cm (5’10”)
  • Weight: 62 kg (137 lbs)
  • Blood Type: AB
  • Position: Vocalist
  • Family: Parents, younger sister, younger brother
  • Hobbies: Listening to unpopular music, going on the computer
  • Spotify: V’s Join Me

While most BTS members were publicly known before their debut, only V was kept in secret. It was only during the BTS debut in 2013 that V made his very first appearance and surprised fans with his mellow voice. Ever since, his incredible voice has captured fans’ heart, notably with the song Stigma on Wings.

Besides his career with BTS, he takes great interest in arts and making arts. He seems to be a big fan of Van Gogh and photographer Ante Badzim (Ante even tweeted a photo to show his appreciation for V).

In addition to V’s interest in arts, he shares an interest in actor career as he made appearance in the Korean TV show Hwarang. One of the show’s soundtrack is actually V and Jin’s work.

Facts about V:

  • V’s ideal type is girl who loves only him, takes care of him, and has a lot of aegyo.
  • V’s ideal date: “Amusement park. But nearby park is also good. I think that it’ll be nice if holding hands. My ideal is cute dating.”
  • His favorite number is 10 and his favorite colors are green, black, and white.
  • He studied at Korea Art School and Global Cyber University.
  • V is the pickiest eater in the team.
  • There is a “rumor” that 5 personal fan clubs were founded after the release of his teaser image.
  • V’s favorite artist is Eric Bannet.
  • Jin ranked V as the noisiest member: “First, there’s V. I’m not kidding.He’ll be sitting in the dorms,then suddenly he’ll run around going ‘HO! HO! HO!’. He’s really weird. He’s like a different species. Do you know what he does alone at our house? ‘Jimin, I love you!! Oppa, I can’t! Jimin, I love you!! (Imitate V’s alone conversation). Seriously..”
  • Jungkook’s opinion about V: “Although he’s a hyung, I have no answer to describe his personality.”
  • Jimin’s opinion about V: “He has a cheerful personality and really doesn’t notice his surroundings. He likes playing around. He’s innocent.”

*More V’s facts here.

And that’s it folk! That’s the BTS Bangtan Boys members profile! Who’s your favorite member?

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