BTS (Bangtan Boys) Members Profiles

BTS or Bangtan Boys is the latest trending name in the world of music, and many are already becoming fans of the dancing, singing, and rapping boy band! If you’re here, you’re either an ARMY, will become an ARMY, or are just curious about this new name taking over social media and the Billboard Music Awards. We’ve compiled these facts and a little information about the group, the fandom, and the BTS members profiles with these so prepare to fall HARD into the ARMY fandom! (Scroll down for their Bangtan Bombs)

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BTS a.k.a Bangtan Boys/Bulletproof Boy Scouts is a seven member Kpop group under BigHit entertainment, who debuted with “No More Dream” back in 2013. Frankly, they aren’t strangers to grabbing awards and setting new records; including (but not limited to)…

2014

  • Golden Disc Award for New Rising Star Award for Intro: 2 Cool 4 Skool
  • Seoul Music Awards for Best New Artist

2015

  • MTV Europe Music Award for Best Korean Act
  • Mnet Asian Music Award for Worldwide Performer
  • Seoul Music Awards Bonsang Awards
  • Golden Disc Award Album Division

2016

  • Mnet Asian Music Award for Artist of the Year
  • Mnet Asian Music Award for Best Dance Performance – Male Group with Blood Sweat & Tears
  • Seoul Music Bonsang Awards with Blood Sweat Tears
  • Golden Disc Award Album Division

2017

  • Seoul Music Awards Bonsang Awards
  • Golden Disc Award Album Division for Wings
  • Seoul Music Awards Best Music Video with Blood Sweat Tears
  • Seoul Music Awards Record of the Year with Wings Album
  • Seoul Music Awards Dance Performance Award
  • Shorty Award for Best in Music
  • Golden Disc Award Global K-Pop Artist
  • Billboard Music Award for Top Social Artist

 

THE FANDOM

BTS ARMY’s are known to be fiercely dedicated to their idols (much like other Kpop fandoms). As in any Kpop fandom, there are always two opposite ends of the spectrum: the viciously loyal, crazy fans (a.k.a sasaeng fans) and the chill, loving fans who like supporting other fandoms, too.

Official Light Stick:

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Source: Twitter

Official Light Stick Color: Silver/Gray

 

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Now for the members of BTS ~ *in age order

 

JIN

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Jin during “Boy in Luv’ era
Source: BigHit

Given Name: Kim Seokjin

Nickname(s):

  • Princess Jin/Pink Princess
  • Eat-jin
  • Momma Jin
  • Car Door Man
  • Shoulder Gangster (cuz of his manly shoulders)
  • Senpai

Birthday/Age: 24 years old (December 4, 1992)

Birthplace: Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Position in Group: Vocalist, Visual

Role in BTS: The Chef Mother

  • in charge of the kitchen, cleans the dorms, looks after the members

Languages: Korean, (a little) Chinese

Known among fans for: cooking skills, photogenic looks, sweet voice

Solo Activities: None (as of now)

Other Facts:

  • Family: Mom, Dad, older brother
  • Favorite color: pink
  • Likes: eating, looking at photographs and recipes, doing aegyo
  • Dislikes: strawberry flavored things, chocolate, bugs on him, dancing, oysters
  • Recent Interest: healthy products
  • Loves Super Mario
  • Ideal Type: a girl who’s good at cooking, kind, and takes care of him
  • Members say he: has the best body, is the “ideal family man”
  • Role Model: Big Bang’s TOP
  • went to an all boys high school and still got 16 roses on Valentine’s Day
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One of many ‘Eat Jin’ episodes from Bangtan TV
Source: Amino

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Jin loves blowing kisses…
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And he is BTS’ dorm mother…

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SUGA

  • got the name Suga because of his pale skin and sweet smile
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Suga during ‘Boy in Luv’ Era
Source: BigHit

Given Name: Min Yoongi

Nickname(s):

  • Motionless Min (cuz he only moves for a purpose)
  • Grandpa Min
  • Min Monarch

Birthday/Age: 24 years old (March 9, 1993)

Birthplace: Daegu, South Korea

  • he speaks with a satoori accent (dialect) when nervous or crying

Languages: Korean, (is terrible with English)

Position in Group: Lead Rapper

Role in BTS: The Handy-Man Father

  • is in charge of fixing everything Rap Monster breaks including (but not limited to..) lightbulbs, the toilet, doorknobs..

Known among fans for : being emo, being lazy, wearing dark colors, his tsundere personality

Solo Activities: ‘Agust D‘ Mixtape

Other Facts:

  • Family: Mom, Dad, older brother
  • Favorite color: White
  • Likes: composing music, sleeping, quiet places, lazing around
  • Dislikes: physical exercise, dancing, crowds
  • Recent Interest: basketball shoes, music equipment, camera
  • Loves basketball
  • Ideal Type: a girl who likes Hip Hop music and who carries fancy headphones
  • Members say: “he likes being attached to his bed,” “pretend not to care when he does,” “he’s like a grandpa”
  • Role Model(s): Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, Lil Wayne, Hit Boy
  • wants to steal Jungkook’s age

He’s usually…

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Sleeping…
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Judging People…
Source: Tenor

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Or Doing This..
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But when he smiles~

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Source: Tenor

 

J-HOPE

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Jhope in ‘You Never Walk Alone’ Teaser Photos
Source: Koreaboo

Given Name: Jung Hoseok

Nickname(s):

  • Hope/Hobie (because he’s our hope)
  • J-horse

Birthday/Age: February 18, 1994 (23 years old)

Birthplace: Gwangju, South Korea

Languages: Korean

Position in Group: Lead Rapper, Main Dancer

Role in BTS: The Nagging Mom

  • always cleans after BTS’ messes, good at folding laundry, always nags the other members

Known among fans for: dancing skills (esp. popping), being bright and happy, aegyo

Solo Activities: ‘1 Verse’ solo track

Other Facts:

  • Family: Mom, Dad, older sister, a pet dog named Mickey
  • Favorite color: Green
  • Likes: melodramatic movies, dancing
  • Dislikes: exercising, ginger, hitting his head, not getting paid back
  • Recent Interest: skincare, traveling
  • Loves the ocean
  • Ideal Type: a girl who only loves him, good at cooking, and reads/thinks a lot
  • Members say: “Jhope is a bright guys, laughs a lot…has become hopeful like his name” “is good at expressing himself” “does evil/mischievous things with a bright smile”
  • Role Model(s): Beenzino, Gdragon, J.Cole
  • was part of the street dance team NEURON, won an underground dance battle and performed at festivals

He loves dancing, whether that’s

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Jaw Dropping Freestyle to WOW! the crowds
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Or embarrassing moves that express his happiness

 

RAP MONSTER

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Taken @ Fansign Event
Source: Koreaboo

Given Name: Kim Nam Joon

Nickname(s):

  • RapMon
  • God of Destruction/Destruction-mon
  • Pink-mon

Birthday/Age: September 12, 1994 (23 years old)

Birthplace: Ilsan, South Korea

Languages: Korean, English (self taught but very fluent), Japanese (is V’s teacher)

Position in Group: Leader, Main Rapper

Role in BTS: Clumsy but Reliable Father

  • in charge of sweeping the floor, giving speeches during awards, keeping the group together, communicating between company and members, gives advice to younger members

Known among fans for: his quirky fashion, habitually breaking things, being the loyal leader, having a sexy brain (an IQ of 148 and in the top 1.3% of the nation)

Solo Activities:

Other Facts:

  • Family: Mom, Dad, younger sister, a dog named RAP MON
  • Favorite color: Black
  • Likes: surfing the web, going to cafes for inspiration
  • Dislikes: seafood, cigarettes
  • Recent Interest: songwriting, producing
  • Ideal Type: a girl with a good voice whose tall, has pale skin, is feminine, and looks good with a white T-shirt, jeans, wears high tops with her ankle line showing (Red Converse)
  • Members say: he’s like their grandfather, “…crushes things” “very clumsy” “while he has a tough image, he actually likes cute things”
  • Role Model(s): Kanye West, A$AP Rocky
  • He was so bad at dancing that his nickname among staff is ‘Dance Prodigy’

He WOWs with his brain-

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Rap Monster wowing other cast members with his intelligence on ‘Problematic Men’
Source: Amino

Not so much with his dancing, though.

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Jhope judging Rap Monster’s dancing skills
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He’s a little clumsy…

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Breaking his sunglasses
Source: Blogspot

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Spilling his water
Source: Blogspot

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Accidently tearing Paper
Source: Blogspot

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Almost destroying the mic
Source: Blogspot

BUT BTS couldn’t ask for a better leader

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Touching the members with his unshakable loyalty in a hidden camera prank
Source: One Hallyu

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Putting up with all the members’ craziness
Source: One Hallyu

 

 

JIMIN

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Jimin in ‘Wings’ Concept Photo
Source: Naver

Given Name: Park Jimin

Nickname(s):

  • Chimchim
  • Squishy
  • Jimnie

Birthday/Age: October 13, 1995 (22 years old)

Birthplace: Busan, South Korea

Languages: Korean

Position in Group: Lead Vocalist, Main Dancer

  • danced popping since 8th grade and also did contemporary dance

Role in BTS: The oldest son

  • supports his hyungs, cheers up his dongsaengs, but always gets teased from the members

Known among fans for: being a bias wrecker, effortless dancing skills, loving Jungkook, getting teased for being short, ABs, adorable eye smile

Solo Activities: N/A

Other Facts:

  • Family: Mom, Dad, younger brother
  • Favorite color: blue and black
  • Likes: performing, receiving attention, Jungkook
  • Dislikes: V, Jin, Suga (LOL)
  • Recent Interest: movies, clothes, exercise
  • Loves being attached to Jungkook
  • Ideal Type: a charming and cute girl who’s smaller than him
  • Members say: “small eyes, abs, and thighs…” “listens to his hyungs, has a lot of greed, makes an effort to do his part”
  • Role Model(s): Bigbang’s Taeyang, Rain, Chris Brown
  • Has a habit of moving to the music wherever he may be

He can be a cute baby…

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With that *eye smile*
Source: One Hallyu

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And his strong love for Jungkook
Source: SBS

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Throwing us finger hearts and a *wink*
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Or a handsome bad boy…

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Jimin’s abs @ MAMA 2015
Source: Amino

 

V

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‘Boy in Luv’ Era Concept Photo
Source: BigHit

Given Name: Kim Taehyung

Nickname(s):

  • Alien (because of his 4D personality)
  • Taetae
  • Taebong
  • Blank Tae (cuz he always has a blank expression)

Birthday/Age: December 30,1995 (22 years old)

Birthplace: Daegu, South Korea

Languages: Korean

Position in Group: Vocalist

Role in BTS: Mood Maker Son

  • in charge of the washing machine, always fools around and annoys everyone but keeps their spirits up when they’re down

Known among fans for: being strange, his fashion, loving Gucci, shaky selfies

Solo Activities:

Other Facts:

  • Family: Mom, Dad, younger sister, younger brother
  • Favorite color: black, white, green
  • Likes: his computer, big dolls, clothes, shoes, accessories, anything unique
  • Dislikes: losing to others, ghosts, high places, touching gross things, wearing shoes
  • Recent Interest: fashion
  • Loves watching cartoons on Tooniverse and has watched most of them
  • Ideal Type: a kind girl who’s pretty when she wears wide pants
  • Members say: “he’s either a complete genius or a complete idiot” “be a human” <- from BTS’ dance teacher “he doesn’t seem normal”
  • Role Model(s): his dad
  • played saxophone for 3 years and once received an award for playing Desperado

He’s cute…

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Sexy…

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From ‘Blood, Sweat, Tears’ MV
Source: Amino

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From ‘War of Hormone’ MV
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And just plain weird…

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V Making Weird Faces
Source: Pinterest

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V and Jungkook in their natural state
Source: Wattpad

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V freaking us out
Source: Blogspot

 

JUNGKOOK

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Jungkook in ‘You Never Walk Alone’ Teaser Photo
Source: Kpopmap

Given Name: Jeon Jungkook

Nickname(s):

  • Golden Maknae
  • Kkookie/Kookie
  • Jun Seagull (supposedly his stage name was going to be Seagull)

Birthday/Age: September 1, 1997 (19 years old)

Birthplace: Busan, South Korea

  • spoke with a satoori accent (dialect) for a while

Languages: Korean

Position in Group: Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Sub Rapper, Face of the Group

  • learned B-boying in 7th grade
  • went to the USA to learn Urban style, female dancing style, and powerful dance styles

Role in BTS: The Super Maknae

  • can do everything his hyungs can’t even though he’s the youngest, relies on the members because he’s shy and timid

Known among fans for: *shook* expressions at public spaces, soothing vocals, being cute, obsession with white t-shirts & Timberlands

Solo Activities:

    • Covering American Songs

Other Facts:

  • Family: Mom, dad, older brother, a Maltese named 구름 (Cloud)
  • Favorite color: red, black, white
  • Likes: shoes, makeup, sports, watching animations, playing guitar, drawing (his whole family is known for their drawing abilities)
  • Dislikes: school, tasteless things, bugs, studying, getting hurt
  • Recent Interest: composing, writing lyrics, music
  • Loves Gdragon and Justin Bieber
  • Ideal Type: a girl who wears boxy, white button ups
  • Members say: “I’m 2 years older but he keeps making fun of me for my height” <- Jimin “although he wants to seem manly, he’s actually a cutie”
  • Role Model(s): BIGBANG’s Gdragon
  • Jungkook has a black belt in Taekwondo

We sometimes forget he’s the youngest-

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Source: Kpop Mamas

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Jungkook is the triple threat! Not including singing, rapping, and dancing, he also…

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Can sprint like Usain Bolt
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Has more muscles than his hyungs
Source: Amino

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Does things the other members are too scared to do
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While music videos, dance practices, and variety show appearances are key to finding out about your favorite Kpop group, you also have to get to know each member and their personalities. BTS’ fame is largely contributed to their Bangtan Bombs, which shows their daily lives, antics, and personalities.

 

Some common scenes you’ll stumble upon in these Bangtan Bombs:

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Did these BTS (Bangtan Boys) members profiles help you to get to know the Kpop group better? Let us know in the comments!

Congrats again to BTS for winning Top Social Artist at the Billboard Music Awards this past week. We, as fans, are so proud thinking about how far you came along~

 

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