Who Are and How Many Members Are There in BTS?
BTS, also known as Bangtan Sonyeondan, Bangtan Boys, or Beyond the Scene, is one of the most popular K-Pop idol groups in the world. BTS was formed by Big Hit Entertainment and debuted with seven members on June 12th, 2013, with the song “No More Dream” from their first album 2 Cool 4 Skool. With this album, they won the New Artist of the Year Award in 2013.
As year goes by, BTS did a collab song with a lot of international artists and performed in the International stages, especially the US. No wonder a lot of people say that BTS paved the way for other K-pop artists. BTS is also the first K-pop group to be invited at the White House!
BTS consists of seven members from the oldest to the youngest, namely Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook with RM as the leader. Each member has his own uniqueness that makes him special in his own way and complements the other members so the group becomes cohesive. In 2022, BTS announced hiatus and each member will go on a solo project. But, don’t worry, BTS will not disband and they will continue their journey as BTS members.
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BTS Members Profiles and Facts
Let’s check out the profiles of BTS members; from the oldest to the youngest.
1. Jin Profile – The Oldest Member of BTS
- Real Name: Kim Seok Jin
- Stage Name: Jin
- Position: Vocalist, Visual
- Date of Birth: December 4th, 1992
- Religion: N/A
- Age: 28 years old
- Weight: 63 kg (139 lbs)
- Height: 179 cm (5’10” 1/2)
- Zodiac: Sagittarius
- Blood Type: O
- Hobbies: Cooking, playing video games, and taking selcas
Facts About Jin:
- He was born in Anyang, Gyeonggi-do, but when he was almost one year old, his family moved to Gwacheon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
- His family consists of father, mother, and older brother (Kim Seok Joong, two years older)
- Jin graduated from Konkuk University with a Bachelor’s degree in film and took his Master’s degree at Hanyang Cyber University.
- Besides Korean, he can speak Japanese, Chinese (Mandarin), and basic English. Check out Jin and other BTS members’ Chinese zodiac sign, here!
- His nicknames are Fake Maknae, Worldwide Handsome, Eat Jin.
- In 2015, Jin was nicknamed Car Door Guy. The nickname came from Jin who got out of the car and amazed fans with his visuals.
- He is also known as the “number three guy from the left” after BTS participated in the Billboard Music Awards and received a lot of attention (internationally) for his good looks.
- The BTS members place him as the 1st in terms of visuals.
- He was ranked 47th on TC Candler’s The 100 Most Handsome Faces of 2018.
- Jin is the first idol to reach 100 million hearts on a solo Vlive video.
- He is very confident about his look, especially about his thick lower lip and broad shoulders.
- He has the best body among the BTS members. According to the other members, Jin has the longest legs in BTS.
- He can play guitar and piano and he is very good at snowboarding.
- His favorite items are Maple Story action figures, Super Mario action figures, Nintendo games.
- His favorite number is 4.
- His favorite color is blue. (Based on the BTS interview for J-14 Magazine magazine from 170505). Jin used to like pink before.
- Jin likes alpaca.
- Jin likes strawberries, but he doesn’t like anything with strawberry flavor. He doesn’t like chocolate but likes the taste of chocolate.
- BIGBANG’s T.O.P is his role model.
- Jin chose V as the member that he’s closest to.
- Jin really likes to eat. He’s the chef of the group. Before their debut he said he can eat once in two hours. One day he attended dinner with his family and he ate so much that he couldn’t stand up to walk.
- His favorite foods are lobster, chicken, hamburgers, pizza, naengmyeon (Korean cold noodles), and all types of junk food. Check out other BTS members’ favorite foods here.
- Jin had a dog named JJanggu, but in September 2017 he announced that the dog had passed away. Then he adopted the sugar gliders named Eomuk and Odeng, which in Korean Eomuk means fish ball and Odeng means fish cake. Unfortunately, sometime later Eomuk died, so Jin adopted another sugar glider and he named it Gukmul which means soup in Korean to accompany Odeng.
- In the old dorm, he was the member usually in charge of cleaning up.
- Jin has a weird habit of blinking his left eye when he is hungry.
- He winks if he meets eyes with anyone (Knowing bros.). He winked at Heechul (Super Junior).
- Jin is often delirious, he even sings ‘Johayo’ when he sleeps. J-Hope and Suga do not call him delirious but just that he sings when sleeping.
- Jin is friends with B1A4’s Sandeul. They even went to an amusement park together. Besides being friends with Sandeul, he is also friends with Kidoh (Jin Hyosang) former Topp Dogg member, VIXX’s Ken, Monsta X’s Jooheon, and Lee Won Keun.
- 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.
- Jin’s ideal type is a girl whose looks and personality are similar to those of a puppy, who is good at cooking, kind, and would take good care of him.
- It is known that BTS’ Jin looks alike BLACKPINK’s Jisoo.
2. Suga Profile – The Sugar
- Real Name: Min Yoon Gi
- Stage Name: Suga/Agust D (when solo)
- Position: Lead Rapper
- Date of Birth: March 9th, 1993
- Religion: Christian/Catholic
- Age: 27 years old
- Weight: 59 kg ( 130 lbs )
- Height: 174 cm ( 5’8. 5”)
- Zodiac: Pisces
- Blood Type: O
- Hobbies: Doing nothing when he has free time, taking photos, avoiding having to do work
Facts About Suga:
- He was born in Buk-gu, Daegu, South Korea.
- Suga’s family consists of dad, mom, and older brother (Min Geumjae).
- Suga graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts at the Global Cyber University and is currently enrolled in Hanyang Cyber University’s graduate school for an MBA in Advertising & Media.
- He speaks with a satoori accent when he’s nervous and when he cries.
- He’s bad at Japanese and English.
- Suga was ranked 67th on TC Candler’s The 100 Most Handsome Faces of 2018.
- Suga got his stage name from the CEO because he is pale and his smile is sweet like sugar.
- His nicknames are Motionless Min because when he has free days, he doesn’t do anything and Mr. Appendix because he had appendicitis surgery in 2013 (December).
- The members often call him “grandpa” because he sleeps all the time and can be cranky.
- He usually scolds and nags the younger members when they make a mistake.
- Suga chose to become a rapper after listening to “‘Fly” by Epik High.
- He was an underground rapper and was in a group called D-Town.
- When he was an underground rapper he was known as Gloss because that’s the English translation of Yoongi.
- His role models are Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, Lil Wayne, and Hit Boy.
- Suga has been making/producing music since he was 13.
- He writes lyrics/composes songs daily. He writes lyrics even when he is in the waiting room, in the car, or on the toilet.
- He wrote the song “촣아요” (Like It) in under 40 minutes. He has also produced songs for other artists. Suga produced Suran‘s chart-topping pre-release track “Wine” which has sold over 500,000 digital downloads.
- Suga uses the name Agust D for his solo works (DT, short for his birthplace Daegu Town, and Suga, spelled backward).
- He wrote and produced the Agust D mixtape, which received a lot of attention. He released his 2nd mixtape D-2 on May 22nd, 2020, with the title track being “Daechwita.”
- He loves sleeping. He says he sleeps about five hours a day and says he can’t stay asleep for longer than five hours.
- He loves playing basketball. When he was a trainee he played basketball every Sunday.
- His favorite food is meat, meat, and meat.
- His favorite number is 3.
- His favorite color is white.
- He loves cats and watches cat/animal videos on YouTube. He has a dog named Holly, who he absolutely adores.
- He is multi-talented because he can repair broken things. He changes the light bulbs, fixes the toilet, etc.
- Suga and Monsta X’s Kihyun are close friends.
- He thinks ARMYs who bias him is special because he doesn’t think he’s particularly talented or good-looking.
- He likes to wear other members’ underwear, especially Jungkook’s. When Jungkook knows Suga is wearing his underwear he gets mad and Suga says sorry, but the next day Suga keeps wearing Jungkook’s underwear.
- Suga’s ideal type is a girl who likes music, especially hip-hop. He says he doesn’t really care about looks. He also wants a girl that can be very active when he wants to and very silent when he wants to. A girl that will always be by his side.