BTS, also known as Bangtan Boys, is a South Korean boy band under Big Hit Entertainment. BTS has seven members: Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook. The group’s name, BTS, is an acronym for the Korean expression Bangtan Sonyeondan, literally meaning “Bulletproof Boy Scouts”. They debuted on June 12, 2013 with their first album 2 Cool 4 Skool. BTS have gone a long the way in their career. This year, BTS were nominated for TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People Of 2018” List. They have sold an estimated 5 million albums worldwide since their debut. DNA and Mic Drop went on to be certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, a first for any Korean in history. In 2018 BTS also ranked number one on Forbes Korea’s Power Celebrity list that ranked South Korea’s most powerful and influential celebrities. In the previous year, BTS were the most tweeted about celebrity with 502 million tweets, more than U.S. President Donald Trump and Justin Bieber combined.
Each BTS member has a strong personality that makes each of them stand out. Now, let’s find out all about the BTS “worldwide handsome” member, Jin!
Profile of BTS’s Jin Profile
Real name: Kim Seok Jin
Stage name: Jin
Position: Vocalist, Visuals
Birthday: December 4, 1992
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Height: 179 cm (5’10.5”)
Weight: 63 kg (139 lbs)
Blood Type: O
Education: Bosung High School, Konkuk University (Bachelors Degree) Hanyang Cyber University (Post Graduate)
Hometown: Gyeonggi-do Gwacheon
Favorite food: Lobster, meat, Naengmyun (cold noodles), chicken, greasy food
Favorite color: Pink, Blue
Favorite number: 4
Favorite movie: The Matrix
Favorite song: “Awake” – Jin BTS
Favorite animal: Alpaca
Favorite weather: Spring sunlight
Motto in life: “Let’s live freely.“
Facts About BTS’s Jin
- He was born in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
- He has an older brother, Kim Seok Jung, who introduced him to the world of hip-hop. His brother is two years older than him.
- He graduated from Konkuk University in February 2017. He is currently pursuing further studies at Hanyang Cyber University.
- Jin is majoring in Film.
- He is the oldest member of BTS.
- He has a lot nicknames. Some of them are: Visual King, Worldwide Handsome, Third One from The Left, Car Door Guy, Shoulder Hyung (for his broad shoulders), Prince Jin, Neighborhood Uncle, Madnae (eldest yet acts like the youngest), Hand Kiss Guy, Golden Ratio Guy (for having a perfect ratio face), Most Handsome Man in Asia, MannerDol (Idol with Manners).
- His hobbies are cooking, eating, dolls, telling dad jokes, blowing air kisses, playing video games, snowboarding, looking at photographs and recipes, and taking care of his pets.
- He is got the “visual” position in BTS after the members ranked him as the 1st in terms of body and face.
- The fans tweeted the hashtag #WorldwideHandsomeDay and #겨울에_태어나_아름다운_석진 (means Beautiful Seokjin born in winter) for his latest birthday.
- Jin doesn’t like to be called by feminine nicknames such as “Eomma” and “Princess.”
- He’s got a new nickname “Madnae” because, although he’s the oldest, he likes acting like a maknae.
- During earlier eras, he was nicknamed “Ctrl + V” because he was the only one who was able to control Taehyung (V).
- He said himself that he is known as worldwide handsome.
- He describes himself as Hidetoshi Dekisugi from Doraemon.
- He is the first K-pop idol to get 100 million hearts on V-live during his birthday live in 2017.
- Jin is also known as the “third guy from the left” after BTS participated in the Billboard Music Awards. Jin got a lot of attention (internationally) for his good looks.
- He’s very confident about his looks, especially his thick lower lip, and his broad shoulder. He revealed his shoulders are 60 cm wide.
- The other members revealed that he has the longest legs among them all.
- His is recognized as caring, humble, and funny.
- He likes to blow flying kisses.
- His role model is T.O.P. of Big Bang.
- He is also known for his “traffic dance”, because he looks like a traffic cop.
- He had a dog named Jjanggu, who died in 2017. He has two sugar gliders as pets. Their names are Odeng and Eomuk. He got themwhile searching for Suga on the Internet, but sugar gliders popped up instead.
- He is best friends with Ken (VIXX), Sandeul (B1A4),Hani (EXID), Kidoh (TOPDOGG), and Moonbyul (Mamamoo). He is in a group-chat with the 92liners Club.
- He is also part of idol gaming crew called “We’re The Strongest Idols” with B.A.P.’s Youngjae (leader), BTOB’s Eunkwang, VIXX’s Ken, and Wanna One’s Park Ji Hoon.
- He really loves Super Mario toys and he even asked his friends to buy him one. He started playing Super Mario when he was five years old and Maple Story in seven grade, and he still plays them.
- He likes anime, Disney princesses, his Maple Story and Super Mario action figures, and Nintendo games.
- The best way to make Jin despair is to take away his food and his Nintendo.
- The first album that he bought was a Girls’ Generation album.
- As a child, he wanted to be a detective.
- Jin enjoy looking at photographs and recipes.
- He also likes to cook. Once, Jin made seaweed soup for J-Hope and it tasted really good, it made J-Hope speechless because it tasted like his mom’s soup.
- When he eats, he has a habit of smelling the foods first.
- He never uses wooden chopsticks. He always carries his own, because he doesn’t like the smell of the wooden chopsticks.