[SBS Star] BTS JUNGKOOK Shares that JIMIN Was the Hardest-working Trainee Out of All
JIMIN of K-pop boy group BTS shared how hard he trained to enter the K-pop industry. On March 24 episode of tvN's television show 'You Quiz on the Block', JIMIN reminisced the past when he was training to become a K-pop star. While the members of BTS talked about their life as trainees, JIMIN revealed that he only spent about six months training before making debut. JIMIN said, 'It's true that my training period was shorter than a lot of other K-pop stars. I struggled so much during those six months though. I wanted to survive in that world, but had no idea what to do and where to start.' He continued, 'When V or JUNGKOOK were getting their vocal lessons, I used to sit in the corner of their classes and take notes. I would go and practice based on those notes afterwards.' Then, JUNGKOOK said, ' JIMIN is always very hard on himself. He worked the hardest out of all the trainees. He almost skipped sleeping. JIMIN woke up before anyone else and slept the latest.' When asked how much sleep he got during his trainee days, JIMIN answered, 'I went to bed at like four in the morning and woke up at six thirty in the morning. I spent the rest of my time training.' With a surprised look on his face, Yu Jae Seok responded, 'Wasn't that hard? Didn't you feel tired?' JIMIN answered, 'Well, I was pretty fine with it at that time. I even thought I should sleep at the practice room, so I brought a mattress there and slept there time to time.' Lastly, he added, 'My fellow members helped me out a lot too. They told me, 'We are not perfect as well. Don't worry, we can get through this together.' Their words not only were comforting, but also were the energy that kept me going.' Following his 6-month training at Big Hit Entertainment, JIMIN kicked off his career in the K-pop industry as a member of BTS in June 2013. (Credit tvN You Quiz on the Block) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.03.25 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] Former Soccer Player Park Ji-sung's Wife Kim Min-ji Shows Her Love for BTS JIMIN
Former professional soccer player Park Ji-sung's wife former announcer Kim Min-ji demonstrated her love for JIMIN of K-pop boy group BTS. On February 14 episode of MBC's television show 'The 3 Park', Kim Min-ji was spotted mentioning JIMIN. While Kim Min-ji and Park Ji-sung were cooking together in the kitchen, Kim Min-ji noticed Park Ji-sung's sweater. Kim MIn-ji said, 'You probably aren't going to like it if I say this, but JIMIN actually wore the same sweater in the past.' Park Ji-sung responded, 'Are you guys close? You sound like you personally know JIMIN or something.' Kim Min-ji laughed and commented, 'I do. I mean, it's like I almost do. You know how your fans talk to you as if they personally know you, right? It's like that.' Then, Park Ji-sung said with a bit of jealousy in the tone of his voice, 'You haven't even met him in real life before.' Kim Min-ji is known to be a huge fan of BTS; she previously shared a video of herself going to BTS' concert tour 'LOVE YOURSELF: SPEAK YOURSELF' in London, England. (Credit MBC The 3 Park, SBS POWER FM, Big Hit Entertainment) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.02.16 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] One Renowned Japanese Dancer Says, "BTS JIMIN's Dance Is Flawless in Every Way"
Yamakai, renowned professional ballet dancer in Japan, stated that K-pop boy group BTS' member JIMIN's dance is flawless. Recently, Yamakai posted a video of himself reacting to different performances by JIMIN. While watching 'Black Swan' behind-the-scenes music video, he commented, ' JIMIN makes really difficult movements to look easy here.' He continued, 'It is very evident that JIMIN is an incredible modern dancer. He has no flaws whatsoever.' Then, Yamakai moved on to watch JIMIN's solo performance at '2019 Melon Music Awards'. Yamakai said, 'I'm surprised that he chose to dance with a soft fabric like that. Soft fabrics are harder to use; they could easily ruin your performance if you aren't skilled enough.' He went on, 'This shows how much time and effort JIMIN put into the performance in order to make it perfect.' The dancer resumed, ' JIMIN's dance combines elements of modern dance and K-pop dance. It's not easy to find someone like him anywhere. It's so impressive that a K-pop star can pull off performances like that.' Lastly, he added, 'His dance is flawless in every way. He is just good at everything. He's got such an amazing talent. I believe many are starting to think that men's modern dance can look beautiful by watching JIMIN's dance. That thought makes me happy.' (Credit 'Yamakai TV' YouTube, Big Hit Entertainment) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.02.10 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] Fans Scream Over How Cute JUNGKOOK Looked on His Middle School Graduation Day Before Debut
Fans are screaming over how cute JUNGKOOK of K-pop boy group BTS looked on his middle school graduation day before debut. Recently, fans decided to look back at some pre-debut photos of BTS. While doing so, they came across photos of JUNGKOOK and other BTS members at JUNGKOOK's middle school graduation ceremony. JUNGKOOK, JIN, SUGA and JIMIN went to Shingu Middle School in Sinsa-dong, Seoul for the graduation ceremony. Although it was before their debut, they had a sprinkle of fans because they frequently shared their lives online. So, several fans took photos of the boys at the ceremony. On this day, JUNGKOOK was seen holding flower bouquets and graduation certificate with a bright smile. As it was eight years ago, JUNGKOOK, JIN, SUGA and JIMIN all looked a lot younger than themselves now. Out of all though, JUNGKOOK looked extremely young with so much baby fat on his face. After going over the photos from this day, fans wrote comments such as, 'Wow, they looked unbelievably young!', 'Look at how JUNGKOOK looked then!', 'JUNGKOOK looked like a baby!' and so on. (Credit Online Community) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.02.05 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] VIDEO: JIMIN Shows the Cutest Response When JIN Said He Wanted to Stop Being Friends
K-pop boy group BTS' member JIMIN showed the cutest response when his fellow member JIN indicated he no longer wanted to be friends with him. On January 23, BTS' management agency Big Hit Entertainment shared a video of BTS on YouTube. The video showed the members of BTS throwing a small birthday party for JIN. During the birthday party, JIN shared his gratitude as well as disappointment to the guys. JIN pulled a sad face and said, 'I was so disappointed that only J-HOPE texted me a happy birthday message at 12 o'clock.' He continued, 'I waited until one in the morning, but nobody else sent me a text. Seriously, guys?!' Upon hearing his words, JIMIN commented, 'No, I texted you before one o'clock. It was like 12:40.' JIN shook his head side to side and replied, 'No, you texted me after one.' In response to this, JIMIN opened his eyes widely and commented, 'What? You are being ridiculous.' A little while later as they wrapped up the party, JIMIN said, 'We can't end a party without doing this.' Then, JIMIN playfully pulled a string of a birthday hat on JIN's face and let go of it. After getting hit by the string, JIN put his index fingers together. JIN has always used this sign when he playfully indicated he wanted to end his friendship with someone. When JIMIN saw his sign, he looked at JIN's fingers, then kissed them with a smile. Fans are loving how cutely JIMIN responded to this, and unable to stop smiling about it. (Credit 'BANGTANTV' YouTube, 'BTS_twt' Twitter) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.01.27 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] Fans Look Back at the Time When JUNGKOOK Showed His Professionalism During a Concert in Chile
Fans are praising K-pop boy group BTS' member JUNGKOOK to the skies for his professionalism. Recently, many ARMY (the name of BTS' fandom) have been going back to watch some past videos of BTS. While doing so, one of the moments of JUNGKOOK during '2017 BTS Wings Tour' concert in Santiago, Chile caught their eyes. At that time, JUNGKOOK was spotted lacking some energy during 'FIRE' performance, but overall looking fine. But later on when a documentary showing behind-the-scenes of the concert was revealed, the circumstances were different from how they were seen by fans. It turned out JUNGKOOK was not feeling well at all, and used a respirator backstage to hold himself up until the end of the concert. In the documentary, the other members said they were extremely worried about JUNGKOOK's condition on that day. SUGA said, 'I actually cried a little in the bathroom. I was so worried about him.' RM commented, 'I took a glance at him during 'FIRE', and noticed how much he was struggling inside.' JIMIN added, 'So, I asked him why he pretended to be okay when he clearly wasn't. He said, 'It's our last day in Chile, hyung. We're not here often, and I wanted fans to remember us in the best way.'' This part of the documentary made fans cry when it was released, but it is making them tear up once again. (Credit Big Hit Entertainment, 'eotvosdearcadia' YouTube, Online Community) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.01.19 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] "It Is Her Favorite Song" Eugene's Daughter Copies JIMIN's Pose in 'Boy with Luv'
Actress Eugene's second daughter was seen copying JIMIN of K-pop boy group BTS' pose in 'Boy with Luv'. On January 18, Eugene updated her Instagram with adorable photos of her second daughter 'Ro-rin'. In the caption, she wrote, 'It's been eight months since I took these photos. She showed off her dance moves to her favorite song 'Boy with Luv'.' She continued, 'She tried to pose like JIMIN here. Check out her dance, everyone!' After seeing this post, many left comments such as, 'How cute!', 'I think I just had a heart attack!', 'Welcome to the fandom, Ro-rin! From your fellow ARMY.' and so on. (Credit 'eugene810303' Instagram, Big Hit Entertainment) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.01.18 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] JIMIN's Father Shares Why He Fully Supported JIMIN & His Dream of Becoming a K-pop Star
JIMIN of K-pop boy group BTS' father revealed why he gave his full support to JIMIN about wanting to become a K-pop star. Recently, JIMIN's father sat down for an interview with Busan High School of Arts' magazine. Busan High School of Arts is a high school that JIMIN attended before he moved to Seoul to begin his K-pop training. During the interview, JIMIN's father was asked if he could talk about the talent his son had since the young age that made it possible for him to switch from modern dance to K-pop. JIMIN's father answered, 'Let me first tell you why we decided to listen to JIMIN when he said he wanted to enter Busan High School of Arts. When he was in his last year at middle school, he wrote an essay about his future and showed it to us.' He continued, 'There, he wrote that he wanted to learn modern dance at high school, and combine that with K-pop which he has always taken a keen interest in. He concluded that his dream was to become a K-pop star one day.' He went on, 'Since when JIMIN was little, he has not only been an excellent dancer, but also a great singer. Back when JIMIN was in the fifth grade in elementary school, I remember JIMIN flawlessly singing Maya's 'Azalea'.' However, JIMIN's father stated that he actually wanted JIMIN to keep studying. JIMIN's father said, 'He was particularly good at math and science, so I wished he would go to a science high school.' He resumed, 'But I didn't oppose to JIMIN's dream, as his essay was perfect; he wrote how he wanted his life to be in such detail. JIMIN has always been very polite and mature, so I chose to respect his decision instead of going against it.' After training for years, JIMIN made debut as a member of BTS in June 2013. (Credit Online Community, Big Hit Entertainment) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.01.05 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] Sharon Stone Falls in Love with "Baby Mochi" BTS JIMIN?
American actress Sharon Stone shared her love for JIMIN of K-pop boy group BTS. Last month, BTS featured in CBS' television show 'The Late Late Show with James Corden'―one of America's biggest talk shows. At that time, BTS performed two of their latest songs 'Life Goes On' and 'Dynamite'. During 'Dynamite', JIMIN turned into the host for the show, and 'The Late Late Show with James Corden' shared a photo of this on Instagram. In the caption, they wrote, 'The Late Late Show with Baby Mochi has a nice ring to it.' While looking back at the post, one fan discovered that Sharon Stone had left a comment under this post then. The actress had written, 'Adorable.' in the comment section. It seemed like Sharon Stone could not resist JIMIN's charms and completely fell in love with him. After finding out about this, fans shared their excitement. They said things like, 'Oh my! I can't believe Sharon Stone actually left that comment!', 'Yeah, we all get it. He's just too cute, isn't he?', 'Welcome to the fandom, Sharon unnie!' and more. (Credit 'latelateshow' 'sharonstone' Instagram, 'The Late Late Show with James Corden' YouTube) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2020.12.29 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] The Minions' Official Twitter Reacts to BTS JIMIN's Recent Outfit
The official Twitter account of 'Despicable Me' Minions reacted to a recent photo of K-pop boy group BTS JIMIN dressed up like a minion. In recent episode of BTS' online variety show 'Run! BTS', JIMIN wore a Minion-like outfit with a striped yellow T-shirt and denim overalls. In response, Minions' official Twitter retweeted JIMIN's photos with yellow heart and lollipop emojis. The production company of 'Despicable Me', Illumination Studios, even claimed that JIMIN was similar to the minion named 'Bob'. Bob is described as a minion who finds love in anything and everything, just like JIMIN himself. Fans commented, ' JIMIN really is Bob! I can't.', 'This is so adorable.', 'These tweets truly made my day.', and more. (Credit Big Hit Entertainment, Illumination Studios, Twitter) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | 2020.12.17 | 방송/연예