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Kim Seok-jin (Hangul: 김석진), better known by his stage name Jin (진) is a vocalist and the official visual of BTS. He is the oldest member, born on December 4th, 1992 (age 25). Jin made his debut on June 13, 2013, as a member of BTS on Mnet's M! Countdown with the track "No More Dream" from their debut single album 2 Cool 4 Skool. Together with the members of BTS, he went on to win a series of awards and performed at several events such as the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA).

Early Life Edit

  • Jin was born in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea on December 4, 1992. He has an older brother named Kim Seok Jung, who introduced Jin to the world of hip-hop.
  • Before joining the band, Jin intended to work at his father's company. His father is CEO of a company. However, he was scouted on the streets due to his otherworldly appearance.
  • Due to his good looks, Jin was first scouted by one of the biggest talent agencies in South Korea, SM, but he refused to join the agency thinking that it was a scam and that the person approaching him was lying.

Career Edit

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  • Jin joined the popular South-Korean group, ‘BTS’ also known as the Bangtan Boys. He made his debut single album with BTS titled ‘2 Cool 4 Skool’ with the hit track ‘No More Dream’ in June 2013. Thereafter, he became the main visual and a vocalist of the group.
  • In 2011, he enrolled at Konkuk University in southeastern Seoul, majoring in film. He graduated in February, 2017. He is currently pursuing further studies at Hanyang Cyber University.

ProfileEdit

  • Birth name: Kim Seok-jin
  • Stage name: Jin
  • Date of birth: December 4, 1992
  • Place of birth: Anyang, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
  • Nickname(s): Worldwide Cutie Guy, Worldwide Handsome, Observant Jin (given by V, for being observant), Shoulder Hyung (for his broad shoulders), Eat Jin, Guy in the green suit
  • Position: Vocalist, Visual
  • Height/Shoulder length: 179 cm / 5' 10.5"
  • Weight: 60 kg / 132 lbs
  • Blood Type: O
  • Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
  • Star Sign: Sagittarius

FactsEdit

  • He is 25/26 years old. (US/Korean ages respectively)
  • He had a dog named Jjanggu, who died in 2017.
  • He has two pet Sugar Gliders named Odeng and Eomuk. However, in a recent Vlive, Jin revealed that Eomuk recently died in September 2018 due to unfortunate circumstances. He bought a second Sugar Glider and named it Gukmul to keep Odeng company.
  • He has his own mukbang show call Eat Jin. In the show he only eats but does not talk much about the food beyond stating the dish's name. Sometimes, the other members of BTS join him: Jungkook, Jimin, or Suga, his former roommate.
  • He likes to wiggle a lot and he can open any kind of packaging using his toes such as snacks etc.
  • His favorite hobbies include cooking, eating, dolls, telling dad jokes, blowing air kisses, playing video games, snowboarding, looking at photographs and recipes, taking polaroids, and taking care of his pets.
  • He feels uncomfortable being called feminine names by fans. Particularly, "Mom", "Eomma", and "Princess".
  • In early years when he dances, he was told that he looked like a traffic police (교통 경찰)
  • His personality is always recognized as caring, humble and funny.
  • When he was a trainee, he became friends with Seungjun and Heejun (KNK)
  • A professional plastic surgery doctor stated that Jin's face was a 'perfect face'- his eyes, nose, mouth, ears, everything in the right place, with the right shape and the right type of face.
  • Although he's the oldest, he likes acting like a maknae, so he got a new nickname: "MADNAE".
  • Even though Jin majored in filming (took classes in acting), he was asked to learn dancing and singing to be a part of BTS. Despite having no knowledge in either of these areas, Jin worked very hard and is highly appreciated for his visual and talent. People always know him as a good-looking man, but he also has a soft, warm, really nice and amazing voice. His dancing continues to improve as he works hard and practices with the other members and individually.
  • He was roommates with Suga. When BTS changed roommates, Jin and Suga stayed together. Suga stated that he 'couldn't have a more perfect roommate'.
  • He has guested on multiple variety shows, most notably Law of the Jungle in Kota Manado, Please Take Care Of My Refrigerator, Hello Counselor, and Let's Eat Dinner Together.
  • On Idol King Of Cooking, Jin was supposed to go to the final round. However, due to their conflicting schedules, someone else took his spot in the finals.
  • During earlier eras, he was nicknamed Ctrl + V because he was the only one who was able to control Taehyung (V).
  • The best way to make Jin feel despair is to take away his food and his Nintendo.
  • His favorite color was pink. In a 2017 interview, he stated that it is now blue.
  • His favorite number is 4. In Army 5th Kit, he stated that his new favorite number is 2.
  • His favorite foods are lobster, meat, naengmyeon (Korean noodle dish), chicken, hamburgers, pizza, and all types of greasy junk food.
  • He likes anime, Disney princesses, his Maple Story and Super Mario action figures, and Nintendo games.  
  • He is known as worldwide handsome, and being the worldwide cutie guy as he introduced himself on the Ellen Show in 2018.
  • He has a habit of blinking his left eye when he's hungry. 
  • He is able to do The Exorcist's "spider-walk" (walking with his waist bent).
  • His role model is T.O.P. of Big Bang.
  • He describes himself as Hidetoshi Dekisugi from Doraemon.
  • His ideal type is someone who will be a good wife, good at cooking, and is nice.
  • In ten years, he wants to be Sergeant Kim Seok-jin in the Bangtan A.R.M.Y. After that, he wants to be a man that mothers would like watching on TV.
  • He once made seaweed soup for J-Hope, who became speechless since he thought it tasted like his mom's soup.
  • He always goes to the gym with Jungkook.
  • According to the other members, he has the best body and face in the group.
  • He is in charge of the kitchen and cleaning up the dorms.
  • He has a driver's license.
  • When he eats, he has a habit of smelling it first.
  • He rarely uses wooden chopsticks-- he always carries his own because he doesn't like the smell of the wooden chopsticks.
  • He's bad at lying.
  • He can't watch horror movies.
  • As a child, he wanted to be a detective.
  • V described him as a Crane (두루미).
  • He wakes up two hours earlier than the other members.
  • He can speak Korean, a little bit of Chinese, Japanese, and basic English.
  • The Chinese A.R.M.Y fans stated that Jin sounded the most Chinese out of the Bangtan Boys when they spoke Chinese.
  • He has recently revealed to have two flying squirrels as well, along with his Sugar Gliders, however he has not formally posted about them on any social media.
  • He can play the guitar and piano.
  • He chose V as the member he is closest to.
  • He wants his first child to be a girl and second to be a boy. He wants to give a noona (male's term of addressing for an older female in Korea) for his son because a noona will give him pocket money as his hyung (older brother) always took his pocket money.
  • He named his future children-- the girl to be Yu-sun (유선) and the boy to be Yu-bi (유비).
  • His brother (Kim Seok Jung) is two years older than him.
  • He is the first K-pop idol to get 100 million hearts on V-live during his birthday live on 2017.
  • He likes to blow flying kisses to ARMY.
  • His motto in life is: "Let's live freely."
  • He is close friends with Ken (VIXX), Sandeul (B1A4), Baro (B1A4), Hani (EXID), and Moonbyul (Mamamoo). The six of them belong to a group chat they call "92liners' Club" (since they were all born in 1992).
  • He's part of an 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 has two solo songs, “Awake” (Wings), and “Epiphany“ (Love Yourself: Answer).
  • His cover songs are: Mom, I Love You, Autumn Outside the Post Office.
  • His collaborative songs: Even If I Die, It's You (with V), So Far Away (with Suga, Jungkook).
  • Jin has very broad shoulders, measuring at 60cm (23in) in width.
  • ARMYs tweeted the hashtag #WorldwideHandsomeDay and #겨울에_태어나_아름다운_석진 (means Beautiful Seokjin born in winter) for his latest birthday.
  • Jin’s favourite weather is Spring sunlight.
  • Jin also enjoys looking at photographs and recipes.
  • Jin started Super Mario when he was five years old and Maple Story in seven grade and still faithfully play them. He think Super Mario characters and the monsters in Maple Story are extremely cute.
  • When Jin made seaweed soup for J-Hope and it tasted really good, it made J-Hope speechless because he think it tasted like his mom’s.
  • Jin made a big mistake during their first performance at M!Countdown. His pants went down all the way to his thighs, and he cried after the stage ended.
  • Jin favorite items —> Maple Story action figures, Super Mario action figures, Nintendo games.
  • Jin has crooked fingers.
  • Jin is really confident with others and can communicate well now, but previously, he stated he had very low self esteem and that A.R.M.Y's and the rest of BTS helped him to overcome it.
  • Jin was also an MC for the MAMA awards in 2017 alongside EXO's Chanyeol and Red Velvet's Irene.
  • Jin always wins staring contests.
  • Jin, Jungkook, and Jimin drink together occasionally.
  • Jin's BT21 character is a white alpaca wearing a red neckerchief named RJ.
  • Jin is very athletic, his sports are snowboarding, golf; he can also do wakeboarding, tennis, surfing, scuba diving and a lot more.
  • Jin's favorite animal is an alpaca.
  • Jin's laugh is very distinctive and is known as the 'Windshield Wiper' laugh (i.e the sound of when glass/windows are being wiped clean.)
  • Besides from J-Hope, Jin is the second member who gets scared very easily.
  • Q) Wasn’t it hard for a student majoring in acting to practice [to be an idol]

Jin“At first it was really hard but there were lots of kids who helped me and treated me really well. They helped me a lot and said things like “Try listening to this song.”, “Try doing it this way.” and so training became easier.”

  • When Jin is embarrassed or mad his ears will turn red.
  • Jin is a skilled cook in the group and cooks quite often.
  • Jin's favorite hair color is pink. (Buzzfeed Puppy interview 2018)
  • Jin is the second most popular member in BTS in Korea now (2018) for his outstanding visuals.
  • Jin has prescription glasses but rarely wears them as they make him feel insecure. He prefers to wear contact lenses instead, but his eyes get easily irritated from wearing them.
  • Jin is the strongest member in BTS with Jungkook being the second. (Jin is the only member who can thoroughly lift and support Jungkook's weight despite Jungkook being the heaviest.)
  • Jin, along with Jungkook, Jimin, and V were voted as one of the Asian Heartthrobs of 2018, earning him a spot at #46.
  • Jin admitted in a recent Vlive that he doesn't cook as often as he used to, particularly over a span of two months. He shared he had an experience while he was grilling meat, the oil/fat from the meat splashed into his eyes. He's been scared to cook since that incident and prefers to order takeout.
  • In an interview, when the members were asked would they rather give up their phone, friends, or food for a day, Jin jokingly said he would give up friends for a day because he doesn't have any friends. However, upon seeing the other members reactions to his answer, he quickly explained that he sees the other members as family more than friends. (Noisey Interview, The Noisey Questionaire of Life, 2018).
  • According to the KMCA (Korean Music Copyright Association), Jin has five songs accredited to his name.

Photo GalleryEdit

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Jin Pre-debut

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Jin O!RUL8,2? Era

Dark and Wild Era

Jin Dark and Wild Era

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Jin 2 Kool 4 Skool Era

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Jin Skool Luv Affair Era

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Jin Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever Era

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Jin HYYH Pt. 1 Era

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Jin Youth Era

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Jin HYYH Pt. 2 Era

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Jin YOU NEVER WALK ALONE Era

Wings era

Jin Wings Era

Love Yourself- Wonder

Jin Love Yourself: Wonder Era

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Jin Face Yourself Era

Love Yourself- HER (L version) era

Jin Love Yourself: HER (L Version) Era

Love Yourself- Tear (O Version) Era

Jin Love Yourself: Tear (O Version) Era

Love Yourself- Answer (S Version)

Jin Love Yourself: Answer (S Version) Era