The Real BTS: Who is Jeon Jungkook? All about BTS' all-rounder 'Golden Maknae' JK
Be it being called the "Deleter in BTS" for causing chaos after he randomly deleted all his Instagram posts to make it look more 'aesthetic' or be it causing a ruckus every time he goes live on VLive, BTS' youngest born, Jungkook (Jeon Jeongguk/Jungkook), is presently the most loved BTS member. Not only in South Korea but the singer has fans all over the world and rightfully so. Jungkook started his journey in BTS at the age of 14 and as he often is heard saying that he never really got a chance to live his childhood freely. However, he has not lost his childlike innocence but ironically, he is one of the most understanding and mature members of BTS.
Jungkook is a walking contradiction with tattoos all over his hand and multiple piercings that make him seem like a rockstar, but his facial features and calming vocals make him seem like a petite young boy. While Jungkook might just be that because the BTS member graduated from high school after making his debut with BTS and the boys practically raised the maknae. Over the years, Jungkook has been called a lot of names like Kookie, JayKay (JK), or Bunny but his one true nickname that fans cannot forget is 'Golden Maknae' as it more or less describes the singer.
Who is Jeon Jungkook?
Jungkook, just like Jimin is a "Busan-e Wangja" (translated to Prince of Busan), which comes from an inside joke from one of BTS' older VLives as Jungkook was born in Busan. His entry into BTS is one for the books because when Jungkook reached Big Hit Music (then Big Hit Entertainment), he fell in love with RM (Kim Namjoon) and decided to join the label. This piece of information has fans wondering what the maknae saw in his future leader that had him make that decision so soon. While posing a triple threat, Jungkook can sing beyond amazingly, dance like no one is watching, and rap like it's nobody's business.
There is only one thing that Jungkook is not good at and that is losing. Fans of BTS are aware of how much of a sore loser Jungkook is and his frustration every time he loses a game is a compilation video waiting to be made. While he is a BTS member during the day, the singer moonlights as a gamer by the night. Not only that but the singer had a Post Graduate degree with a President's Award from his University which is shocking given the sheer amount of records he usually breaks as part of BTS. One can never forget that one time when BTS was performing on stage and Jungkook had an exam to write the next day.
The singer put his entire frustration into his performance which is proof of why BTS is actually BTS' biggest competition. Jungkook is many things but he is also an artist with flawless art skills. Despite that, his precision is alarming because if fans know one thing about Jungkook, he is ever so restless and keeps moving constantly. Aside from being fluent in Korean and Japanese, Jungkook is learning English these days and it shows in his interactions with fans. But there is also a possibility of more languages that he will learn in the future because in his words, "This is not gonna be the last time. This is never gonna be."
What to expect from Jungkook in the future?
With the way Jungkook came live on VLive the day after the BTS Festa Video went online and was mistranslated by reporters, the singer practically laughed in everyone's face. This goes on to show that the future of Jungkook shows a lot of sass and fans are here for it. Jungkook's live sessions with fans are always funny be it "Night apple is poison apple but I am okay cause I am JK" or his impromptu live singing sessions, fans can expect Jungkook to host a lot more live sessions in the days to come.
Fans are shocked to see Jungkook hosting a live session from the kitchen of his new house but fans should have anticipated it as his house has no less than 10 mattresses and 30 air purifiers in all of its rooms as revealed by BTS members during their Festa Live. All in all, fans can hope to see a lot more of Jungkook as ARMY is his first love given the fact his first tattoo was "ARMY" which is still displayed on his right hand.
For now, fans can expect a lot more solo releases from Jungkook aside from his popular solo songs like 'Begin', 'Euphoria', and 'My Time' which were part of BTS' albums as well as 'Still With You' which was released on SoundCloud and 'Stay Alive' which was an OST for BTS' webtoon '7 Fates: Chakho'.
Jungkook is also going to be the first BTS member to go solo as his upcoming collab titled 'Left and Right' with American singer Charlie Puth will be released on June 24 this year. Fans are also looking forward to seeing Jungkook's drummer avatar for one of his future songs that had initially gotten fans curious.