The Real BTS: Who is Kim Taehyung? All about V, inventor of 'Borahae' and group's 'secret weapon'
With BTS now branching out and each member establishing their solo careers, it is time to get into who they are and what we can expect from them in the coming months. BTS debuted in 2013 under BigHit with seven members - RM, Jin, Suga, J-hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook. V, whose real name is Kim Taehyung, was BTS’ secret weapon as no one knew who he was, where he came from, and was introduced a day before the debut of the global K-pop group.
V is one of the most popular Korean celebrities in the world as he also branched out to acting by starring as one of the main leads in the immensely popular K-drama ‘Hwarang’ in 2017. V happens to be the dancer, vocalist, and visual of the group, proving why he was the "secret weapon" of BTS. When his very first debut teaser was revealed, five fanbases were created for him.
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Who is Kim Taehyung?
Born in 1995 in Daegu, Kim Taehyung has a younger sister and brother. Like RM, he is the artistic kind that is evident from his love for art, photography, and fashion. His hobby of sketching also comes from his interest in watching anime and reading manga. V caught everyone’s eye for being the mysterious BTS member that no one knew about. Now we know that he wasn’t even interested in BTS and auditioned because he was accompanying a friend who wanted to join BigHit. However, he was still musically inclined as he used to play the saxophone in school.
And with BTS and ARMY having a special bond and special phrases to describe it, it only makes sense that V invented "borahae". He came up with the pun made from the Korean words "saranghae" which means "I love you" and "borasaek" which is purple. "Borahae" means "I purple you" or "I love you till the end of days" since purple is the last rainbow color. It also happens to be the official representative color of BTS. V may have a blank expression but fans know that he is anything but quiet from being one of the mood makers of the group to getting drunk with one glass of beer. He also happens to be a picky eater but cannot cook at all. In the meantime, his pet pomeranian Yeontan is pretty much adopted by fans too.
With V being invited to the premiere of the Cannes-winning film ‘Broker’ and hanging out with its director, fans are speculating that we just might get a comeback from actor Kim Taehyung. But in the meantime, he is working on his solo debut album with lyricist Kim Eana who has worked with the likes of IU. V had also previously teased one of his solo tracks while on his trip to Hawaii.