When I look at 2016 Jungkook, he still seems a little shy and playful, sometimes quiet and awkward like he was when he was 16, but there’s something really genuine, mature, and effortless about him that shines through whenever he says anything at all. Like whether he’s talking about his parents with tears in his eyes or answering a question on a variety show… he seems to know exactly what he’s talking about and there’s something really honest about his delivery that I freakin adore???

Not that he wasn’t genuine before, but I’m so proud of how much surer he seems of himself lately. And it’s even crazier thinking about how much more he will grow in the years to come.