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anonymous asked:

hey, new army here! i wish to know more about the boys' background before bts. like i remeber someone mentioning one of the guys was raised in a farm?? someone struggled with depression etc.

hmm ok its like 1am so i might be missing some info but here’s some background:

jimin: 

  • moved to seoul from busan
  • from 2013 interview: “I danced popping since 8th grade and gained interest in this kind of career after watching Rain sunbaenim’s performances. After that, I moved to Busan High School of Arts in the modern dance department and came here after my dance teacher suggested I audition for an entertainment company.”
  • has one younger brother
  • was the last one to join bts and i remember in an interview he mentioned that the other members had seen his audition tape and laughed (?? i htink thats whats he said) and suga clarified that jimin was less refined before but that they wouldnt be bts without him (lol nice save suga)
  • fun fact: was going have the stage name Baby G but stuck with Jimin thank god

jungkook:

  • from busan too
  • has an older brother who draws bts fanart (he had a instagram account where he posted them but i heard he deleted? someone correct me if im wrong lol)
  • apparently all 3 big companies wanted to recruit him after he placed really high in a singing competition
  • from same interview: “In 7th grade I learned b-boying in a club with some friends and hyungs. Afterwards, I went to the Mnet <Superstar K2> auditions and got casted by my current company’s staff.”
  • so he moved to seoul really young and debuted when he was only 16 
  • isnt one to show his struggles but namjoon talked recently about how he cried while telling the members how hard it is for him to see their struggle. such a pure maknae
  • considered the stage name Seagull, who the fuck knows why lmao

taehyung:

  • from daegu
  • went to watch his friend audition for bighit but one of the recruiters told him to do an audition as well
  • played the saxophone
  • bighit kept him hidden until debut, idk why…. like they uploaded videos pre-debut on their youtube channel and v was never in them… 
  • i think he was the member that was raised on a farm??? i dont really remember, might have been one of his grandparents who had a farm lol

rap monster:

  • apparently has a really high IQ and did well in school
  • but convinced his parents to let him pursue music 
  • was an underground rapper with the stage name Runch Randa
  • even has a track with zico from back in like 2009 called Fuck Cockroaches lmao im not joking
  • Bang PD could tell rapmon was talented af and created bts because of him
  • had to learn how to dance and hated it at first lmao his company dance teachers gave him the ironic nickname “Dance Prodigy”

suga:

  • from daegu
  • underground rapper before bts by the name of Gloss
  • came 2nd in a rapping competition before joining bighit
  • came into the company expecting to be producing and rapping, not dancing or becoming a kpop idol
  • From an interview in 2013: “I chose to rap after listening to “Fly” by Epik High sunbaenims. I had some basic Midi gear that was essential in music-making before entering the company. They were things that I had bought as a lyricist after saving up enough money by walking around for two hours every day and skipping dinner every day.”
  • holy shit i have so much to say about yoongis past struggles during his trainee days. he reveals a lot about it in his mixtape
  • here’s a post about it
  • http://bang-tan.tumblr.com/post/148989741569/agust-d

jin: 

  • from gwacheon (MY HOME TOWN)
  • one of the first members of bts
  • had no previous dance training  
  • went to an all boys school but still got gifts on valentines lmao like how???
  • uhhmm in terms of past struggles im not too sure lol can anyone fill me in

jhope: 

  • from gwangju
  • danced before joining bts
  • from the same 2013 interview:  “I got a lot of prizes in Gwangju for my dancing. I won an underground dance battle and even performed at a festival. (V: I can confirm this. While enrolling at Korea Arts School, there were lots of trainees coming from different districts. When I debuted with Bangtan, my friends asked me “J-Hope hyung, is he the one from that dance academy in Gwangju?” That’s how famous he was.”

link to the quoted interview: http://bts-trans.tumblr.com/tagged/130718/page/2

hopefully that helped answer ur answer?

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