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6

Honestly, I was scared about how I would be as the eldest in BTS. I wondered if I, who have always been the youngest, could be like a fence as the eldest. For me, the older brother’s role was always an awesome one, to support the younger ones and make sure they don’t fall. I’ve been having the same worries now as I did one year ago. But I think I’m lucky that I am the eldest in BTS, and not somewhere else. Namjoon, who is a pillar for the other 6 members. Yoongi, who acts like he doesn’t care, but takes care of you behind your back. Hoseok, who always provides endorphines. And the 3 youngest members who always listen to the older members. Although I am still lacking, it is because these friends make up for what I lack that I am able to play the role of the eldest. - Jin

8

I only heard words like, “You will not succeed,” “What are you going to do in the future if you go down the music route,” etc. But these words make me rise instead and I become determined that “no matter how hard it is, I will succeed in doing music.” Maybe you can say that I have come this far all thanks to these belittlement.

I was really sad when I couldn’t film any vlogs. I followed the hyungs whenever they filmed a log, but couldn’t actually upload any of mine on the blog. I sat by myself and said “It’s this month and this date 2013, today I did this, this won’t go on the blog, right? I’m sad.” I was also there when they filmed their group log, it’s just that I wasn’t shown on screen - I was actually standing by the trashcan. When I was revealed as a Bangtan member, I received exactly one letter. I was so happy. I didn’t sleep until 4:00 am and read it about fifteen times. I kept showing it off to the hyungs. - V

6

When I was recruited, the other 7 members were all rappers, so among them I was the only one that majored in dancing. I felt like an ugly duckling among them, I couldn’t find a way to fit in. I didn’t want to win over them, it was more to just buck up and do my very best. I did my best at rapping just so that I could fit in with them. If they were doing some freestyle-raps, I would try and find the beat and follow along even if I was bad at it. I was scared being among them and I was worried. How can I rap like that?