K-Trend | June.19.2024

The Journey of BTS' V: From Daegu to Global Stardom


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Kim Taehyung, known as V from the globally acclaimed K-pop group BTS, was born on December 30, 1995, in Daegu, Korea.


The eldest of three children, V spent his early years in Daegu before moving to Geochang in Gyeongsangnam-do during his sixth grade. It was here where he completed his elementary and middle school education, before returning to Daegu for high school.




Real Name: 김태형, 金泰亨, Kim Taehyung   

Date of Birth: December 30, 1995   

Nationality: Korea   

Company: HYBE   

Group: BTS   





In September 2011, V's journey to stardom began in an unexpected way.


While accompanying a friend to an audition for Big Hit Entertainment, V's striking appearance caught the eye of the company's representatives. While his friend didn't make it, V was the only one from Daegu to pass the audition, marking the beginning of his journey to become a member of BTS.




After over a year and a half of training, V made his debut on June 13, 2013, as a member of BTS. Interestingly, he was the last member to be revealed to the public. The company kept his identity secret until debut due to his young age, good looks, and excellent voice, fearing he might be poached by another agency. This secrecy led to his nickname “Secret Weapon V.”




V's journey from Daegu to becoming a global icon is a testament to his talent, hard work, and charismatic personality. His contributions to BTS and his individual accomplishments have made him a significant figure in the world of music and beyond.