Jung Hoseok (정호석)

Lead Rapper • Main Dancer

Hobi • Sunshine • J-Dope

  • Feb 18, 1994

  • 25 years old

  • Gwangju

  • Aquarius

  • ESFJ

  • 177 (5’10”)

  • 65kg (143 lbs)

  • A

  • Mom • Dad • Older Sister • Dog (Mickey)

An Introduction to J-Hope

Q: What does it mean to be a “Piece of Peace,” which is the title of one of the songs [in your mixtape]?

J-HOPE: I thought it would be hugely meaningful for me if I can become, like my namesake, hope for someone in the world—not even some grandiose peace but just a small shard of it.

—Time.com, March 2, 2018 • Introduction to BTS Series (@gadaursan)


Why We Love Him

  • The actual sun.
  • Loves his mom so much he wrote a song about her: MAMA.
  • Chose the name “J-Hope” as his stage name because he wants to be a source of light and hope to his fans.
  • Looks like this ㅅ when he’s not so happy and full of hope.
  • The scaredy cat of the group, famous for the line “I hate snakeu”.
  • Namjoon says he’s the leader of the group behind the scenes. He fills in where Namjoon may be lacking. He definitely leads the group in terms of dance.
  • Dreams of collaborating with Tinashe (he’s mentioned it multiple times). We suspect he lowkey has a crush on her.
  • Brings out Suga’s soft side.
  • A hyung who shows his love for his dongsaengs through teasing
  • Such an incredible dancer with an amazing stage presence. He definitely stole the show when we watched him perform during the WINGS tour.
  • A great rapper despite starting from scratch and having no background in it when he joined BigHit
  • His cute dimples???
  • Started out as a dancer, but was able to become a great musician through HARDWORK AND DEDICATION FAM

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