Kim Taehyung (김태형)

Lead Dancer • Vocalist • Visual

V • Tae-tae • Vante • Hansung • CGV

  • Dec 30, 1995

  • 23 years old

  • Daegu

  • Capricorn

  • ENFP

  • 178cm (5’10”)

  • 62kg (137lbs)

  • AB

  • Dad • Mom • Younger Sister • Younger Brother • Dog (Yeontan)

An Introduction to V

Q: One of the things that impressed all of us in America when you came to the Billboard Awards was your kindness: kindness to the media, kindness to your fans, and kindness to each other. I think that's something that is missing in this world. Why is that such a big part of BTS?

V: I'm sure it was felt at the Billboard Music Awards. The big part of it is that these are the people that make it possible for me to grow and to advance further, and I call them ARMY, and it's thanks to them that I continuously grow. I want to try harder to perform better. I have the desire to show more, more various sides, that is, because ARMY is watching. So for me, it just takes up a huge part.

—"V from BTS and the search for 분위기 (Atmosphere) in Seoul", Stokes & Friends: KPOP with T.H.I.S., May 14, 2018 • Introduction to BTS Series (@gadaursan)


Why We Love Him

  • The social butterfly of BTS, this boy makes friends everywhere he goes. Bathroom included.
  • Loves Burger King and and Coca-Cola. Doesn't drink coffee or alcohol.
  • Used to play the saxophone. If he weren't in BTS, he says he would've been a saxophonist.
  • First one to get an acting gig in the group. He starred in Hwarang as Hansung.
  • He still keeps contact with his Hwarang hyungs. They say Taehyung messages them often to meet up and grab food.
  • Can’t sleep without hugging a pillow.
  • Gets shy when he has to hold Yoongi’s hand.
  • Our GUCCI king.
  • The best at facial expressions. He has such a big spectrum: from silly to cute to serious to rude.
  • His deep velvety voice is totally unexpected the first time you see him, but in a good way.
  • Proud to be his true self, no matter what the situation. Awards night? He doesn’t care, he’ll dance however he wants.
  • A lover of art. He is a big fan of Vincent Van Gogh.
  • He has taken a liking to film photography. He shares his photos on their Twitter account. You'd most likely see it tagged with 🐯or 💜.
  • He recently adopted a pomeranian named Yeontan who looks like this: •̀ㅅ•́ He consulted with a dog trainer before adopting Yeontan so he can be a good guardian. 🐶

Meet the Bangtan Boys

BTS is made up of seven members with different roles and distinct personalities. Read their profiles and fall in love with each of them.


Sending our love to the boys through regular fanmail wasn't enough, so we made a whole website about it. Read our personal letters addressed to each member.

Read Letters


BTS, Bangtan Sonyeondan or Beyond the Scene, was formed by BigHit Entertainment and debuted in 2013. A true rag to riches story, they’ve reached international fame since their small beginnings. Here’s a recap of their journey.

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