On September 1, the youngest member of BTS, Jungkook, turned 25. ARMYs everywhere are emotional to see him grow a year older, which is understandable, given how Jungkook was just a teenager when BTS debuted.
Over the years, the golden maknae has given his fans the luxury to see the different sides, let them in on some secrets, and witness his growth. If that doesn’t make you feel touched already, here are 25 endearing facts about Jungkook that definitely will:
1. He loves to cuddle with his hyungs
He is very open to physical affection and often seeks it first from his co-members.
Jimin goes over to jungkook and cuddles him with hobi 🥰
Cr peaches_bts pic.twitter.com/JvE0gR3UVC
— ☼☽ (@jikookarchive) September 27, 2019
jungkook hugging joon while going to sleep nah that’s his comfort right there i’m CRYING pic.twitter.com/3uFHUKX8nf
— bts 🪂 (@jeonboops) August 20, 2022
2. He frowns when the food is too delicious
If he doesn’t look angry after taking a bite, then the taste didn’t hit.
you know the food is good when jungkook looks angry while eating pic.twitter.com/VByb6MHIln
— random jk things 🎂 (@randomjungkook) August 5, 2021
Thinking about the time Jungkook was mad bc the food tasted good😭he’s so funny pic.twitter.com/PMNfsH8vGx
— meg⁷🧚🏼♀️JK DAY!! (@btsarmy2018x) December 21, 2021
3. He picks on his baby facial hair when distracted
He can’t and won’t let that peach fuzz be.
화면구석에서 솜털 춉춉 뽑는 정구기 넘 귀여웤ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ pic.twitter.com/7eBweTyMRd
— 지민투데이☺️💜 (@jimintoday__) May 21, 2021
jungkook was pulling his facial hair and then jin:pic.twitter.com/6GSLPpRJ1Y
— j.m • ᴗ • (@jmtiniest) September 2, 2020
4. He fought a puppy when he was 3 years old
This goes in the “facts about Jungkook that sound fake but are true” folder.
jungkook: when i was 3, i had a fight against a puppy!
namjoon: did you win?!
seokjin: i fought a dog when i was in middle school! pic.twitter.com/EO1Wr9cNaT
— googie day ♥︎ (@dreamjeons) July 9, 2022
5. He loves to give himself sweater paws
You will never catch him not do this when he is wearing baggy, full-sleeve outfits.
can't stop crying over jungkook giving himself sweater paws 😞 pic.twitter.com/drrzZnGzMD
— daisy⁷❁ kookoo day🧁 (@doublebunny_koo) July 14, 2022
jungkook turning his sleeves into lil sweater paws is the ultimate form of devastation 🙁 pic.twitter.com/7ZbA7mA508
— myrcka⁷ 🧚♂️ JUNGKOOK DAY (@bffjeongguk) January 8, 2020
6. He makes himself a cushion with his feet while sitting
Have you ever seen a daintier sitting pose?
today i offer u this tiny jungkook tucking his feet and sitting on them to make a cushion pic.twitter.com/AYEmSyYAC2
— stef⁷ 🃏 JUNGKOOK DAY !! (@solarggvk) March 25, 2022
7. He often sleeps with his mouth open
Wide enough for V to sneak in a French Fry without even waking him up.
웃음참느라 진짜 힘들었다 후하후하 pic.twitter.com/OYw2sIfTIv
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) July 10, 2017
Jimin: Jungkook sleeps with his mouth open.
a cutie 🙁pic.twitter.com/Y8YCNT0t45
— Yolaa ☽ ⁷ | JK DAY 💜 (@gcftgkk) July 5, 2021
8. He covers his nose while yawning
He said you will never catch me with flared nostrils on camera.
thinking about jungkook’s cute habit of covering his nose instead of his mouth when he yawns 🙁 pic.twitter.com/ZqdWmLoMrg
— myrcka⁷ 🧚♂️ JUNGKOOK DAY (@bffjeongguk) October 3, 2019
9. He loves to play with the camera
Whenever there is a camera too close, he will go OJO no matter what.
the way jungkook went 'OJO' after he saw the camera while brushing his teeth pic.twitter.com/8kVFzx4xmf
— googie day ♥︎ (@dreamjeons) August 25, 2021
a compilation of jungkook coming closer to the camera and going OJO ☹️
— soma⁷ ♡ (@vminkookfairies) July 4, 2022
10. He touches his ears when shy
Also, when he is nervous.
라는 말에 호비형 자지러지게 웃는중ㅋㅋㅋ(궁금) pic.twitter.com/l0rZBM7But
— 피크🍑.mp4 (@peachcrushJK) July 18, 2021
— JungkookUSA! (@JeonggukUSA) May 3, 2019
11. He used to call himself Nochu
This one is known to only fossil-age ARMYs by the way.
Soon we will also be saying:
— Golden Time (@goldentimejjk) March 23, 2018
12. He used to carry around a baby chick lunchbox inside his military bag
A true analogy for Jungkook on the outside versus on the inside.
look at him putting his baby chick lunchbox in his big military bag
if this isn't the most accurate representation of jungkook idk what is pic.twitter.com/vEjB3200Sv
— 📌 MOVED TO @jinieskosmos (@ksjesthetic) January 1, 2021
13. When he joined BigHit, he was shorter than Suga
Now he easily towers over him at 5’10”. That explains why Suga had a meltdown realizing that Jungkook is an adult now.
when jungkook was shorter than yoongi pic.twitter.com/dQ5O29vJ2x
— yoonkook archive (@yoonkoous) March 25, 2022
14. When he hugs someone, he puts his chin on their shoulder
How can a habit make so many people drown in their own tears?
Nooooo the way jungkook put his chin on taehyung 🙁 pic.twitter.com/Yj8oecYX8s
— Googie day~ (@tkchronicles) August 4, 2021
jungkook hugging and putting his chin on south korea's president and the first lady shoulder.. he's so precious 🥺 pic.twitter.com/Nq5AEtVqVf
— zira⁷ 🍇 jungkook day ✿ (@jeonsflirty) September 1, 2020
15. He got in trouble as a child for cheating on a test
The way his mother handled the situation explains why Jungkook is such a pure-hearted, balanced adult.
Remember when Jungkook shared that he cheated on a spelling test before and his mom scolded him & said “I don't care if you got 100 or 0 in your tests..But the issue here is that you cheated” .
— JUNGKOOK DAILY ⁹⁷𝄞ʲᵏ🦋²² (@Daily_JKUpdate) May 8, 2022
16. He talks to inanimate objects and animals
Have we considered the possibility that he is a real-life Disney princess?
i just realised jungkook talks to objects & i am absolutely devastated pic.twitter.com/Fkl0HloJmX
— ✿ ًel⁷♡ (@yoongimochiii) January 26, 2021
this little compilation of jungkook talking to tiny animals bec he’s so precious 🙁 pic.twitter.com/sVmXx1jRdg
— em⁷ ♡s koo 🦋 exams (@gcfstarjk) September 9, 2020
17. He can’t wink properly
Somehow, this inability makes him even more lovable.
JUNGKOOK STILL CAN'T WINK PROPERLY I WANNA PROTECT HIM
— amberthv • jk (@kthseoulove) February 27, 2021
18. He is a self-admitted hopeless romantic
Because, of course, he is.
Q: Do you have any dating scenes in a movie that you want to experience?
JK: In a movie called '반창꼬(Love 911)', there is a scene where the movie character lifts up his girl with both hands and kisses her. I want to experience that at least once before I die. @BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/zd3UhV4RAD
— jungkook (@fairyprincejk) November 21, 2019
19. He sleeps in a ‘V’ pose
The many eccentricities of Jeon Jungkook.
— Rùa Dean 🐢 (@RuaDean96) December 28, 2018
20. He claps in tiny
Somebody pass the tissues.
jungkook still has the same doe eyes and the same reaction, the same way he claps in tiny , the same boba hair, nothing has changed 😞 pic.twitter.com/Zh1jESUODn
— jwekwe ia (@jjeonstellar) March 7, 2022
that time when jungkook became so happy when he got permission to go on the ride again, look at his tiny claps in the end :((pic.twitter.com/wvuH4qwCmP
— ً mimi⁷ ᥫ᭡ sexy nukim (@foreverebangtan) December 20, 2021
21. He has perfect pitch but is shy to admit it
Charlie Puth hadn’t confirmed it recently, but he has shown this ability on camera before as well.
charlie puth talking about how when he met jungkook he thought he must have an absolute perfect pitch and he found out he actually has it 5 years later but jungkook was too shy and didn’t wanna tell him pic.twitter.com/lxdm9yikpa
— googie day (@hrIykoo) August 26, 2022
22. He wanted to be Haku from spirited away
Jungkook stop b being endearing challenge and so far he is failing miserably.
What were your childhood dreams?
IM SO DONE WITH THIS KID pic.twitter.com/C7v028jYrx
— 𝔉𝔞𝔱𝔦𝔪𝔞 (@heynochu) February 27, 2016
23. He is sensitive to smell
He had mentioned that because of his rhinitis, he cannot stand strong scents.
thinking about how jungkook is sensitive to smell but enjoys hobi's scent and always take chances to cuddle and sniff him is so adorablepic.twitter.com/X5umhEK2O3
— hopekook (@hopekookhr) January 22, 2021
Just a reminder, taehyung once gave jungkook a fabric deodorizer cause he is sensitive to smell and wrote jk as "my baby" pic.twitter.com/SfoeeWz88n
— Googie day~ (@tkchronicles) April 23, 2021
24. He loves to drink milk
Plain, banana flavored, chocolate flavored-you name it, this man will drink it.
im emotionally attached to jungkook drinking chocolate milk in a dior suit like he’s in the club pic.twitter.com/LAnIGwhhgb
— paige⁷ | jungkookie day 🦋 (@jjkcowboy) June 8, 2021
remember when yoongi prepared milk for jungkook bc he knows that’s what he drinks in the morning pic.twitter.com/27MSpSCZns
— yoonkook archive (@yoonkoous) July 7, 2022
25. He is scared of microwaves but not of bungee jumping
Just a normal lad with normal fears.
CTFU jungkook is scared of microwave and elevator sjkssk pic.twitter.com/oI0UeYg0pD
— 망개 (@tteokjm) November 16, 2017
Still can't believe jungkook really not only did the bungee jump but also did it UPSIDE down pic.twitter.com/gO9TUBVWhP
— tonni⁷ JK DAY🎂 (@jtoni_n) February 2, 2021