Over the years, BTS‘s Jungkook has hit the top spot of numerous Korean polls. Often, netizens vote him one of the best singers and performers in K-Pop, but sometimes the survey topics are a little more… unusual. Just take a look at seven of the most unexpected things Korean netizens have ranked Jungkook #1 in.
1. Wearing animal headbands
Most recently, DC Inside ran a poll asking netizens to vote for the idol who looks the cutest and most photo-worthy in an animal character headband. Jungkook ranked #1 with over 65,000 votes, beating out fellow member V, Red Velvet‘s Irene, and more.
Whenever BTS holds a public fansign, ARMYs always bring the most adorable animal headbands for him to wear—and the maknae always pulls them off with undeniable aegyo.
2. Looking good with a baby filter
Jungkook earned another cute title back in July 2019, when he ranked #1 in an Idol Champ poll on which star looks the most perfect with the “baby filter” on their face. He beat out ASTRO‘s Cha Eunwoo, NU’EST‘s Ren, and more in the voting.
The popular Snapchat baby filter took the internet by storm back when the poll was conducted. Jungkook’s filtered pictures looked so precious, fans joked they could barely tell the difference.
3. Spending his lockdown wisely
As South Korea increased its lockdown restrictions this month, Jungkook ranked #1 in an Idol Chart poll on which star would spend their time at home the most wisely. He beat out fellow member Suga, TWICE‘s Sana, and more for the top spot.
BTS recently revealed that much of their new album, BE, was written during the pandemic, so there’s no doubt Jungkook has been using his lockdown time creatively while waiting to greet ARMYs again.
4. Wearing a hanbok
Alongside spending time with their families, many idols celebrate the Chuseok (harvest festival) holiday by dressing up in a traditional Korean outfit called hanbok. And, according to a survey of college students, Jungkook is the #1 star who looks best in one.
This Chuseok, Jungkook treated fans to his handsome hanbok visuals again in a holiday greeting video on BTS’s YouTube channel.
5. Keeping you company on a desert island
No one wants to get stranded on a desert island—unless, maybe, Jungkook is there too. In a DC Inside poll from January 2019, the BTS star ranked #1 on the list of celebrities netizens would be happy to live with, even under the misfortune of being stuck on a desert island.
Jungkook beat out Ong Seong Wu, TWICE’s Momo, and more, securing 58% of the total votes.
6. Cooking for his wife—probably
Jungkook isn’t married yet, but netizens have been thinking about what he’ll be like as a husband for years. In July 2018, he ranked #1 in a DC Inside poll on which male celebrity is most likely to prepare breakfast for his wife.
Jungkook scored the overwhelming majority of the votes at 79.4%, ahead of Park Bogum, SHINee‘s Taemin, and more.
7. Making hearts flutter with his smile
This one may not be so unusual, but the list wouldn’t be complete with out it. In June this year, Jungkook was ranked the #1 idol with the most heart-fluttering smile on a DC Inside poll. He beat out fellow member Jimin, Henry Lau, and more with over 50% of the votes.
No explanation needed—just look at that grin!