BTS‘s Jungkook has officially gained 40 million followers on Instagram! He is the second BTS member to reach this milestone after V, who currently has 42.4 million followers.
To celebrate, here are 10 of Jungkook’s best moments on the app!
1. User Alphabet
When BTS first opened the Instagram accounts, Jungkook’s username was twenty-four letters long. He used every letter of the English alphabet except “JK,” his nickname. This earned him the nickname “User Alphabet” from fans.
Even brand Twitter was lovin’ it!
— McDonald's (@McDonalds) December 6, 2021
2. Bam’s dog family
Jungkook kicked off the 2022 new year by introducing ARMY to his dog Bam‘s extended family, these adorable Italian greyhounds.
The dogs, Paeng (left) and Song (right), belong to Jungkook’s older brother.
3. His reaction to a rebellious button
Jungkook went viral for a wardrobe malfunction during PERMISSION TO DANCE ON STAGE. His button buckled under pressure and popped off!
the moment jungkook's shirt buttons burst 😭 pic.twitter.com/MTpIndDVf5
— jk vids 🎥 (@jjklve_) March 13, 2022
A fan brought this up during an Instagram Q&A, and Jungkook had the best response.
Q. What should I be doing right now?
A. Let’s go look for Jungkook’s button that ran away from home. Hehe.
Caption: It’s going to be in so much trouble when it comes home.
— Jungkook’s Q&A
4. Challenge accepted!
Jungkook has been sharing his boxing journey on Instagram, showing fans his progress with short video clips. In the comments for one of these videos, V challenged Jungkook to a match, and he wasn’t about to back down!
V: Let’s do some sparring soon.
J-Hope: Will you be fine? Hahahahahaha.
Jungkook: Come on in (and let’s fight).
V: If you use a little bit of your waist for hook too and if you move a bit more of center of gravity from left to right for upper, it’ll be fine.
Jungkook: Whenever, (let’s) go!
V: I use Adesanya’s technique so I won’t leave any distance. I’ll use my foot boom while you inhale and then I’ll take a shot to your liver boom ha.
Jungkook: Everyone has a plan.
5. The cat incident
After BTS’s PERMISSION TO DANCE ON STAGE — SEOUL concert, Jungkook got flirty with fans on Instagram. When a fan hit on Jungkook by asking if he would like to eat ramyeon with them (a euphemism like “Netflix and chill), he updated their slang.
Nowadays they say, ‘Do you want to come to see my cat’…hehe
6. No boyfriend? Not his problem.
During a Q&A, an ARMY jokingly blamed Jungkook for their dating troubles. “I like oppa so much that I can’t get a boyfriend,” they wrote. “Are you going to take responsibility for it?”
In reply, Jungkook laughed like a villain and told the fan, “I guess nothing can be done…I’m sorry.”
THE EVIL LAUGHDGDH HE IS SO
— lau⁷ (@jvnggkuk) April 28, 2022
7. Just say you love me!
When a fan shyly confessed their feelings to Jungkook, he encouraged them to be bolder about it.
Fan: I lo-lo…like you
Jungkook: Why can’t you say you love me?
8. This family reunion
The comment section for one of Jungkook’s boxing videos ended up becoming a group chat for BTS’s members.
J-Hope popped in to write, “Taktakdeudududangdangdeukdeukdeukdeuktak,” to imitate the sound of punching. Jungkook replied with laughter, “hehehehe.”
V showed up to compliment Jungkook’s skills, writing, “You’re good.” Jungkook cutely replied, “tyty” to thank him.
Next, RM jokingly apologized to the powerful maknae, hoping to be spared!
RM: Jungkook-ah, first of all, I was wrong (I’m sorry)…
Jungkook: What? Hehehe
9. Missing ARMY?
Jungkook knows just how to touch fans’ hearts! He recently posted this video with the song “IDK You Yet” by Alexander 23 playing in the background; “How can you miss someone you’ve never met? ‘Cause I need you now, but I don’t know you yet…”
10. Dancing away the ‘Rona
Jungkook tested positive for COVID-19 shortly before BTS performed at the GRAMMYs. Thankfully, his symptoms were mild, and he spent his quarantine entertaining fans by dancing in his room.