Who Is He? BTS V’s “Going Viral” Nicknames, Courtesy Of Non-Fans Everywhere

“I don’t know anything about K-Pop, but…”

When BTS‘s V steps onto the scene, people notice — even “locals” who aren’t familiar with K-Pop. From red carpets to performances, V wins over non-fans, but there’s just one problem: they don’t know his name!


Here are some of the most famous viral nicknames non-fans used to find out more about their new crush!

1. “The One on the Left”

This nickname originated from BTS’s appearance at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. This was the first time they graced the BBMAs‘ red carpet, but certainly not the last. After spotting this handsome septet, locals found themselves asking, “Who’s the one on the left?”

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2. “The Guy with the Green Hair”

In 2019, BTS arrived in style at the 61st GRAMMY Awards. Although they didn’t take home a trophy, they did take home the adoration of locals, who just had to find out more about them. V’s mint green hair quickly turned him into the “Green Haired Guy“…

…who took over Twitter in the blink of an eye.

3. “The Guy in the White Suit with Black Hair”

In 2021, Twitter users went wild trying to uncover V’s identity after watching him sing BTS’s hit single “Dynamite” at the GRAMMYs. 

Can you blame them?


4. “The Man in Black”

When V stepped onto the red carpet at the 2020 GRAMMY Awards looking like a K-Drama’s leading man, non-fans fell in love with the mysterious “Man in Black.”

5. “The Guy in the Bandana”

After changing his outfit, the “Man in Black” became “The Guy in the Bandana” for BTS’s onstage collaboration with Lil Nas X. Together, they put on an unforgettable performance of Lil Nas X’s song “Old Town Road.”

6. “The Guy with the Glasses”

2020 was a busy year for BTS! That summer, BTS held a live broadcast on CDTV Live (a Japanese late-night music broadcast show) to promote their album Map of the Soul: 7 ~ The Journey ~. After listening to V’s soulful voice during the album’s title track, “Stay Gold,” locals needed to know more.

The voice of the guy wearing the glasses is so smooth and so cool. I learned the name of the guy wearing glasses and decided to join the fancub. I don’t really know BTS, but that man [V] is so amazing. I fell in love with his green microphone. I want to hear more of his singing. Where can I hear it?


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