Each Member of BTS Almost Didn’t Debut…These Are The Obstacles They Had To Overcome

Number 3 even got kicked out of the group once!

BTS‘s rise to stardom is like one from a movie, as they truly beat all the odds to get where they are.

BTS with Bang Si Hyuk

However, the formation of the group is also like a fairy tale, as all the members came close to not debuting in the group. Here’s a look at some of the obstacles the members had to overcome.

1. RM

BTS recently guested on the survival show I-LAND, and RM shared that he ran away from Big Hit Entertainment six months before BTS was set to debut.

While he was away, he met his father. RM’s father ended up spending a few hours convincing him to go back to the company, telling him, “I know you want to be there (Big Hit Entertainment), and you need to be there.” RM’s father also knew that RM would have a lot of regrets if he were to not go back to the company. After talking with his father, RM went back to Big Hit Entertainment.

Here’s the full video below!

2. Suga

Mnet‘s TMI News took a brief look at Suga’s journey to debuting and found that Suga had a tough road. Suga struggled financially during his time as a trainee, and he had to work multiple part-time jobs just to have money for food. While working as a delivery person, he ended up hurting his shoulder. After this, Suga decided to quit being a trainee.

However, Bang Si Hyuk stopped Suga and told him that he would be willing to wait for his shoulder to heal. Not only that, but Bang Si Hyuk also paid for Suga’s entire tuition fees so that he didn’t have to worry so much about money.

Here’s the full video below!

3. J-Hope

During an episode of Burn The Stage, it was revealed that J-Hope was dropped out of BTS’s lineup when he was a trainee.

RM ended up speaking with the people at Big Hit Entertainment and told them that they needed J-Hope in the group. After this talk with RM, the company changed its mind and allowed J-Hope to stay.

4. Jin

Jin’s original goal wasn’t to become an idol but was to become an actor. However, Big Hit Entertainment decided to make Jin an idol trainee and trained him to become one of BTS’s vocalists, which ended up being a great decision. Through the years, Jin has shown off his great acting skills, and many fans hope that he one day appears in a K-Drama or film.

5. Jungkook

Bang Si Hyuk has revealed in the past that Jungkook almost didn’t debut in the group. He shared that Jungkook was extremely shy when he was a trainee.

Actually, during his trainee time, when Jungkook was asked to sing, he couldn’t. He was very shy and would just twist his body for 15 minutes.

— Bang Si Hyuk

Jungkook’s shyness even got him negatively evaluated by the company.

The company evaluation was that he couldn’t even debut because he didn’t have the talent to. But now, isn’t he such a fun member?”

— Bang Si Hyuk

Thankfully, Jungkook overcame his shyness and was able to debut in the group.

6. V

V’s story of becoming a trainee at Big Hit Entertainment is truly insane. When V was younger, his friend decided to audition for Big Hit Entertainment. V decided to go to the audition with his friend but had no intention of auditioning himself, as he just went to support his friend. V was in for a surprise when someone at the company urged him to audition. V then called his father for permission, then auditioned. He ended up impressing the company, as he passed his audition. Unfortunately, V’s friend failed his audition.

7. Jimin

When Jimin first became a trainee at Big Hit Entertainment, he struggled mightily with learning K-Pop choreographies, as they were a lot different from the type of dance he had learned.

I majored in contemporary dance. Since the style of dancing was totally different than the choreography of an idol group, it became a difficult challenge for me.

— Jimin

Jimin almost got kicked off the group many times due to this.

Thankfully, Jimin was able to overcome this issue and is now one of BTS’s best dancers.