BTS’s V fans love to go the extra mile for his birthday, showering him in Gucci, Burberry, Prada, St. Laurent, iPhones, and even an actual star from outer space.
This year, Baidu V (a Chinese fansite), has truly outdone itself, taking all 3 spots for V’s most expensive birthday gifts this year. As part of their fanpage project, they collected a total of $153 873 (USD) and are using it to celebrate V’s birthday worldwide.
These are the top 3 most expensive birthday gifts BTS’s V received:
3. Leica Camera + Noctilux Lens ($17 690 USD)
Fans have been in love with V’s penchant for taking pictures under the pseudonym “Vante” for some time now.
Photo by vante pic.twitter.com/cex7jQ6DyZ
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) June 3, 2017
Baidu V, acknowledging V’s love of photography, gifted him the world’s fastest aspherical lens, the NOCTILUX – M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH Lens valued at $10,795.00 (USD), along with a Leica M10 Camera valued at $6 895.00 (USD).
2017 V Birthday Project [VIGNETTING EFFECT]🎠✨
Gift Preview Part 2:
1、Leica M10 Camera
— 바이두태형바 (@KIMTAEHYUNGBAR_) December 2, 2017
Here’s to seeing amazing quality photographs by Vante.
2. Jaeger-LeCoultre Watch ($39 100 USD)
This meaningful Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre Quantième Lunaire Watch was carefully picked out for V’s special day.
omg V Bar and chinese taehyung stans are gifting him a watch which basically costs around $45K for his birthday and it is special and meaningful bc represents their eternal love for him and also bc its design reminds them his own song 4 o'clock
i love when taehyung is pampered pic.twitter.com/RWbVooB2F2
— ᴛᴏᴅᴏʀᴏᴋɪ (@pipertaetae) November 26, 2017
3. Birthday Ads (Starting at $22 688 USD)
Baidu V also bought V a week’s worth of billboard space in New York’s Times Square, wanting to put their love for him on display.The fanmade ads were displayed from December 23rd to December 30th, playing every 30 minutes.
We can only imagine the cost of this gift as monthly ad space for the Reuters building (the one with multiple screens as seen below) starts at $30 000 (USD) a month and the Nasdaq signage starting at $60 750 (USD) a month.
✨Video version✨ pic.twitter.com/vq9kzULz3O
— 바이두태형바 (@KIMTAEHYUNGBAR_) December 23, 2017
Many fandoms purchase ad space for idols’ birthdays to celebrate with them and make them feel loved on their days. Golden Stars, Jessica stans, also purchased Times Square ad space, back in April, to show her their love and support.
V recieved many, many other gifts as well, with the total value of all receive gifts over a whopping $250,000 USD!
Happy 22nd birthday to BTS’s V!
throwback to when taehyung randomly screamed “it’s my birthday” while performing pic.twitter.com/iYOIiDbyJh
— ًkoko day! ✨🍼 (@yslgguk) December 21, 2017