Lim Young Woong is a Korean trot and ballad singer who bested 17,000 applicants in Mr. Trot to win first place. Since his win, Lim Young Woong has won various awards, and his personal YouTube channel has surpassed 1.4 million subscribers. The incredible singer was even listed as one of the top ten most powerful Korean celebrities of 2022 by Forbes Korea.
In fact, Lim Young Woong’s supportive fanbase even stuns BTS‘s ARMY when it comes to fan-voted awards.
Lim Young-woong fans seriously have my respect. If any of you see this, I think you’re very dedicated and cool. Good work to you.
— MEGrokosmos⁷ 💫👩🏻🚀👾the astronaut👾👩🏻🚀💫 (@ohmegoodness25) November 3, 2022
As a BTS fan, I'm kind of proud that Lim Young Woong is our opponent. He is a good artist with natural talent. It always feels like talent-based competition and nothing else.
— 𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐟𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐲⁷ (ia) (@jhopegirlyy) November 3, 2022
At this point, lim young woong is like the canon supervillain in bora universe. pic.twitter.com/yecRZIHJgi
— sua⁷ (@sua_rmy7) November 2, 2022
But now ARMY are joking that their relationship with Lim Young Woong has become something straight out of the “enemies to lovers” trope now that a wholesome video has resurfaced.
lim young woong going from public enemy #1 to our new boramascot… has me feeling like I’m reading an enemies to lovers fic pic.twitter.com/ud7tQqcZID
— agust d⁷ 👩🚀 (@pjmyoongii) November 4, 2022
The clip is from a series of Lim Young Woong’s Reload, uploaded in April 2022, when the singer was visiting London and riding a double-decker bus. While filming on the bus, some fans recognized him, and one even asked for a photo.
Fan: You don’t know how big, famous you are in Israel? All the girls like you. See how she (the fan asking for a picture) recognized you.
In response to being recognized, Lim Young Woong asked the fan if she knew BTS.
Lim Young Woong: Do you like BTS?
And Lim Young Woong told the camera that it was “thanks to BTS” that he got recognized internationally.
Lim Young Woong: I got lucky thanks to BTS.
Because of his wholesome appreciation for BTS, ARMY are joking that Lim Young Woong is now their “new bora mascot.”
Lim Young Woong our new bora mascot 💅 pic.twitter.com/cx4iv70xx1
— SumSum⁷🍊Heyu came out of womb day (@SumSumSeVeN) November 4, 2022
Imagine explain to an outsider the whole enemy to lovers story between armys and Lim Young Woong, and how the tables have turned because now he is our bora mascot/crush 😭😭
— Carolyne⁷ 🌱🧑🚀 (@mhereonlyforbts) November 4, 2022
uncle lim young woong is purple blooded WE WON 🫂pic.twitter.com/busuabNXLe
— fatima 👨🚀 (@jamaiskook) November 4, 2022
You can watch the clip here.
Lim Young Woong showing appreciation for BTS regarding being recognised internationally.
— Lim Young Woong Int. Fans (LYW) (@limyoungwoongEN) July 2, 2022