BTS V’s “Look-Alike,” Model Taek Responds To Claims That He Is The Man In Alleged Photo With BLACKPINK’s Jennie

Netizens suspected that he was the one pictured with Jennie.

BTS‘s V and BLACKPINK‘s Jennie have been the subject of dating rumors after an alleged photo of them together made the rounds online.

BTS’s V | Weverse
BLACKPINK’s Jennie | @jennierubyjane/Instagram

According to the original uploader, the two stars were allegedly seen riding in a car with untinted windows on Jeju Island. This also came after news that Jennie and rumored boyfriend BIGBANG‘s G-Dragon had broken up, although their relationship had never actually been confirmed.

This is a photo that was sent in today. It might be they’re lookalikes, but it is allegedly a photo of two top idols. The female idol, in particular, has been rumored to have broken up with an OG idol member. So fans seem to be more receptive to this photo as true. We won’t name any names as we are not able to fact-check the photo.

— Instagram Account @dailyfashion_news

A photo allegedly of Jennie (left) and V (right). | @dailyfashion_news/Instagram

Among the many speculations, some fans have claimed that the alleged picture of Jennie and V was edited.

| Instagram

Some ARMYs believe that this is the case after similarities were pointed out between the photo and a screenshot from an episode of BTS’s reality series BTS In the SOOP, in which V drove himself and fellow member J-Hope. The composition certainly resembles each other, making it possible for the base of an edit.

However, another common possibility mentioned is that the people in the alleged photo might not be Jennie and/or V but instead are other people who look similar to the idols.

Some netizens have suspected that the man pictured could be model Taek (@clorlk on Instagram).

In many of his Instagram photos, it’s undeniable that there is an uncanny resemblance between V and him, from his style and wavy hair to his profile.

Especially when he wears sunglasses, like in the driver in the alleged photo of V and Jennie, Taek looks eerily like V.

As he is a model based in Korea, it also seemed probable that he could be connected to Jennie (if the woman in question is indeed her) as she frequently models too.

If that was not enough to make one suspicious that Taek is the man pictured in the photo, he was also recently on Jeju Island!

So, naturally, many netizens came to believe that they had found the true identity of the pictured man.

Now, Taek has responded to the allegations.

Taek has been receiving messages concerning the matter of the viral picture. So, he hoped to put an end to it by publicly posting a response in English on his Instagram. In his statement, he clarified that the man in the viral picture is not him.

Additionally, he had directly responded to netizens’ comments. He denied any all connections to the photo.

Still, V’s label HYBE/BIGHIT MUSIC has not released a statement regarding the matter. Jennie’s label, YG Entertainment, neither confirmed nor denied the allegations in a short statement.

We have nothing to say.

— YG Entertainment

Netizens have also begun suspecting that the entire thing could have been fabricated to cover up LE SSERAFIM Garam’s recent bullying scandal. Read more below:

Fans Suspect BLACKPINK Jennie And BTS V’s Dating Rumor Is Being Used To Cover LE SSERAFIM Garam’s Bullying Scandal

Source: @clorlk

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