“BTS Suga’s Junior…” Korean Netizens Gushing Over A HYBE “Trainee” Photo Reveal — But There’s A Hilariously Unexpected Plot Twist

“He performed not too long ago at Suga’s concert…”

HYBE is known as a K-Pop company with some of the best artists from the industry, all from different sub-labels but brought together under one banner.

From BTS, SEVENTEEN, NewJeans, TXT, ENHYPEN, and many more, it is a company full of talented idols who had potential even as trainees.

The members of BTS | @bts_bighit/Twitter
The members of SEVENTEEN | @pledis_17/Twitter
The members of NewJeans | @newjeans_ador/Twitter

On August 14, a picture started gaining attention on a Korean forum and had a lot of views as the title seemingly referred to the reveal of a HYBE trainee.

Yet, netizens couldn’t hide their shock when they clicked on the post to find a picture of BTS’s Jungkook.

The unexpected HYBE trainee reveal | Nate Pann

The actual screenshot came from Jungkook’s recent dance practice video for his track “Seven.” While dancing, Jungkook had the determination of any trainee…


And while he was talking to the camera, his barefaced visuals looked like a teenager.


Yet, when the initial photo of Jungkook was posted on a Korean forum, it gained attention after being posed as “HYBE Trainee Face Reveal.”

Many netizens in the comments joked that Jungkook, without any makeup, looked so young that he could be a trainee, with some continuing the hilarious narrative by joking that he’s a well-loved junior of Suga and that he will go far in the future!

  • Is it just me that sees Jungkook?
  • Ian? This is the correct name, right?
  • He performed not too long ago at Suga’s concert and sang his debut song, “Seven.” He is a junior that Suga really cares about.
  • It’s interesting to see that Jungkook’s baby face comes out when he has no makeup on.
  • Ah, I thought it was a trainee at first too when looking at the thumbnail.
  • Just by looking at this, he really looks like someone that will become a huge star.

| Nate Pann

When the post became known to international fans, they couldn’t get over how cute it was.

While Jungkook was extremely young when he debuted, his babyface visuals (especially without makeup) truly looks like someone ready to debut rather than a veteran in the industry.

Source: Nate Pann