Like many of ENHYPEN‘s members, Sunghoon looks to his BTS seniors as role models.
On an episode of I-LAND, Sunghoon, a former professional figure skater, revealed that BTS inspired him to become an idol. “About two years ago, I started dreaming about becoming an idol,” he said. “I went to a BTS concert…”
“…and I wanted to be on stage like them, and I wanted to be an awesome person like them. I think that’s when I decided on my dream.”
Now, Sunghoon’s dream has come true. After a cutthroat competition on I-LAND, Sunghoon made it into the Top 7 chosen to debut in ENHYPEN. Not only that, he was able to meet BTS and become their HYBE junior under BE:LIFT.
I wanted to become an idol, watching BTS’s performances. Now I want to put on amazing performances just like them and develop a kind of aura.
— Sunghoon, Weverse Magazine
In an interview with Weverse Magazine, Sunghoon talked about his dreams and debuting. He also shared a memory about Jungkook.
“I ran into Jung Kook in the company lounge once,” he said. “and he was so friendly when I said hello to him, and I was so happy when he cheered me on.”
Since BTS knows what it’s like to be rookies, they never miss a chance to be kind to their juniors.