BTS‘s J-Hope had quite a unique journey getting to Big Hit Entertainment, as it wasn’t even the first company he auditioned for.
During an episode of Mnet‘s TMI News, they took a brief look at J-Hope’s journey getting into Big Hit Entertainment and found some interesting things. They found that before J-Hope debuted in BTS, he was a famous dancer in his hometown.
They also found that J-Hope auditioned for JYP Entertainment when he was in middle school.
J-Hope even skipped his middle school graduation ceremony just so he could attend the audition.
However, things didn’t end up working out with JYP Entertainment, and J-Hope had to find another company to audition for.
Thankfully, his dancer teacher recommended him to audition for Big Hit Entertainment, who at the time were looking for potential trainees.
J-Hope ended up auditioning for the company and got accepted for a special reason.
During his audition for Big Hit Entertainment, the audition manager left him in a dance studio with nothing but a camera.
J-Hope ended up dancing for 3 hours during that time! This impressed the company and made them realize how special of a trainee J-Hope would be. The company ended up accepting J-Hope, and the rest is history.
Here’s the full video below!