Singing, dancing, sports, visual art, filmmaking: those are just a few things that BTS‘s maknae is golden at.
Jungkook earned the nickname “Golden Maknae” for excelling at everything he does, but in truth, that isn’t who he is; it’s an image he strives to become.
In Episode 5 of Break The Silence, the members opened their hearts to viewers once again by sharing their innermost thoughts behind the scenes. For Jungkook, that meant opening up about how he feels about being the Golden Maknae.
“I envy the image people have of me,” he said. “People call me the Golden Maknae, but that’s not how I feel, so I have to try harder to make myself appear that way.”
“After all that time since my debut, I think finally I’m trying really hard.”
Jungkook’s confession is reminding some fans of the lyrics from his unreleased song, “Decalcomania”: “When I see you smile in the screen / You’re good at everything / You’re just perfect / Feels like I’ve never been you”
Listening to Jungkook Decalcomania's lyrics now hits me so hard :((
— TIN-틴⁷🌷 (@taebokkiii) May 21, 2020
Jungkook is a perfectionist who consistently challenges himself to improve, but no one is perfect. Even pure gold has imperfections. ARMYs don’t just love Jungkook for what he can do; they love him for who he is, flaws and all.
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