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J-Hope Love Yourself Her L Version
Background Information
Birth name Jung Ho-seok (정호석)
Birth date February 18, 1994 (age 24)
Birth place Gwangju, South Korea
Occupation Rapper, dancer
Years active 2013–present
Height 177 cm (1.77 m)
Weight 65 kg
Blood type A
Agency Big Hit Entertainment
Associated acts BTS

Jung Ho-seok (정호석) known by his stage name J-Hope (제이홉) is a South Korean rapper. He is a lead rapper, main dancer and member of BTS. J-Hope has been described by BTS's choreographer as the best dancer of BTS.


J-Hope has attended Global Cyber University, where he majored in broadcasting performing arts. He has one sibling, an older sister named Jung Da Won. Dancing has been J-Hope's dream since he was a child. His solo song "MAMA" on 2016's album Wings describes how his mother unconditionally encouraged his dream, even when it drove his family into some debt and required her to go work abroad.

"Time travel to 2006, crazed for dancing, pinched my mom’s purse / When my dad opposed but I practiced every day / She supported me and the pieces of my dream / But I didn’t know my mom’s big contribution wasn’t a shortcut but a path to a dream that resulted in debt / (Always) the problem is money (Go away) so my mom ended up working overseas
Over the phone, my mom’s voice that I hear is clear / What I remember is my mom’s strength back then was my curve ball / For real / I was determined to be successful / With that one promise I became the son I am now"
===== -- BTS- MAMA, Wings 2016. ===== Before BTS, J-Hope was a street dancer in the group NEURON. He was accepted to Bighit in December 2010, joining RM and Suga- who had moved in to the Bighit dorms in August and November respectively- as part of the Bangtan lineup.

In November 2014, J-Hope was cyberbullied via a hashtag saying that J-Hope does not deserve to be in the band and he should get kicked out as soon as possible. J-Hope tweeted “Late at night when everyone is asleep, this is J-Hope. I was monitoring myself and practicing my dance for the first time in a while, and I’m feeling a lot of things.. I’m really lacking still… I feel like I should work harder, so I’m tweeting a fighting tweet. Fighting, Hope!” The other BTS members showed their support by tweeting in defense of him and trying to cheer him up by posting funny and encouraging pictures. Fans showed their support by tweeting and commenting on J-Hope’s social media accounts, and making the hashtag #JHopeYourePerfect trend on twitter, which was a success.


See also: BTS Discography

Unofficial songs

See also: BTS Unofficial songs

  • 1 Verse (2015)


Variety shows

Year Name Channel Role
2014 100 Choice, Best Ramyun MBC Guest (Ep.6)
2015 My Pet Clinic - Guest with Jimin and V (Ep.6)
2016 Star King SBS Guest with V (Ep.433)
Same Bed, Different Dreams Guest (Ep.46)
Star King Guest with RM and Jimin (Ep.447)
God’s Workplace Guest with Jimin (Pilot Episode)
2017 Top 3 Chef King Guest with Jin (Ep.68)
2018 PON! Nippon TV Guest with Jimin (Episode February 7)

Music shows

Year Name Channel Role
2016 Inkigayo SBS Special host with V (Ep.869)
Music Bank KBS 2TV Special host with Jungkook (Ep.858)
2017 M Countdown Mnet Special host with RM and Jimin (Ep.543)


BTS Discography


  • He is the third oldest in the band BTS
  • His Zodiac sign is Aquarius
  • J-Hope has an older sister
  • His hobbies are listening to music and window shopping
  • He chose the name “J-Hope” as his stage name because he wants to be a source of light and hope to his fans
  • His favorite color is green
  • His favorite number is 7
  • He hates exercising/working out
  • He loves kimchi
  • His favorite season is Spring
  • He is really bad at drawing
  • He has a dog called Mickey
  • He used to have a girlfriend before debut, but he already broke up with her
  • His favourite subject in school is Music
  • He speaks Korean, English, Chinese and Japanese
  • His role models are G-Dragon of BIGBANG, A$AP Rocky, J.Cole, and Beenzino
  • He is the protagonist of the "Boy Meets Evil" short film
  • His solo song from the WINGS album is "Mama"
  • If he could introduce his sister to a member, he would introduce her to Jungkook.


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