BTS‘s V has many nicknames: TaeTae, Gucci Prince, and (of course) The Stan Attractor. It seems that everywhere BTS goes, V captures the hearts of locals across social media who know nothing about K-Pop. Take a look at 5 times he went viral with non-K-Pop stans on Twitter.
1. The Guy Next to Ariana
On January 23, Ariana Grande tweeted a snap of herself with BTS after she bumped into them at rehearsals for the 2020 GRAMMY Awards.
look who i bumped into at rehearsal 🙂 pic.twitter.com/7VUjB3CMLX
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) January 23, 2020
In no time at all, locals found themselves mesmerized by the member they dubbed “they guy next to Ariana”. Of course, we know him as V!
who's the guy on the right of ariana? He's h*t 100 barz https://t.co/YC6FVCyNGw
— crystal (@cadavez_twt) January 23, 2020
So many people scrambled to find out his name, the queries appeared in Twitter’s top related searches.
2. The Guy with the Long Black Coat
On New Years Eve, BTS made history when they were invited to perform “Boy with Luv” at Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve celebration in Times Square, New York City.
And, of course, there were plenty of locals watching the event who just had to know who V was—or as they called him, “the guy in the long black coat”.
BTS KPOP FANS WHO THE FUCK WAS THE GUY IN THE LONG BLACK COAT WITH BLACK HAIR ON THE NEW YEARS SHOW
— nat (@charIiekelIy) January 1, 2020
AYE BTS FANS WHO THE FUCK WAS THE GUY IN THE LONG BLACK COAT THAT LOOK LIKE HE DGAF HE FINE AS HELL
— beni:)) (@beniiinguyen) January 1, 2020
3. The Guy with the Curly Hair
New Year’s Eve was actually the second time V went viral in December last year. He’d already created a storm when BTS performed as the opening act at the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball.
Once again, locals flocked to clips and photos of V to find out more about this handsome curly-haired member.
Who Is curly Hair Guy ? 1st one
— Suzy (@Sehnaz31) December 7, 2019
When locals found out V’s real name (Taehyung) from helpful ARMYs, they quickly got it trending in 22 countries, peaking at #11 in the US.
[ #TaehyungTrends ]
Taehyung is the only member currently trending in US at #11 before @bts_twt Performance at Jingle Ball.
— Taehyung Facts⁷[busy]🐯💜 (@KTH_Facts) December 7, 2019
In total, ‘Taehyung’ accumulated over half a million tweets that day.
— The Tae Print⁷ [Semi-Hiatus] (@thetaeprint) December 7, 2019
One K-Pop fan even got a message from their teacher asking about the curly-haired idol!
Lol my Spanish teacher thinks I'm a BTS stan. It seems she's taking about V but how could I know. pic.twitter.com/xlUqglrSun
— Danik (@ColorOnMe_) December 7, 2019
4. The Guy with the Blue Hair
Back in April 2019, BTS appeared on Saturday Night Live. At the time, V was sporting those striking blue locks…
…which made it very easy for locals to spot him and fall head over heels.
whoever the blue hair guy from bts is can get it. idk man his energy was something else . also the guy in the i think red shirt from the first performance
— libby (@libbyrydz) April 14, 2019
We’re pretty sure lots of new ARMYs were born that day!
Whoever this Asian boy band is on SNL… They just brought back boy bands. Electric! Guy with blue hair, I see you blue!
— Eric Silva (@ecs_508) April 14, 2019
5. The Guy with the Mint Green Hair
It’s safe to say V will be turning locals’ heads at the GRAMMY performance on January 26, because he did the same thing when BTS was invited to the awards show last year.
“The guy with the mint green hair” was the talk of Twitter that day, reeling in numerous locals.
Ok but who is the guy in the middle with the green mint hair 👀👀 he might just be the most beautiful man pic.twitter.com/DSfOwv2LFb
— shabnam (@sbnm99) February 11, 2019
Some liked his look so much, they pledged to become ARMYs right there on the spot!
The dude in green hair is so fucking hot I might start stanning
— Fay (@faygozehir) February 11, 2019