The BTS members had many hilarious incidents during their trainee days, and a lot of them have been shared throughout the years. Here are 5 stories from BTS’s trainee days every ARMY (BTS’s fandom) needs to hear.
1. Jungkook’s cheese incident
Jihoon, also known as Brightoon from his YouTube channel Brightoon TV, is a former Big Hit Entertainment trainee who once trained alongside the BTS members. He has shared many hilarious stories about the BTS members, and one of them revolved around Jungkook. Jihoon shared that he and the BTS members would often go to the convenience store when they were trainees to get food, as they didn’t have a lot of money. One time, Jungkook bought some string cheese at the convenience store.
The cashier had told them that the string cheese would melt and be delicious if they put it in the microwave for 10 seconds. Jungkook, however, asked Jihoon if it would be okay to microwave it for 30 seconds. Jihoon then told Jungkook that it wouldn’t be the best idea to microwave the string cheese for that long.
Yes, if you put that in for 30 seconds, it will all melt, so don’t do that.
Jihoon then left Jungkook alone for a bit and heard some screaming not long after.
Jungkook: Noooooo, Oh noooooo!
Jihoon: Jungkook! What’s going on! What happened?!
Jungkook: Hyung! Hyung! What am I gonna do!
— Conversation between Jungkook & Jihoon
When Jihoon momentarily left, Jungkook decided to microwave his string cheese for 30 seconds, and it all ended up melting.
Jihoon: Why, why, what’s the problem?
Jungkook: Oh no! My cheese all melted down!
— Conversation between Jungkook & Jihoon
After this incident, Jungkook never put his string cheese in the microwave for more than 10 seconds!
2. J-Hope’s first interaction with Suga
When J-Hope became a trainee, he had an interesting first interaction with Suga. When BTS guested in MBC‘s C-Radio Idol True Colors, J-Hope revealed that when he first went to their dorm, he saw Suga walking around in nothing but his underwear!
It turns out that J-Hope walked in when Suga was coming out of the shower. J-Hope also revealed that his “fantasy” of what trainees would be like was “crushed” after seeing Suga nearly naked.
While J-Hope was shocked by this, it seems that Suga rubbed off on him, as J-Hope was wearing nothing but his underwear when he first met Jin!
3. RM getting woken up
Jihoon, a former Big Hit Entertainment trainee, once shared a story about when he and J-Hope woke up RM. Jihoon shared that he and J-Hope were lying on their backs watching TV after taking showers. Jihoon and J-Hope were both shirtless, and when Jihoon lifted his back, a fart-like sound was made.
After J-Hope heard this sound, he started laughing and tried to make the sound himself.
Jihoon and J-Hope then spent multiple minutes making these fart-like sounds. They soon heard a door opening, and it was RM. It turns out that Jihoon and J-Hope woke up RM while making these fart-like sounds. RM then asked them if they could be a bit quieter, and Jihoon and J-Hope apologized.
After RM went back to sleep, J-Hope showed Jihoon that he could make a fart-like sound with his thigh and calf. Once J-Hope showed this, Jihoon burst with laughter.
The door soon opened again, and RM asked the two if they could be a bit quieter.
Jihoon and J-Hope once again apologized to RM and decided that they would watch TV.
4. Jimin and Jin’s first interaction
When the BTS members talked about each other’s first impressions, Jimin made a hilarious statement about Jin. Jimin revealed that when he first met Jin, Jin “scarily” told him to start singing! After Jimin revealed this, the members teased Jin a bit.
5. V’s first interaction with Jungkook
When BTS guested in MBC‘s C-Radio Idol True Colors, V spoke about his first interaction with Jungkook. V revealed that he first met Jungkook when he was taking vocal lessons. Later that day, V waited for Jungkook at their dorm.
V fell asleep while waiting for Jungkook, and Jungkook came into the dorm right when V fell asleep. V then explained that Jungkook used to be extremely shy and wouldn’t interact much with people.
This eventually changed with time, and Jungkook became the playful maknae of the group!