“Hello, my name’s Jin. I’m Worldwide Handsome, you know?”
This is how BTS‘s Jin charmed all of Britain on the Graham Norton Show. In 2019, his worldwide handsome face can be found on billboards and buses all over the globe, but in 2013 the public was just getting introduced to it.
When Jin was in college, he got street-casted by a representative from Big Hit Entertainment who saw him step off a bus. As a trainee, Jin did some modeling, including for the popular cosmetics company, Etude House Korea.
Etude House Korea tweeted out these promo photos three months before BTS’s debut. They praised Jin’s handsomeness and cheered him on.
[모맨트st.착한남자] 힙합 아이돌 그룹 방탄소년단 '진' 평소 모맨트st 착한남자 비비&왁스로 티 안나게 촉촉 빛나는 피부와 볼륨감 있는 투블럭 컷으로 스타일링한데요~뭘 좀 아는군! 멋진 음악 기대할게~♥ pic.twitter.com/dLDBb6pS
— 에뛰드 (@etudeplay) February 17, 2013
Jin also did an in-studio photo session, dressed in jeans and a white button-up.
His hair was natural black and much shorter back then…
…so his famous forehead was on full display!
Jin also took this photo of himself with much longer hair, wearing a dapper suit.
Given the evidence, there’s no denying that Jin was destined to become Worldwide Handsome. He just gets better looking all the time!