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10 Reasons Why J-Hope Is the Sunshine of BTS

Ma-re is a certified K-drama and K-pop enthusiast. She always likes to discover something new about the wide world of Korean entertainment.

Jung Ho-seok, AKA J-Hope.

Jung Ho-seok, AKA J-Hope.

Meet Jung Ho-seok of BTS

K-pop idols are popular for their handsome faces, incredible talent, and charm. However, they are all different from each other. Fans respond differently to their individual personalities and unique charisma. Even if they belong to the same group, no two idols can be completely alike.

Some idols have strong personalities, which are best suited for leadership roles. Some are born to be dancing divas. Some are gifted with golden voices. Some are naturally handsome and attractive—perfect for their visual appeal. But some of them are known for being the mood-maker and vitamin of the group. They are hyperactive, always happy and funny, and their energy is on a totally different level!

One of these idols is J-Hope of BTS (Bangtan Boys). He is one of the seven members of the group, which includes Jin, Suga, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook. These boys are known for being such a-dork-able cuties, but the most energetic and friendly member is J-Hope. He always brings laughter and joy to the other members, which makes his stage name perfect. In this article, you'll learn 10 reasons why J-Hope is the happy angel of BTS, and why he deserves more love.

10 Reasons to Love J-hope

  1. He Has a Cute Profile
  2. He Is a Famous Dancer in Gwangju
  3. He Formed the SOPE-ME Duo With Suga
  4. He Is the Reason Why "Jimin Got No Jams"
  5. He Is Afraid of Snakes
  6. He Loves Saying, "I'm Your Hope. I'm Your Angel. I'm J-hope!"
  7. Sometimes, He Is Evil!
  8. His Most Embarrassing Moment Was Very Relatable
  9. He's Part of the VHope Couple
  10. He Is the Sunshine of BTS


1. He Has a Cute Profile

Here are some basic facts about J-Hope.

  • His real name is Jung Ho-seok.
  • He was born on February 18, 1994.
  • His hometown is in Gwangju.
  • His favorite number is seven.
  • His favorite color is green.
  • Other members say that J-Hope is a really friendly person.
  • Jin thinks J-Hope is like a beagle puppy because he is untidy at home and likes clinging onto others.
J-Hope dancing.

J-Hope dancing.

2. He Is a Famous Dancer in Gwangju

There is a popular saying that great dancers are great because of their passion rather than their technique. Dance is the hidden language of the soul, so dancing passionately with all your heart makes your heart and body sway with music. There's no doubt that J-Hope is a skilled dancer. Even before he became an idol, he was a popular dancer in his hometown of Gwangju.

V confirmed that J-Hope was a famous dancer who won an underground dance battle and performed at a festival in Gwangju. He says, "I can confirm this. While enrolling at Korea Arts School, there were lots of trainees coming from different districts. When I debuted with Bangtan, my friends asked me 'J-Hope hyung, is he the one from that dance academy in Gwangju?' That’s how famous he was.”

Ho-seok himself says that he was a part of a street dance team named NEURON. He has said, “While promoting underground with my street dance team, I did a lot of popping. In popping, there’s another sub-genre called Boogaloos and that was the one I did the most. I got a lot of prizes and performed a lot while promoting. If Rap Monster rapped underground, I danced underground.”

J-Hope can dance to any kind of music. He likes dancing so much, and he is incredibly good at it. Even the dance moves from famous girl groups is just a warm-up for him! Ho-seok also revealed that he's been interested in dancing since his childhood days. “In middle school, while I studied, I also did my best learning how to dance! I received various awards with my performances and I remember that was also pretty famous between my friends (laughs).”

The greatest vocal unit. Ever.

The greatest vocal unit. Ever.

3. He Formed the SOPE-ME Duo With Suga

J-Hope became an idol because he is talented in dancing and rapping. He is one of the three rappers in the rapper line of BTS. However, Hobi wanted to be a vocalist as well. Since Hobi is a man full of hope, he made sure that his dreams wouldn't die. He did not just want to be the rapper of BTS.

Thus, the SOPE-ME duo with Suga was formed. These two are the best rappers turned vocalists in the history of K-pop. J-Hope showed the world his golden voice. Suga and J-Hope showed their vocal skills on their hit song 'I Was Able to Eat Well'.

The term "SOPE" is a combination of "Suga" and "Hope," and it is also a combination of two different personalities that totally understand each other. These two are just like real brothers who like taking care of one another. During their trainee days, Suga said, "J-Hope looks bright, likes to joke around, but he's pretty delicate. In other words, he can't handle stress very well, that's why I check up on him." On the other hand, J-Hope says, "Suga acts cold but he's a manly man with a warm heart." They really understand each other, don't they?

But for Yoonseok shippers, the SOPE-ME duo is more than just a comedy sub-unit of BTS. As we all know, Suga is the swag master of the group, and he always acts like he doesn't care about anything else besides sleep and music. He is always seen as an unmotivated person who likes to lay down all day with no interest of meeting other people. But Yoonseok shippers are sharp enough to detect how Suga changes whenever he is with J-Hope. He smiles a lot, laughs like crazy, and starts showing his dorky side when J-Hope is with him. They believe that they are the perfect 'OTP' because they make up for the weakness of each other.



There are many moments that prove that these two make the best duo ever. When Yoongi learned that Hobi was spending New Years' Eve alone, he gave up the chance to spend it with his family and went to cheer up the lonely Hobi. Hobi said, "Suga called me to ask if I was fine. I replied saying that I'm bored because I'm all alone, and then after a while, Suga came to the dorm with chicken in his hand! I was so touched at that time. I fell for him without even realizing it. If I was a girl, I would definitely fall in love!"

But it seems like Hobi is not the only one who likes Suga. In fact, Yoongi said that Hobi's sister is pretty because she looks like Hobi with long hair. He said, "I've seen her several times and she's honestly just Hoseok with long hair so that's why I'm saying she's pretty."

Can you see the ship sailing wonderfully?

"Jimin, you got no jams."

"Jimin, you got no jams."

4. He Is the Reason Why "Jimin Got No Jams"

You're not an ARMY member if you do not know the most famous phrase of Bangtan: Jimin, you got no jams.

From the very start, Jimin was not supposed to be jam-less. He is always seen playing around with V. When they're together, they do the craziest stuff to their hyungs. He is also a talented vocalist and dancer. Jimin likes to take care of the group members, especially Jungkook. He was full of jams until the day when Bangtan went to Los Angeles, and J-Hope found out that he was really jam-less.

RM was the one who said the phrase, but it was J-Hope who said that Jimin was not a fun person. While sitting on a plane, Hobi took a video of the group trying to speak in English. He first asked RM, who is very fluent in English, to speak. Having a hard time with the English master, Hobi talked to Jimin, and this is where it all started.

Jimin was speaking fluently in English at first, but when Hobi asked him why he looked so happy, he paused for a long time, trying to think hard of what to say. Because Jimin couldn't answer, Hobi said, "Oh Jimin is very no fun!" and he looked to RM. RM uttered the phrase that changed the history of Bangtan. He said, "Jimin, you got no jams", which means Jimin is a boring person. It is actually derived from the Korean phrase, "Jaemiobseo", where "jaemi" means fun. It sounds like jam, and "obseo" means "no", so translating it into English, it became "no jams".

J-Hope and the snake.

J-Hope and the snake.

J-Hope did not enjoy meeting the snake.

J-Hope did not enjoy meeting the snake.

5. He Is Afraid of Snakes

Probably the most terrifying experience in J-Hope's life is when he met a big snake in Kota Kinabalu! It seemed like Hobi was scared of the reptile, and he had a hard time when Bangtan went to the zoo! While other members had no problem with it (JK and V are snake tamers), Hobi looked like he was being tortured by the sight of the snake. The creature touched his skin and wrapped its body around his neck. Feeling terrified, he put on a fake smile.

Don't worry, Hobi. We are so proud of you!

6. He Loves Saying, "I'm Your Hope. I'm Your Angel. I'm J-Hope!"

During their After School Club era, J-Hope's most famous line came when he introduced himself. He loved saying "I'm your hope" every time his name was mentioned.

His stage name matches his personality and brings laughter and joy to the show.

Indeed, his overflowing cuteness and undying aegyo is so strong! But did you ever think about when J-Hope turns into J-Nope? When his energy depletes and he cannot do the things he likes, he becomes a cute ball that you would love to cuddle.

There was a time when Hobi didn't take a shower after their 10 hours of intense dance rehearsals. Feeling tired and lazy, he was lying down on the bed and enjoying his time surfing the web. Suga asked him, "Hey, don’t you want to take shower?” Because Hobi always thinks he is clean and neat, he automatically responded as if he would definitely take a shower. The moment goes like this.

J-Hope: Hyung, you know I always take a shower! I’ll do it in five minutes! I can’t sleep without a shower!

Suga: Ah. Alright.

But in the end, Hobi fell asleep with his laptop in his bed. He forgot to take a shower because he was already too tired!

Is this evil J-hope?!

Is this evil J-hope?!

7. Sometimes, He Is Mischievous!

An interview with Jimin shows that Hobi can be a little mischievous. That's pretty surprising for someone who has no jams.

Jimin acknowledges how his hyung is a nice person. He said, "J-Hope is bright guy, he laughs a lot and has become hopeful like his name. J-Hope has good energy that effects everyone in a good way, and I think J-Hope is awesome. People think he’s always nice and innocent." Most fans used to think the same way. However, it seems like there's something we should know about Jimin's experience. He continued, "But inside his smiley face, there’s an evil living there. J-Hope winds me up all the time, but he never stops smiling even when he does that. But you can never punch someone who looks so happy like that. One day, I was sleeping and all of sudden he poked me and shook me saying, ‘Jiiiimiiiiiiiin, wake up and play with me!’ So, I woke up. But right after I opened my eyes, he just grinned at me and went back to sleep like nothing happened." That is so annoying, right? But Jimin said, "Ahhh! I can never say anything to him cause he’s older than me!"

J-Hope loves his pranks.

J-Hope loves his pranks.

This was not the only prank Jimin suffered. "He told me he would give me a massage, and started squeezing the back of my neck, but it gets tighter and tighter! He was smiling then too! At the end I was getting upset, but he didn’t stop it. He was doing it even harder and said, ‘This will relax your muscles.’ Then, when I was sitting down at the rehearsal room during the break, he head locked me. He hit me once and left the room, so I looked at him with a serious face for a second. He came to the room only after three seconds and gave me some mischievous hugs and said, ‘Jimin! Are you upset at me? Are you? You are not! Aren’t you?’ Chuckling hard, he left room after 10 seconds. What should I do with him?”

Hobi must've feeling so happy at that time that he forgot to be gentle to Jimin. Prankster Hobi hyung is so cute!

J-Hope with his swag.

J-Hope with his swag.

8. His Most Embarrassing Moment Was Very Relatable

Can you guess the most embarrassing moment in J-Hope's life?

It was not a mistake during a performance. It was not a wardrobe malfunction while dancing on stage. It all happened inside an elevator.

During the first episode of BTS Rookie King, there was a prank plotted for the members. There was a hidden camera inside the elevator. They were instructed to show their talents inside the elevator. Each of them were recorded one by one, so nobody had an idea that it would be a prank. During their solo performance inside the lift, it would suddenly stop, the door would open, and a very attractive woman would come in. The members were put in an extremely awkward situation. They stopped dancing and became silent as the woman started to cry. Their faces seemed so helpless, but the most embarrassed one was our J-Hope!

When you feel shy or embarrassed, just remember that J-Hope was more embarrassed in front of a sexy woman. He was doing his fly dance inside the elevator when the woman saw him. He was lying on the ground, with his legs in the air and his arms spread like an eagle. It must have been a shocking sight for the woman! Hobi felt so embarrassed at that time, so he started to explain the situation. He wanted so desperately to let the woman understand that he was filming and that he wasn't crazy. But the woman paid no attention, and she started crying. J-Hope didn't understand what was going on. Later, he couldn't help but just laugh about what happened.



9. He's Part of the VHope Couple

The VHope couple had its humble beginnings in 2013. Back when they were still rookies, they had the show Rookie King where they played the game 'Unlucky King' as part of their Chuseok special. During game six, a challenge to re-enact the famous kiss scene from the 2008 movie A Frozen Flower. The unlucky king chosen to play the role of Joo Jin-mo was J-Hope. The unluckier member chosen to play Jo In-sung was V. Hope Jin-mo seemed determined to do the kiss! But our poor baby V In-sung seemed so burdened!

But the fandom does not end here. A year later, Bangtan played a game called 'Dangyunhaji,' which is a famous game from the variety show X-Man. The game's objective is to have two players make a statement to each other, one being something they could not agree on. If somebody cannot say 'of course.' because the statement is too hard to accept, he will lose. During the game, V and J-Hope faced each other, and, remembering the kissing scene that they had a year ago, the game went like this.

  • V: You like me, right?
  • J-Hope: (laughing, can't answer quickly) Of course. I'll ask you something serious. That time, you enjoyed the kiss, did you? Your lips were trembling! I thought his lips were a hand phone on vibrate. I felt the vibration.
  • V: (trying to compose himself) Of course.
  • J-Hope: You enjoyed it?
  • V: You know that you're getting noisier by the second, right?
  • J-Hope: Of course. (serious) You... (laughs) That time... you... (laughs) You stuck out your tongue during the kiss, didn't you?
  • V: (panic) When did I even...? (walked away and faced the wall)

But of course, that didn't really happen. J-Hope said it himself that he just said it for the sake of winning. In the end, his irrational story made him the victor of the game.

J-Hope during a concert.

J-Hope during a concert.

10. He Is the Sunshine of BTS

With all the energy inside his body, there's no doubt that J-Hope is the sunshine of the group. He is the energy vitamin and the mood maker of Bangtan. He is the member that connects the hyung line and the maknae line. Happiness for Hobi is his freedom. He likes being his true self. His three main requirements for happiness are family, good health, and love.

RM described J-Hope as a very amazing person. He said, “If I’m fire, J-Hope is water. he’s good at turning off my bad habits. He’s really sociable, so he’s good at mixing with others and our group members.” Though Hobi nags him like a mom sometimes, RM would say, “Okay. I won’t do that anymore.” Now most of RM's bad habits are fixed thanks to Hobi.

Even Jimin’s first impression about his J-Hope hyung shows how kind he is. “The first person I met was J-Hope. He was very friendly to me, ‘Excuse me, Jimin’. So I remembered J-Hope the most.” His stage name is so perfect for him as he brightly gives hope to the other members, and of course, to the ARMY!

What's Your Favorite Thing About J-Hope?

Did you have fun with J-Hope? What do you like the most about him?

Goodbye, sunshine!

Goodbye, sunshine!

Questions & Answers

Question: Why is J-hope so handsome?

Answer: As an idol, J-hope surely has a skincare routine to maintain his glowing skin. Plus, his energetic and cheerful personality helps him look more handsome.

© 2017 Mare-sensei


genesis on August 27, 2020:

j-hope i love you so much i hope you are safe just now i love yo so much you are my bias from the group i hope i mate you some time son bye i like you so much :)

Shreya Vantipir on August 10, 2020:

I love my j hope so much

Anonymous on May 15, 2020:

"I hate snakeu"

Rosè Afroz on April 25, 2020:

Hobi is my bias! He's so cute! I love the evil Hobi here. That's like the cutest thing ever! Hobi is such a energetic, lovable and amazing person and he is perfect at dancing! He dosen't deserve any hates to be honest, he only deserve a lot of loves from Armys!

J-hope is CUTE on April 18, 2020:

I love him and all of bts they are WEALLY CUTE

Sofia on April 13, 2020:

Among the bts members, I love j-hope the most bcoz he is so funny n he look so cute. Everytime I watch their videos he makes me laugh like crazy. But j hope you look so perfect in red dresses ☺️☺️ Love you my sunshine

Jhopes_mum_ on March 28, 2020:

I don't know why I read these because at this point its an addiction

I literally know about everything in this article

April on March 20, 2020:

J-hope and sugacare cute singing together and j-hope and his sister do look like it if they were twins

HoneyFlower on March 19, 2020:

Hoseok inspires me because even though he has gone through really hard times in his life, he is still always smiling and being strong for others. Although he probably may still be hurting deep down inside, he puts on a brave face. He really shows that happiness and joy doesn't come from your life circumstances, but from choice. I'm going through a really difficult time in my life right now and I often don't see the point in staying alive. But then I remember people like Hoseok, who start from nothing, are ridiculed constantly and relentlessly but still choose to keep on going and achieve something huge. That goes for all of BTS, they all have their strengths, but I find it particularly amazing that Hoseok can be so bright and happy all the time and lift up the spirits of the other members, while still being under the constant stress of maintaining a certain image. I think most of us can really learn something from him. I really mean it when I see BTS is one of the main things keeping me alive.

lara diawa on November 13, 2019:

i love him so mush

HOPE_SUNSHINE on October 08, 2019:

I love jhope he’s my bias

Nabeeha NJ on June 03, 2019:

I love my hobi his very funny person I saw in my life first time his very kind heart and very precious to me

MArie_Sonyeondan on March 12, 2019:

I love this man . He is the only one man i love 100%

Denielle Abolencia on March 01, 2019:

It's amazing how the heart wants what it wants. When I chose Jhope as my bias, it was because the first time I saw him, I thought "he is very passionate and energetic. He's got the moves of someone who has loved dancing since he was young." It was only after that I found out he was also the funny one (You know what I mean). A guy with a sense of humor is the best!

Serena on December 25, 2018:

My favourite member is j hope. If I could choose to have one more thing in life it would be a big brother like j hope.

Crisah on December 17, 2018:

j hope is my bias. I love you so much j hope

I love you J_ hope you are my miracle on December 15, 2018:

Thank you Bts I love you

Km on November 29, 2018:

OMG I never thought of him being that evil. I got to see him as a serious and concentrated and focused person

J-Hope lover on November 11, 2018:

I love this man so much. More than I can say!

I love jhope on November 03, 2018:

He is my bias..... I love him veryyyyyyyy much....

Bts on October 29, 2018:

I love you j hope.

i live for BTS on October 23, 2018:

i love him so much he is the reasson why i love the sun when i say sun i mean him

.,. i guess my name is retard on September 01, 2018:

I Love you sugaaaaa

Why am I jealous of jhope because everyone likes him on August 25, 2018:

I love him so much ♥️♥️

다이아나 on June 13, 2018:

He’s too fluffy!!!! When I was in the position of Jimin, I will never get annoyed cause he’s just soooooo damn CUTEEEEE Wah!!! My Hearteu!!!

LoveAndPeace on May 25, 2018:

I JUST LOVE HIM SO MUCH I AM SO THANKFULL TO THIS SUNSHINE AND BTS I LOVE THEM ALL But hobi got me through so many things I respect him and am gratefull to him and ofc everyone in bts for everything may they and their loved ones have a wonderfull and beautiful life

I hate myself on May 10, 2018:

Isn't it nice to live in a world with 2 suns

E on April 13, 2018:

i love him

Sid on February 07, 2018:

I just simply love J-Hope. He is really cute and sweet..He is my favourite

kixo on January 26, 2018:

i love him

Yuki Dreamer on January 10, 2018:

J-Hope is such an inspiration!! I cant believe how amazing he is!! he reminds me of myself soooo much!!

He is my hope, he is my angel, he is..


Julia on January 06, 2018:

J-Hope your my love/Hope

Mourin on December 26, 2017:

I like him Sooooooo Muchhhh

Sophie on November 15, 2017:

I love this so much thank you

vasty ramengmawii on October 22, 2017:

I love jungkook and v you are my star

faith mary flores on September 26, 2017:

I Love J-Hope So Much He Is My Angel

T.Laltlanthangi on September 14, 2017:

I love you j-hope , you are my star

Ange on August 28, 2017:

I love hobi

HL on July 29, 2017:

"Happiness for Hobi is his freedom. He doesn’t care about the standards, and likes being his true self."

Classic Aquarius. Love this beautiful, free spirited little sunshine.

Lilybaby on May 30, 2017: