BTS are the cover model for current events magazine "Shin DongA"
Jessica Lee, Sept. 29, 2017, 3:15 p.m.
"Shin DongA" is a current events magazine that mainly deals with societal issues and political issues. Generally, the magazine's cover model will be a significant political figure but the magazine bucked the tradition by featuring BTS on the cover.
Past cover models have been President Moon Jae In, Donald Trump, and Kim Jong Un. It's rare for a current events magazine to feature a K-pop group but their immense global popularity may be the reason why the group is featured on the cover. BTS is currently in the middle of promotions for "Love Yourself: Her."
Back in August, "Weekly Chosun" made the same decision by featuring Wanna One's Kang Daniel.