The Origin of 'Worldwide Handsome'

Jun Ko, Dec. 11, 2017, 4:29 p.m.


From 'car door guy' to 'third one from the left', Jin of BTS has been come to be known as 'Worldwide Handsome'. The origin of the nickname was revealed to be a self-designated one; Jin admitted he was the one to bring the nickname to existence in the December 10th press conference for '2017 BTS Live Trilogy Episode III The Wings Tour Final'. He had introduced himself as 'Worldwide Handsome' before stating the origin of the nickname: "I gave myself (the name) 'Worldwide Handsome'. It's a nickname I came up with during an interview. Even I find it a little embarrassing to say, but many people like it, although I'm not worldwide handsome." He also jokingly added on that, "Ever since our debut, I've been calling myself good-looking. You could think of it as role-teaching." 

With the constant humbleness that many fans see in KPop in regards to appearance, the easygoing way that Jin refers to himself as 'Worldwide Handsome' can be seen as a breath of fresh air to some. After all, there is no shame in being confident of one's looks. It really is following in the words 'Love Yourself'. 

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