Jeon Jungkook is a South Korean singer and dancer and is the youngest member of Korean boy band Bangtan Boys (BTS). He is mostly known for by his stage name Jungkook. He is an all-rounder performer of the group and has also covered many popular songs like We Don't Talk Anymore, Oh Holy Night, Lost Stars and Purpose.
Early life And Education of Jungkook
Jungkook was born Jeon Jeong-kook on 1st September 1997 and is 21 years old. He was born in Busan, South Korea. He belongs to Korean nationality and Asian ethnicity. Jungkook was raised alongside his older brother, Junghyun in Busan.
Jungkook attended Baek Yang Middle School and later enrolled in Seoul School of Performing Arts from where he graduated on 7th February 2017. He is currently studying at Global Cypher University majoring at broadcasting and entertainment.
In 2011, Jungkook auditioned for Superstar K, the South Korean talent show though he was not selected. Jungkook's career took off after he chose to sign with Big Hit Entertainment among the offers he got from seven entertainment companies.
In 2012, Jungkook moved to Los Angeles to train under professionals and improve his dance skills. The same year he appeared in Jo Kwon's 'I'm Da One' music video.
2013 to present: BTS Career
Jungkook made his debut as a BTS member on June 12, 2013, with the release of the single 2 Cool 4 Skool alongside other band members Suga, Jin, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Rap-Monster (RM).
Jungkook also released two solo tracks under BTS, first one a pop track entitled as Begin on the 2016 album Wings. And the second one, a Future bass track entitled as Euphoria. The band then released back to back hit songs such as Love Yourself: Answer, Not Today, Fake Love, DNA and many more.
The band managed to gain national as well as international fans and did several stage shows and tours all around the world. The group has won many awards which include Melon Music Awards, Golden Disk Awards, Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards, and Seoul Music Awards.
The band also became the first Koren music band to receive a prize at the American Music Awards; they were also awarded a fifth-class Hwagwan Order of Cultural Merit for spreading Korean and language from the President of South Korea.
Jungkook has done many solo projects. He collaborated with many Korean singers Yoon-Kwon, Joon-woo Kang, Wendy of Red Velvet, Sandeul, Jo-han Kim and many more including some political leaders.
Jungkook has released many cover songs of famous artist such as Justin Beiber, Adam Levine, Tori Kelly, Troye Sivan and many more. Jungkook has also appeared on Celebrity Bromance and was also cast in the show the pilot episode of Flower Crew, King of Mask Singer in episode 71 and 72, respectively.
On November 6, 2018, Jungkook alongside American singer Charlie Puth performed We Don't Talk Anymore during the first MBC Plus X Genie Music Awards. He was also ranked at the 8th most preferred idol of the year via a survey conducted by Gallup Korea in 2018.
Jungkook's Personal Life
Jeon Jungkook is not married and has no children but was involved in many rumors about affairs with many celebrities. However, he was said to be dating Park Se Won, his high school sweetheart. One of his fans made their relationship public via an image. However, it was never confirmed.
Who is Jungkook Dating?
Throughout Jungkook' career, he is linked with many girls for being his girlfriends. He was said to be dating Park Se Won, Jung Chae Yeon, Min Jisoo, Jeong Ye In, and Ko So Hyun. Although not a single rumors were confirmed by Jungkook or them.
Jungkook is currently single and is not involved in any kind of relationship.
Rumors and Controversies
Jungkook was also rumored to be hurting himself when a particular photo of Jungkook with self-harm marks on his wrists went viral on the internet. However, it was cleared that the scar appeared due to a game he played with his band members which involved hitting the wrist of the loser.
Jungkook's Body Measurements and Social Media Profile
Jeon Jungkook stands 5 feet 10 inches tall in height and weighs around 67 kgs. Jungkook has fair skin and a cute looking face. His eye color and hair is black however his hair color changes according to his style and dresses. He is also a black belt in Taekwondo.
Jungkook is active on Instagram under then name bts.jungkook with more than 5.6 million followers as of early 2019. He doesn't have an official Twitter and Facebook account however there are many fan-made pages and accounts under his name.
Jungkook's Net Worth and Earning
According to a survey in 2019, Jungkook's net worth is estimated to be around $8 million, although it is not official. Likewise, BTS has an estimated net worth of $40 million.
Jungkook also owns a Jaguar which ranges from $36,995 to $75,700 and a Volkswagen which costs around $18,45 to $39,785.