As we celebrate Kpop idol’s birthday, here are some interesting facts about Kim Taehyung that every ARMY should know: 

Born on December 30, 1995, in the city of Daegu, South Korea, V holds a special place in the hearts of fans and locals alike, who endearingly refer to him as the Daegu Prince. As a Capricorn, V aligns with the Year of the Pig in the Chinese zodiac, a classification that attributes qualities such as being easygoing, honest, trusting, educated, sincere, and brave according to the tenets of Chinese astrology. These characteristics contribute to the multifaceted persona of V, adding to his charm and appeal.

Guinness World Records noted that V set a record by reaching 1 million Instagram followers in just 43 minutes. Impressively, he soared to 10 million followers in only four hours and 52 minutes. As a Cartier brand ambassador, V also achieved another feat: the fastest time to reach 10 million Instagram followers.


The popular phrase ‘I purple you,’ widely embraced by both BTS and their devoted fanbase, ARMY, was originally introduced by V in November 2016. The inception of this heartfelt expression took place during BTS’ 3rd Muster fan meeting when V conveyed the sentiment. Explaining the significance, he noted that purple represents the final color of the rainbow and symbolizes a profound commitment to trust and love enduringly. In essence, ‘I purple you’ encapsulates a sentiment of enduring trust and love, as articulated by V during this memorable fan interaction.

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