One of the most fan-favorite members of BTS is Suga. The group's rapper is not only known for his extraordinary talent but his incredible act of kindness, too.
As BTS is now continuously conquering the world, get to know more about Suga, aka August D. Take a trip down memory lane and see his journey from his trainee days to his success.
It looks like Suga is naturally kindhearted. Jihoon, better known as Brightoon, who trained with BTS before, revealed on his YouTube channel that the 27-year-old never hesitated to help him when he got sick.
When he started throwing up in the middle of the night, Suga came in to check him, called a taxi, and brought him to the hospital when he saw he was not well. According to Koreaboo, he still paid for his hospital bills and stayed with him all night despite the lack of money.
As a trainee, Suga didn't have the budget to support himself. So, he decided to take part-time jobs to have the extra cash. He used this to make ends meet and pay for his education.
With all the hardships, he almost gave up. Fortunately, the Big Hit Entertainment founder Bang Si Hyuk helped him. He gave Suga the time he needed to rest and recover after shoulder surgery and paid for his tuition fees.
From here, his life was about to change.
Suga was the second member to join BTS next to RM, Style Caster noted. He started as a Big Hit Entertainment producer and then tried his luck by auditioning for a rap competition that the company hosted, called Hit It.
Though he didn't win the grand prize--only second place--he managed to impress the Bit Hit Entertainment bosses. He then got an offer to be a trainee.
Luckily, in 2010, at the age of 17, he officially became a part of BTS. At the time, he said Hyuk told him he didn't have to dance and only had to rap as part of the group.
However, Little did Suga know that he would be dancing the most complicated dance moves in K-Pop history.
The Success Of BTS
YouTuber Bit-Hoon, another former Big Hit Entertainment trainee, revealed what made BTS different from other groups. He said these boys didn't compete with each other despite the financial problems and their living conditions, per KBI Zoom.
At the time, Namjoon gathered them to stress the importance of friendly competition. Whoever debuted first, the most important thing for them was to support each other.
Amid the intense competition in the world of K-Pop today, RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook are all "sincere and passionate," and this what made them successful.