What is it like being voted the world’s most handsome man consecutively between 2017 and 2022 at the young age of 26 and competing with the best-known Hollywood hunks to grab the first spot? The very popular K-pop idol V (born Kim Tae-Hyung), is modest and dismissive about the title conferred upon him – never letting it blow his mind!
V– as fans get curious — stands for ‘Victory’ and is his stage name. He is not only an outstanding singer with a deep and husky voice but also excels as a dancer, songwriter, and saxophonist. If you didn’t know already, he has also starred in the popular K-drama ‘Hwarang,’ and that speaks about his acting skills too.
All the other band members unanimously agree that V is also the most outgoing one amongst them with the largest female following. He is fond of everything nice and expensive and that is not too hard to guess from his endless shopping sprees at Gucci outlets.
The one who popularized ‘I Purple You’ (which translates to ‘I will trust and love you for a long time’) for the BTS Army, is also the most grounded as he welcomes his fans with open arms and without any reservations even at his residence in Seoul.
If you are a die-hard fan of this extremely talented and charming young man, the following tips may help you to reach out to him.
Reach Out to Manager and Publicist
Celebrities are brands in their own rights, more if they are global stars with admirers from the 7 to 70 age bracket. If you are yearning to do an interview with V, want him to be the face of your event or product, or pitch for a cause, you will have to get in touch with the group’s (BTS) manager/agent/publicist as they all share the same one. For the uninitiated, Big Hit Music is the label that manages the K-pop superstars, including V.
PR machinery works to get their clients closer to people representing the print and social media, writers, bloggers, and businessmen with an enterprise. It is from his PR agent that you are likely to get information about his availability for your proposal, and his pricing. Given their hectic schedule and frequent travel plans for international tours and concerts, the PR team’s defense could be a hard nut to crack in the first place. But nothing is too difficult if you have a clear agenda and timeline.
A strong conviction and clear communication skills will help you to get noticed among hundreds who will be vying with you to manage a date with V. The final nod from the management team (on behalf of V) can take weeks to take shape but it will be well worth your time and effort.
Connect Through Social Media Platforms
Social media is where fans go gaga over BTS’s recent album releases. It is also where BTS shares spoilers of their upcoming videos with their fans, updates on their international events and trips, and/or interesting aspects of their lives, secrets, and passions. For V – it is photography.
It is a tad unreasonable to expect this singing sensation to respond to all fan messages on his social media handles, but they still do tune into their pages every once in a while to drop personal notes of ‘thank yous’. They also respond to queries that they think should be addressed, so you might be in for some good luck if V personally chooses to answer yours. Check out BTS’ Facebook and Instagram pages. He is not on Twitter and YouTube though.
Write a Fan Mail
BTS has issued a statement where they have specified that they will not receive gifts from fans, however, they are open to receiving fan letters and requests for autographs and pictures.
The following is the updated version of their fan mail address:
Loans P.O BOX #1062
Donghwa Bldg Rm.201,
4 Wangsan-ro, Dongdaemun-gu,
Seoul, South Korea
Please remember to mention V’s (instead of BTS as a group) name so that he knows your letter is meant for him. Ensure that your letter is sent out in a standard-sized envelope, and you may choose to send a fanart as long as it fits snugly inside the envelope without making it bulky.
V is a warm and genuine person who loves to interact with all his fans. However, as celebrities get busier, their schedules and security get tighter which may stop them from reaching out to all their admirers as freely as they would have loved to.
We wish you all the very best in your endeavor!