SEOUL – K-pop boyband BTS superstar V has taken social media by storm once again.
On Thursday (September 8), the 26-year-old heartthrob — whose real name is Kim Taehyung — posted a photo to Instagram of himself lounging shirtless in the sun. The caption was blank other than an emoji of an uncertain face.
There was also a second photo on the set. First black and white variation.
Although the image looks pretty low-key and only shows part of his undressed back, his 50 million followers went wild with this unprecedented display of skin.
BTS has maintained a largely chaste image since their debut in 2013.
The post received over 13 million likes in less than 24 hours, and bandmate J-Hope also responded with emojis (shocked face, expanded ellipsis, and fire). has been sent.
On Twitter, the BTS ARMY fanbase went all out to celebrate the moment.
“I am in real tears,” wrote one fan.
Another said, “If Taehyung is thinking of posting a front view of him sitting at a table shirtless, I’ll show him what looks crazy.”
The post marks the first time V has graced the October cover of Vogue Korea and the first time a member of BTS has graced the cover of Vogue alone.
Sharp-eyed netizens have noticed that Vogue Korea Editor-in-Chief Kwang Ho Shin shared an Instagram story on Friday (September 9), teasing that “V2 is coming soon.”
V is well aware of the social media frenzy.
When Instagram was launched in December last year, it broke the Guinness World Records for the fastest 1 million visitors (43 minutes) and 10 million visitors (4 hours 52 minutes).