Here’s How Much BTS’s Jungkook Has Grown Since Debut, As Seen Through His Members’ Eyes

BTS‘s Jungkook is the maknae of the group and debuted just a few months before his sixteenth birthday! His members and ARMY have gotten to see him grow up to become an incredible artist and person over the years. Here is a look at just how much he’s grown using photos and videos posted by the members themselves!

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Jungkook from BTS. | Weverse

1. 2013

Jimin posted this photo of Jungkook holding up his birthday cake after they pranked him! Jungkook even cried from the prank, but he was comforted by his members who celebrated his special day with him.

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2. 2014

J-Hope posted some photos of Jungkook for his 17th birthday to greet the maknae! Jungkook’s red hair and the backwards cap just scream 2014. What a throwback!

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3. 2015

J-Hope posted this iconic video of Jungkook quoting RM‘s opening line in “Dope”: “Welcome, first time with BTS?” He wished Jungkook a happy birthday but then asked him to not be mad at him for posting this. This video will go down in BTS Twitter history!

정국아 생일축하해 #꾸기생일ㅊㅋ
호비형을 미워하지말아라 pic.twitter.com/sGkmgPUfbs

— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) August 31, 2015

And Suga posted this picture of Jungkook using a special pair of glasses to play a game on his phone while still keeping his head up straight! Total Gen-Z moment here.

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4. 2016

Jimin posted this video of Jungkook pulling a face for the camera on his 19th birthday! Jungkook’s shown his hilarious sense of humor more and more over the years.

Happy Birthday😚#꾹이생일ㅊㅋ#JIMIN pic.twitter.com/jeM6pQNIVS

— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) August 31, 2016

And here’s Jungkook blowing out the candles on his birthday cake! Jimin posted it with the lyrics of “Happy birthday” in the caption.

생일 축하합니다
사랑하는 전정국
생일 축하합니다#꾹이생일ㅊㅋ pic.twitter.com/zsk2M3xZNv

— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) August 31, 2016

5. 2017

Jin posted this totally meme-worthy pic of Jungkook back on his 20th birthday! He simply captioned it, “Jungkook is cool. -Jin

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On the other hand, posted this stunning black and white shot of Jungkook which was used as the art for Jungkook’s cover of “2U!”

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6. 2018

J-Hope posted this video of Jungkook singing in the park while the two shared a meal. Even though Jungkook was just playing around, he sounds amazing!

#Happy_JK_Day #홉필름 🎶😚 pic.twitter.com/C0LAY4YHH2

— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) August 31, 2018

7. 2019

V posted this picture of a super buff Jungkook posing for the camera with the simple caption, “JK HBD #🐯.”

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Meanwhile, Jimin greeted Jungkook with this adorably edited photo of him in front of his birthday cake!

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8. 2020

After the group celebrated their first #1 on Billboard‘s Hot 100, V posted this video of a very tired Jungkook! He wished Jungkook a happy birthday, but Jungkook was so ready to knock out.

정국이 생일축하해요이? pic.twitter.com/KhK7V6g79T

— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) September 1, 2020

9. 2021

For Jungkook’s 24th birthday, Jin and Suga greeted him through Weverse posts while RM posted on Twitter! J-Hope made a surprise appearance during his livestream to give him a cake and wish him a happy birthday. He may be all grown up now, but his hyungs love for him will never change!

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RM and Jungkook. | @bts_twt/Twitter

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