Fans and members of BTS agree: without the amazing leadership of RM, they wouldn’t be where they are right now. Much of the group’s success can be owed to Namjoon.
He works silently and diligently to ensure his group members and fans get what they want and deserve – even when his efforts often go unrecognized.
Indeed, there’s no better leader BTS can ask for than RM. He’s the bread and butter of the group. So, if you’re interested in becoming part of the BTS family, you need to educate yourself about their leader.
Without further ado, here’s everything you need to know about RM’s age, height, parents, and siblings!
As of this writing, Kim Namjoon (otherwise known as RM from BTS) is 27 years old. He will be celebrating his 28th birthday this coming September 12. Moreover, RM is also the third oldest member of the group, just a few years behind Suga and Jin.
RM is the last member to make up the hyung line of BTS. For those unfamiliar with the Korean word, hyung is used to describe older members of a KPOP group. The other members are usually reserved for the maknae line.
It was reported that RM started his rapping career as early as 13 years old, signing up at amateur rapping competitions and producing self-composed mixtapes.
It’s impressive and inspiring how much dedication RM already had towards his passion as a rapper. Most people haven’t even thought about their future careers at 13!
Ironically enough, RM, the leader of BTS, also happens to be the tallest member, measuring at around 5’11’’ or 181cm. His height is even more apparent whenever he poses for a picture with his fellow members. In fact, he makes Jimin, who is 5’9’’ in height, look like a tiny baby!
If we compare RM’s measurements to the average height of South Korean men, it can be deduced that he’s taller than average. For reference, statistics show that most men in South Korea are only 174cm tall.
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First, RM’s parents were initially unsupportive of his dreams of becoming a popular rapper. But then, RM had a critical conversation with her mother that made him earn his parent’s approval:
“My grades were about a 5000th place in the country. If I wanted to keep going the path I was, I would’ve been a successful man with a job. So I asked my mom if she prefers a son that was 1st in what he likes or a son that was in 5000th place. That conversation resulting in my mom allowing me to chase my dreams.”
RM also revealed that when he hit a rough patch weeks before BTS’ debut, it was his father who convinced him to never give up on his dreams:
“There was a time when I ran away, six months before our debut. When my father saw me, he spent two and a half hours persuading me to go back. He told me, ‘I know you’re someone who wants to be there and has to be there. If you come back here then you’re going to resent me for the rest of your life.’ I still remember that.”
There’s no question how much RM loves his parents because of their unconditional support. The same can be said of his younger sister, Kim Kyung Min.
We’re curious to know what you think about RM! Share your thoughts about the BTS leader in the comments section below.
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