Just when ARMYs were recovering from the concept pictures of BTS member J-Hope‘s upcoming track “Arson”, an unexpected development had them clutching their pearls for dear life!
Who could be the protagonist about to cover the August issue with purple hope? The main character with unexpected charms, the captain of maknae line, who likes to wear acorn bags! The loose shirt and the pretty hands remind you of someone, right? Comment below the name of the person you’re thinking of! Tomorrow, the cover of the August issue will be released on W’s Instagram.
On July 13, the “MORE” singer stunned fans by debuting his new look on W Korea’s Instagram page. With silver highlights, all-black attire, black nails, and chunky boots, J-Hope looks nothing short of a professional model, striking poses for his solo photoshoot with the magazine.
Though the caption on the teaser video says, “Guess who he is” ARMYs had no difficulty in identifying the BTS rapper right away. Consequently, within a few hours, the teaser garnered over 1.5 million views (topping any other video posted on the account recently)!
W Korea might have underestimated how well the fandom knows their boys.
JUNG HOSEOK is currently trending on worldwide Twitter at #7 after W Korea announced that j-hope will be on their August 2022 cover.
Judging by this screenshot (which we’re sharing for the sake of science), we can definitely see why!#jhope #Hobi #제이홉 pic.twitter.com/W0WTXdblOa
— The Hobi Lab (@thehobilab) July 13, 2022
On July 14, W Korea’s Instagram account posted the official cover pictures. Needless to say, fans needed several moments to process this new J-Hope look in all its glory.
like maybe i am crazy. pic.twitter.com/ajwhtGjP61
— mon⁷ 🃏 (@knjgIoss) July 14, 2022
can't believe new armys getting jung hoseok in unbuttoned shirts, silver highlights and chelsea boots for free, back in my days exposed forehead made us lose our sanity
— eshu⁷ semi ia (@gukieselca) July 14, 2022
Jack In The Box, J-Hope’s first solo album, is all set to release on July 15. The lead single MORE has already garnered critical praise and commercial success, cracking into the Billboard Hot 100 chart in its first week and becoming the #1 song on Spotify’s Top Songs Debut Global chart.
11M FOLLOWERS ON SPOTIFY first & only k-soloist to achieve this.#jhope_MORE Billboard achievements,
HOT 100 #82
GLOBAL 200 #15
GLOBAL 200 Excl. US. #12
Artist 100 Chart #73
World Digital Songs Chart #1
Alternatives Digital Songs Chart #2
— j-hope Charts¹²⁷ #JackInTheBox (@jhopescharts) July 12, 2022
J-Hope is also gearing up to headline the Lolapalooza music festival on July 31. Being an ARMY has never been a busier occupation it seems!
BTS surely weren’t kidding when they said the best is Yet to Come.
Read More: Jack In The Box made a debut elsewhere before the album’s official release!