BTS’s V is known to be a family guy who wants to be like his dad in many ways. Throughout his journey of becoming a K-Pop idol, he has received continuous support and love from his dad who respected any decision he made.
In a London interview, he revealed once again how important his dad was in becoming who he is today.
Who is your childhood hero?
Like I’ve always said, my hero is my dad. There’s always this moment where you say ‘wow’ and even the smallest actions seem cool. I was raised by my grandma and my dad came home on the weekends. There was this coin box in the car that was used to pay at the tollgate and my dad would grab a bunch of coins and give them to me. At that young age, I thought ‘my dad is the best!’. It’s all because of my dad’s support that I am here today.
What gave you strength when you felt like giving up?
I would have to say the members and my family. Every time I felt like giving up and fell into a slump, the members really gave me a lot of strength. I also talked about my dilemmas to my dad for the first time back then and he told me that he would support me no matter what decision I made and that gave me a lot of strength.
아빠 차에 있던 톨게이트 동전박스에서 한움큼 동전을 주는게 좋았다던 행복했던 어린 태형이와 힘들면 안해도 괜찮아 어떤길이든 아빠가 응원해줄게 말해줬다던 묵직하고 따뜻한 아빠의 위로가 떠올라서 눈물이 날것같았던 인터뷰.. 태형이는 이미 영웅을 닮아가고 있어💜pic.twitter.com/sWnbL8epFC
— matsuko🍯🌰 (@taetae_Pteryong) September 25, 2020
Even in previous interviews you can see that he has always talked about his dad and how big of an influence he was to him. He even once shared his phone background photo being his parents!
V: Dad look at my phone background photo. Isn’t it cool~
He always believed that his dad was his biggest hero and that everything he did looked cool and great. Even his motto was to be like his dad. The clips below show just how much he leans on his parents for love and support.
This clip is of V while he was sick with a cold. You can hear him saying “Mom~~” in a sweet voice, showing how much he misses her.
감기 걸려서 코 훌쩍거리며 엄마한테 전회하는 태형이
감기 걸리고 아프니 엄마가 보고싶었쪄ㅠㅠ 에구 지쨔 울 애기 아껴만 주고싶어ㅠㅠㅠ pic.twitter.com/aaGMOrH93Q
— 말랑 (@_malangtae) November 15, 2019
He even asks the camera director to help him find his father in the crowd during a concert.
181231 MBC 가요대제전
— 오프더렉 (@OFFTHEREC_V) December 31, 2018
The power of family will always be the strongest source of support and love that one can have and it seems like V understands and knows this very well!