Who is the Tallest BTS Member?

They’re one of the biggest boy bands in the world, but is BTS one of the tallest boy bands in the world? How tall all the members of this award-winning K-pop group? What are fans saying about the tallest and shortest BTS performers? Here’s what we know about the group members and each of their heights.

BTS performs 'DNA' onstage during the 2017 American Music Awards
BTS performs ‘DNA’ onstage during the 2017 American Music Awards | Photo by Chris Polk/AMA2017/Getty Images for dcp

Who is the tallest member of BTS?

On stage, they’re ten feet tall, but in real life, the members of BTS are pretty tall in terms of South Korean men. K-Pop Map found the height of each BTS member as of 2018. Mr. Worldwide Handsome, Jin, is the oldest and the second tallest member of BTS at 179cm.

Singers V and Jungkook are the same height, coming in at 178 cm. Other members in the middle, in terms of height, are rapper J-Hope, who is about 177cm, and rapper Suga, who is about 174 cm.

Even with their heights varying so much, the BTS members are considerably tall. According to Statista, the average height of males in South Korea between the ages of 19 and 24 for 2017 was 174.3 centimeters. That’s about 5 feet and 8 inches tall. One Twitter user said, “I don’t know why but I think, even though we know BTS individual length, I’d be surprised with how tall they actually are.”

RM is the tallest member of BTS

The tallest member of BTS is the leader of the group, RM. According to K-pop Map, this rapper is 181 centimeters tall, or about 5 feet 11 inches. RM, also known as Kim Namjoon, is also one of the smartest members of BTS, with a reported IQ of 148.

One Twitter user said, “… person who is blessed to see Namjoon in the wild: first of all, he is so tall, a long man, the longest of them all, he towers over the land, a gentle giant, we cry, we tremble, for his length hath no limit.” The shortest member of BTS is one of the singers, who often goes by his stage name, Jimin.

Who is the shortest member of BTS?

He’s BTS’ resident prince charming. Singer and dancer Jimin is the shortest member of BTS. According to K-pop Map, this performer is 173 cm, the smallest of all the idols in this boy band. Still, there are plenty of clips of Jimin picking up the taller members. There are even videos of Jimin trying to stand up straighter to be as tall as V.

“Last week a student asked me how tall I am and I said 173cm and she yelled, ‘ah, just like Jimin!’ But the sad part isn’t that she memorized how tall the members of BTS are. The sad part is that I, a 24-year-old, already knew that I’m the same height as Jimin,” joked one Twitter user.

However, some fans speculate that measurements provided by Google aren’t exact. The boys have been performing together for over five years. For some members, especially the youngest member, Jungkook, they’ve grown in height and muscle since the group’s debut.

Music by BTS, including Map of the Soul: Persona, is available on Spotify, Apple Music, and most streaming platforms.