Black and white picture of Kim Taehyung

Inspiration on being yourself: Kim Taehyung

It came to me, on a rainy afternoon as I made my way through the streets of Lisbon, that there is one thing I have been wanting to write about for a while – in urgency, leaving a tickle on the tips of my fingers and my mind racing with words just dying to be written. That one thing – or, rather, one person – is Kim Taehyung.

Odds are you have not heard of him. If that is indeed the case, then I am so glad you are reading this! You get to discover someone new, and, hopefully, feel inspired by him like I do.

Kim Taehyung photograohed by himself in mirror

At first glance, Kim Taehyung is a pretty face (like really fucking pretty, though). On second glance he is an ambiguous character with a smile that will make you happy, and his head in the clouds. After a while, if you care to pay attention, he becomes the most interesting book you will read – with the bonus of having a beautiful cover.

The basics are, he is a 21 year-old korean guy who belongs to one of the biggest and most famous acts of Kpop (short for korean pop), a group called BTS. He is a singer and a dancer on paper. But really, Taehyung is an all around Artist. He has what I value the most in people: a curiosity to explore the world, the open mindedness to see it from his unique perspective, and fearlessness to show his failed attempts and trials.

Jeon Jungkook photograohed by Kim Taehyung on a balcony

Jeon Jungkook portrait by Kim Taehyung
Jeon Jungkook captured by Kim Taehyung

What I have been finding the most inspiring about Kim Taehyung lately, though, is his passion for photography. The truth is, he has been blessed by both the face of a model and the eye of a photographer. He doesn’t just pose, nor does he just snap pictures. He is able to awaken a wide range of different emotions in you, whether that is in front or behind the camera.

Truth is, if there is one person who should really have an Instagram account, that would be Taehyung. Sadly, he does not. But you can keep up with his amazing self over on the BTS group twitter acount @bts_twt (which I highly recommend).

Kim Taehyung photograohed by himself in mirror

One day, I would like to have the confidence that he has, to be so unapologetically myself. Honestly, there is nothing more attractive and inspiring in a person. I guess, in the end, it’s not his voice, not his dance skills, not even his photography, that impact me the most – it’s his capacity to love himself.

He is a role model when it comes to embracing who you are.

And I wish him all the best.

Do you have someone who has been a source of inspiration to you lately? Let me know in the comments!


19 thoughts on “Inspiration on being yourself: Kim Taehyung”

  1. I love him!!! One of my role-models! I am stunned by his beauty and inspired by his mind; must have him on my wall for daily reminders of how to be.

    Thank you for such a nicely written post, Maia. Loved it.

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    1. I was just gonna say you could get a quote by him on your wall and then I realized he really doesn’t say that many inspiring things – he shows! He’s a visual guy. Amazing!

      Thank you for such a nicely written comment, Vika. ❤

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  2. Aaah I just discovered this post!!! How did I miss it!?
    And I’m so happy I read it – it’s so lovely that you have such a strong role model and someone you really admire and I had a pleasure reading about him. Also, you gave me some thoughts on that beauty of being yourself thing!
    Amazing post, as always, Maia!
    💛 Laura

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    1. How did I miss replying to this until now?

      I really do admire him, he is quite an inspiration in my daily life.

      Thank you, love!


  3. I think this may be one of my favourite posts I have read in a while. I am so happy to see someone write something so beautiful about such a beautiful person. I agree with every word and I hope you do not mind me sharing this lovely post ❤

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  4. K so I actually needed this really bad, and I clicked on it ’cause Tae is my bias, but it actually impacted me much harder than just me liking a K-Pop star. I should really start taking tips from him. Thank you sooo much ❤

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