On September 8, Vogue Korea officially announced that Kim Taehyung, aka V of BTS, will be gracing the cover of their October issue. He becomes the 1st BTS member to land a solo magazine cover since Chapter 2, or their 'solo era' began in June.
Vogue Korea defines Taehyung as the 'icon of an era' and 'the brightest icon representing our time,' both high praises coming from one of the world's most prestigious fashion magazines.
Within just five days of the 20-day pre-order period, Taehyung's Vogue Korea cover became the best-selling magazine released in 2022 on Ktown4u, the most popular K-pop online store for international fans. He records over 30,000 sales and counting.
Taehyung demonstrated his strong individual power by outselling his own group, which was featured in the January 2022 editions of Vogue and GQ Korea.
In his own photoshoot, Taehyung showed why he was top-model material and demonstrated the star power that made Vogue choose him as their cover model.
In addition, Taehyung maintains his all-kill ranking in pre-orders for several days in Korea's three largest bookstores: Aladin, Yes24, and Kyobobook.
He also continues to occupy the best-seller list of popular Japanese stores such as Qoo100 Japan, proving he is loved both domestically and internationally.
Fans are eagerly anticipating Vogue Korea's upcoming V content for the next two weeks, which includes his film teaser, full interview and editorial, and full film release.