Role : Rapper, Dancer
J-hope is a former JYP trainee, auditioned together with B.A.P.'s Youngjae. Before his audition, was underground dancer. J-hope joined Bangtan Boys in 2011.
He received his stage name from his producers, who took the first letter of his surname and added "hope" to it, due to him being the "hopeful" member of the group. His stage name is also linked to Pandora's box which, according to Greek mythology, bears only hope when no other content remains.