Jungkook, whose real name is Jeon Jung-kook, is a member of the South Korean boyband sensation BTS. The youngest among seven men, who have earned musical success as a chart-topping group, Jungkook is known as the group’s “golden maknae,” which translates to the youngest, and some say, the cutest.

The singer, who is almost 22 years old, is the band’s main vocalist. The group’s female fans are usually drawn to him on stage because of his notable dancing skills and his good looks.

But as with many other celebrities, Jungkook has been rumored to have had plastic surgery. A part of the public believes that he looks very different today compared to his debut as a music artist over five years ago.

However, I’m not sold on these speculations just yet because Jungkook was about 15 or 16 then and I think his body was still changing. If his physical appearance changed, then it might be because he’s still maturing naturally.

Then again, cosmetic augmentations are so common among South Korean celebrities even at a younger age. There might be something about these talks and that’s why these Jungkook plastic surgery rumors won’t stop.

Before & After Photos

Now, perhaps if I go through some of this BTS star’s before and after photos, then I might just find some answers about his alleged cosmetic procedures.

Did Jungkook get double eyelids?

Jungkook eyes before and after

Asian stars are often speculated to have gotten double eyelids surgery to enhance the shape of their eyes. A face with a monolid may appear to be lacking in expression, which is why this is a popular procedure among celebrities with small eyes.

But I don’t think Jungkook got this procedure based on these comparison photos. For me, his eyes didn’t change all that much despite growing a bit older and I can clearly see his double lid as a child of maybe nine or 10. Those double eyelids are still thin in the photo to the right. So, no change, no cosmetic surgery.

Has he had a nose job?

Jungkook nose job before and after

I don’t think Jungkook got his nose fixed because it’s still the same size and shape in both these pics. It isn’t actually perfect because I think he has a big nose. If he actually went through rhinoplasty, why stick with a big nose then when he could’ve opted for a thinner and slightly higher nose bridge?

The slightly thinner nose in the right photo, I believe, however, was achieved through makeup and contouring. As a performer, I’m sure his makeup artist has a few tricks to help him out.

Did Jungkook have face surgery?

Jungkook face before and after

I believe the change in his face shape isn’t the result of jawline surgery. I think it’s because he lost his baby fat and he is past the puberty stage.

Jungkook now looks more manly in the right photo as opposed to the baby-faced, cheeky lad in the left pic. There are no cosmetic alterations that I could see around his jaws and chin. I believe this is a natural transformation.

He has the perfect teeth

Jungkook teeth before and after

I think Jungkook took care of his teeth as a child so that he has an effortlessly flawless superstar smile today. I don’t believe there were major cosmetic fixes done to his teeth other than the usual dental procedures, such as braces, which many child has to go through.


Jungkook: Then and Now

Sure, Jungkook is naturally gifted with handsome features but how much has his appearance changed over the years? I gotta analyze his transformation below.


Jungkook during his childhood
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To me, even as a little boy, Jungkook was already quite good-looking. He had the potential to sweep off girls’ feet one day with his cute face. Lucky genes, I guess?

Early school days

Jungkook early school days
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I bet that as a school boy, Jungkook stood out because he’s actually not quite awkward-looking. Everyone goes through this stage as a kid but I don’t think he had such a phase.

Year 2012: Pre-debut

Jungkook in 2012 pre-debut
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Before his debut as an artist, Jungkook got dance training in Los Angeles. I say he’s quite a confident kid and it shows in his smile, his appearance and how he carries himself. This is the face of a boy ready for stardom.

Year 2013: BTS debut

Jungkook in 2013 debut in BTS
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Jungkook debuted on BTS with the release of the single “2 Cook 4 Skool.” He sported a trendier hairstyle and still kept the single earrings. He looks quite hip and cool, which explains why girls swoon when they see him.

Year 2015: He likes earrings

Jungkook in 2015
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Jungkook and his friends from BTS roused the fans at the KBS Song Festival Red Carpet. To some people, this whole appearance with the earrings on both ears and the long fringes on his hair might look too feminine but I think this is part of the band’s appeal. I could see that he had light pink lipstick on and there’s nothing wrong with this. It clicks with the girls.

Year 2017: The glasses look

Jungkook in 2017
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Jungkook keeps the same hairstyle length all these years but for this look, he went with a lighter brown tint and some hints of purple. I like this look, actually, and I like the multiple earrings as well.

The rounded eyeglasses also went well with the shape of his face. This boy has style or has a good stylist on his team!

Year 2018: Red pink hair

Jungkook in 2018
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Jungkook went with red anime hair when BTS performed at the Mnet Asian Music Awards. I think he looks a bit mature with this hair color though.

Year 2019: Keeping it formal

Jungkook in 2019
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At the Seoul Music Awards, Jungkook walked the red carpet in a dignified tuxedo. He kept his hairstyle simple. The earrings, however, still say — “I’m a Kpop superstar!”


More info about Jungkook

Real Name: Jeon Jeong-guk

Korean Name: 전정국

Birthday: 1 September 1997

Star Sign: Virgo

Birth Place: Mandeok-dong, Busan, South Korea

Nationality: South Korean

Race / Ethnicity: Korean

Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Rapper

Net Worth: $8 Million

Relationship: Unknown

Children: None

Height: 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)

Weight: 70 kg (154 lbs)

Shoe Size: 9 (US)

Natural Hair Color: Black

Natural Eye Color: Dark Brown



Regardless of what has been said or speculated about Jungkook’s plastic surgery, I don’t think he’s had any cosmetic adjustments. He doesn’t need those, for now, because he’s just growing into this more adult, more manly physique and overall appearance.

So, I still think his transformation has been a natural process from puberty to adulthood. If he had some help with cosmetics, it’s limited to makeup or a good skin care routine.

It’s likely he won’t be needing the help of a plastic surgeon in a long time. First, he’s naturally good-looking and his flaws — like the imperfect nose and the tiny eyelids — can be overlooked. Second, he still a long way from showing signs of aging.

This kid’s got the whole package in the appearance department. No wonder he’s got millions of fans screaming for him!

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