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K-Pop Besties: BTS JiMin And Ha SungWoon’s Adorable Manggae Cloud Bromance


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Welcome to the ninth article of Kpopmap’s monthly series “K-Pop Besties“!

This series is celebrating all of the different friendships that exist in K-Pop. We will look at some of the moments when K-Pop idols (and sometimes actors) showed off their close friendships with one another and other entertainment industry members.

Check out the rest of the “K-Pop Besties” series here!

Readers voted for BTS’ JiMin and Ha SungWoon in our monthly poll to be featured this month. If you are a new K-Pop fan you might not know how their friendship started. Let’s take a look back at their friendship.

Before starting this month’s series, you can vote for who you want to see featured in next month’s article. If you would like to see a different idol friendship (not mentioned in the poll) featured in the series, please leave their name in the comments and we will add them to the vote over time.

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Girl’s Day’s HyeRi and BLACKPINK’s Rosé

Dreamcatcher’s SuA and A.C.E’s Jun

Block B’s P.O. and WINNER’s Mino

BLACKPINK’s Jennie and Jung HoYeon

MAMAMOO’s WheeIn and MAMAMOO’s HwaSa

Important notice: the vote only decides who will be featured in the next article. Everyone in the poll will be featured in the series eventually. Suggestions will also be gradually added each week.

Back to this month’s feature!

K-Pop Besties: BTS JiMin And Ha SungWoon’s Adorable Manggae Cloud Bromance

BTS JiMin and Ha SungWoon are known to be close friends.

For starters, let’s explore their bromance name. Ha SungWoon once posted a photo of the two with the caption #ManggaeGureum.

‘Manggae’ is from JiMin’s nickname ‘Manggae Ddeok’ which is a Korean nickname used for him because in his earlier years as an idol his cheeks resembled soft rice cakes (which is where the name comes from). ‘Gureum’ means cloud and stems from the ‘Woon’ in Ha SungWoon’s real name.

K-Pop Besties: BTS JiMin And Ha SungWoon’s Adorable Manggae Cloud Bromance

Ha SungWoon’s Instagram

The cute combination of the two nicknames gave birth to their bromance name. They originally became close due to their similar personalities.

Ha SungWoon is known for speaking affectionately about his friendship with JiMin. He has been quoted saying that he thinks JiMin is very kind and is a person that he is always learning from. He elaborated that he learns small things one at a time from him.

K-Pop Besties: BTS JiMin And Ha SungWoon’s Adorable Manggae Cloud Bromance

It is adorable how much he cares for JiMin. In a variety show mission, he once called JiMin and had to get him to say, “I’m happy”. The mission was a piece of cake as the two had spoken about the subject the day before. Ha SungWoon had told JiMin that he wishes for him to always be happy.

On another occasion, when Ha SungWoon was asked if JiMin wished him a happy birthday, he mentioned how JiMin had come to his house the night before and emphasized how kind JiMin is and how much he loves him and his endearing attitude.

They even support each other’s music and careers. The duo recently collaborated on a project together. In fact, they had been talking about doing the collaboration for a long time before it finally happened.

The pair collaborated on a duet OST for the popular K-Drama that just came to an end recently, “Our Blues”. Ha SungWoon was apparently signed to the project first and the production staff asked him to recruit JiMin to do it, too. JiMin agreed on the condition that they would be doing the song together.

You can listen to their OST ‘With you’ below.


The two are so close that JiMin even joked about the fact that when Ha SungWoon attended his concert, he was not doing the ARMY bomb wave.

Originally, Ha SungWoon had gotten one ticket to the show but his father really wanted to go as a part of his bucket list. As we all know, Ha SungWoon is known for his kindhearted nature and he gave the ticket up so that his father could attend the show instead. Luckily, he got a last-minute ticket and they were able to watch the show together.

You can tell that their friendship goes way back.

In fact, JiMin even shared his support for Ha SungWoon during his “Produce 101 Season 2” days. The way they have supported each other over the years is so admirable.

They have always celebrated each other’s wins, too. It is truly heartwarming to see.

K-Pop Besties: BTS JiMin And Ha SungWoon’s Adorable Manggae Cloud Bromance

Not only do they support each other in their work activities but they also enjoy spending downtime together.

JiMin once shared a vlog with Ha SungWoon where they were spending some quality time together traveling in Hawaii.

You can check it out here.

It is sweet to see them being one of each other’s sources of energy! Total friendship goals!

What do you think of these besties? Isn’t their friendship just adorable?

Do you have any other K-Pop best friendships that you’d like us to cover in this series? Let us know in the comments.


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