BTS member Jung Kook, who was named a brand ambassador for Calvin Klein Jeans and Underwear earlier this year, is one of four stars fronting the latest issue of Dazed magazine.
The South Korean star, whose full name is Jeon Jung-kook, is wearing a leather jacket and is pictured with his hands on the wheel in the driver’s seat of a car. The other three cover faces are singer Rosalia; dancehall artist Spice, and social media personality Quen Blackwell.
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In an interview with the magazine, Jeon talked about what he has been up to after BTS went on hiatus last year.
“It was important for me to show how much I’ve grown as a solo artist through taking on new challenges. Rather than staying in my comfort zone or settling for the things that I was used to. I wanted to fully explain that to my fans,” said Jeon, adding that he is working on more music and planning a debut solo album.
He also expressed his gratitude to his fans.
“I wanted to be a famous and popular singer, and to be that there has to be a mutual interaction between fans and artists. You have to give love and accept love, but I’d ask the [BTS fan community] Army, ‘Why do you send so much love? Why do you love me?’ I think I tried really hard to receive love, and I don’t take all that love for granted.
“I’m very, very grateful for it, and now I think I should humbly accept it. And because I get so much love and support from the fans, I [also] want those people to be more confident, to have more self-assurance because of me. That’s the reason why I try to do my best,” the star added.
It’s a busy month for Dazed.
In addition to the new issue, Dazed Media will open its London headquarters at 180 Strand on Sept. 19 for a series of events. Dazed Club members will gain insights, tips, guidance and inspiration from editors and special guest speakers working across beauty, photography, tech and gaming and styling.
Jack Sunnucks, creative director of Dazed Club, said the title will also engage members in creative projects, commissioning photographers and graphic designers via competition callouts and offering paid opportunities such as documenting the brands’ events and creating invitation flyers.
Sunnucks also confirmed that a dedicated app for the club will launch later this month. The app will serve as a global online space where “young people wanting to break into the creative industries can exchange ideas and projects and gain exclusive access to events, articles, advice and mentorship.”
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