They are true descendants of royalty!
Do you know? V’s BTS, Hongjoong’s ATEEZ, and SEVENTEEN’s Mingyu are all descendants of the same ancient kσrєαn prince.
Although kσrєα has many people with the “Kim” surname, not all Kims are born the same. Each person with the last name Kim belongs to a different Kim clan. In particular, Hongjoong, V, and Mingyu belonged to the Gwangsan Kim clan, a kσrєαn clan whose headquarters (bon-gwan) was located in Gwangsan, now known as Gwangju.
The members of the Gwangsan Kim clan are descendants of the third prince of King Sin Mu of the Silla period, Kim Heung Gwang. Although Kim Heung Gwang never became King, he continued to created a long line of scholars.
For example, the clan produced neo-confucian scholars during the Joseon dynasty such as Kim Jang Saeng, Kim Jip and Kim Manjung, who was also a Chief Scholar. He famously wrote the novel, Gu-un Mong, The Cloud Dream of the Nine, the first Korean literature work to ever be translated into єиgℓιѕн back in 1922.
It is revealed that V is a descendant of singer Paul Kim – another descendant. Paul Kim expressed his thanks to V, who welcomed him at an awards ceremony where the two realized that they are distantly related due to the same family. Mingyu revealed his origins in Going Seventeen, while Hongjoong revealed his ancestry in a reality show on Mnet.
Not only that, other celebrities such as former After School’s UEE member, MAMAMOO’s Solar and V’s fellow member, BTS Jin are also descendants.
Although we have previously reported that actresses Lee Yu Bi and Lee Da In are also descendants of royalty, their royal clan consists of only a few hundred known descendants while the Gwangsan clan Kim has more than 900,000 known descendants to date.