For a while, fans of ATEEZ have known that Hongjoong has an older brother. He has talked about him on several occasions, and has even spoken about him being his role model.
However, very little else was known about him until recently. Not even his name was known, though Hongjoong has said that he’s a contemporary dancer and an actor, and even inspired ATEEZ’s leader to try out contemporary dance himself.
Earlier today, though, ATINYs were finally treated to a look at Hongjoong’s elder sibling, Bum Joong!
we finally got to see hongjoong’s brother, both talented and handsome pic.twitter.com/fhFuUKy3pR
— y. 🎓 (@lilwooyosn) December 22, 2021
Hongjoong was taking a class with his brother in preparation for their recent performance at the 2021 MAMAs, and some of their lesson appeared in the making film that was uploaded onto YouTube.
hongjoong introducing his older brother to atinys, his role model 🥺❤️ pic.twitter.com/NJHPZwohJ0
— yunho love bot 🎓 (@YUNH0E) December 22, 2021
DID WE FINALLY MEET HONGJOONG’S BROTHER? pic.twitter.com/ANzMQT1XSw
— mingi’s猫🐈 (@pinki_mingi) December 22, 2021
It’s quickly clear from watching Bum Joong that he is an incredibly talented dancer, and it’s obvious that musical talent runs in their family!
hongjoong learned the choreography with his older brother💕 pic.twitter.com/dE9Z6BNJ3q
— ATEEZ ARCHIVE (@atzarchive_) December 22, 2021
And not to mention… Good genes clearly run in their family as well.
synchronized kim brothers pic.twitter.com/vm5bs1FbFx
— hongjoong doing things (@khjactivity) December 22, 2021
And Bum Joong’s training was a huge success, with Hongjoong performing the choreography he created beautifully.
why am i getting so emotional watching this 😭 hongjoong dancing his heart out to a genre he was not used to but was willing to do and even learned it from his brother who is his role model, and at the end when he faces the rest of the members i'm sobbing so hard pic.twitter.com/86FZN5hlqs
— 레잋 🎓 (@ateezchoisan) December 22, 2021
Here are some relatable fan reactions to the handsome and talented Kim Bum Joong.
hongjoong and his brother… no wonder they’re royal descendants pic.twitter.com/zdPWQxGDPP
— Skyva 🎓 (@alwaysteez) December 22, 2021
when hongjoong atiny:
— lʋƖʋƙ*.˚♡✈ (@Woosanmingkyy) December 22, 2021
hongjoong’s brother….. 😳
no wonder mingi answered “no comment” when he was being asked who is more handsome between hongjoong or his brother…. that’s right, both are visuals 😭✋🏼 pic.twitter.com/kTumdLRtmn
— en 엔 🎓 (@woosanderful) December 22, 2021
And here is likely how Hongjoong is feeling right now, too…
hongjoong to atinys who’s simping over his brother rn: pic.twitter.com/o7LTtil9lD
— lei (@PR0DBYCHOI) December 22, 2021
they revealed hongjoong’s brother in the behind .. 대박 ㅋㅋㅋ and imagine later hongjoong came to tell us he’s keeping an eye on us to don’t look at other oppa ㅋㅋㅋ
— jominn ^^🎓 (@S2lomatzve) December 22, 2021
It’s alright to be curious and complimentary, but please keep this in mind!
hope atinys dont cross boundaries ateez are so comfortable with us to the point that hongjoong shows his older brother on camera let it stay that way
— kika (@tinyhongs) December 22, 2021
I may remind you beforehand that don't dig too deep about his brother and don't try to intrude too much.Just keep it cute and simple and be alright with whatever little hongjoong is comfortable sharing about his brother or family rather than wanting to know about him more.
— Milli ⚓︎🎓 (@millitiny) December 22, 2021
If you haven’t watched the whole MAMAs making film from ATEEZ yet, check it out below!