To some, 2013 may not seem that long, but time movies swiftly in the K-Pop world. From their styling to their music to their fame, so much has changed for BTS since their debut, and these nearly forgotten rookie photos prove it.

 

1. When they performed just as passionately for this small audience as they do now in front of thousands of ARMYs

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2. Back when RM was still “Rap Monster”…

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3. …and had this permed hair to prove it!

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4. That time Jungkook showed off his art skills during a break on Rookie King…

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5. …and the rap line showed off their swag

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6. When Jimin wore this towel hat…

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7. …and Suga got this not quite relaxing massage…

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8. …at a sauna

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9. When they became the world’s best-looking chefs…

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10. …and took over this kitchen

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11. When Jimin and Jungkook wore these high school uniforms…

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12. …and struck these silly poses

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13. When RM wore this wig on set…

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14. …for a Harry Potter shoot

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15. When the oldest and youngest members napped as one

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16. When Suga became total husband material…

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17. …in this kitchen CF

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18. When V was too cute for words…

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19. …and made everyone jealous of a hamburger

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20. When they wore clothing with their names printed on it to help fans identify each member

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21. When they celebrated their first Christmas…

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22. …and their first 100 days as BTS

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