While RM is now known as the amazing leader of BTS, it seems that he was an amazing leader even when he was a trainee!

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Jihoon, also known as Brightoon from his YouTube channel Brightoon TV, was once a trainee at Big Hit Entertainment who trained alongside the BTS members.

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Jihoon (Left) & RM (Right)

Jihoon once shared a heartwarming story of RM’s leadership when they were trainees. When all the trainees at Big Hit Entertainment were practicing, RM decided to gather all of them to give an encouraging message.

RM told all the trainees that while they might be competing against each other over a debut spot, he didn’t want it to be in bad spirit.

I might fail to be a BTS member, and it might be Jihoon that becomes a BTS member or another friend that could be one.

We don’t know who is going to become what. But when we are competing against each other, let’s have competition in good faith.

— RM

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Not only that, but RM also encouraged all the trainees to help each other if anyone was falling behind in practice.

There’s more in the full video below!