Lea Salonga let out her inner fangirl and gushed with fellow BTS stans during a round of #AskMissLea on Twitter last Wednesday, February 10.
When asked by a fan to describe what BTS is to her, she replied, “BTS helped save my mental health.”
In another tweet, the Broadway Diva said she enjoys being a part of the K-pop group’s fandom, called ARMY. “So far, it’s been a lot of fun! I’ve connected with a couple of other fangirls close to my age, and we have a great appreciation for their talent. Like we’re proud aunties!”
She shared that she first chanced upon BTS on TV doing a performance of their 2017 hit “DNA,” but only became a real fan when their first all-English song “Dynamite” was released.
“Saw them on TV performing 'DNA,' but didn’t latch on until 'Dynamite.' Then that was it. I was done,” said Lea.
But the moment that turned her into an official ARMY?
The gorgeous human being on the GIF is member Kim Taehyung, whom later Lea described as “compelling” and said she’s a fan of for his “sense of humor, mischief and fun.”
The “Yellow Rose” actress was asked about member Jeon Jungkook as well and pointed out that he’s “supremely gifted.” She then advised a fan to listen to some of his solo singles and covers available on SoundCloud.
As for dance leader J-Hope, Lea said, “I heart a dance captain, hence I heart him. So talented and sunshine-y!”
She also revealed that she watches the band’s reality series “Run BTS!” and considers its last three episodes her favorites, especially the most recent one where Taehyung gave everyone a shock when he planted a sweet kiss on their oldest member Kim Seokjin's cheek.
“I was HOWLING through most of the whole thing! Hobi’s (J-Hope) betrayal and Taehyung’s reaction to it was so funny! Hearing them all laugh was a comfort too. But yes, that TaeJin moment was everything!” said Lea.
It was also mentioned that her favorite music video of theirs is “ON: Kinetic Manifesto” and her top BTS songs as of the moment are “Blue & Grey,” “Blood, Sweat, & Tears,” “ON,” and “Dynamite.”
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