K-pop group BTS start the #Personachallenge, focused on personal growth - and oh, how it's grown

By Nicole Moraleda

The BTS Army have been inspired by the band's latest album trailer to join the viral challenge and share their insecurities, and how they've overcome them

By Nicole Moraleda |

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BTS's surprise comeback trailer for their upcoming album Map of the Soul: Persona on Wednesday has inspired fans of the K-pop supergroup to share their personal stories of overcoming hardships.

The video features rapper RM, also known as Kim Namjoon, who references the challenges of being in the spotlight and the personal struggles he and the band have had to overcome.

Thousands of tweets have rolled in from members of the self-titled BTS Army with before and after pictures, and stories sharing their past insecurities and how they've learned to love themselves.

Many fans attributed their glow-ups to the band and were also grateful to RM for sharing his personal hardships in the song. A few also wanted to point out the band's own growth over the years.

Within five days of pre-orders being opened online, the Persona album has amassed more than 2.6 million copies ordered internationally. Looks like BTS are in for another record-breaking year!