Contestant reveals they joined the "Squid Game" reality show after seeing BTS V's (Kim Taehyung) guard cosplay

In 2021, the South Korean drama series "Squid Game" became a massive global hit, captivating audiences worldwide. Building on its success, a ten-episode British reality competition series was released in November 2023, inspired by the original.

Dubbed "Squid Game: The Challenge," the show featured real-life contestants competing in a series of high-stakes children's games for a $4.56 million cash prize.

One of the contestants on "Squid Game: The Challenge," an influencer who goes by the name "Flawless Kevin," has recently confessed that he auditioned to be a player after seeing Taehyung cosplay as one of the Squid Game characters.


Kevin humorously revealed, "The real reason why I signed up for Squid Game. 🤭 My fellow cast mates may have been competing for $4.56 million dollars but I was competing for Taehyung’s heart. 😘"

During BTS's 2021 "Permission to Dance On Stage - Live Play" concert at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, Taehyung sent the internet into a frenzy with his surprise appearance in a full-fledged "Squid Game" guard costume.

The iconic red tracksuit and black mask, coupled with Taehyung's playful energy and charming stage presence, proved irresistible to fans and non-fans alike.

Photos and videos of Taehyung's performance in the "Squid Game" costume went viral, garnering millions of views within hours. One of the videos on TikTok surpassed 80 million views and 12.7 million likes, making it the most-liked K-pop fan video on the platform to date.


Taehyung's playful homage to the series not only showcased his fun-loving personality but also solidified his status as a social media powerhouse, capable of breaking the internet with a single costume change