BTS‘s Rap Monster recently appeared as a guest on MBC‘s “Quiz to Change the World” and opened up about his impressive academic background.
The October 16 episode of “Quiz to Change the World” features guests who were born in Seoul and guests who were born in other provinces of Korea. Rap Monster, who grew up in Ilsan, Gyeonggi Province, describes the difference between the passion for learning in Seoul and that of his hometown.
He says, “In Ilsan, the education fever is a lot more intense. When I was younger, I attended between 40 and 50 different after-school academies,” shocking the other guests. He goes on to add, “I transferred to Gangnam in high school, but even going to a prep-school there you had to take an exam. Only those who scored the highest were admitted.”
SEVENTEEN‘s Seunggwan asks incredulously, “Even the academies have entrance exams?”
The episode aired on October 16 at 10 p.m. KST.