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Who is Jung Ho-Yeon?

Jung Ho-Yeon, born June 23, 1994, is a South Korean fashion model and actress. Vogue has dubbed her as “Korea’s next top model”, and she appeared on the namesake show’s 4th season (where she was placed second). She was ranked as one of the “Top 50” fashion models by Models.com.

For those who have binge-watched Netflix’s viral series Squid Game from start to finish (same), you’ll no doubt be familiar with one of its leading female actors—Jung Ho-yeon.You don’t have to look far to know why she’s a standout.

The stunning South Korean actor actually made her television debut with Squid Game (yes, this was literally her first major screen production), with her original rise to fame due to being one of Korea’s top models.

With an undeniable on-screen presence and her raw and vulnerable portrayal of character Kang Saebyeok (AKA number 067), she’s quickly garnered an international following.

So if you’re wanting to know a little more about one of Korea’s (and indeed the world’s) fastest rising stars, read on. Here, everything you need to know about Squid Game’s Jung Ho-Yeon.

‘Squid Game’ star Jung Ho Yeon is now the most followed South Korean actress on Instagram!

'Squid Game' star Jung Ho Yeon is now the most followed South Korean actress on Instagram!
‘Squid Game’ star Jung Ho Yeon is now the most followed South Korean actress on Instagram!

‘Squid Game’ star Jung Ho Yeon has now become the second most-followed Korean actress on Instagram.
The beauty, who played a major role in the hit K-drama, has surpassed Song Hye Kyo to take the second spot with a total of 13 million followers, as of October 4.

As per reports, Jung Ho Yeon’s Instagram roughly went from 400,000 to 10,000,000 followers in a span of just two weeks, generating an increase of 20 times more followers than any other star so far.

Lee Sung Kyung still holds the top spot with over 26 million followers.

Meanwhile, fellow ‘Squid Game’ co-stars Lee Jung-Jae and Park Hae-soo also joined the ‘Gram and gave fans a peek of all the action behind the scenes by posting a series of selfies and candid clicks from the sets.

“Is this… how you do it?” wrote Lee in the caption of his first-ever selfie on the photo-sharing app.


“I have also participated! This is Park Hae-soo,” he introduced himself.

While Lee got 1.5 million followers in just 2 days, Park follows close behind with 900,000 followers.

Jung Ho-Yeon Biography, Wiki

Jung Ho-Yeon (her surname is Jung, and her given name is Ho-Yeon) is a Korean model who has quickly risen to international stardom for her modeling and acting work. She was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, and attended Dongduk Women’s University, where she majored in modeling.

At 16, she became a professional model, quickly gaining popularity in the fashion scene due to her dyed fiery red hair. She also grew in popularity after going on Korea’s Next Top Model back in 2013, where she came in second place.

From there, her successful modeling career has taken her to the most elite runways in the world—from Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Fendi to Rag & Bone, Jason Wu, and Tod’s… to name a few.

In 2020, she was cast in writer-director Hwang Dong-hyuk’s mini-series Squid Game, a South-Korean thriller horror that would go on to become one of Netflix’s most popular television series of all time.

Jung Ho-Yeon Biography
Jung Ho-Yeon
Real NameHoYeon Jung
NicknameYeon
ProfessionModel & Actress
Age27 [as of 2021]
Date of Birth23 June 1994
BirthplaceSeoul, South Korea
HometownSeoul, South Korea
Zodiac SignCancer
NationalityAmerican
ReligionNot Known
CollegeNot Known
HobbiesTraveling
Famous ForActing & modeling

What is Jung Ho-Yeon’s age?

Jung Ho-Yeon was born on June 23, 1994, making her 27-years-old. Having already become one of her country’s top models and the star of a viral television series before the age of 30, Jung is clearly only just getting started.

Jung Ho-Yeon Family

Jung Ho-Yeon hasn’t shared much information about her family, however, it has widely been reported that she has two siblings. In an Instagram snap from July, Jung appears to be pictured with her younger brother.

Jung Ho-Yeon Boyfriend

Jung Ho-Yeon is currently dating fellow South Korean actor Lee Dong Hwi. Per Herald Pop, the pair have been together since 2016.

Jung Ho-Yeon and her boyfriend Lee Dong Hwi
Jung Ho-Yeon and her boyfriend Lee Dong Hwi

In an interview with the Korean publication, she said her parter was “very proud of the success of Squid Game.”She added that the 36-year-old is a “Good friend, and a good person. He cheers me on a lot, and he worries for me as well”.

Jung Ho-Yeon Height

Jung Ho-Yeon is 1.76 meters tall, making her five foot nine and a half. This is a fairly standard height for the average model, particularly those who frequently walk runways.

Jung Ho-Yeon Career

Jung Ho-Yeon Jung started her career as a model & began modeling at the young age of 16. Primarily, she modeling without any agency support. She appeared at the Seoul Fashion Week where she impressed various agencies & signed with ESteem Models.

Her appearance in Korea’s Next Top Model show has brought her initial fame. This helped her to be featured in various magazines including Vogue Korea Girl. Leaving her home country, she has also modeled internationally for Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, etc.

From modeling, she also began appearing in the adverts of numerous fashion brands that include Gap, Chanel, etc. All of these are one thing & her appearance in the Netflix series Squid Game is a whole another thing. She has risen to a star after the launch of her debut series in September.

Jung He-Yeon in Squid Game
Jung He-Yeon in Squid Game

Firstly, the series was a huge success & her acting in the series was even bigger. Before the launch of the series, she had less than 500k followers on Instagram. By the end of September 2021, she has earned more than 9 million followers in just two weeks. Currently, she has 9.7 million followers & she is averaging around one million followers every day.

Squid Game Official Trailer

Jung Ho-Yeon Net Worth

Jung Ho-Yeon’s net worth is $1 million (estimated). Her major income sources are acting, modeling & sponsorships. Though acting & modeling are her primary income sources, there is no data available at the moment.

Though she isn’t into sponsorships yet, her social media growth could easily attract very huge brands. This would help her earn more than $50,000 from a sponsored post.

Some Lesser Known Facts About Jung Ho-Yeon

  • She is a wanderlust & has been to numerous countries such as Italy, Czech Republic, Austria, etc.
  • She was chosen as the Model of the Year 2017 by Models[dot]com.
  • Her favorite color is Black.
  • She is managed by Nomad Management, a New York-based model agency.
  • She has no tattoos inked on her.
  • When it comes to her modeling agency, she is signed with numerous agencies depending on the location.
  • She is a cat lover.
  • Though she was born & brought up in South Korea, she currently resides in the United States.
  • Leaving Instagram, she isn’t active on any other social media sites.

Jung Ho-Yeon Instagram

Jung Ho-Yeon FAQ’s

Who is Jung Ho-Yeon?

Jung Ho-Yeon, born June 23, 1994, is a South Korean fashion model and actress. Vogue has dubbed her as “Korea’s next top model”, and she appeared on the namesake show’s 4th season (where she was placed second). She was ranked as one of the “Top 50” fashion models by Models.com.

What is Jung Ho-Yeon famous for?

Jung Ho-Yeon has become famous for the role of Saebyeok or Player 067 in the Netflix drama series Squid Game.

What is Jung Ho-Yeon’s net worth?

Jung Ho-Yeon’s net worth is $1 million (estimated). Her major income sources are acting, modeling & sponsorships. Though acting & modeling are her primary income sources, there is no data available at the moment.

Who is Jung Ho-Yeon’s boyfriend?

Jung Ho-Yeon is currently dating fellow South Korean actor Lee Dong Hwi. Per Herald Pop, the pair have been together since 2016.

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