Rookie actress Jung Ho Yeon is currently the talk of town due to her appearance on the hit Netflix show “Squid Game.”
The Korean drama has become the first-ever to rank No. 1 on Netflix’s U.S top 10 list, a new record no other Korean drama has ever made before. Having no acting experience, fans were surprised by Jung Ho Yeon’s performance and how good she was.
Today, we’re here to take a look at Jung Ho Yeon and share key facts you need to know about the hottest rookie actress from “Squid Game.”
How old is Jung Ho Yeon?
Jung Ho Yeon was born on June 23, 1994, she’s 27 years old.
Usually, actors start their career younger, but despite starting out later to the game than the norm, she’s definitely become on the radar of kdrama fans who are impressed with her acting chops.
Jung Ho Yeon used to be a model?
Jung Ho Yeon is a model-turned-actress, she’s placed second on Korea’s Next Top Model 4 back in 2013. Jung Ho Yeon’s is very tall, she’s 1.76 cm [5’9]. She was ranked as one of the “Top 50” fashion models by models.com
She is considered one of the nation’s top models having walked for dozens of shows such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, and more.
How was Jung Ho Yeon cast in “Squid Game”?
Since Jung Ho Yeon is still active as a model, a lot of fans were surprised to learn that she’s made the jump to acting, but how did it happen?
Jung Ho Yeon was in fact in the middle of preparations for New York Fashion Week 2021 when she was offered to audition for the show, she’s put her modeling career on hold to participate and has finally made it.
According to “Squid Game” PD Hwang Dong Hyuk, he immediately picked Jung Ho Yeon to play a leading role in the drama, he said her eyes, voice, and looks were that of Saebyeok [the name of the character she plays in the drama].
Who is Jung Ho Yeon’s boyfriend? Is She dating Lee Dong Hwi?
Don’t get your hopes up high because Jung Ho Yeon is taken, she’s been happily dating for 6 years.
Back In January of 2016, Dispatch published photos of Lee Dong Hwi and Jung Ho Yeon. This led to the couple confirming their relationship then. The news has been out for quite some time but many new fans are surprised by it.
They have been dating since 2015. Jung Ho Yeon is 9 years younger than Lee Dong Hwi.
What is Jung Ho Yeon’s Instagram account?
Jung Ho Yeon’s Instagram handle is hoooooyeony. She used to have a decent following before the drama aired. After it aired, Jung Ho Yeon’s Instagram followers count exploded, she’s gained more than 3 million new followers.
She’s had about 400,000 followers before the drama aired, and as of this writing, Jung Ho Yeon’s Instagram followers count stands at 3.6 million.
Jung Ho Yeon in “Squid Game”- What role did she play?
Jung Ho Yeon plays a leading role in “Squid Game,” she took on the role of Kang Sae Byeok, a young woman who escaped from the North and was desperately searching for money to get her siblings and parents to South Korea. She loses all her money after being scammed by a man and has to enter the competition as a result. She also pickpocketed while in South Korea and has a troubled history with another character in the show.
Jung Ho Yeon is close friends with BLACKPINK Jennie
Jung Ho Yeon is a big name in the fashion industry as one of the top models, she’s also known for being close to BLACKPINK Jennie. The two often share photos together of their hangouts. Jennie has also previously shown support for her friend’s debut in “Squid Game.”
Jung Ho Yeon has also previously attended BLACKPINK concert to show support for Jennie.
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