HoYeon Jung aka Jung Ho-Yeon is a South Korean Actress and Model, she shot to fame after playing the role of Kang Sae-byeok aka 067 in Netflix’s hit k-drama Squid Game, Kang Sae-byeok is a North Korean defector who needs money to reunite her family. On September 17, 2021, she made her acting debut with the release of the Netflix series Squid Game and in an interview with NME, she shared her experience about the Netflix show “I remember how I spent all my time reading the script apart from when I ate food. I sent the video in, and the director contacted me, asking me to meet in person. So I dropped everything and flew in right away.” Then, Jung continued “When my CEO told me I’d been casted, the first thing I said was, ‘Why?’ I was so happy when I heard the news, but it was like a greater fear had taken over me. [I was like] ‘Thank you very much, but I can do this?.”
Later, HoYeon Jung in an interview with W Korea opened up about her character and said “I watched a lot of documentaries about North Korean defectors. I also practiced speaking in a North Korean accent with a teacher, and studied a lot,” and added “More than anything, I think I was able to accept [the character] Sae-byeok without any big difficulties because I am similar to her. In 2016, I left Korea to further my modelling career overseas, and I spent a lot of time alone. At the time, the emotion that I felt the most was ‘loneliness’… That feeling of loneliness while trying to persevere and live isn’t all that different.”
June 23, 1994
27 years old
5 feet 9 Inches tall
HoYeon Jung graduated from Dongduk Women’s University and majored in modeling, she started her career as a model at the age of 16, for quite some time she modeled in Seoul Fashion Week and singed to ESteem Models. On January 13, 2020, she signed with Saram Entertainment as an actress, previously Jung appeared on Korea’s Next Top Model also featured in several magazines including ELLE Wedding, Vogue Japan, Nylon Korea, W Korea, Harper’s Bazaar Korea, British Vogue, Dazed, Love magazine, CR Fashion Book, Into the Gloss, Vogue Girl Korea, First Look Korea magazine and campaigned for Lucky Chouette. In 2016, she internationally debuted as a Louis Vuitton exclusive and walked for Rag & Bone, Alberta Ferretti, Max Mara, Fendi, and Marc Jacobs. Besides this, HoYeon Jung walked the runway for Gabriela Hearst, Etro, Tod’s, Blumarine, DSquared2, Schiaparelli, Paco Rabanne, Narciso Rodriguez, Versus (Versace), Diesel Black Gold, and many more. Furthermore, she was placed second on the namesake show’s 4th season. In 2017, Models.com named Jung as the Top Newcomer and Model of the Year nominee, also she appeared in the Advertisement in Sephora’s “Let’s Beauty Together” and worked with brands such as Chanel, Gap, Inc, Hermès, and Louis Vuitton. Besides this, she appeared in a couple of music videos including Going Crazy (2013), Beat (2014), Move (2014), and Taste of Acid (2019).
HoYeon Jung was born on June 23, 1994, and from Seoul, South Korea, she is 27 years old. However, there is not much information about her father and mother but has two siblings.
HoYeon Jung has been in a relationship with Lee Dong-hwi, is a South Korean actor and best known for his role in the popular television series Reply 1988. Since 2015, HoYeon and Lee Dong-hwi are in a relationship.
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