Learn More About Cute Korean Actress, Cho Hye-jung
If you have ever watched the Korean drama Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo, then you’re definitely no stranger to actor Jung Nan-hee in the role of Kim Bok-joo’s friend. Jung Nan-hee is played by actress Cho Hye-jung. Her name as an actress has become increasingly famous after starring in a drama that was quite popular in 2016, Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo.
In this article, Channel Korea will give you Cho Hye-jung’s full profile and the dramas she starred in. In gaining the role of Kim Bok-joo’s friend, Cho Hye-jung’s totality and gaining a bit weight so she looks a little fat, after the drama ended, she was involved in a controversy with Lee Sung-kyung. Want to know more about her? Check this out!
Cho Hye-jung’s Full Profile
Name: Cho Hye-jung (Jo Hye-jung)
Date of Birth: December 22, 1992
Age: 26 years old
Blood Type: Sagittarius
Agency: Jelly Fish Entertainment
Fun Facts about Cho Hye-jung:
Cho Hye-jung first debuted as an actress in 2014 after starring in the drama Quiz from God 4, after which her name became increasingly famous after starring in the very popular drama Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo in 2016. Her father, Jo Jae-hyun, is an actor and her brother, Jo Su-hun, is an athlete.
Cho Hye-jung’s Filmography
Cho Hye-jung first debuted as an actress in the drama Quiz from God 4, which was aired by OCN in 2014. In the drama, Cho Hye-jung plays Jang Gyu-tae, who appears only in episode 1. The drama is about elite doctors who chase mysterious death and the mystery related to rare diseases.
Then, in 2015, Cho Hye-jung starred in a drama aired by OnStyle, with a total of 8 episodes, My First Time. In the drama, Cho Hye-jung plays Oh Ga-rin. My First Time tells about six young people who gather on the rooftop, and who all have their own stories.
In 2016, Cho Hye-jung starred in three dramas at once. The first drama was Imaginary Cat, which was aired by MBC for a total of 8 episodes. In this drama, Cho Hye-jung plays Oh Na-woo. The story is about a web writer who works part-time at a bookstore. He always works as a web writer, but he has difficulties due to his birth and self-centered personality. He also has a cat named Bogkil. He first met his pet on the street during a rainy day.
Cho Hye-jung’s second drama was titled Cinderella and Four Knights, which was aired by tvN with a total of 16 episodes. In this drama, Cho Hye-jung plays Hong Ja-young. The drama Cinderella and Four Knights tells about a grandfather who orders his three grandsons to attend his 5th wedding ceremony, and who hopes to change their ways.
The third drama she was involved wtih in 2016 was Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo, which was aired by MBC with a total of 16 episodes. This drama was very popular and received high ratings. In this drama, Cho Hye-jung plays Jung Nan-hee. This drama tells about a promising collegiate female weightlifter. She has a bright personality and strong sense of justice.
Then, in 2018, Cho Hye-jung starred in another drama, Go Back Couple, which was aired by KBS2 for a total of 12 episodes. In this drama, Cho Hye-jung plays Cheon Seol. Go Back Couple tells about a married couple who both regret marrying a young age. The couple are 20-year-old university students when they meet for the first time.
Cho Hye-jung’s Weight Loss and Diet Plan
Cho Hye-jung was a little heavy after starring in the drama Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo. To star in the drama, Cho Hye-jung had to increase her weight and make her body look fat because she joined the weightlifting team. Even so, Cho Hye-jung still looks beautiful and adorable, and was praised for being very total in playing her role.
She also explained, “actually during the filming, the PD made me to eat much, and he kept asking me to control my weight, not to lose weight. However, I think it was no help. When I weighted myself on the scale, I tended to do some diet. Thus, I just forget the scale, and keep eating for the drama.”
Then, in 2017, after finishing Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo, Cho Hye-jung tried to go on a diet and lose weight again. It didn’t take long for her to surprise people with her new, thinner body. She had left behind her heavier figure and made a major weight transformation..
Reporting from Koreaboo, on the variety show Happy Together 3, Cho Hye-jung talked about how she had herself in front of her producing director every day to show her weight-gain process while shooting the drama, and after reaching a certain point, looking at the scale didn’t help anymore. She said, “I’m a woman, and I hated seeing myself get fat.”
Cho Hye-jung lost about 7 kg since wrapping up filming, and has to lose even more, stating that she always loses weight in her legs first, but still has a long way to go. She said, “I work out every day and eat less, but there are so many delicious foods in the world!” Cho Hye-jung really proved herself successful in dieting and now she looks more adorable.
Cho Hye-jung in Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo was a very popular drama in 2016. Besides having a unique storyline, this drama also stars famous actors and actresses like Nam Joo-hyuk, Lee Sung-kyung, Lee Jae-yon, and Kyung Soo-jin. The series resonated with the young demographic although it averaged 4.6% in audience share, and received the lowest viewership ratings in its time-slot throughout its run. It was well-received by young viewers, and received mostly favorable reviews. The series also achieved popularity overseas, particularly in the Philippines.
In the drama, Cho Hye-jung plays Jung Nan-hee, although her strength is as a very feminine girl and dream of romances always willing to spread happiness. Jung Nan-hee is one of Kim Bok-joo’s best friends, who always supports Kim Bok-joo’s decisions and always thinks positively. This drama is a coming-of-age story about a group of college athletes who are fighting for their dreams, experiencing and finding love in the process, and growing every step of the way.