Meet the ‘Squid Game’ Star Jung Ho-yeon: Profile, Modeling, Boyfriend, and More!

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The Sensational Model Turned Actress Jung Ho-yeon

Have you watched the Korean Netflix series Squid Game? Within a short time, the series has received much attention and amazing achievements thanks to everyone who has been involved in the project. It also led one of the cast members, Jung Ho-yeon, to gaining a bunch of attention all over the world.

But, do you know how she got into an acting career? Or, do you know how she managed to become a runway model? In this article, Channel Korea will give you information about Jung Ho-yeon, so make sure to read until the last paragraph!

Jung Ho-yeon’s Full Profile

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Birth Name: Jung Ho-yeon (정호연)

Stage Name: Jung Ho-yeon (정호연)

Birth: Myeonmok-dong, Seoul, South Korea, June 23, 1994

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Blood Type: N/A

Height: 176 cm

Weight: 46 kg

Nationality: Korean

Occupation: Model, Actress

Label: Saram Entertainment, Creative Artist Agency

Years Active: 2010 – Present

Instagram: hoooooyeony

Jung Ho-yeon’s Interesting Facts

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  • Jung Ho-yeon has a brother and a sister.
  • She attended Hyewon Girls’ High School and Dongduk Women University College of Performing Arts.
  • Jung Ho-yeon started her modeling classes when she was 15 years old.
  • Her first step as a model was as a freelance model back in 2010.
  • In 2011, Jung Ho-yeon also attended MBC’s Academy Beauty School.
  • In 2016, she moved to New York to expand her modeling career.
  • She is best friends with BLACKPINK’s Jennie.
  • For her role in Squid Game, Jung Ho-yeon learned the North Korean dialect.
  • Jung Ho-yeon’s father runs a soup restaurant.
  • It was also revealed that Jung Ho-yeon started to do acting because she was afraid that her modeling career would end when she gets older.
  • Jung Ho-yeon can speak English.
  • She has been in a relationship with actor Lee Dong-hwi since 2015.

Jung Ho-yeon as a Runway Model

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Long before the euphoria of Squid Game and the appearance of actress Jung Ho-yeon, she started her career in modeling. One of the reasons why she chose that path is because people around her told her to do so.

Then, Jung Ho-yeon learned about modeling by taking some classes and becoming a freelance model until she decided to move to New York City and leave South Korea to gain more experience in modeling. Aside from that, she participated in Korea’s Next Top Model back in 2011, but she quit after making it to the top 30.

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Like a beautiful dream come true, Jung Ho-yeon finally debuted as an international runway model in September 2016 through the Opening Ceremony’s S/S 2017 show at New York Fashion Week. Following the success of her runway debut, Jung Ho-yeon started to walk for many luxury brands such as Marc Jacobs, Fendi, Max Mara, and even Louis Vuitton!

Jung Ho-yeon’s Acting Debut Through Squid Game

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After a long journey in her modeling career, she decided to take a further step and experience another career. Yes, the girl turned to acting, and she even took acting classes for three months.

Jung Ho-yeon made her first acting debut through the sensational Korean Netflix series Squid Game that was released on September 17, 2021. The series is about a compilation of dangerous games named Squid Game where the winner gets 100 million won.

Jung Ho Yeon in Squid Game
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However, it also involves the sacrifice of their lives, and they have to compete with over 456 players. In the drama, Jung Ho-yeon plays the role of Kang Sae-byeok, a girl who is known as a pickpocket from North Korea. She joins the game because she has to pay for a broker who can rescue her parents across the border.

The series rapidly became a hit all over the world, and it also made Jung Ho-yeon gain more recognition not only in South Korea but also overseas. After her appearance in Squid Game, Jung Ho-yeon was also appointed as the latest global ambassador of Louis Vuitton.

Jung Ho-yeon’s Romantic Relationship With Actor Lee Dong-hwi

Jung Ho Yeon and Lee Dong Hwi
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While increasing her popularity and expanding her career, it was revealed that Jung Ho-yeon already has a boyfriend. Moreover, she and her partner have been dating since 2015, and their relationship is still going strong. Jung Ho-yeon’s boyfriend is also in the entertainment industry, and he is actor Lee Dong-hwi.

Their relationship was revealed by the Korean media Dispatch back in January 2016 even though they were dating since 2015. Then, Lee Dong-hwi’s agency confirmed the news. They are also known as the sweetest couple ever because they always have each other’s back and support each other’s career as their number one supporter.

Jung Ho Yeon and Lee Dong Hwi
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One of the sweetest and most romantic moments was when Jung Ho-yeon told one of her interviewers about what her boyfriend says when she goes overseas. “When I’m overseas, he says, ‘Just return safely and healthy. Everything else doesn’t have to work out, and it doesn’t matter as long as you return safe and healthy.'”

Jung Ho-yeon and BLACKPINK’s Jennie’s Friendship

Jennie and Jung Ho Yeon
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Aside from Jung Ho-yeon’s romantic relationship with Lee Dong-hwi, the model and actress also has such an adorable friendship with the rising K-pop idol BLACKPINK’s Jennie! Their friendship was acknowledged by the public when Jung Ho-yeon shared a picture of herself with Jennie on her Instagram.

Later on, it was also revealed that Jennie went to visit Jung Ho-yeon while she was filming for Squid Game. Moreover, Jennie, like a supportive best friend, sent a coffee truck for her lovely friend.

Jennie and Jung Ho Yeon
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For those of you who are curious, Jung Ho-yeon met Jennie for the first time at the Paris Fashion Week where Jennie went to see the Chanel show, and Jung Ho-yeon was the runway model at that time.

They got to know each other since Jennie’s stylist knows them both, and they accidentally crossed paths. Jung Ho-yeon also revealed that Jennie is very supportive of her acting project and is grateful to know her.

Well, that’s everything about the supermodel and actress Jung Ho-yeon. After the success of Squid Game, we hope to see another acting project from her in the future! Don’t you guys also feel the same? Don’t forget to share this article on your social media, and leave a comment below about your thoughts regarding Jung Ho-yeon!