Squid Game’s HoYeon Jung rose to stardom with her role as one of the main characters Kang Sae-byeok in the show. The Netflix dystopian series accelerated her career path, and the show’s runaway success has definitely opened up avenues for her to be cast in new projects. Jung is a model-turned-actress, and her career is essentially dynamic.
Her character as Sae-byeok has received nominations for SAG Awards in various categories. It was her breakout role, and now she aspires to achieve new heights. Moreover, her first attempt at acting has significantly changed how she envisions her career.
New Projects of HoYeon Jung
The 27-year-old model/actress Ho Yeon Jung is now an international star, and she is ambitiously working to keep up with the fame. She has become a legitimate global phenomenon, and she accepts that Squid Game, the dystopian survivalist series, drastically changed her life in one month, so much so that she has become a household name.
She witnessed her Instagram fan the following rise instantaneously from 400,000 to her current 23.8 million. And, now, her energy is drawing her to a dynamic niche, where she is making a lasting impact on the viewers. As a result, every agency in town is making attempts to cast her.
To the Cover of Vogue
Jung’s solo appearance on Vogue’s cover is yet another eye-catching project. She is covering the US fashion magazine for the February edition. Jung is the first Korean to initiate the trend for Vogue, and thus she has made history. She dons the Louis Vuitton dress and cape. This landmark achievement is not as much surprising. This was overdue for her, given that she is one of the most talented stars in present times.
Global Ambassador of Louis Vuitton
In October 2021, it was announced that Jung is the Newest Global Ambassador for Louis Vuitton. The announcement came through with her new picture as a model, an oversized white jacket with gold details on the collars and sleeves, and gold buttons. She also carries a Twist handbag and slingback heels. Nicolas Ghesquière, who serves as the Creative Director, remarked that he immediately fell in love with her powerful personality and talent.
What are Her Next Plans?
HoYeon Jung wants to balance her recently started acting career with her long-standing role as a model. According to her, she plans to carry on with both. But, if she gets a new role, then based on the situation, she may have to focus intently on the shooting. She adds that she would find it physically impossible to carry out modeling and act at such a moment.
However, she can manage and carry on with both if she gets time. She calls herself a very flexible person in this respect. Thus, her statement proves that she is highly ambitious and wants to give her best at both. At the age of 16, Jung had started her career as a model.
She has been featured in various top-notch magazines, including the covers of Vogue Japan, Vogue Korea, Elle Korea, W Korea, Harper’s Bazaar, among others. However, it is yet to be seen what acting project she will take up next.