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If you are currently working with Hoyeon Jung, you are already familiar with the artist’s unique process.

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HoYeon Jung (Korean: 정호연; born June 23, 1994) is a South Korean model and actress. She began her career as a freelance model in 2010, walking in Seoul Fashion Week shows for two years. In 2013, she competed on the fourth season of Korea's Next Top Model and placed as a runner-up. In 2016, Jung signed with The Society Management and left South Korea to pursue a career overseas. She became known for her "fiery" red hair after making her international runway debut during New York Fashion Week. She was a Louis Vuitton exclusive in 2016, and became a global ambassador for the brand in 2021. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Creative Director Nicolas Ghesquière said in a statement, "I immediately fell in love with HoYeon's great talent and fantastic personality, and I am looking forward to starting this new chapter of the journey we started at Louis Vuitton a few years ago." (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

"Round 6: HoYeon Jung, atriz da série, se tornou a 'Juliette' da Coréia do Sul". GQ Brazil (in Portuguese). October 6, 2021. Retrieved October 14, 2021. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

It might be hard to imagine now, but just a few months ago, HoYeon Jung was little known to those outside of the modeling world. (Before making the transition to acting, Jung had racked up appearances on the runway for the likes of Miu Miu, Chanel, and Marc Jacobs.) One Netflix juggernaut and nearly 24 million Instagram followers later, Jung is now one of this year’s breakout acting stars. This is all thanks to her heart-wrenching performance as North Korean defector Sae-byeok in Squid Game, who enters a deadly competition in the hopes of winning enough money to rescue her parents from across the border. (Source: www.vogue.com)

If the plot twists and turns of the Netflix hit *Squid Game* had you hanging by the edge of your seat, you aren’t alone. Since its debut in September, the series has moved from hit to cultural phenomenon, quickly becoming the most streamed original program ever to grace the platform. Fast-paced and gore filled, the nine episodes created by writer-director Hwang Dong-hyuk kept everyone guessing until the very end—even the cast. For Hoyeon Jung—who plays secretive pickpocket Kang Sae-byeok, a.k.a. Competitor 067—the mystery began during auditions. “I only received three parts of the script before the audition,” she shared via email from Seoul. “They contained the scenes with Sae-byeok’s younger brother, the broker dealing with North Korea, and the conversation with Gi-Hun in the second-to-last episode. I didn’t have much context; I had to use my imagination to fill in the blanks.” (Source: www.vogue.com)

Fashion might have placed Hoyeon on the map, but it’s her acting that has catapulted her to the stratosphere. In January 2020, now back to her natural brunette, it was revealed that Hoyeon had joined Saram Entertainment, a Korean talent agency that specializes in film and series. Shortly after, she would land her breakout role in Netflix’s most popular K-drama, Squid Game. (Source: www.teenvogue.com)

Hoyeon’s performance has been resonating with audiences all around the globe, who are now also flocking to social media to follow her every move. When we spoke just a few days ago, her Instagram had just hit 7 million followers, up more than 6 million from the 400K she had prior to the series premiere. It is now at almost 15 million — and probably only getting higher by the minute. (According to NME, she’s now the most followed South Korean actress on the app.) (Source: www.teenvogue.com)

www.teenvogue.com)Hoyeon Jung: This all goes back to the very beginning. I used to hear people say that models have very short careers, which I don't really agree with... I think that even when you grow old, you can still continue modeling if you have that willingness. But I think I kind of put a lot of thought into other options as my modeling career was slowly declining. I started to worry about what I should do when I had no job at all. I started to think about my next steps and that's when I figured maybe it could be a good idea to start acting. This was about five years after I’d started modeling. Back then, it was only one of the options that I was considering, and I wasn't really serious about it, but as I started my career overseas, I had a lot of alone time in airplanes, hotels... and I had nothing to do but watch movies, Netflix series, or read books. (Source:

The female lead character, a North Korean defector named Kang Sae-byeok played by model HoYeon Jung, has captivated audiences with intense moments that challenged her moral compass and her consequent character development. Much like her on-screen character, Jung is known for her fiery personality away from the set. As audiences can expect to see a lot more of her, here are five things to know about the model-turned-actress. (Source: hashtaglegend.com)

It’s the sparkle that shines through someone who penetrates a new world by taking a few steps from the very ground she once held. Model HoYeon Jung has picked up a new nametag that says ‘actor’ and knocks on a new door with her Netflix series, . (Source: www.wkorea.com)

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It changed my perspective of the world. I started to learn about people in general as I took upon acting. For example, when I would watch the news, I used to just think, ‘oh, that happened’, and that was it. But nowadays, I’d wonder, ‘what made this person do such a thing?’ In a way, it’s like I’m living in the exact same world, but I am breathing a different kind of air every day since I began acting. It’s fascinating how a different take on the same environment changes your world completely. (Source: www.wkorea.com)

I guess I am. People often tell me that I’m a perfectionist. I constantly push myself. I reach for the stick rather than carrot whenever I feel I’m not doing enough. It’s become a habit. I also seem to have developed my career by using my deficiency as a driving force. (Source: www.wkorea.com)

If the plot twists and turns of the Netflix hit *Squid Game* had you hanging by the edge of your seat, you aren’t alone. Since its debut in September, the series has moved from hit to cultural phenomenon, quickly becoming the most streamed original program ever to grace the platform. Fast-paced and gore filled, the nine episodes created by writer-director Hwang Dong-hyuk kept everyone guessing until the very end—even the cast. For Hoyeon Jung—who plays secretive pickpocket Kang Sae-byeok, a.k.a. Competitor 067—the mystery began during auditions. “I only received three parts of the script before the audition,” she shared via email from Seoul. “They contained the scenes with Sae-byeok’s younger brother, the broker dealing with North Korea, and the conversation with Gi-Hun in the second-to-last episode. I didn’t have much context; I had to use my imagination to fill in the blanks.” (Source: www.vogue.com)

Hoyeon Jung: This all goes back to the very beginning. I used to hear people say that models have very short careers, which I don't really agree with... I think that even when you grow old, you can still continue modeling if you have that willingness. But I think I kind of put a lot of thought into other options as my modeling career was slowly declining. I started to worry about what I should do when I had no job at all. I started to think about my next steps and that's when I figured maybe it could be a good idea to start acting. This was about five years after I’d started modeling. Back then, it was only one of the options that I was considering, and I wasn't really serious about it, but as I started my career overseas, I had a lot of alone time in airplanes, hotels... and I had nothing to do but watch movies, Netflix series, or read books. (Source: www.teenvogue.com)

 

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