Facts about Jung Hoyeon who act as Sae Byeok in Squid Game!

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In this article we will share to you the facts about Jung Hoyeon who act as Sae Byeok in Squid Game, the hottest korean drama on netflix right now.

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Those who watched squid game, start to know Jung Hoyeon who act as sae byeok in the movie. Even though she just act as a minor character in the movie, yet her strong presence attract millions of viewers all over the globe. Here are the facts about Jung Hoyeon you want to know.

She was runner up in Korea’s Next Top Model

Jung took the second-place spot on the fourth season of Korea’s Next Top Model in 2013. The Korean spin-off of the popular American TV franchise had produced winners such as Sora Choi and Shin Hyun-ji who went on to become leading Korean models today.

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Jung Ho yeon was graduated from Dongduk Women’s University, with modeling major study. Her modelling career was not an easy process as she must move to New york back then in 2016 and face loneliness when she was far from friends and family abroad.

She's a fave of many fashion houses

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Jung’s big international debut was for Opening Ceremony’s Spring/Summer 2017 show in New York. Since reached into global fashion stage, she has become a regular model on the Fashion Week.

She's known for her flame red hair

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The flowy shoulder-length red hair is a Jung HoYeon trademark. She told The Korea Times how her locks had become her nickname as many executives would refer to her as the “red-haired Asian” because her Korean name is hard to pronounce. 

However, she chopped it off to a practical bob and colored in black to get into the role of Kang Sae-Byeok in Squid game movie.

Squid Game is her first debut as an actress

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In January 2020, Jung Ho yeon moved from ESteem Entertainment to SARAM Entertainment, an entertainment company that’s home to actors and actresses such as Gong Myung and Lee Ha-nee. Not long after that, one month later, the CEO of SARAM entertainment passed her the script for Squid game and asked her to send an audition tape,

She auditioned for Squid Game during New York Fashion Week

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Jung was in the midst of New York Fashion Week when she was told by her agent to film an audition tape. In a virtual press conference, Squid Game‘s director Hwang Dong hyuk revealed how he had cast numerous actresses for the role of Sae-Byeok before Jung’s tape landed on his table. 

“I knew straight away that she was the perfect fit for Sae-Byeok. I felt it right away, the tone of her voice, the glare and the aura, everything was perfect.”

She learnt from a North Korean Defector

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As we know that Hoyeon act as Sae Byeok in squid game, which is a north korean defector. During an interview with W Korea, Ho yeon revealed that she watched documentaries on north korean defectors and taking lesson from an actual north korean defector to learn more about her character.

She is close to Gong Myung

Hoyeon is also a good friend of Gong Myung, who also start gaining his popularity from his ongoing drama Red Sky.

Close friend with Jennie from BLACKPINK

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It is amazing that during an interview with Netflix korea, actor Lee Jung Jae, who acted as Gi hun in squid game said that Jennie was not just came to the filming locations and took a picture with Ho yeon at the dorm, but she also sent a coffee truck to the filming locations and help promote squid game on her instagram to support Ho Yeon.

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Moment of Jennie and Hoyeon together, she even get into the dormitory areas when they all shoot the squid game movie.

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Jennie promote squid game on her instagram to all of her followers and said she can’t wait to watch this movie.

She has been dating Lee Dong hwi for 6 years

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Jung Hoyeon and Lee dong hwi has been in relationship since 2015 even though they admitted it in 2016. Thei relationship has drawn many people due to their age difference. Jung Ho Yeon is 27 and Lee Dong Hwi is 36, they have 9 years gap, yet both of them are having no problem with it.

She wants to try acting at a romance drama

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During an interview with Netflix Korea, Ho yeon said that she wants to try a romance movie and that she would like to act as a character who is in love with someone. While this is a total opposite with her role in Squid Game, who is a brutal and wild Sae Byeok, yet we can’t wait to see her as a cute romantic girl in the next romance movie.

Her instagram exploded by 30 times

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Right after the release of Squid game on September 17th, squid game has been the hottest movie on netflix and hoyeon instagram is also exploded up to 30 times from 400k to 12.7 million followers. People from many nations has visit and follow her instagram. Her instagram even exceeded Song Hye Kyo’s at 12 million followers.

Jung Hoyeon and Squid game

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Squid game is a really ace card for Jung Hoyeon, as this first acting opportunity giving her a great luck in acting industry. Fans can’t wait to see her again in another movie. From a successful model to a rookie actress, she is a truly multi talented and inspiring female idol. 

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