Did You Know? ‘Squid Game’ Actress Jung Ho Yeon is a Runway Model

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Making the small screen her new runway, get to know more about the model and Squid Game actress Jung Ho Yeon.  

Squid Game Actress Jung Ho Yeon is a Fashion Model by Profession

Netflix original series Squid Game premiered last September 17, instantly earning massive hype from viewers all over the world. Due to the huge number of viewers, the series has been consistently dominating Twitter's trends list. 

Squid Game cast lineup may be star-studden, but one person who caught the attention was Jung Ho Yeon. Let's get to know more about the startlet!

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Jung Ho Yeon is a model by profession prior to making it on the small screen.

With Netflix Squid Game, she opened various doors of opportunities for a lucrative career in show business. 

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(Photo : Jung Ho Yeon's Instagram)

Jung Ho Yeon as Kang Sae Byeok in Netflix Original Series Squid Game

In Squid Game, Jung Ho Yeon took the character of Kang Sae Byeok, a North Korean defector who is competitive and eager to get a big amount of money for her dreams. 

In a recent online press interview for Squid Game last September 15, Jung Ho Yeon shared how she got the role for the drama.

According to her, she was in New York and in the middle of preparation for the Fashion Week, but Jung Ho Yeon's agency asked her to send a self-taped audition video, which she optimistically did.

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The model said "I gave my best efforts while practicing my acting and then the director Hwang Dong Hyuk said he wanted to see me in person, so after knowing that, I flew straight to Korea right after my schedule in New York."

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Squid Game Director Hwang Dong Hyuk Reveals Why He Chose Jung Ho Yeon to Join the Drama

After making it in South Korea and meeting the Squid Game director, Jung Ho Yeon officially got her first-ever drama role.

Meanwhile, Hwang Dong Hyuk confessed that Jung Ho Yeon's charisma is what made him choose the female star to play the role of Kang Sae Byeok. 

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Dong Hyuk shared he already auditioned lots of actresses, but after receiving Jung Ho Yeon's taped audition video, he was already convinced she is the perfect fit as Kang Sae Byeok.

He added, "The moment I heard her voice, saw her glares and overall aura, that was the time when I said that everything about her is so perfect."

Jung Ho Yeon is Korea's Next Top Model 4 runner-up. After she joined the famous modelling competition, the Squid Game actress started to receive more big runway opportunities. She already walked in different international fashion shows.

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(Photo : Jung Ho Yeon's Instagram)

The 27-year-old model-actress has worked with famous brands, such as Louis Vuitton, American Vogue, and Karl Lagerfeld. After she slayed the international runway, Jung Ho Yeon is more than ready to conquer screens with her acting skills. 

Jung Ho Yeon also did various fashion magazine features and other brand endorsements. You can look at her previous fashion runway activities on her official Instagram @hoooooyeony.

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Written by Shai Collins.

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