‘Squid Game’ Star Jung Ho Yeon Says She Wants to Work with ‘Parasite’ Director Bong Joon Ho in the Future

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Breakout star Jung Ho Yeon left fans blown away with her unique charm as she graced Cosmopolitan Korea's November 2021 issue. 

The runway model turned actress skyrocketed her fame after landing the badass character of player number 067, Kang Sae Byeok, in the blockbuster Netflix series "Squid Game," alongside Park Hae Soo, Lee Jung Jae, Wi Ha Joon, and more. 

Now, the 27-year-old South Korean beauty is booked and busy with endorsements, campaigns, and photoshoots, one of which is the publication's latest issue. 

Jung Ho Yeon Graces Cosmopolitan Korea

The "Squid Game" actress seems comfortable in her natural habitat donning fierce poses. 

With the theme "effortlessly chic," Jung Ho Yeon showcases her model-off-duty vibe in a black and white photo, sporting a leather crop top paired with a biker jacket and dark pants while capping off the look with black combat boots. 

In one photo, she definitely looked gorgeous wearing a cut-out top and trousers. 

Her shoot is a team-up between Cosmopolitan Korea and French luxury jewelry house Boucheron for their new collection.

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(Photo : Cosmopolitan Korea Official Instagram)
Jung Ho Yeon
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Jung Ho Yeon
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Jung Ho Yeon
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Jung Ho Yeon as a Model / Actress

There's no denying that the nine-episode Netflix series opened a lot of doors for this 5'8 stunner. 

After cementing her name in the fashion industry, Jung Ho Yeon bravely took the risk and tried acting. 

Little did she know that her audition for "Squid Game" would earn her recognition not just in South Korea but worldwide. 

Now, she is the new face of Adidas' latest campaign Adicolor and Louis Vuitton's global ambassador joining Red Velvet's Joy, BLACKPINK's Rose, Jennie and Lisa, Hallyu star Song Hye Kyo, and BTS. 

Adidas Features ‘Squid Game’ Actress Jung Ho Yeon in Latest Adicolor Campaign
(Photo : Jung Ho Yeon's Instagram | Adidas)
Adidas Features ‘Squid Game’ Actress Jung Ho Yeon in Latest Adicolor Campaign
(Photo : Jung Ho Yeon's Instagram | Adidas)
Jung Ho Yeon for Louis Vuitton
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Jung Ho Yeon

During her chat with the Cosmopolitan Korea team, she revealed her thoughts on becoming a runway model and an actress at the same time. 

She says that acting is quite challenging because it is an "unfamiliar environment" for her. 

"It was good that people believed in me while gaining experience as a model, but it is also very attractive to exist as an inexperienced person in an unfamiliar environment," she said, adding that she managed to cope up with the situation quickly.

"Everything is new, the speed of acceptance is quicker, and I don't think anything inertly," said the breakout star in the interview. 

Jung Ho Yeon on Her Plans in Showbiz

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Jung Ho Yeon

As the talk continued, she also spoke about her plans for her career. 

Jung Ho Yeon says that if given a chance, she wants to work with award-winning directors, including the "Parasite" PD and South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon Ho. 

"I want to work with Hirokazu Koreeda, Paul Thomas Anderson, Quentin Tarantino, and director Bong Joon-ho in the future."

To recall, these are the biggest names in Hollywood who won a slew of awards due to their contribution to the industry. 

Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda directed the award-winning movie "Hana" and "Shoplifters" while Quintin Tarantino is the genius behind the blockbuster film "Kill Bill," "Pulp Fiction" and more. 

Jung Ho Yeon Instagram Reaches Over 20 Million Followers

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(Photo : Jung Ho Yeon's Instagram)

In just a month after "Squid Game" was released, Jung Ho Yeon's Instagram followings grew from 400,000 to 20.3 million as of this writing.

With this, the 27-year-old newcomer is among the most followed Korean celebrity, next to BLACKPINK members and OG Hallyu stars. 

IN CASE YOU MISSED: Netflix Releases Special Video Celebrating the Success of 'Squid Game' + Series Achieves Over 111 Million Audience Since Release

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Written by Geca Wills

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