'Squid Game' Actress Ho Yeon Jung's Love Life Exposed: Who Is She Dating in 2021?
Since Squid Game's debut on Netflix in September, the show has become a cultural phenomenon. Ho Yeon Jung, who played a North Korean defector named Kang Sae-byeok, has gone on from being a model to an international star, and well, the internet's latest crush. The Netflix series was Jung's acting debut.
HoYeon Jung was born on June 23, 1994, in Myeonmok-dong, Seoul, South Korea. She started taking modeling classes at the age of 15, and by 16, Jung was already a freelance model. Jung graduated from Dongduk Women's University with a major in modeling and competed in Korea's Next Top Model in 2011. The South Korean star has recently revealed that she isn't single and has been dating a fellow actor. Learn more ahead.
Who is HoYeon Jung's Boyfriend?
The Squid Game fame is in a relationship with South Korean actor Lee Dong-hwi, best known for starring in the hit drama Reply 1988. Jung and Lee have been dating since 2016. Though Jung doesn't give the complete deets of her relationship with the actor, she does mention Lee's feelings about Squid Game's success.
"He cheers me on a lot, and he worries for me as well," says Jung about her boyfriend. Photo Source: Capital
"He's very proud of the success of Squid Game," Jung tells a Korean publication. The model-turned-actress adds, "Since he's also an actor, he's a good senior, a good friend, and a good person. He cheers me on a lot, and he worries for me as well. He's sort of like a dad."
Jung originally gained fame as a fiery red-haired model. She has walked in runways for brands like Burberry, Bottega Veneta, Chanel, and many more. Before becoming an international celebrity, Jung was already a top model in Korea, but she hasn't sparked a single dating rumor over the years.
Jung and Lee have been dating since 2016. Source: Blink Buzz
Jung's boyfriend, Lee Dong-hwi, 36, has credits in The Handmaiden and Extreme Job, the second highest-grossing South Korean film. It appears Jung and Lee's relationship was scoffed at first, and the reason behind it was said to be the 9 years of age gap between the two. The couple has hence, kept their relationship very low-profiled.
Jung Becomes the Most-Followed South Korean Actor on Instagram!
It's now official that Ho Yeon is the 'most followed' South Korean actor on Instagram. Before her debut in Squid Games, Jung had 410,000 followers on the social media platform, and now she boasts a whopping 22.7 million followers. Before her, actress Lee Sung-Kyung and Song Hye-Kyo were the most-followed two.
Jung is the new face of Louis Vuitton. Photo Source: High Xtar
Jung's growing popularity has landed her a deal with Louis Vuitton. The 27 years old is Louis Vuitton's latest Global House Ambassador for fashion. Jung first walked for the label in Spring-Summer 2017 show, and she also appeared in the brand's pre-Fall 2017 ready-to-wear campaign.
When asked how she felt about her overnight fame on Instagram, Jung replied, "I thought that the love for Squid Game was being reflected in numbers, like fate, and I was thankful. Just the fact that so many people around the world are showing their interest puts me in a good mood."
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