South Korean thriller Squid Game is quickly ascending to one of Netflix’s most popular TV shows and earning praises from critics. Among the cast, 27-years-old model Jung Ho Yeon is making headlines for her acting debut as Sae Byeok, a charismatic and driven woman from North Korea.
The thriller drama revolves around a mysterious survival game where financially-strapped contestants play children’s games to win the grand prize of 45.6 billion South Korean Won. However, the contestants soon discover that the games are more sinister than they appear as losing will cost the contestants their life.
Born in 1994, Jung Ho Yeon started her modeling career after winning runner-up in 2013’s Korea’s Next Top Model. As a rising model, Jung Ho Yeon stepped into the international stage and modelled for major fashion shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris.
Having her eyes set on acting, Jung Ho Yeon used all her free time to study Squid Game’s script while she was concurrently preparing for her fashion week activities in New York. Jung Ho Yeon’s hard work was able to impress director Hwang Dong Hyuk who confessed to struggling to find the perfect actress for the character. Recalling their first meeting, Hwang Dong Hyuk revealed, “Her glares, her appearance and her voice were everything that I was looking for.”
Giving up on fashion week to film in South Korea, the model-actress has since been climbing in popularity and fans are interested to know more about her personal life. It has been revealed that Jung Ho Yeon has been dating 36-year-old actor Lee Dong Hwi since 2015. Despite their 9 years age gap, the couple publicly confirmed their relationship in 2016 and continued to support each other. As Jung Ho Yeon and Lee Dong Hwi both have a growing acting career, fans are looking forward to the couple appearing on screen together.
Source: Korea Star Daily
This article is written by Sammi for JayneStars.com.