What does the trending suspense-thriller drama Squid Game has anything to do with fashion? (And no, those green tracksuits don’t count).
For the uninitiated, the nine-parter which debuted on Netflix on September 17 trails contestants in a twisted game of survival that is best described as a cross between The Hunger Games and last year’s breakout hit Alice in Borderland.
The show has already made history: it’s reportedly the highest-ranked K-drama to premiere on the streaming service.
Amid the mayhem and carnage, the show’s fiery North Korean pickpocket who goes by the name of Kang Sae-Byeok has truly caught the attention of viewers and fashion insiders alike. That role is played by Jung HoYeon – a household name in South Korea’s fashion and modelling scene who is making her acting debut on Squid Game.
The 27-year-old’s crossover from the fashion world to the entertainment world is bound to make her star shine even brighter. At the time this article was written, she has already amassed 1.4 million followers on Instagram, crossing the one million mark that is usually the reserve of K-pop stars.
Want to know more about Jung? Ahead, we share some interesting facets of her life.