Jung Ho-yeon (born June 23, 1994), better known as HoYeon Jung, is a South Korean fashion model and actress who gained worldwide fame for her portrayal of Kang Sae-byeok in the television series Squid Game, a role which brought her worldwide attention and critical acclaim as the show’s breakout star.
Jung began her modeling career in 2010, walking in Seoul Fashion Week shows for two years. In 2013, she competed on the fourth season of Korea's Next Top Model and placed as a runner-up. In 2016, Jung signed with The Society Management and left South Korea to pursue a career overseas. She was a Louis Vuitton exclusive in 2016, and became a global ambassador for the brand in 2021.
Jung made her acting debut in Squid Game, in which she played Kang Sae-byeok, who became a fan favorite, and Jung was called Squid Game's breakout star by critics. The character's popularity caused Jung to become the most followed Korean actress on Instagram, with over 13 million followers to date.
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