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‘Squid Game’ actress Jung Ho-yeon jumps from 400,000 to 10 million Instagram followers in two weeks

By SAAB LARIOSA Published Oct 03, 2021 5:31 pm

With Netflix's thriller series Squid Game on its way to becoming the streaming site's biggest show to date, it's undoubtedly become a major stepping stone for its South Korean creators and stars—and one such example is actress Jung Ho-yeon.

The 27-year-old actress has turned heads and garnered a literal following since her appearance on the show as Player 067. The nine-episode series sees Jung as a young participant who joins the deadly games only to reunite her family. 

Since her appearance on the show, the star has gained a whopping 9.6 million followers on Instagram. Per Korean entertainment site AllKpop, Ho-yeon only had 400,000 Instagram followers before Squid Games dropped on Sept. 17. Since then, she's been accumulating almost 1 million followers each day. 

With her cool and collected acting throughout the series, it may come as a surprise to know that she is actually a working model that's been dubbed as one of the "Top 50" fashion models by

She's also been featured in a number of print editorials in  Vogue Korea, Harper Bazaar Korea, Dazed & Confused Korea, and more.

Photos from Jung Ho-yeon's Instagram account