Squid Game took the world by storm; we loved it, it piqued our interest, and it also gave us some amazing memes! The show’s concept tackled some real-life issues about capitalism, and we especially enjoyed that it showed this issue without being boring or obvious. Now that we are acquainted with the show, we want to know a little more about the talented stars who made it what it is. Player 067, played by HoYeon Jung, is a resourceful and crafty player in the game. Though she dies during the game, she has an undeniable screen presence.
If you are yet to watch the hit series Squid Game, we suggest you get started now and see for yourself what the hype is all about. You will need a comfortable spot on the couch and lots of snacks to eat while you enjoy the show, and we know this because one episode in and you’ll be hooked! Potato chips, peanuts, and fruits will be your friend, and this week’s Giant Tiger flyer has them all on special! You can also try this Salty-Sweet party mix recipe from bonappetit.com for a good binge – pun intended!
We will now tell you what we know about player 067, one of the most exciting characters on the show.
Real name HoYeon Jung, player 067, was born on 23 June 1994, in Seoul, South Korea. This makes her 29 years old.
HoYeon was born and raised in South Korea but currently resides in the USA. She attended Hyewon Girls High school and thereafter went to Dongduk Women’s University. When she was in school, her focus was mainly on being an actress.
Her net worth is estimated to be $1 million. She makes her money from modeling, sponsorships, and recently, acting in Squid Game. This was her first time playing a role as an actress.
HoYeon’s career actually began at 16 when her modeling career took off. She is a runway model having walked for big brands like Roberto Cavalli, Louis Vuitton, and Chanel, to name a few. She first appeared on-screen on season 4 of Korea’s Next Top Model in 2013 with fiery red hair, and there, she made a lasting impression. She did not win the title, but she was a runner-up, and it was enough to open the right doors for her. HoYeon then made her first international debut in 2016 for Louis Vuitton, the same year she relocated from Korea to pursue her modeling career. She has also appeared on the covers of Vogue Korea and Vogue Japan.
At the beginning of 2020, she signed with Saram Entertainment Agency in Korea as an actress. HoYeon was at New York Fashion Week when she was asked to send an audition tape for Squid Game, which she did. She got the part, and player 067 came to life.
HoYeon is the eldest in a family of 3. Her mother’s name is Eunjin Park and her father’s name is unknown. Her mother and grandmother appeared in an interview with her once. Other than this, little else is known about her family.
Other fun facts about HoYeon are that she likes to travel, she has visited a number of countries including the Czech Republic, Austria, and Italy. She is dating her fellow South Korean actor, Lee Dong Hwi. The pair have been together since 2016 and have a 9 year age gap. She loves cats and is active on only 1 social media platform, Instagram.