Vogue’s First Korean Cover Girl is Squid Game’s Hoyeon Jung

Squid Game’s Hoyeon Jung will make her American Vogue cover debut in February 2022. The South Korean fashion model turned actress has been rising in the star ranks ever since her appearance in Squid Game, the all time #1 most watched show on Netflix.

Vogue is a 129 year old international fashion magazine with editions all over the world but American Vogue is considered the most prestigious and most difficult to be chosen for the cover. This is the first time an East Asian is featured solo on the cover of American Vogue. Korean actress/model Bae Doona shared the cover with Scarlett Johansson and Deepika Padukone in 2019, and Chinese model Liu Wen appeared in a group shot in 2017.

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Hoyeon: International Woman of Mystery

Hoyeon Jung sat down with Vogue to reflect on how her overnight success changed her life, “My entire life changed in just one month”, says now most followed Korean actress in the world with over 23.7 million Instagram followers.

In Vogue’s latest video, a cute light-hearted, spy-inspired interview, Hoyeon gives us a glimpse of her bubbly personality and shares a bit about her life between Korea and the US.

As Squid Game’s Hoyeon Jung rises to the top in popularity, Hoyeon is “grateful and honored” to be Vogue’s February Cover Star. In the article, Hoyeon talks about her experiences moving to New York City’s Koreatown on 34th Street, to how she prepared for and embraced her role of Sae-byeok in Squid Game, to her fashion inspirations, to what she has planned next on the horizon.


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