HoYeon Jung: Photos Of The 'Squid Game' Star's Style Evolution

Long before she made her acting debut, the breakout star rose to fame as a runway model.

By now, you’re probably familiar with “Squid Game.” The South Korean survival drama premiered Sept. 17 on Netflix and quickly became an international sensation ― reaching more than 111 million viewers by Oct. 12, according to the streaming service.

A few clear fan-favorite characters have emerged from the series, including Sae-byeok, played by model and actor HoYeon Jung. While “Squid Game” marked her acting debut and introduction to most American audiences, the 27-year-old was already quite famous in her native country.

HoYeon Jung in "Squid Game" on Netflix.
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HoYeon Jung in "Squid Game" on Netflix.

Jung first hit the designer runways as a teenager, and she was a finalist on the fourth season of “Korea’s Next Top Model” in 2013. She made fashion headlines in 2016 thanks to her fiery red hair and captivating style.

The breakout star clearly continues to capture people’s attention. Earlier this month, she reportedly became the most followed South Korean actor on Instagram. She was also announced as Louis Vuitton’s newest global ambassador.

If you can’t get enough of Jung, we’ve rounded up 30 photos of her style evolution over the last eight years.

2013
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HoYeon Jung at a New Balance event in Seoul, South Korea, on Dec. 27, 2013.
2015
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Jung at the photo call for the South Korean launch of GILT on March 26, 2015, in Seoul.
2015
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Jung at the launch party for the Acne Studios flagship store in Seoul on Sept. 18, 2015.
2016
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Jung at the photo call for the launch of Eyeye on Feb. 18, 2016, in Seoul.
2016
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Jung at the opening event for the Miu Miu Cheongdam Boutique on July 20, 2016, in Seoul.
2016
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Jung after a Marc Jacobs show on Sept. 15, 2016, in New York City.
2016
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Jung at the Marc Jacobs #MarcTheNight event on Nov. 17, 2016, in New York City.
2017
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Jung during London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 on Sept. 17, 2017.
2017
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Jung during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 on Sept. 23, 2017.
2017
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Jung during Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2018 on Oct. 2, 2017.
2017
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Jung at the CR Fashion Book celebrating the launch of CR Girls 2018 at Spring Place in New York City on Dec. 12, 2017.
2018
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Jung during Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2018/19 on Feb. 23, 2018.
2018
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Jung in Paris on Feb. 28, 2018.
2018
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Jung in Paris on March 6, 2018.
2018
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Jung after the Schiaparelli show during Couture Fall/Winter 2018 Fashion Week in Paris on July 2, 2018.
2018
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Jung during Couture Fall/Winter 2018 Fashion Week on July 4, 2018, in Paris.
2018
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Jung after the Tory Burch show during New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019 on Sept. 7, 2018.
2018
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Jung during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019 on Sept. 21, 2018.
2018
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Jung and model Nina Marker ahead of the Sportmax show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019 on Sept. 21, 2018.
2018
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Jung during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019 on Sept. 22, 2018.
2018
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Jung after the Poiret show during Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019 on Sept. 30, 2018.
2018
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Jung at the Marc Jacobs Redux Grunge Collection event and the opening of Marc Jacobs Madison on Dec. 3, 2018, in New York City.
2019
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Jung and model Yoon Young Bae after the Kenzo show at Jardin du Tuileries during Paris Fashion Week Menswear Fall/Winter 2019 on Jan. 20, 2019.
2019
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Jung after the Tod's show during Milan Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2019/2020 on Feb. 22, 2019.
2019
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Jung after the Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini show during Milan Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2019/2020 on Feb. 23, 2019.
2019
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Model Maisie Dunlop and Jung after the Cédric Charlier show during Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2019 on March 2, 2019.
2019
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Jung after the Beautiful People show during Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2019 on March 4, 2019.
2019
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Jung at the launch party for CHANEL X PHARRELL Capsule Collection on March 28, 2019, in Seoul.
2019
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Jung after the Redemption show during Couture Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2019 on June 30, 2019 in Paris.
2021
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Jung during an interview with television host Jimmy Fallon on Oct. 6.