Jung Ho-yeon (Korean: 정호연; born 23 June 1994) also known as HoYeon Jung (Chung) or hoooooyeony in Instagram is a South Korean fashion model and actress. In 2013, she placed second – third (double elimination, exact ranking not given) on the fourth season of Korea’s Next Top Model, while a 2015 Vogue article dubbed her “Korea’s next top model”. In 2018, she was ranked as one of the “Top 50” female fashion models by Models.com. In October 2021, Jung was selected as a global ambassador for Louis Vuitton, the brand she debuted with.
Early Life and Career
Jung is known for the flame-red hair she had early in her career and “fiery” personality. She started modeling at age 16. She modeled in Seoul Fashion Week without an agent and established herself there before signing to ESteem Models, appearing on Korea’s Next Top Model for public exposure. After Korea’s Next Top Model, she was featured in magazines such as Vogue Girl Korea, Nylon Korea, and ELLE Wedding. She was also featured in a spread for First Look Korea magazine with Shin Hyun-ji and Hwang Hyun-joo, and a campaign for Lucky Chouette.
Jung internationally debuted as a Louis Vuitton exclusive in 2016, also debuting with Opening Ceremony. That season, she also walked for Marc Jacobs, Fendi, Max Mara, Alberta Ferretti, and Rag & Bone. She has walked the runway for Jeremy Scott, Tory Burch, Topshop Unique, Lanvin, Dolce & Gabbana, Missoni, Bottega Veneta, Emilio Pucci, Chanel, Miu Miu, Giambattista Valli, Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu, H&M, Jacquemus, Burberry, Acne Studios, Roberto Cavalli, Diesel Black Gold, Versus (Versace), Narciso Rodriguez, Paco Rabanne, Schiaparelli, DSquared2, Blumarine, Tod’s, and Etro, and Gabriela Hearst.
She has appeared in advertisements for Sephora’s “Let’s Beauty Together”, Chanel, Gap, Inc., Hermès, and Louis Vuitton. As a global ambassador of the Louis Vuitton brand, she will model its fashion, jewelry, and watches.
Jung has been on the cover of Vogue Japan beauty, Vogue Korea, W Korea, and Harper’s Bazaar Korea, and Vogue Thailand (alongside American model Amanda Googe, Thai model Jan Baiboon, German model Eliza Kallmann, and Dutch model Sara Dijkink); in addition to appearing in editorials for Vogue, British Vogue, Dazed, Love magazine, CR Fashion Book, and Into the Gloss.
In 2017, Models.com selected her as a “Top Newcomer” and “Model of the Year” nominee, respectively.
On January 13, 2020, it was announced that Jung has signed with Saram Entertainment as an actress. On September 17, 2021, Jung made her acting debut with the release of the Netflix series Squid Game.
On October 4, 2021, Jung surpassed Lee Sung-kyung to become the most followed Korean actress on Instagram, with over 13 million followers to date.
Family and Siblings
Jung was born in Seoul, South Korea and reportedly has two siblings. Jung graduated from Dongduk Women’s University and majored in modeling.
Husband / Boyfriend
Jung has been in a relationship with actor Lee Dong-hwi since 2016. Jung Ho-yeon is not yet married or engaged.
Jung Ho-yeon’s net worth as of 2021 is estimated to be around $2.5 million – $10 million (net worth estimated in 2021).
Jung Ho-yeon is among the richest South Korean actress in 2021.