‘Squid Game’ star Jung Ho-yeon is a popular face now. She is now the South Korean actress with the highest number of Instagram followers. Since her incredible performance in ‘Squid Game’, fans have been cheering up the actress all over social media and it only makes sense that she has achieved a big feat on the platform.
Jung has garnered significant international recognition following her breakout role in Netflix’s ‘Squid Game’, which is well on its way to becoming the streaming platform’s “biggest show ever”, reports nme.com. Since the show’s release last month, the actress has seen her Instagram following count rise from around 400,000 to 13.5 million as of now.
Earlier this week, the actress overtook veteran actress Song Hye-kyo, who we might all remember from the very popular Descendants of the Sun, currently has a following of 12 million on the photo-sharing website, to become the second-most followed South Korean actress. Just hours later, Jung’s follower count soon caught up with that of Lee Sung-kyung, another model-turned-actress known for roles in Korean dramas such as ‘Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo’ and ‘Dr. Romantic 2’.
The actress played the role of Sae‑Byeok in Netflix’s acclaimed Korean survival drama. The show revolves around the plot of inviting several candidates over to take part in a children’s game, winning which will offer them a million-dollar cash prize.
Apart from its actors, the show itself has gone to achieve certain feats., such as becoming one of Netflix’s most-watched programs in several regional markets only a week within its release.