Squid Game star on Vogue cover

EThe next issue of American Vogue will be a star in Netflix. The actors Jung Ho-yeon appears in February as the first Asian solo model on the cover of the fashion magazine. “This is an extraordinary day for the international fashion industry,” said her management to the Yonhap news agency. The 27-year-old Korean woman is shown in a sequin embroidered dress and a dotted cape from Louis Vuitton.

Last year she gained international fame on her acting debut. Jung plays a North Korean defector in the Netflix series “Squid Game”. At that time there was a hype in social media about the colorful aesthetics of the dystopia critical of capitalism.

“Vogue” told Jung that she couldn’t eat anything in the days after the series’s sudden success: “I was so confused and it was so chaotic. I didn’t believe it. ”She lost a lot of weight over the years.

Before her rise in the film industry, Jung worked as a model. At 19, she took second place in a Korean casting show, similar to the German series Germany’s Next Top Model.

All in Louis Vuitton: Young on the February issue of American Vogue

All in Louis Vuitton: Young on the February issue of American Vogue

Image: Vogue

In 2016 she moved to New York and has been on the catwalk for international designers – including Marc Jacobs and Fendi. However, because she hardly received any assignments, she switched to an acting agency at the beginning of 2020.

Jung’s Netflix fame is now also getting her modeling career going again: Since the beginning of the year, she has been the face of a global advertising campaign for a cosmetics line from Chanel. Louis Vuitton named her a brand ambassador.

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The first Asian woman to appear on the cover is not Jung: The Chinese top models Fei Fei Sun and Liu Wen were already featured on American Vogue – albeit in group pictures.