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'Squid Game' star HoYeon Jung opens up over shocking weight loss that had fans worried

'Squid Game' star HoYeon Jung addressed fans who were getting concerned about her health after a photo uploaded on Instagram
UPDATED DEC 22, 2021
HoYeon Jung (@hoooooyeony/Instagram and Netflix)
HoYeon Jung (@hoooooyeony/Instagram and Netflix)

2021 was the year where South Korea took the world by storm by its music and dramas. Almost, everything that came out of the nation turned out to be a global hit. But one project that made the entire world go berserk was ‘Squid Game’. The show exploded like anything and became the most-watched show on the platform. The show received universal acclaim and the characters became a part of our lives.

One of the actors who got worldwide recognition through her role in the Netflix drama is Korean model HoYeon Jung. The actress played the role of Kang Sae-byeok, aka 067, on the show and became the show’s breakout star. However, since the show ended there has been one aspect of the actress that has made her fans concerned about her health.


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Fans first took notice of her health and shared their concern when they saw the actress’ photos from a recent event. She attended the 2021 LACMA Art & Film Gala in Los Angeles on November 6. The photos made fans and social media users really worried, making them think that she might be going through some problems related to her health.

The ‘Squid Game’ star has finally broken her silence on the matter and admitted that she did lose a considerable amount of weight due to one striking reason. So, what happened? Let’s take a look at what the Korean superstar said.

Jung Hoyeon attends Los Angeles Screening Of Netflix's "Squid Game" at NeueHouse Los Angeles on November 08, 2021 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Hectic ‘Squid Game’ promotional stuff made her life stressful

In a recent interview with Star News, the ‘Squid Game’ actress revealed that the schedule for the Netflix show’s promotional events was so hectic that she “didn’t get the time to eat” anything. As translated by allkpop, Jung explained that she lost so much of weight that all the clothes that she brought to America became really loose when the promotions ended.

“So, I lost way too much weight. All the clothes that used to fit me when I first came here [to America] are too loose now,” Jung explained.


This is not the first Jung has come forward to talk about the stress she went through when the show became a global success. Earlier this month, while talking to The Hollywood Reporter, Jung said that she was “losing herself” in the midst of all the success that the show garnered. She added, “I lost 6 pounds in a week when it became successful. I couldn’t eat – it wasn’t stress, I just didn’t know this feeling. ‘What’s going on out there, who am I?’ I was kind of losing myself.”

Why were fans concerned?

The entire episode started when the star uploaded a photo from the LACMA Art & Film Gala on Instagram. In the photo, she was seen making a generic pose while wearing a stunning black outfit. Although most of the people commented how gorgeous she looked, there were a lot of fans who got worried about her health because of how thin she was looking.

HoYeon Jung (@hoooooyeony/Instagram)

Fans started writing comments like “Please Eat” and “Take care of your health” on Instagram. With everything that Jung has said in the interview, it seems that overnight success can be cruel sometimes. Fans hope that Jung returns to her normal health soon because they want to see her doing more ground-breaking roles in the future.