With the success of Squid Game, actress-model Jung Ho Yeon has become the most popular Korean actress on Instagram. According to Korean media, her Instagram followers increased from 400,000 to 1.4 million in just a few days after she started using the app. Less than two weeks after her debut on September 17, 2021, the superstar already has over 13 million followers.
Lee Sung Kyung, who had only a few thousand followers shy of 13 million, formerly held the record for being the most followed Korean actress. Jung Ho Yeon surpassed her and is now projected to gain 10,000 followers every half hour.
Kang Sae Byeok, a North Korean defector who is caring for her little brother, was played by Jung Ho Yeon. She enters the Squid Game in the hopes of winning enough money to relocate the rest of her family to South Korea.
Squid Game has achieved massive success. It’s currently the most popular show on Netflix worldwide. The show has sparked memes and conversations on social media platforms. Thousand of videos of reaction and renditions have gained millions of views on YouTube and TikTok. This is truly a great success for Korean Drama. You can expect to see new fans flocking to Korean dramas in the future.