Actress Jeong Ho-yeon was the only Korean actor to be selected as the ‘Phenoms’ of ‘TIME100 NEXT’ in the US.
On the 28th (local time), a leading US weekly news magazine ‘TIME’ announced the list of ‘TIME100 NEXT’, an extension of ‘Time 100’. ‘TIME100 NEXT’ is a selection of 100 next-generation leaders who are shaping the future in various fields such as business, entertainment, sports, politics, health, science and activism.
Jeong Ho-yeon was named as a ‘Phenoms’, which selects newcomers who have gained a syndrome-like popularity in a field. Director Hwang Dong-hyeok of ‘Squid Game’ said, “I think that Jeong Ho-Yeon is fighting her fame, expectations, jealousy for her success, and her own desires every day. I often joke about her and call her ‘Warrior’. There’s no doubt that she has the skills and courage to fight a lot of battles. And I hope her acting will become a place of rest, not a battlefield.”
Jeong Ho-yeon was named in the “Phenoms” category along with famous Hollywood actor Sydney Sweeney, NBA basketball player Ja Morant, and famous Hollywood actor Simon Ashley. In addition, world-class pop star Caesar (SZA), actor Lily Collins, Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister and Digital Innovation Minister Mykhailo Fedorov, and U.S. Utah Governor Spencer Cox. The full list of the October 10th, October 17th issue of Time is available at time.com/next.
Jeong Ho-yeon won the Best Actress Award for her first acting work “Squid Game” (directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk), was the first solo “Vogue US” cover model in Asia, was nominated at the “74th Emmy Awards” and listed on the “Time100 NEXT.” Jung Ho-yeon is attracting worldwide attention with her next works.