After overtaking Song Hye-Kyo to be the second most followed South Korean actress on Instagram, Jung Ho-Yeon has now done the impossible – becoming the most followed Korean actress on the said social media platform in a short time.

The actress, who blew up along with her Netflix show, “Squid Game”, had only 410,000 followers on Instagram prior the show. However, in a span of just several short weeks, she has gained more than 18 million fans.

This is amazing; considering that the model is still very much a newbie in showbiz.

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The final three

Jung mostly shared photos from the said series on her Instagram account in recent weeks, as well as her modelling photos and fan arts.

It is noted that prior to Jung, it was “Cheese in the Trap” actress Lee Sung-Kyung who holds the title of most followed Korean actress, with more than 12.9 million followers.

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Jung Ho-Yeon played a North Korean defector, here with her on-screen little brother

However, Jung is not the only “Squid Game” star that found herself gaining more followers since the show became a hit.

Actor Wi Ha-Jun, who played police officer Hwang Jun-Ho also gained 6 million followers, Lee Yoo-Mi, who played Player 240 went from 28,910 followers to more than 5 million, while Indian actor Anupam Tripathi, who started with only 2.9k, now has 2.7 million.

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Wi Ha-Jun with the final three
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Lee Yoo-Mi with Jung Ho-Yeon

(Photo Source: Jung Ho-Yeon Instagram, Lee Yoo-Mi Instagram, Wi Ha-Jun Instagram)