HoYeon Jung said she shed eight pounds in 10 days as she was promoting Netflix’s hit series Squid Game in the US.
“There was no time to eat,” the 27-year-old South Korean actress told Star News in a recent interview about her hectic schedule while visiting America.
“I lost way too much weight,” she admitted. “All the clothes that used to fit me when I first came [to America] are too loose now.”
The interview comes as fans took to Instagram to comment on her weight loss in a series of photos taken from recent events she posted on social media last week.
“I don’t want to come off negative at all, just want to say that seeing you in the black dress makes me a bit worried,” one fan commented, adding, “I know how it is for models to obtain a certain weight standard, but please make sure you are eating well.”
“You are getting skinnier and skinnier,” another added. “Hope you are happy and keeping well with your general health.”
“Please take care of your health and nutrition …. u r beautiful anyway,” a third wrote.
The actress first addressed her weight loss earlier in December, blaming the sudden success of the streaming series for her loss of appetite.
“I couldn’t follow the speed of the growth of the ‘Squid Game’ success because since COVID, I think everything is faster and even online, it happens just so quick. It was hard to follow,” she told The Hollywood Reporter.
“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.”