Strutting its way onto our Netflix screens very soon is the stylish K-drama The Fabulous. Headlined by some of Hallyu land's most beloved talents—including Chae Soo Bin and SHINee rapper Choi Min Ho—the series promises to be an honest depiction of what goes behind the gloss and glimmer we usually associate with the world of fashion.
Making her on-screen debut via the tvN original is supermodel Park Hee Jung. The 30-year-old stunner has stamped her face on the pages of Korean and international magazine spreads and has been tapped to walk the runways of the biggest fashion houses worldwide. As you might have assumed, she'll be reeling from firsthand experience on The Fabulous as she's set to play a model named Ye Seon-ho. Talk about method acting!
Curious to know more about this 5'8" beauty? Scroll through the facts we collated below:
10 Fast Facts About Park Hee Jung
1. Park Hee Jung is a Sagittarius.
Hee Jung was born on December 10, 1991 in South Korea.
2. Park Hee Jung is handled by GOST Korea.
Since the beginning of her career, Hee Jung has been signed with GOST Korea, an uber popular modeling agency. She's also represented by talent firms based in New York, Paris, Milan, and London.
3. Park Hee Jung got her big break with Louis Vuitton.
In 2012, Hee Jung first found work as a model for different editorials in South Korea. She gained momentum after booking fashion week gigs in 2017, eventually landing her biggest break at the time with a Louis Vuitton F/W show exclusive. She also walked for the French label's Cruise line that same year in Japan, effectively launching her career on an international stage.
4. Park Hee Jung has walked for over 20 fashion houses.
After that inital stint with LV, Hee Jung found herself constantly getting requested for various shows in almost every fashion capital. Some labels that have had her rock their la mode du jour? Rick Owens, Bottega Veneta, Kenzo, Fendi, Chloe, Marc Jacobs, you name it! The list goes on and on and on!
5. Park Hee Jung has been featured in 22 publications globally.
Her resume for print and digital magazines is also quite impressive. So far, Hee Jung has posed for spreads in titles like Harper's Bazaar Korea, Vogue Japan, Elle Taiwan, and Cosmopolitan USA. She just landed her first ever cover shoot for L'Officiel Singapore last March 2021.
6. Park Hee Jung was once awarded as the "Model of the Year" in Korea.
There's no doubt that Hee Jung is one of the best models to have ever come from Korea. In 2020, she was rightfully recognized by the Korea Designer Fashion Awards as the "Model of the Year."
"A lot of thoughts went through [my head] while receiving the award, especially [ones about when I started] modeling. It reminded me of [that] a lot... the passion [and] time [to] become a more radiant and cool model," she stated in a celebratory post on Instagram.
7. Park Hee Jung has had some pretty cool beauty transformations.
Being a model, a world-renowned one at that, entails being a chameleon when it comes to your looks. Hee Jung has expressed that she loves how her job allows her to "change characters" with every shoot or show. Out of all the conceptual visages and hairstyles she's done though, she's "felt the most natural" with bleached brows! Is this a trend we should keep tabs on perhaps?
8. Park Hee Jung resonates with her The Fabulous character.
In anticipation for her debut TV series, Hee Jung reveals that what really drew her to The Fabulous was the gripping story. "I read [the] scripts of [the first] four episodes [and] I was so absorbed, I was really curious and excited about the remaining episodes," she shares. She adds that her and her character, Seon-ho, have "many similarities," which made her want to jump on board the project even more.
9. Park Hee Jung loves to travel.
When she isn't sashaying down runways across the globe, Hee Jung is just leisurely walking around streets and visiting tourist spots. In an interview, she revealed that an alternative career (aside from acting, of course) for her would be becoming a "world traveler."
10. You can follow Park Hee Jung on Instagram.
We're fully prepared to get even more obsessed with Hee Jung! If you're like us, make sure to hit follow on her Instagram account to stay updated on the star's fabulous (see what we did there?) lifestyle.