aespa and Jung Hoyeon named in Forbes “30 Under 30” list for most outstanding personalities in Asia

Kpop girl group aespa and model-actress Jung Hoyeon were listed in Forbes’ “30 Under 30 Asia” list of 2022. 

This year, aespa and the Korean model-actress Jung Ho Yeon were featured in Forbes’ “30 Under 30 Asia” list of 2022, Entertainment & Sports category. The list, which includes the most outstanding individuals under the age of 30, serves to honor individuals who inspire innovations within their realm of working, and overcome challenges posed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

Explaining their selection of aespa, Forbes wrote:

“Making their debut in 2020 with the single “Black Mamba,” the quartet is already one of the hottest girl groups in K-pop. aespa’s most popular song is “Next Level,” released in May 2021, with more than 215 million views on YouTube. The group won Artist of the Year at the 2022 Golden Disc Awards, Best New Female Artist at the 2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards and Best Korean Act at the 2021 MTV Europe Music Awards. aespa also became brand ambassador for Givenchy last year.”


The global media company also talked about Jung Hoyeon:

“Hoyeon (whose real name is Jung Hoyeon) made her acting debut in Netflix’s most-watched show Squid Game. Her performance as a brooding North Korean defector in the dystopian South Korean drama earned her the award for best actress in a drama series at this year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards. She’s expected to play the lead role in the upcoming Apple series Disclaimer, written and directed by Academy Award winner Alfonso Cuarón. She is also set to star in the drama film The Governesses alongside Lily-Rose Depp. Hoyeon, who has almost 24 million Instagram followers, became a brand ambassador for Louis Vuitton last year.”

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