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Singles Inferno: Korean influencer Song Ji-a becomes breakout star of Netflix show

Following the popularity of Love Is Blind and the sudden interest in Korean content thanks to Squid Game, a new Korean dating show is taking viewers by storm.  

Singles Inferno follows a group of genetically-blessed models and influencers as they try to find love while glamping on a remote island, and the undisputed breakout star of the show is YouTuber Song Ji-a – otherwise known as Freezia.

The 25-year-old already had an impressive social media following before appearing on the show, but she’s already racked up an extra 600,000 Instagram followers in the few weeks since Singles Inferno premiered.

Star quality: YouTuber and influencer Song Ji-a (pictured() has emerged as a breakout star of Netflix’s new dating series Singles Inferno 

Her Instagram is already at 1.1million followers, while her YouTube account has exploded to almost 900,000 subscribers – and counting. 

Ji-a has won over legions of fans across the globe thanks to her stunning good looks and stylish designer outfits.

She’s also been at the center of one of the show’s biggest storylines so far, a love triangle involving aspiring fashion designer Choi Si-hun and hunky personal trainer Kim Hyeon-Joong.

Thanks to her exposure to an international audience through Netflix, Ji-a has started seeing her YouTube and Instagram flooded with English comments from Western viewers of the show.

Popular: The 25-year-old's Instagram is already at 1.1million followers, while her YouTube account has exploded to almost 900,000 subscribers - and counting

Popular: The 25-year-old’s Instagram is already at 1.1million followers, while her YouTube account has exploded to almost 900,000 subscribers – and counting

‘I came here from that TV show on Netflix and I’m so happy she has a YouTube channel. She seems so sweet, she’s gorgeous and her sense of fashion and style is on point. I think I’m becoming a fan of her. I wonder if more people outside Korea discovered her too?’ wrote one.

Another commented: ‘I LOVE your confidence! You know you’re gorgeous and won’t let anyone, especially not men, tell you otherwise.’

Singles Inferno debuted on Netflix on December 18, and viewers are already saying it’s better than hit programs like Love Island and Too Hot to Handle. 

The look of love? On Singles Inferno, Ji-a's been at the center of a love triangle involving aspiring fashion designer Choi Si-hun and hunky personal trainer Kim Hyeon-Joong

The look of love? On Singles Inferno, Ji-a’s been at the center of a love triangle involving aspiring fashion designer Choi Si-hun and hunky personal trainer Kim Hyeon-Joong

The South Korean series follows a group of sexy singletons stranded on a deserted island and forced to live together.

With limited supplies and the searing summer heat, they must work together to survive the outdoors while competing in challenges each day.

In a surprising twist, none of the singles are allowed to share their ages or occupations with each other, and must instead rely on their ‘natural charms’ to form a connection.

Addictive: Singles Inferno debuted on Netflix on December 18, and viewers are already saying it's better than hit programs like Love Island and Too Hot to Handle

Addictive: Singles Inferno debuted on Netflix on December 18, and viewers are already saying it’s better than hit programs like Love Island and Too Hot to Handle

If they do manage to couple up, they’re able to escape the ‘inferno’ for the night and head to ‘paradise’ – a luxury hotel nearby where they can say and do anything.

In a similar style to Gogglebox, a group of Korean celebrities and comedians watch and react to the action in real time throughout the course of the episodes.

Much like international dating shows of the same genre, the contestants largely consist of attractive personal trainers, models and influencers.

Hot stuff! Viewers have been going wild for the attractive cast, which includes model and personal trainer Kim Hyeon-Joong (pictured)

Hot stuff! Viewers have been going wild for the attractive cast, which includes model and personal trainer Kim Hyeon-Joong (pictured)

Fans on social media have been in a spin since the series premiered, with many likening it to the Love Island franchise.

‘So Korea made a show similar to Love Island I’m so invested,’ said one fan on Twitter.

‘I’m sure the girls and gays will go gaga over this guy,’ added another, referring to hunky contestant Kim Hyeong-joong.

‘Singles Inferno gotta be one of the best things Korea did this year,’ tweeted another.

'I'm so invested!' Fans on social media have been in a spin since the series premiered, with many likening it to the Love Island franchise

‘I’m so invested!’ Fans on social media have been in a spin since the series premiered, with many likening it to the Love Island franchise

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