In an interview following her earning the silver medal in the women's 48 kg division at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, Jeong was asked who her favorite celebrity is. Jeong Bo-kyeong used the opportunity to declare into the camera, "Park Seo Joon, you're watching, right? I won a silver medal so could you meet up with me just once?" This girl's got some guts!
Jeong also explained the reason for her tears after losing out in the finals, saying, "I cried because I felt regretful. I felt sorry for not being able to keep the promise with my teacher who cheered and guided me on."