Park Mak-rye: South Korea’s One-of-a-kind YouTube Star 南韓奶奶的 YouTube 異想世界 One of South Korea’s most popular Internet celebrities is old enough to be your grandmother. 南韓最受歡迎的其中一位網路名人年紀大到可以當你奶奶了。
The rise of YouTube has created many young vloggers▼ that show off their skills, give fashion advice, or talk about life. However, few older people have joined in to share their opinions. Thankfully, a South Korean woman named Park Mak-rye is an exception. This 70-year-old grandmother has hundreds of thousands of fans on her YouTube channel. Park started her channel after her granddaughter suggested that making videos would help her keep her memories sharp. Her videos are about her life and what it’s like to grow old. Unlike many younger YouTubers who try to always look perfect, Park isn’t afraid to show off her wrinkles when she does a make-up video. She also makes videos giving advice about life or sharing some of her experiences. Young people enjoy watching Park because she is not fake or just trying to become famous. They also enjoy seeing what life is like through the eyes of an older person. Park has thanked YouTube for giving new meaning to her life. She said that before YouTube she felt like, "Since I’m 70, my life is over." Now, she believes that "life starts at 71."