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Why this 70-year-old South Korean grandma is one of YouTube's latest stars

Why this 70-year-old South Korean grandma is one of YouTube's latest stars
From Mashable - July 17, 2017

Meet one of South Korea's most unlikely YouTube stars.

From make-up tutorials, holiday vlogs to outdoor adventures, there's nothing 70-year-old grandmother Park Makrae is not up for.

Park was first encouraged by her granddaughter to make videos as a way to stave off dementiasomething that was prevalent in her family.

Her first video, a vlog of her trip to Australia with her 27-year-old granddaughter Kim Yura, quickly racked up thousands of likes, with many praising her sense of humour and her sunny attitude.

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Less than six months later, Parkwho goes by the adorable name Korea Grandma onlinehas almost 300,000 followers on YouTube.

One of her most popular videos, in which she shares her "everyday makeup look" has almost 2 million views.

"My grandmother [is] just like us. She likes to travel, eat tasty food and take pretty photos," her granddaughter Kim, who now films and edits her videos, told AP.

"I am her fan too. She is such a cool person."

But when she's not making YouTube videos, Park is running a diner, which she says she will operate "until she dies."

And like every celebrity, fans are mobbing her in real life. They have been travelling across the country to the restaurant, located some 34km (21 miles) away from the capital city of Seoul, for a meal and a chance get a glimpse of their favourite YouTube star.

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