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YouTube is a place where pseudo-internet celebrities are born. And if you didn’t know, Korean YouTube semi-celebrities are out there talking about all things Korea. Watch out for these must see Korea YouTubers and see what they have to say about Korea!
Video views: 46,000,000+
With 46 million video views, this married couple living in Bucheon, Korea are probably the only bonafide world-wide YouTube celebrities in Korea. They initially starting making videos about Korean culture but eventually found out that they loved to YouTube about Kpop. As the Kpop wave starting going global, so has this couple. Their viewership isn’t due to that, however. Watch and you’ll find yourself cracking up as this married couple idolize their dog, wear ridiculous costumes, and play games with embarrassing punishments. Follow up on Kpop and be entertained!
YouTube Channel: http://youtube.com/simonandmartina
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/EatYourKimchiPage
Korean Food Guru
Video views: 14,000,000+
There’s no special effects or clever script writing with Maangchi. But this quirky woman cooks some mean home-made Korean food. Her Korean food recipes are what keep the subscribers and viewership coming in. And just like all the fun Korea YouTubers out there, she’s got some personality to keep you entertained. She’s based out of New York, and she regularly holds meetups to do Korean food stuff with viewers.
The Korea Guy
Video Views: 4,000,000+
Hyunwoo Sun is the epitome of a YouTuber. This video making machine was one of Korea’s original YouTube celebrities. He’s interesting to watch because he’s a hyperglot, a b-boy, and the man behind the very popular Korean language podcast talktomeinkorean.com. But more than anything, Hyunwoo is just a straight up good guy that genuinely wants to help people. Some YouTubers do it for fame, some do it to make money, but this guy does it because he honestly wants to help people learn Korean and about Korea.
He can also be seen on the talktomeinkorean youtube channel.
The Non-Korean Korea Guy
Video Views: 2,600,000+
Qiranger is an avid YouTuber that shows everyone his adventures in and around Korea. His videos are highly Korea focused, ranging from automatic ramyun machines to cell phone service updates for foreigners. Get acquainted with Korea through the eyes of this YouTube celebrity.
Expat Life and Commentary
Video Views: 2,300,000+
This expat YouTuber uses her vlog to show what life in Korea is all about. She’ll get to the nitty gritty on Korean culture and expat life in Korea. But on top of that, she’ll make videos (like the oh-so-fun video “Sh*t Korean Girls Say“) just for the hell of it. Kerri’s informative, honest and entertaining videos are what make her a must watch Korea YouTuber!
Funny Korean Lessons
Video Views: 3,900,000+
Watching Sweet and Tasty is like watching TV with a hilarious schizophrenic Korean teacher. This one-woman team creates videos that teach simple Korean phrases in an ultra-fun, very wacky way. There’s a number of characters that make their rounds in each video, with simple and easy to learn Korean phrases. Watch her as she entertains and teaches Korean!
Music & Videos about Korea
Video Views: 3,400,000+
More than anything Michael has a lot of fun with his Korea-themed videos. He’s the brains behind the Korean subway rap (seen above), which even got his video playing on subways across Seoul. He likes to use special effects to spice things up and even uses songs like MmmBop for his music video inspirations.
Kpop Inspired Makeup
Video Views: 18,000,000+
Although she’s more focused on make-up than Korea, Catalina draws her make up inspiration from Korean idols and Kpop stars. For all you ladies (and maybe some dudes) who want to look like Girl’s Generation, watch these videos to see that anyone can pull off a Kpop idol-inspired look if you just know how!
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