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Top Korean YouTubers

YOUTUBERS ARE THE NEXT SUPERSTARS!

Move over KPOP girls and boys and Korean models, a new generation of celebrities have invaded the internet and it doesn't seem likely they'll be leaving any time soon! This new generation of internet celebrities can be seen by their loyal fans with a click of a button.  In the past it was almost impossible to interact with your favorite celebrity, but with the invention of the internet this is no longer the case.  We are now able to peak inside the exclusive private world  of our favorite stars (something we never had access to in the past). In addition, normal folks are allowed to showcase their talent to the whole world! Look out guys these kids are the next generation of superstars!!!

CL2425 (KPOP Inspired Make-Up)

YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/ c12425

Have you ever looked at KPOP idols and wondered how do they look so flawless? Well let me tell you it takes a team of professional make up artists and stylists to create these doll like looks. But guess what, you can now look like your favorite idols thanks to this lovely lady! Catalina has started her own YouTube channel where she teaches you how to create your favorite KPOP look in the luxury of your own home. Catalina teaches you step by step on how to apply foundation, to what color best matches your skin tone and how to properly apply lashes and eyeliner. With over 90,000 subscribers and over 18 million views on her youtube page this lady is on her way to success! 

CHECK OUT THE YOUTUBE VIDEO HERE!!!

SungHa Jung (Guitar Tutorials)

Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/jwcfree

This talented Korean musician came up through YouTube by specializing in acoustic finger style guitar.  Also known as the 'Prince of Guitar' in Korea, his channel rapidly grew to over four million subscribers! At a first glance SungHa looks like the typical teenager, but when you put a guitar in his arms he turns into a music virtuoso.  His guitar skills and unique finger style will blow you away! 

CHECK OUT THE YOUTUBE VIDEO HERE!!!

​Luke Williams (Gay Life)

Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/jeongyun9847

Although this YouTuber may not have a huge amount of subscribers just yet, I believe Luke will be a leading force for the Korean community .  As you may or may not know, S. Korea is still a very conservative country.  Although there has been huge advances in this country the mind set of many Koreans are not as open as to those in the United States.  I will say that I am ecstatic and proud to see individuals like Luke who are brave enough to expel rumors and educate the public about homosexuality.  Not only has this young man found his own voice but his channel has reached out to so many individuals who may be too scared or ashamed to come out.  He has openly spoke about the issues that face gay men and in doing so it has diffused the negativity that has been attached to this topic.  We definitely need more individuals like Luke to take a stand and for that we love him to death! 

CHECK OUT THE YOUTUBE VIDEO HERE!!!

Banzz- Jung Mansu (Mukbangs)

Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/banzz

Mukbangs have been quite popular over the last few years but the hailing king of mukbang is no other than Jung Mansu.  When first looking at Jung he comes off as a shy, soft spoken kid but when he starts eating, it's GAME OVER! Jung is best known for his ability to intake enormous amounts of food.  One of his most famous videos was made when he ate ten bowls of Chinese Black Noodles which approached three million views! Now you would think somebody that can consume so much food would be on the heavier side, but not Jung; strangely enough he's as slim as can be. Wow, I only wish I had his metabolism, sigh! 

CHECK OUT THE YOUTUBE VIDEO HERE!!!

Eat Your Kimchee- Simon and Martina Stawski (Korean vs. Western)

www.youtube.com/user/simonandmartina

Eat Your Kimchee is comprised of Simon and Martina Stawski.  The premise of the channel compares the differences in Korean and Western culture.  Their videos have accumulated more than 240 million views and is ranked 18th as the most popular YouTube channel in Korea.  Unlike other travel channels that showcase landmarks, this duo teaches travelers about the daily life of each country.  Their show completely ignores what the travel books present, instead they will take  you to the best mom and pop restaurants where all the locals go.  It doesn't stop there though, their videos will also give you information about the Korean language, music, food and even demonstrate the basics of how to use a washing machine. 

CHECK OUT THE YOUTUBE VIDEO HERE!!!

Waveya (Dancers)

www.youtube.com/user/waveya2001

These two sexy female dancers (Ari and her sister MiU) and founders of Waveya are known for their KPOP dance choreography.  Many of their videos have gone viral such as their KPOP routine from Psy's Gangam's Style (which gained millions of views).  When performing, there are usually four to five girls; needless to say their lineup is constantly changing. With over two million subscribers their fame increased due to the popularity of KPOP.  They have since given concerts as well as starring in  commercials.  This girl group has made a name for themselves internationally performing in Korea, United States, Spain, Poland, Italy and many more. 

CHECK OUT THE YOUTUBE VIDEO HERE!!!

Maangchi (Cooking Show)

www.youtube.com/user/maangchi

With over a million subscribers, Maangchi is known as "YouTube's Korean Julia Childs."  At first Maangchi was obsessed with online gaming but her passion slowly evolved to cooking Korean food.  This obsession started after she found that American receipts for Korean food was too sweet, too salty,  less spicy or less rich.  She wanted to show Americans the correct way to cook authentic Korean food.  "I wanted to show the real way we do things." As her popularity rose, so did the number of her subscribers; Martha Stuart, Alton Brown, Ree Drummond and Ina Garten combined does not match her number!  

CHECK OUT THE YOUTUBE VIDEO HERE!!!

Clothesencounters- Jenn Im (Fashion/Style)

www.youtube.com/user/clothesencounters

Ever since social media has taken over the world, blogging has been just as competive as any other profession.  On top of that, I would say fashion has been one of the most competitive arenas in the internet world.  Yet there are the very few that has risen above all; the creme de la creme per say.  This young lady as amassed a huge YouTube following with over 600,000 followers and almost 2 million subscribers!  This fashionista focuses on teaching you what to wear for your body type and lifestyle.  If you have a dilemma and just don't know what to wear, rest assure, Jenn will be there to help!

CHECK OUT THE YOUTUBE VIDEO HERE!

Pony (Make-Up Tutorials)

www.youtube.com/channel/UCT-_4GqC-yLY1xtTHhwY0hA

With over 600,000 subscribers to her YouTube Channel, Pony is by far one of the most famous beauty bloggers in Korea.  Originally named Hye-Min, she has been been making tutorials which will teach you how to create KPOP idols looks to applying a simple lipstick.  She is not only a trendsetter, but CL's (2NE1) make up artist and an author (publishing four books about beauty). To add to her resume she has her own make up line called Pony!  This girl is on the rise and I'm sure she will continue with her success. 

CHECK OUT HER YOUTUBE VIDEO HERE!