Park Makrye Biography

Park Makrye, also known as ‘Korea Grandma’, is a renowned YouTuber from South Korea. With her hilarious videos showcasing her fashion-conscious pensioner lifestyle, she has gained a massive following. Makrye’s content ranges from makeup tips to her adventures abroad, all while embracing her wrinkles and sharing the challenges of elderly living. In addition to her successful YouTube channel, Makrye runs a diner in Yongin, Seoul, where people from all over the country come to meet her. Her popularity has even caught the attention of tech giants like Samsung, who featured her in a commercial and had her pose for a high-end women’s magazine. Despite her age, Makrye’s energy and enthusiasm are boundless, and she has big plans for the future, including more vlogging, running her diner, and indulging in her love for travel, food, and photography.

Quick Facts

  • Age: 76 Years
  • Gender: Female

Personal Life

Park Makrye was born in South Korea. As a girl, her parents refused to educate her and forced her to do household work such as washing, cleaning, cutting firewood, etc. After a few years of her marriage, her husband abandoned her, putting on her shoulders the responsibility of raising their three children alone. Then Makrye opened a restaurant and raised her kids single-handedly. Currently, she lives with her family in South Korea and her family includes her granddaughter Kim Yura who inspired her to become a YouTuber.


Makrye started her career as a YouTuber back in January 2017. She got inspiration from her granddaughter, Kim Yura who first posted her grandmother’s holiday video online. This video featured Makrye enjoying her first-ever diving experience. Soon this video became a huge hit in South Korea. Encouraged by its popularity, Yura advised her grandmother to start making videos on YouTube.

On January 30, 2017, Makrye created her channel under the name ‘Korea Grandma’. Since then, she has been posting her hilarious and interesting videos every week. Her first video on her channel was ‘Grandma MakRye’s (curse inducing) trip to Cairns, Australia’. This was followed by other videos such as ‘Thin Film Making Ryan Chocolate in Grandma’, ‘Is this the same movie we did? Thin film grandmother’s air conditioning review is available’ and ‘What is in her grandmother’s bag’. These videos were successful in garnering numerous views from the audience.

Makrye continued to create videos on various topics such as ‘Going to the dentist and market makeup look’, ‘It is a challenge for the first time kayaking in 71 years’, ‘Beauty and the Beast Movie Review by Korea grandma’ and more. The most recent videos on her channel are ‘Too Dirty Grand Daughter’ and ‘Grandma’s Hip Hop Make Up ‘Yozm Gang’.

Today, Park Makrye has over 313k subscribers and about 22 million views on her channel. She is sure to earn even more views and subscribers in the coming future!

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