KajoPicks: 10 Korean actresses you should subscribe to on YouTube
Today, the world of YouTube is no longer just a place for non-celebrities to be in front of the camera.
Even famous celebrities such as popular Korean actresses are opening up their YouTube channels to connect with their fans.
The advantage of having their own video platform is that they can have creative power on what to show.
They can promote their K-dramas or movies that they are starring in, become their own talk show hosts or just turn into vloggers.
If you are looking for more content to watch on YouTube, here are ten famous South Korean actresses you should subscribe to:
Park Min-young is one of those Korean actresses who focuses mainly on drama series.
She has only one film under her belt, The Cat (2011) which is a horror story about claustrophobia and cats.
She started YouTube channel Just Parkminyoung in June 2020.
Park’s video ‘What’s in my bag?’ has gathered at least 4.4 million views. I guess people are curious what is the content of a celebrity’s bag.
With 1.24 million subscribers on YouTube, Shin Se-kyung uses her YouTube channel sjkuksee to give fans an insight of her personal life.
Her channel features mainly vlogs of her daily life when she is not acting. Moreover, Shin can be considered as one of those silent vloggers because she sometimes just inserts subtitles instead of talking to the camera directly.
She really shows that Korean actresses, although they are famous, are just normal human beings who cook and walk their dogs.
After her breakthrough in 2019, she has starred in dramas such as The Girl Who Sees Smells (2015), Six Flying Dragons (2015), The Bride of Habaek (2017) and The Black Knight: The Man Who Guards Me (2017).
She is known for her roles in Couple or Trouble (2006), Birth of a Beauty (2014) and Penny Pinchers (2011).
However, Han Ye-seul last TV role is in controversial drama Big Issue (2019). Two episodes of the drama was broadcast with incomplete editing and visible production notes.
Today, Han seems to focus more on her YouTube channel instead.
She shares to her 818,000 subscribers her diet, recipe, closet and her favourite things.
You might have watched Jung So-min in Playful Kiss (2010), D-Day (2015), My Father is Strange (2017), Because This is My First Life (2017) and The Smile Has Left Your Eyes (2018).
But do you know she has a YouTube channel where she posts vlogs about her personal life?
Her channel ssomday circles around her life activities such as eating out, going to concert, hanging out with her friends and playing with her nephew.
As a singer and an actress, IU is making full use of her YouTube platform.
On top of releasing her music videos, IU or Lee Ji-eun uploads vlogs and behind the scene videos on to her channel.
Moreover, she recently started a playlist on her channel called IU’s Palette.
It features videos of IU interviewing famous celebrities namely Gong Yoo, Shinee, Loco and ITZY.
As a singer, IU is famous for her song such as Good Day, Palette which featured G-Dragon from Big Bang and Eight which featured and produced by BTS’s Suga.
Among South Korean actresses, Lee Yuri is widely known for her flexibility to carry both leading and villainous roles in dramas.
She received the nickname ‘Nation’s Villain’ after her role in Jang Bo-ri is Here! (2014).
Then her most recent drama Lie After Lie (2020) is one of the most highest rated dramas in Korean cable television.
Yet, her quirky and fun attitude as one of the cast members in Korean variety show Stars’ Top Recipe at Fun-Staurant made her gain a whole new fandom.
If you are not familiar with the show, it is the cooking show responsible for discovering the viral Dalgona coffee.
On the show, Lee is known for ‘Queen of Bulk’ or ‘Bulk Queen’ because she always cooks in huge bulks.
In fact, Lee even shows some of the behind scenes videos of the shows on her YouTube channel Leeyuri TV.
And guess what? Lee also sings cover songs on her YouTube channel.
Speaking of Stars’ Top Recipe at Fun-Staurant, here is another Korean actress who made an impact through the show.
Oh Yoon-ah was featured on the show along with her son Song Min who has autism.
Her life as a single mother raising a child with autism has gained a lot of attention and support from the audience of the show.
The cooking show was also praised because it showcased both the beautiful and ugly sides of raising children with autism.
Oh continues to show glimpses of her life with Song Min through her YouTube channel, Oh YoonaTV.
Honestly, there are not many K-pop idols who have successfully made their transition from singers to actors.
But Yuri from Girl’s Generation is definitely one of those exceptional ones. Her roles in Fashion King (2012), Gogh, The Starry Night (2016), Innocent Defendant (2017) and Bossam: Steal the Fate (2021) are surely buzz-worthy.
She even invites her leading co-star in Bossam Jung Il-woo to feature in her YouTube channel.
Since both Yuri and Jung love to cook, the video is a cooking battle between the two actors.
Here is another member of Girl’s Generation who is a famous actress and YouTuber.
Sooyoung has starred in Man in the Kitchen (2017), Tell Me What You Saw (2020), Run On (2021) and most recently So I Married the Anti-fan (2021),
She named her YouTube channel ‘the sootory’ and it is basically a vlog of her life and behind the scene footage.
Just like Yuri’s channel, you can find other members of Girls’ Generation in Sooyoung’s vlogs too.
K-pop singer Hyeri is best known for her leading role in drama Reply 1988 (2015) which was the highest-rated drama in Korean cable television history.
On her YouTube channel, she is just any other women in 20s who goes to work and hangs out with her friends.
However unlike other vloggers who film about their daily lives, Hyeri’s best friend is Rose from the famous girl group Blackpink.
Hence, it is no surprise the vlog of Hyeri having a dinner date with Rose has at least 7.9 million views to date.
Here comes the most interesting part; it is believed due to Blackpink’s company policy, the vlog does not even features Rose’s face and only her voice.