Unconventional South Korean grannies find global fame

YouTuber Park Mak-rye has amassed over 1.3 million subscribers, while Ms Youn Yuh-jung just won an Academy Award for her role as a feisty grandma in a movie. PHOTOS: AFP, SCREENGRAB FROM YOUTUBE
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SEOUL - They may be well into their 70s, but a small number of women in South Korea are gaining fame for being unconventional and living their twilight years to the fullest while winning over a legion of young fans along the way.

Actress Youn Yuh-jung, for one, just snagged an Academy Award for her supporting role as a feisty grandma in the movie Minari, which tells the touching story of a family of South Korean immigrants trying to settle into the United States during the 1980s.

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