Sunday, January 10, 2021

QPark – Funny in Public

Early life

Joyce Tanner, famously known by his channel name QPark, is a popular Korean-American Instagram and Vine superstar, comedian and internet sensation hailing from South Korea, where was born on July 19th, 1979.  Today, he is 41 years old. Not much light is thrown on his parents but he does have a brother. QPark is of Korean ethnicity but of both Korean and American nationality.

Career

Although he was perfectly stable and employed as a banker, he quit his job in hopes of setting up a business of his own. He opened a Korean BBQ restaurant which was a huge success and kickstarted to him branching out to 3 more outlets within the next few years. Although his new ventures were triumphant, he realized that making food was not his passion. Around this time in the year 2013, social media was on the rise so he chose to switch interests and pursue a career in the entertainment industry. He made a Vine account and started making videos solely to make people laugh. His hilarious content was “double-tapped” all over social media and before long, he had over 2 million followers. After Vine closed down in 2017, he took to Instagram.

Social Media fame

QPark rose to stardom for making public reaction videos that are overly exaggerated based on real-life situations, which he posts frequently on his Vine account. He also has a YouTube channel which he launched on May 12th, 2007 where he posts comedy sketches/skits, reaction videos, pranks and challenge videos. QPark’s YouTube videos are solely inclusive of various pranks, challenges and public reactions. He also has an immense popularity on his other social media platforms. QPark’s Instagram page has a whopping 3.6 million followers at the moment, with over 500 posts. He has amassed more than a staggering 2.64 billion views till date. After his Vine venture, he started a YouTube channel and as of 2019, he has nearly 8 million subscribers.

Personal life

QPark is currently in a relationship with long-time girlfriend, Edith Marie since 2012 and she makes an appearance in some of his YouTube videos. They haven’t announced their engagement as of yet but live together in New York city. He graduated high school from Horace Mann School, NY and later graduated from Yale University.

A real music lover, Park, who went from investment banker to YouTube star to artist, has written his own music since he was a child and also plays the piano, drums and guitar.

As of 2020, his net worth is about $1000-$2000 USD. QPark stands tall with a height of 172 centimeters. 

New Releases

QPark kicked off 2020 with his latest release “Ay Ay Ay”, his first ever original single, a song that pays homage to the Latin community and music he admires. The song “Gasolina” by Daddy Yankee is what got him hooked onto Latin urban music, with its fast-paced beats and chill tunes that followed. It wasn’t until he met his Puerto Rican girlfriend, Edith, eight years ago, that he was truly introduced to the Reggaeton culture and its music. “Ay Ay Ay,” which is sung completely in Spanish, fuses a catchy urban beat with flairs of electronic music in between. QPark loves Reggaeton because of the vibes he feels when he listens to it. He also thinks that a lot of his fans can tell that he really enjoys dancing. This particular genre really speaks to him in more ways than one. QPark has personally has many good memories and feelings associated with it that he claims it feels and fits right with his personality.

- Akhila S

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