Yeonmi Park is a North Korean defector, YouTuber, author, and American conservative activist, described as being “one of the most famous North Korean defectors in the world”. In 2007, she fled from North Korea to China at the age of 13 before moving to South Korea, then to the United States. In 2011, Park made her media debut on the show Now On My Way to Meet You, where she was dubbed “Paris Hilton” due to her stories of her family’s wealthy lifestyle. In September 2015, Park’s memoir In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom was published and as of 2023 has sold over 100,000 copies. Park runs the YouTube channel “Voice of North Korea by Yeonmi Park”,which as of July 2023 has over one million subscribers.

Birth Name

Yeonmi Park




Conservative Activist, Author, Speaker, YouTuber



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Yeonmi Park was born on the 4th of October 1993, in Hyesan, Ryanggang Province, North Korea.


She’s currently 30 years old.

Sun Sign




She has North Korean ancestry.




Yeonmi has completed her schooling at a local school in her hometown. Later, she went on to accomplish higher studies at Dongguk University with a degree of Bachelor of Arts in Human Rights. She also attended Barnard College and Columbia University School of General Studies.

Family Details

  • Father – Park Jin Sik (Public worker)
  • Mother – Byeon Keun Sook (Army as a nurse)
  • Siblings – Eunmi (Sister), Hyesan (Sister)

Marital Status



Boyfriend / Spouse

Yeonmi Park has dated –

  • Ezekiel (2017-2020) – In 2017, Yeonmi romantic and private life, she is divorced. She married Ezekiel. On 18 March 2018, the couple welcomed a son named James. At the same time, in 2020, the couple had already ended their relationship.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 4 inches
  • In centimeters – 163 cm
  • In meters – 1.63 m


  • In Kilograms – 52 kg
  • In Pounds – 115 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 32-24-33
  • Bust – 32 inches
  • Waist – 24 inches
  • Hip – 33 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

Body Build


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color


Shoe Size

She wears a size 7.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 4 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Yeonmi became known as a very prominent figure in North Korea. She is a defector, an activist. She has mainly worked against human trafficking. Following her popularity, she has been interviewed by magazines like Guardian, the Washington Post, TEDx, etc. Park is a member of the Helena Group think tank.

Yeonmi Park Net worth

Yeonmi Park has an estimated net worth of $2 million dollars as of 2024.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Yeonmi Park

  • Yeonmi was born in Ryanggang, North Korea, to Park Jin-Sik and Byeon Keun-sook. She also belongs to the Asian ethnic group.
  • Park is one of North Korea’s most active and visible campaigners. She has spoken out against a variety of social issues that exist in the neighborhood and country.
  • She has primarily worked against human trafficking, as well as denounced the Kim Dynasty dictatorship and Kim Jong-un.
  • When she first saw the situation in other countries, she got a taste of freedom. After speaking at the One Young World Summit in Dublin, Ireland, she became more well-known.

  • She spoke of her escape from North Korea, traffickers’ exploitation, and her new life there.
  • Her book, In Order To Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom, was also published. She has also appeared in the film While They Were Watching.
  • In February 2023, She appeared on a podcast of Fox News presenter Megyn Kelly, who acknowledged that many aspects of Park’s stories had shifted, before telling her audiences that she had verified Park’s stories about Korea.
  • In 2023, a screenshot of Yeonmi Park’s interview with Joe Rogan became an internet meme; the format of the meme is a screenshot accompanied by a caption detailing an unbelievable story.


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