The YouTube channel of Cho Min스포츠토토, the daughter of South Korea’s justice minister, has garnered more than 100,000 subscribers in the 11 days since its launch, and the vehicle she rides in in her first video is the center of attention.
Ms. Cho, who gained 100,000 subscribers with just an introductory video, released her first video, “Cho Min’s Video Diary (Full),” on March 23. The video exploded in popularity as soon as it was released. As of 1 p.m. on Sept. 29, about a week after its release, it had more than 370,000 views. It also has more than 9,000 comments.
The video features Mr. Cho driving a car, which has attracted a lot of attention. Earlier, Cho had sued lawyer Kang Yong-seok and others for defamation, claiming that he was the owner of a Porsche, saying, “It was difficult for me to be recognized as someone who couldn’t study and drove a foreign car.” “I’ve never driven a foreign car or sports car,” he said, adding, “I wouldn’t feel bad if I drove a Porsche even once.”
The car Mr. Cho was driving had the word “FIAT” written in English in a red circle in the center of the steering wheel. The exterior of the car was not disclosed, but it is believed to be a third-generation Fiat 500 from the Italian automaker based on its neck support and rear seat.
The Fiat 500, along with BMW’s MINI, is one of the most popular cars among women due to its small size and cute appearance. The third-generation model cost about 30 million won when it was new. Currently, the market price of used cars is around 10 million won.
However, it is unclear if Cho is the actual owner of the car or if she is borrowing it.
Meanwhile, Cho’s YouTube channel has more than 159,000 subscribers as of today.