Lisa Manobal, from the triumph in K-Pop to the face most sought after by luxury brands

Lisa is a Thai rapper, model, singer, and dancer. She is a member of the female group Blackpink, formed in 2016 by YG Entertainment, being the first foreigner to join the South Korean agency. Thanks to her upbringing and her dream of becoming a star, Lisa learned to speak Thai, Korean, English, and Japanese.

The Thai woman became a star worldwide, not only because of her talent but also because of her beauty. She has been chosen as one of the most beautiful faces in the world. With more than 75 million followers of hers on her Instagram, she is one of the most sought after personalities for big brands

Parallel to her musical career, Lisa launched into the world of fashion and cosmetics, managing to reach very famous firms globally. So much so, that in recent years she has been named an official ambassador for brands such as Celine, Bulgari and MAC. She currently plays her role with great commitment.

Made in Thailand

Despite belonging to a South Korean K-Pop group , the singer’s origins go back to another nation, with another history. Her real name is Pranpriya Manobal and she was born on March 27, 1997 in Buri Ram Province, Thailand. She is an only child, her mother’s name is Chitthip Bruschweiler and she is Thai, while her stepfather, Marco P. Brüschweiler, is a renowned Swiss chef in Thailand.

Manobal legally changed her name to Lalisa, which means “the one who is blessed”, on the advice of a fortune teller to bring her greater prosperity. This is how she earned the nickname “Lisa”. Lisa started dancing at the age of eight, and years later, during her high school studies, she began to train her voice.

Throughout her childhood, Lalisa attended different contests and dance competitions. She went on to participate in the To Be Number One competition, and joined the eleven-member dance team We Zaa Cool alongside BamBam, a current member of Got7, another K-Pop group. Lisa herself also participated in a singing contest as a representative of her school called “Top 3 Good Morals of Thailand” organized by the Center for Moral Promotion in early 2009, where she finished as a finalist.

training stage

Her dream was to become an idol, one of those artists signed under a Korean agency. And although her parents refused to allow Lalisa to become independent at a young age, they were finally convinced to support her. At a YG Entertainment audition held in Bangkok in 2010, Lisa was the only one chosen to become a trainee for the company out of 4,000 applicants. She signed her contract in 2011 to become a trainee and move to South Korea at the age of 14

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