Lisa (Blackpink): Early Career, Controversies & Net Worth

Lisa Manobal, also known as Lalisa Manoban, is a Thai rapper, singer, and dancer who is a member of the famous South Korean girl group, Blackpink.

Lisa recently released her solo debut and her single album “Lalisa” in September 2021. Most importantly, Lisa’s single is a certified KMCA 2X Platinium song.

Lalisa is signed to YG Entertainment and Interscope Records.

With her incredible singing and dancing skills, the Thai rapper based in South Korea has taken the world by storm.

Moreover, you might also see Lisa in the advertisements of Vivo’s S9 smartphone, as she was announced as the endorser of Vivo on February 2021.

Lisa in a red and white dress
Lisa in a red and white dress

This article about Lisa will give you detailed information about her early life, career, net worth, relationships, controversies, and more.

Quick Facts

Birth Name Pranpriya Manobal
Changed Name Lalisa Manobal (also spelled Manoban)
Nicknames Lisa, Laliz, Lalice, Pokpak, Jolisa, Ryeolisa, Flying Lisa, Limario, Thai Goddess
Famous For being a member of BlackPink
Date of Birth March 27, 1997
Age 25 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Aries
Place of Birth Buriram, Thailand
Current Residence Bupyeong-dong, Bupyeong District, Incheon, South Korea
Occupation Rapper, Singer, Dancer
Active years 2016-present
Genres K-pop, hip hop, dance-pop
Instruments Vocals 
Labels YG, Interscope
Associated acts Blackpink, YG Family
Nationality Thai
Father NA
Step-Father Marco Brüschweiler
Mother Chitthip Brüschweiler
Siblings
Marital Status Unmarried
Boyfriend NA
Children
School Praphamontree School I 
College Praphamontree School II 
Languages English, Thai, Korean, Japanese, Chinese
Religion Buddhist
Ethnicity Thai
Complexion White
Trademark Cute smile, Bold Rapping Style
Hobbies Watching movies, Taking Pictures, Drawing
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Favorite Food Pad Ka Pow, Red Velvet Cake, Ice Cream, French fries
Favorite Color Yellow
Favorite Number 27
Favorite Movie Hachi
Favorite Series Stranger Things
Favorite Actor Will Smith
Favorite Actress Julia Roberts
Favorite Holiday Destination London
Favorite Sports Snowboarding, Boxing
Height In feet: 5ft 7in
In centimeters: 167 cm
Weight In Kilograms: 45 kg
In Pounds: 88 lbs
Blood Type  O
MBTI Type ESJF
Body Measurements 34-24-28
Body Build Slim, Fit
Shoe Size 5 UK
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Dark Brown
Net Worth $10 million
Social Media Instagram, YouTube
Merchandise Lightstick, Photobook
Last Updated June, 2022

Lisa: Early Life, Family & Education

Pranpriya Manobal was born in Buriram, Thailand, on March 27, 1997.

Moreover, she was born to Thai parents; her biological father’s name isn’t disclosed, whereas her mother’s name is Chitthip Brüschweiler.

Lisa was loved and raised by her step-father Marco Brüschweiler and her beloved mother.

Furthermore, Marco is a German-Swiss renowned chef who made a living in Thailand after moving to the country and marrying Chitthip.

Lalisa’s parents enrolled her in Praphamontree School I during her elementary and secondary school days. She went to Praphamontree School II during her college days.

Since her childhood, Lisa has loved to dance and knew that she was destined for greatness ever since she was 4.

Pre debut Lisa VS Now
Pre-debut Lisa VS Now (Source: KpopStarz)

Moreover, Laliz regularly participated in dance contests throughout her childhood; To Be Number One was one of them.

Furthermore, Lalice was part of the dance crew We Zaa Cool, alongside 11 dance crew members; one of them was Got7‘s BamBam.

The dance crew won the Special Team Award in 2009’s LG Entertainment Million Dream competition, broadcast on Channel 9.

Likewise, in 2009, Lisa represented her school by singing in Top 3 Good Morals of Thailand, where she became a runner-up.

In 2010, South Korean record label YG Entertainment came to Thailand to recruit talent and hire them.

Furthermore, Lalisa auditioned and became the only individual to be selected among 4000 applicants.

Similarly, this caught the eye of then-CEO Yang Hyun-suk and Danny Im, and they offered Lalice a chance to be a YG Entertainment trainee.

Lisa accepted their offer as she was interested in K-Pop, mainly inspired by artists of Big Bang and 2NE1.

Lisa: Age, Height & Weight

Ryeolisa is currently 25 and is the maknae, the youngest member of the girl group, Blackpink.

Lalice is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs around 45 Kilograms.

The slim and fit Lisa has a body measurement of 34-24-28 inches and wears 5 UK-sized shoes.

Moreover, she has dark brown colored eye pupils and loves to dye her hair blonde.

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Lisa: Career

Early Career

Lisa’s career began in 2011 after she moved to South Korea and began her formal training as a YG Entertainment trainee.

Laliz was taught various languages like English, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese during her training.

As a result, she became YG’s first non-ethnically Korean trainee to be signed under them.

Moreover, the judges loved her on-stage confidence and her attitude off-stage, making Lisa grow more day by day.

Lisa’s formal training lasted for five long years in which the judges pushed the limits of her and her crew members for them to perform at the highest level.

The intensive training sessions lasted for long hours, and the trainees had to dance, sing, choreograph and perform continuously to impress the judges, CEO, and spectators.

Moreover, in November 2013, Lalice appeared in the music video of Taeyang’s single ‘Ringa Linga’.

Furthermore, she was the background dancer in the video, which also features members of Winner and iKon.

Similarly, Jolisa’s first modeling job was in March 2015; she modeled for Nona9on, a street-wear band.

Likewise, her second shoot was with Moonshot, a South Korean cosmetics brand, in 2016.

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Blackpink & Hits

Lisa and Jennie became friends since their trainee days and have become a duo.

Furthermore, Jennie helped Lisa learn Korean and English and created a strong bond.

Moreover, Jennie, Jisoo, Rosé, and Lisa were selected to form a group.

In August 2016, Lisa was announced as one of four members of the girl group Blackpink by YG Entertainment.

Furthermore, this made Lisa the first non-ethnical Korean to debut under the South Korean entertainment agency.

Blackpink
All four members of Blackpink (Source: Wallpaperboat)

Likewise, Blackpink dropped their debut single album, “Square One,” the same year, skyrocketing their fame overnight!

Moreover, the lead singles ‘Whistle’ and ‘Boombayah’ were extraordinary, and the group gained popularity.

Most importantly, Whistle’s music video has around 749 million views on YouTube.

Additionally, Whistle topped all South Korean charts upon debut, and Lisa played a vital role in the single!

Similarly, Lalice was cast as a permanent member of the MBC program Real Man 300 from September 21, 2018.

Furthermore, the show is a military variety program part of the Korea Army Academy edition.

Additionally, the Real Man 300 was Liz’s debut TV Show and was her first permanent role on television.

Likewise, Lisa won the Character of the Year given by the MBC Entertainment Awards for her role in the television show.

Similarly, on November 5, 2018, Limario opened her YouTube Channel, Lilifilm Official, in which she posts about her travel diaries, lifestyle, dances, and much more!

Most importantly, in July 2019, she gained 1.3 million subscribers and received a Gold Play Button from YouTube.

Moreover, in 2020, one of Lisa’s dance performance videos became famous and became a meme.

Likewise, celebrities like Lil Nas X, James Corden, Dolly Parton, and others participated in the meme.

Recent Works

In March 2020, Lisa was one of the dance mentors of the Chinese group survival program Youth With You Season 2 hosted by iQIYI.

Likewise, as of October 2020, Blackpink has released 2 more albums and three extended plays.

In February 2021, Lalice returned as a dance mentor in Youth With You Season 3.

On April 19, 2021, YG Entertainment revealed to the media that Lisa would debut her single and would become the third soloist from Blackpink to do so!

On September 10, YG released her album “Lalisa with its lead single of the same name.

The music video of Lalisa, upon its release, became the most-viewed video in 24 hours with a record-breaking 73.6 million views.

Furthermore, Lalisa debuted at No. 48 on the Billboard Top 100 and No. 2 on the Billboard Global 200.

Most importantly, the album sold 736,221 copies in Korea on the first week, setting a record for most sales among all-female artists.

The song has over 413 million views on YouTube.

Likewise, after the single became successful, YG Entertainment released the B-side track ‘Money’.

Similarly, Money’s performance video on YouTube has around 465 million views and 11 million likes.

Furthermore, it peaked at No. 90 on the Billboard Top 100 and No. 10 on Billboard Global 200.

Moreover, on October 22, 2021, Lisa collaborated with DJ Snake, Ozuna, and Megan Thee Stallion and released ‘SG’. In addition to that, Lisa was given the songwriting and composing credits for the song.

Additionally, SG is the short form for Sexy Girl, which debuted at No. 19 on the Billboard Global 200.

Lisa: Controversies

Lisa performed a dance cover and posted it on her YouTube channel.

Moreover, her dance was incredibly good, but fans criticized her for wearing a du-rag.

Likewise, people accused Lalisa of appropriating black culture, and the music video director stated that she was wearing a handkerchief, not a du-rag.

Lalice was recently involved in some controversies after she appeared in the music video of Money with a braided hairstyle which offended fans of African descent.

Likewise, the Thai rapper apologized in a video and repeated multiple times that she had no bad intentions to trigger any culture.

Furthermore, Laliz also added that she thought the hairstyle was cool and would be careful next time!

Moreover, despite the Blackpink star apologizing, the fans still weren’t happy.

Lisa: Charity

Lisa is a giver and loves to give back to the people in need.

She was raised a Buddhist and believed in helping people as much as possible!

On September 17, 2019, torrential rain brought a monsoon which caused flood across 32 Thai Provinces.

Lalice donated ฿100,000 to actor Bin Bunluerit’s fund to help those affected by the flood.

Likewise, in September 2021, Lisa joined a social program in partnership with YG to build 160 square meters cultural compound at a school in Buriram.

Most importantly, the compound created at the Non Suwan Phitthayakhom School would provide the facilities like computers, projectors, and multimedia to the school.

Likewise, Lisa also helped create a K-pop dance academy in the same school. 

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Lisa: Endorsements

On March 21, 2018, Jolisa became the brand ambassador of Moonshot in China; she also modeled for the cosmetics brand.

Likewise, on July 25, 2019, Lalice became the presenter of Moonshot for the new collection exclusively launched in Thailand.

Six of the products had Lisa’s signature on them!

On March 28, 2019, Lisa became the highest-paid presenter for AIS, the largest GSM mobile phone operator in Thailand.

Furthermore, she advertised, which eventually became the highest-rate commercial in Thailand.

Likewise, in May, Ryeolisa was announced as the brand presenter for the Samsung Galaxy S10 in Thailand.

Ragnarok M: Eternal Love uses Lalice as their model, and she also appears as a character in the game.

Lisa modeling for Adidas
Lisa modeling for Adidas

Jolisa became an endorsement model for Adidas’s My Shelter clothing range in January 2020.

Moreover, some of the other brands which endorse Lisa are:

  • D&G Downy
  • Celine
  • Mengniu Dairy
  • Tencent Games
  • Brawl Stars
  • MAC
  • Drew Elliott

Lisa: Fashion & Photography

Since January 2019, Lisa has been modeling for Celine, a French luxury brand, and became its Global Ambassador.

In November 2019, Laliz became Penshoppe‘s ambassador and modeled for them.

On July 24, 2020, Bulgari selected Lalice as their newest brand representative.

She participated in the Serpenti and Bzero One collections released by the Italian luxury brand.

YG Entertainment released a Limited-Edition Photobook, which consisted of self-taken photos of Lisa on her birthday in 2020.

Furthermore, the second volume was released on her birthday again in 2021.

In November 2021, Laliz released her collection with MAC, titled MAC x L. Moreover, the collection consists of beauty products.

Lisa x MAC
Lisa’s MAC x L (Source: InStyle)

Lisa: Boyfriends

Lisa has been very silent in her personal love life, and YG Entertainment is too strict with the members of Blackpink to share their love lives with others.

Jungkook is the only person Lisa has been rumored to have dated in the past, but both of the artist’s labels have denied it multiple times.

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Lisa: Net Worth

 Ryeolisa is the richest Blackpink member having an estimated net worth of around $10 million.

She earns mostly from her song royalties, brand endorsement, and sponsorships.

Lisa: Social Media Presence

The Flying Lisa is quite active on a social media platform. She has an Instagram account with around 74 million followers.

Furthermore, she has a YouTube channel with around 9.7 million followers.

Lisa: Fun Facts

  • Laliz has six pets, 5 of them are cats (Leo, Luca, Lily, Louis, and Lego), and 1 is a dog (Love).
  • During her training days, Ryeolisa learned to play Ukelele and guitar.
  • Lisa is a lipstick fanatic and loves to collect varieties of lipsticks.
  • Like all of us, Jolisa is also a fan of the Avengers; Thor is her favorite character.
  • She loves to eat ice cream, milk tea, croissants, Kinder eggs, and Pad Thai.
  • If Pokpak didn’t become an artist, her parents referred her to study in Australia and settle there.

Lisa: FAQs

Why did Lisa change her birth name?

After consulting with a Fortune Teller, Lisa was born Pranpriya Manobal, but she changed her name to Lalisa Mabobal.

In Thai, Lalisa means the one who will receive luck and praise; thus, the fortune teller suggested Lisa change her name.

Is Lisa the richest member of Blackpink?

Yes, Lalisa is the richest member of the South Korean girl group.

She is endorsed by luxury companies like Bulgari, MAC, Samsung, and other brands, making her super-rich!

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