Lisa, a Kpop sensation and member of the South Korean girl group Blackpink, topped January’s brand reputation list with an index of 38,28,941 and marked a significant boost from her cumulative score in December.

Lalisa Manoban, known by her stage name Lisa, is the youngest member of Blackpink. She is a Thai rapper, singer and dancer based in South Korea. 

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Blackpink is a South Korean girl group formed by YG Entertainment. Consisting of members Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa, the band made its debut in August 2016 with their album ‘Square One.’ This album had the hit songs like ‘Whistle’ and ‘Boombayah.’

In September last year, Lisa made her solo debut with her album, ‘Lalisa’, titled after her name, which opened at No. 84 on Billboard Hot 100. 

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The 24-year-old artist was born on March 27 1997 in Bangkok, Thailand. Her birth name is Pranpriya Manoban, which she later changed to Lisa at the advice of a fortune teller at the age of 13.

In an interview with Billboard, she explained what drove her to the decision. When she had first auditioned for the post of a trainee with YG Entertainment, the band’s management agency, she didn’t hear back from them for over a week.

“We made an audition for YG, but YG didn’t contact us back. We really wanted to get it. So the fortune teller said, ‘You should change your name’. The week after I changed my name, YG called me back and said, “You should come (be a trainee)”. I was like, ‘Wow!'”

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Lisa is the stepdaughter of Marco Bruschweiler, a swiss renowned chef, active in Thailand. She speaks four different languages: Thai, Korean, English and Japanese.

Even during her childhood, Lisa was part of a dance group that performed shows in her home country. At 13, she went for the said audition and moved to South Korea as a trainee, where she received formal training for five years. During this time, she was a member of a dance group named We Zaa Cool along with fellow Thai K-pop Idol trainees, Bambam and Ten, describes IMDB. 

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In 2016, she became the main dancer, lead rapper, a supporting vocalist and the youngest member of Blackpink, making her the first non-Korean YG Entertainment artist.

Lisa emerged on top of the list of “The 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2021” published by TC Candler and The Independent Critics.