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Lisa Manoban

Lalisa Manoban, widely popular by her stage name Lisa, is a Thai rapper, singer, dancer, and model based in  South Korea. Lisa Manoban made her debut in August 2016 under YG Entertainment as the lead rapper and main dancer of the girl group Blackpink. Her dancing skills have made her loved by the world.

Early Life

Lisa was born, as a Panpriya Manoban, on March 27, 1997, in Buriram Province, Thailand. She later changed her name to Lalisa Manoban. She is 25 years old and from Thailand as the only child of her Thai mother and Swiss stepfather.

Her stepfather’s name is Marco Bruschweiler, she is a Swiss renowned chef. As for her biological father, no information has been released to the public yet.

Lisa's family

Caption: Lisa Manoban’s mother and stepfather (Source: Blackpink’s YouTube show)

She has a bubbly and 4D personality. She is multilingual and can speak Thai, English, Korean, basic Japanese, and Chinese.

Educational Background

As for her Education, Lisa did her schooling in Thailand. She attended Praphamontree School where she completed her secondary education. She, from an early age, was interested in the South Korean pop industry. Also, she admired Korean artists like Big Bang and 2NE1.

She represented her school in a singing contest and won as a runner-up. Likewise, she had competed in numerous other dance contests. She, later joined the dance crew We Zaa Cool, along with Bambam of Got7.

Career and Professional Life

Lisa auditioned for YG Entertainment, in 2010, in Thailand. She was the only individual to pass among the 4,000 applicants. She officially became a trainee in YG as the first foreign trainee on April 11, 2011. Before her debut, in the year 2015, she did her first modeling job for the streetwear brand nona9on.

Black Pink Debut

Her group ‘Blackpink’s’  debut was planned even before 2012 and had been trained strictly and prepared for the world for years. Together with her bandmates Jennie, Jisoo, and Rose, she made her debut on August 8, 2016, with their first album ‘Square One’.

One of their song ‘Whistle’ became the number-one hit on ‘Gaon Digital Chart’ and the Music Video became viral on YouTube. They won over the world overnight and even became the highest-rated female brand on the ‘Billboard Social 50’.

She and her group reached the highest peak of her career by releasing their single ‘As If It Last’ on June 22, 2017. The song debuted on the ‘Billboard World Digital Song chart. They had no choice but to continue without stopping. Likewise, they made their debut in Japan on August 30, 2017. In April 2019, she and her band performed at Coachella. They became the first K-pop act to perform in Coachella.

Jisoo and her bandmates, Blackpink for Billboard

Caption: Lalisa Manoban and her bandmates, Blackpink (Source: Billboard)

Solo Activity

As for her solo activity, she became the brand model for the South Korean Cosmetics brand Moonshot, in 2016.

She starred in the MBC military variety program Real Man 300 as a permanent member, as of September 2018. She won an unofficial award as ‘Character of the Year’ at the 2018 MBC Entertainment Awards. Besides dancing, singing, and modeling she is also interested in photography. In 2018, she opened a YouTube channel, Lilifilm Official, that focuses on Travel and Lifestyle.


Lisa has not yet debuted as a solo artist. Together, with her band, Jisoo has won numerous awards. They won Rookie of the Year in their debut year at the Golden Disc Award. Likewise, Blackpink’s awards collection can be listed as follows:

  • Seoul Music Awards Bonsang Awards, 2018
  • Golden disc Award Rookie Artist of the year (2017), Song Division (2019, 2018), Cosmopolitan Artist Award (2019)
  • MAMA Best Music Video (2016), MAMA Worldwide Fan Choice (2018, 2019), Best of Next (2016)
  • People’s Choice Award Favorite Music Video (2019), Favorite Concert (2019), Favorite Group (2019)
  • Teen Choice Award (2019)
  • Seoul Music Award Best New Artist(2017)
  • Bravo Otto in der Kategorie K-POP (2019

Net Worth 2023

Lisa has made a  fortune in just 4 years of debut. She has earned her money as a member of Blackpink, a model, and also through brand endorsement.

Likewise, as of 2019 January, she became the muse of Hedi Slimane for Celine.  The same year in November, she became the new ambassador of the Penshoppe family. Furthermore, she has a net worth of 8 million US dollars.

Relationship Status

Lisa Manoban too admits that she has never had a boyfriend. Her company, YG, bars the girls from dating and is strict about them hanging out with boys. The agency even had scheduled their lunch and eating schedule at different times than male trainees. Even male artists are strictly forbidden to meet and talk to each other.

She, being a female in the music industry is shipped with other male artists by her fans. Likewise, there have been some rumors that she is secretly dating BTS’s V or Jungkook. She was also rumored to be dating Bambam of Got7, but both claimed to be friends.

Lisa – Body Measurement

Lisa’s true body measurements were revealed while she was on the military variety show, Real Men. She stands a height of 167 cm tall and weighs 44 kg. She is severely underweight and her BMI was 16.3.  Furthermore, she has seemingly long legs due to which her fans call her ‘long-legged Lisa’.

Lisa Manoban body measurement

Caption: Lisa Manoban’s body measurement (source: Instagram)

Lisa – Social media

Lisa Manoban has collected millions of followers on Social media. Her Instagram account has more than 21 million followers. She is the only member of Blackpink to have a YouTube channel. Her YouTube channel, Lilifilm Official, has more than 2 million subscribers. In 2019, she even received a YouTube Gold Play Button.