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BLACKPINK's Lisa Reveals the Reason She Changed Her Name to Lalisa

BLACKPINK's Lisa Reveals the Reason She Changed Her Name to Lalisa

Lisa of BLACKPINK is opening up about her real name.

The 24-year-old superstar spoke to Billboard about her name, and the reason behind changing it when she was younger.

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During the interview, Lisa - who was born Pranpriya Manobal – was asked about a story of changing her name to Lalisa after visiting a fortune teller when she was younger.

“Well, my mom took me there and asked me! We made an audition for YG [Entertainment, Blackpink’s label/management company], but YG didn’t contact us back. We really wanted to get it. So the fortune teller said, ‘You should change your name.’ [In Thai culture, changing one’s name, including doing so for good luck, is not uncommon.] The week after I changed my name, YG called me back and said, ‘You should come [be a trainee].’ I was like, “Wow!’” she said.

“It’s very funny, weeks ago, one of the camera men asked me, ‘What is Lalisa?’ I was like, ‘It’s my name!’ People don’t really know that Lalisa is my real name, because they just know me as Lisa from Blackpink. So I’m really happy that I get to do this project with the title Lalisa.”

Check out her solo debut Lalisa!

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