• Lisa and Bambam

Lisa and Bambam (Photo : Tumblr)

Upon the much hyped debut of BLACKPINK, member Lisa Manoban's friendship with Got7 member Bambam is all over the internet.

The two were reportedly childhood friends as both were part of the same dance group before joining their respective labels. Bambam joined JYP Entertainment and debuted as Got7 member in 2014. Past photos of the two when they were still kids in Thailand were all over the internet. The two are meant to meet again in music shows and programs. The two were also the same age.

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Lisa and Bambam when they were still kids.
(Photo : Facebook) Lisa and Bambam when they were still kids.

Lisa is Thai and her real name is Pranpriya Manoban. Some people also know her under the nicknames Lalice, Lalisa or just Lisa. She joined YG Entertainment in April 2011 after winning the YG auditions in Thailand in 2010. She is also a model for YG's clothing line NONA9ON and make up line Moonshot.

Bambam and Lisa were not the first Thai to succeed in South Korea as celebrities. 2PM's Nickhun heralded the influx of Thai nationals in the Kpop scene, Tiny G's Mint and CLC's Sorn were all from Thailand. They flew to Korea to train under their labels and debut as celebrities.

Meanwhile, BLACKPINK debut on Aug. 8 by dropping two music videos - "BOOMBAYAH" and "Whistle" that received an all-kill status in various music charts. The group is set to release six more songs as part of their debut.

As the new girl group is gaining steam, the profile of each member is gaining attention from the media and netizens. YG Entertainment has officially revealed the members of BLACKPINK - Jennie Kim, Lalisa Manoban, Kim Jisoo, and Park Roseanne.