On January 7, 2021, BLACKPINK‘s Lisa posted on her personal Weibo, “Youth With You 3, I’m back,” sparking fans’ glee as they realized she would be reprising her role as a mentor on the survival audition program.
Lisa gained much attention previously for being a “tiger” mentor and loving teacher all at once to the girls of the audition program, Youth With You. Many especially loved her professionalism and praised her for her attention to the students. As she’s slated to return for season 3, here are 5 of her most iconic teacher moments on the show.
1. Strict teacher
This was the moment that shocked fans the most. As Lisa was known as one of the cutest and bubbliest members of her group, her duality and strictness in teaching took fans by surprise. However, she was highly praised for her professionalism.
We would not want to be stared down by her.
2. Leading by example
When she was welcomed as a mentor, Lisa performed a spectacular dance for her prospective students.
Needless to say, she slayed the stage.
3. Distance can’t stop her
As the mentors were to have a combined stage with the students, Lisa ran into some problems due to restrictions on travel because of the pandemic. However, that did not deter her. She put on a great show by pre-recording her parts in a Korean studio.
4. Her lovable nature
Anyone else remember this iconic moment?
Lisa was so amused by trainee Esther Yu‘s dance that she even asked the team if they could send it to her to cheer her up when necessary. Catch the cute interaction below.
5. The best teacher ever
Lisa didn’t let being far from her students stop her! She taught them carefully and precisely through the screen.
Bonus: Loved by everyone!
Of course, Lisa’s well-loved by not only the students, but also her fellow mentors. Cai Xukun also offered to help her out with language barriers! During the mentors’ first meeting, he noticed she was confused with Mandarin and told her to tell him whenever she needed help. Cai Xukun speaks some English due to living abroad when he was younger.
We absolutely can’t wait to see Lisa back at being a teacher!