Ever since her debut in 2016, BLACKPINK‘s Lisa has made a name for herself in the K-Pop industry.
The “Lovesick Girls” singer isn’t just a distinguished K-Pop rapper and dancer, she’s also an accomplished model who represents some of the biggest brands in the world! From fashion brands like BVLGARI and Celine to makeup brands like MAC, Lisa is sought after by many.
But before Lisa was a celebrity, she was an impressionable child who had a completely different dream. In an interview with American magazine Rolling Stone, she revealed that she originally wanted to become a stewardess.
It all started when she went on a trip to Singapore with her mom and dad, and she was instantly drawn to the beautiful uniforms being worn by the flight attendants.
A stewardess! I once went to Singapore with my family. I saw the beautiful flight attendants on Singapore Airlines, wearing this uniform—a really long dress with sleeves down to the elbow, maybe purple fabric, with patterns.
Until this day, she still recalls the simple conversation she had with one of them. She was asked if she wanted milk, and she eagerly said yes.
And this pretty unni [“older sister” in Korean] talked to me in English: ‘Do you want some milk?‘ And I was like, ‘Wow, yes please!‘
Afterwards, young Lisa begged her mom to buy the uniform, and her mom kindly obliged! Unfortunately, her dream couldn’t come to fruition because she didn’t meet one requirement—she wasn’t tall enough. The requirement is necessary because flight attendants are expected to help passengers place their luggage in the overhead compartments.
So as soon as we landed in Singapore, I begged my mom to buy me their uniform, which she did. But sadly, I didn’t meet the height requirements—you have to be tall enough to reach the overhead luggage.
Lisa would have been a beautiful flight attendant, but everything works out for a reason because she appears to genuinely love her job as an idol!
Apart from discussing her childhood dream, Lisa also opened up about why she fears being the role model of Thai children. Read up on what she said in the article below.