BLACKPINK‘s Lisa is now one of the most popular K-Pop idols in history, but she was once a young trainee who was unsure of what the future held.
In an interview with Billboard, Lisa was asked what goes through her mind when she sees pre-debut videos of herself.
Between Light Up The Sky and this year’s Blackpink: The Movie, released in celebration of the group’s fifth anniversary, you’ve been reflecting a lot on your life before and after debuting with BLACKPINK. What goes through your mind when you see footage of yourself as a trainee?
Lisa revealed that she immediately thinks of how she felt at that time and how hard she worked to reach her current success.
Whenever I see those videos, I just get reminded of what I was feeling at the time, and obviously I’m reminded of how hard I worked to get where I am now.
As a trainee, she always told herself that she had to push herself to the limit to be able to debut. The videos are a simple reminder of the feelings and thoughts she fostered for many years.
Back then, when I was a trainee and preparing all that, I did it with this mindset of, ‘I can’t debut unless I work really really hard.’ So when I look back on those videos, I remember those feelings and those thoughts.
She promised to never forget the feelings of determination she had back then. With that in mind, she reminds herself of her past every single day.
I get reminded: That’s how far I’ve come, and I shouldn’t forget that determination I was feeling at the time. I remind myself of that every day.
Lisa’s resolve to never forget her roots is one of the greatest things about her! Watch one of her incredible pre-debut dance videos here: