BLACKPINK‘s Lisa is the dance mentor in IQIYI‘s Youth With You survival competition.
Made up of 101 female contestants, the show follows a format similar to Mnet‘s Produce 101.
Many trainees looked forward to meeting Lisa even before they entered the filming area.
Even if there were other mentors present in the food hall, these girls only had eyes for Lisa.
They couldn’t help but giggle and squeal when they saw their dance mentor.
Ju Chen, a trainee from TPG, took the coveted spot beside the idol, and she had only good things to say.
I’ve been a big fan of Lisa [for a long time]. I watched her videos and tried to dance like her. Lisa is a super good dancer. I’m so excited just thinking that she will teach me.
– Ju Chen
One trainee, Esther Yu, became a trainee less than a month before Youth With You filming. Lisa was one of her inspirations to join the show.
Lisa is one of the best to me. I want to be a stunning star on the stage like Lisa.
– Esther Yu
Despite her high energy before entering the room, the trainee immediately became shy the moment she stepped in front of her idol.
Lisa commented that Esther “wrote that you like me”. Starting a starstruck conversation, Esther was able to say a few words to Lisa including a funny message in Thai.
I have a lot of things to talk to you [about].
[In Thai] Thank you. No money.
We can’t blame them for being starstruck!