BLACKPINK‘s Lisa was the dance mentor of iQIYI‘s highly popular Chinese survival program Youth With You 2. The show ran from March to May 2020, and Lisa was a prominent reason why it gained virality in both local and international communities.
A few months after the final episode aired, it was revealed that she would reprise her role in Youth With You‘s third season, this time featuring male contestants.
In an interview with Sina Entertainment, Lisa explained why she chose to return.
Could you tell me what made you come back to Youth With You Season 3 and did your other group members encourage you to become the mentor for the second time?
Even if she could only meet the trainees through video calls, it was worth it for her. Lisa’s main motivator for being the dance mentor was to help the 118 male trainees with their performances.
This season I also want to tell these trainees what I know or what I have learned to help them succeed.
As soon as Youth With You 3 aired, viewers saw how Lisa worked hard to improve the dancing of every trainee. She gave advice and demonstrated ways they could level up their performances.
She revealed that Jisoo, Jennie, and Rosé encouraged her prior to the start of the program. As she needed to film for hours at a time every week, they knew that she would be tired.
Of course my members encouraged me. Because the timing of filming is very difficult, so my group members told me that I can do this. I can do it.
Lisa shared her honest thoughts about the survival show, saying, “This season is still very exciting like the last season.”
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