Teen fried chicken seller resembles Blackpink’s Lisa, goes viral

Picture courtesy of Bangkok Post official website

A young fried chicken seller in Samut Prakan has become a local sensation due to her striking resemblance to Lalisa Lisa Manobal of the K-pop group Blackpink, featured in the viral video Rockstar.

At Wat Asokaram market in Tambon Thai Ban, 36 year old Benyapa Muang Samut Prakan, better known as Gig, has been attracting attention alongside her 17 year old daughter, Kulthida, who goes by Yeehwa. According to Benyapa, Yeehwa’s resemblance to Lisa has not gone unnoticed by market-goers.

A Matthayom 5 student at Taphanhin School in Phichit, Yeehwa visits her mother in Samut Prakan during school breaks. While helping sell fried chicken at the market, many have remarked on her uncanny similarity to the famous singer, sparking considerable interest on social media.

Benyapa shared that Yeehwa, despite being shy and somewhat embarrassed by the newfound attention, has a burgeoning interest in the entertainment industry and participates in related activities at school.

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“I’m happy and excited to resemble an admired singer like Lisa. I’m happy to be known on social media, and I would willingly enter the entertainment industry if ever the chance arises.”

The resemblance to the Rockstar singer has thrust the young seller into the spotlight, with many curious to see if this newfound fame might lead her toward an entertainment career, reported Bangkok Post.

In related news, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) and the Tourism and Sports Ministry are intensifying safety measures in Yaowarat, also known as Chinatown, following a surge in visitors inspired by Lisa’s Rockstar music video. The video, featuring the Thai K-pop star was filmed in Bangkok’s Chinatown and has captivated audiences globally.

The music video, which includes scenes shot near the Chaloem Buri intersection, was released on YouTube at 7am local time yesterday and has already amassed 38 million views. It highlights several elements of Thai culture, including the traditional wai gesture.

Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt visited Yaowarat last night to assess the area’s preparedness for an influx of visitors. He noted that Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) officials make regular visits to Chinatown, especially now that visitor numbers are rising.

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