Fan-Pei Koung, a former beauty pageant competitor and Taiwanese-American influencer, has made headlines recently for her controversial involvement in the Ukrainian conflict. Koung, who hails from Houston, traveled to Ukraine to offer her services as an “emotional support stripper,” as she revealed in an interview with the Daily Beast.
Koung, who now describes herself as a “globe-trotting girlfriend,” is known for sharing racy photos of herself on the pay-per-view platform OnlyFans. In these photos, she poses in skimpy variations of military gear while holding armaments. While the content is usually behind a paywall, Koung claims that she offers it for free to Ukrainians, soldiers, and volunteers.
But the free content doesn’t stop there. Her profile on OnlyFans also lists “free emotional breastfeeding to soldiers and volunteers” as one of her specialties. This unique offering has garnered both attention and criticism from the public.
However, Koung claims that her intentions were originally focused on ordinary volunteer work. During her initial visit to Ukraine last year, she spent time lending a hand at women’s shelters and orphanages in Lviv. But she soon grew tired of this work, stating that it felt similar to what she had done back home in the United States. Seeking more excitement and wanting to be involved with the military, she decided to expand her volunteering horizons.
Koung’s role shifted to that of an “emotional support person for English-speaking soldiers.” She also began dating multiple Ukrainian men, including a drone operator, a power plant worker, and two information technology workers. Though she didn’t disclose whether these men were aware of each other’s existence, she did mention that she also dates foreign soldiers who have volunteered their services to the Ukrainian cause.
The influencer, however, faced backlash from some humanitarian workers who accused her of exploiting the conflict for her personal gain. When Koung joined a group chat for humanitarian workers, she was met with criticism, including accusations of wanting to “make porn off of mass graves.” Despite facing such negativity, Koung attributed the response to sexism.
Despite the controversy surrounding her work, she claims to still engage in humanitarian efforts according to her OnlyFans page. This includes providing cash donations to Ukrainians in need and supporting volunteers who are doing good work. While her online business technically violates Ukrainian law, which prohibits the sale or distribution of pornographic material, making content specifically for OnlyFans has become a popular line of work for many Ukrainians affected by the conflict.
Koung’s presence and actions in Ukraine raise important questions about the intersection of volunteer work, activism, and personal gain. While some applaud her for taking a unique approach to support those affected by the conflict, others resent her for allegedly exploiting the situation. As the conflict continues, it remains to be seen how Koung’s involvement will evolve and the impact it will have on the perception of humanitarian work in Ukraine.