American Influencer Works As ‘Emotional Support Stripper’ In Ukraine

An influencer from Texas has moved to Ukraine to become an “emotional support stripper” for soldiers and volunteers fighting in the war against Russia. Fan-Pei Koung, who describes herself as a “globe-trotting girlfriend, now volunteering in Kharkiv,” even created an OnlyFans account that provides free content for them.

The 33-year-old has certainly found a unique niche. Her content includes everything from nudes next to rocket launchers and stripteases with air raid sirens as the soundtrack. She even offers “free emotional breastfeeding to soldiers and volunteers” and uses much of the money she makes to donate to the war efforts.

“I’m the sexy girl in Ukraine who wants to volunteer, and will probably put out,” she told The Daily Beast.

Koung wasn’t always an adult influencer. She’s actually got a pretty impressive resume, from Miss Taiwanese American pageant competitor to NASA Space Health Challenge winner. However, she’s mostly worked in children’s events for the past five years while living in Oakland, California.

When she moved to Europe recently, she learned more about what was happening in Ukraine and decided she wanted to go and work with children.

“Everyone was telling me, ‘Don’t go, don’t go.’ When you’re a foreigner here, everyone who cares about you at all will say anything to change your mind,” she said. However, she went anyway and began working with kids in Lviv.

“The orphans flooded me. They were running, screaming, and hugging me, and I rehearsed some Ukrainian to tell them. We were dancing together,” she recalled.

She left Ukraine for a short period of time, but something always pulled her back, and she moved there full-time in February 2023. And while she’s doing a lot of work for others, she’s still finding time to focus on her own romantic life. As it turns out, Ukrainian men are her type of guys.

“My standards are too high because I only want men who can care for themselves and think about people other than themselves. None of them [Americans] met my standards. And then I came to Ukraine, and everybody here thinks about people other than themselves,” she explained.

“Ukrainian men, they treat me like an infant. They need to know what I want even before I know what I want. I’ve never been treated like that in my life.”

She’s currently dating a Ukrainian drone operator, two information technology workers, and a power plant worker. She’s still learning Ukrainian and uses AI to help where she needs translation.

Of course, it’s not all smooth sailing. Moving to Ukraine to offer the kind of support Koung is giving is looked down upon by many people, and she feels the discrimination is largely based on her gender.

“If I were a man going to Ukraine to volunteer, no one would question me about anything,” she told The Daily Beast. “But since I’m a girl, it’s been a non-stop shit show. It’s a trip. It really does make a difference if you’re a man or a woman.”

Jennifer Still is a writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience. The managing editor of Bolde, she has bylines in Vanity Fair, Business Insider, The New York Times, Glamour, Bon Appetit, and many more. You can follow her on Twitter @jenniferlstill