The 20-year old from New York, a popular figure on the panel with her Gyeongsang Province accent and frankness, has been named goodwill ambassador for the Korean Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to promote a campaign teaching young Korean women about sex and reduce abortions.
"In the States, we talk freely about contraception with friends or consult a gynecologist to seek expert advice," Mobley says. "But I see some people here resorting to abortion because of their lack of sexual knowledge. I thought this was a serious problem so I decided to be a goodwill ambassador for the campaign."
I'm curious if there are any actual Koreans in similar roles, or if this is a product of, and will contribute to the perpetuation of, the belief that Americans and Westerners alone can be open about sex. The Chosun Ilbo headline is "American to Promote Franker Talk About Sex in Korea."
In any event the blog The Grand Narrative has written on the topic of contraception before, for example in posts like this and this, so give them a read for some background.
That particular show gets a lot of attention among Korea-based bloggers, both good and bad. Bianca was last mentioned on this site in December when she went after netizens who spread around pictures of her hugging a guy and posing as if touching another woman's breasts. From the Korea Times:
An Internet user who was questioned by the police told local media, ``I sincerely apologize to her. The distribution was not meant to insult her. I have seen many funny photos of the show's panels online so I thought posting the pictures would not cause any trouble.''