Korean PlayboysMany in Korea had a good laugh last week at finding out a few men turned out compete for the "Playboy 2006 Korea Model Contest". However I ask many of your to consider this, is this a sign for things to come for the Playboy franchise in Asia?
In a little-noticed milestone for the world of adult entertainment, Playboy said in December that it would seek to do in India what it had never done before: publish a magazine with its usual fare - except for its name and its nudes. The Indian version of Playboy would be Hugh Hefner meets Henry Ford: You can have any bunny you want, so long as she's clothed.
Among the opportunities India offers Playboy is a chance to return to its gentlemanly roots. India is not only on the brink of a sexual revolution, it is also overflowing with ambition, as a small but burgeoning class of young, urban, world-traveling men, wielding disposable income, seeks to clamber its way toward upper-crust bearing and savvy.