Tila Tequila

Singer-songwriter + Glamour Model
Born Oct 24, 1981

Tila Nguyen, better known by her stage names Tila Tequila and Miss Tila, is an American model and television personality. She is known for her appearances in the men's magazines Stuff, Maxim, Penthouse, her role as host of the Fuse TV show featuring performance striptease, Pants-Off Dance-Off and her position as the most popular artist on MySpace (according to page views) circa April 2006. She was raised in Houston, Texas, and now lives in Los Angeles, California.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Tila Tequila.


1981 Birth Born on October 24, 1981.


2000 18 Years Old Nguyen graduated from Alief Hastings High School in 2000.
2001 19 Years Old She has cited the violent adolescence she had in Texas as her reason for becoming a model and moving to California in 2001. … Read More


2002 20 Years Old She did a test shoot, then eventually moved to Southern California and was featured as Playboys Cyber Girl of the week on April 22, 2002, and soon thereafter she became the first Asian Cyber Girl of the Month. … Read More
2006 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Nguyen was featured on the cover of the April 2006 issue of Stuff magazine; in the interview, she claimed that her nickname "Tila Tequila" came about when she experimented with alcohol at the age of thirteen.
After being the lead singer of the bands, Beyond Betty Jean and Jealousy, Nguyen decided to pursue a solo career. Her debut EP, Sex was released in 2007. … Read More
On September 6, 2009, Tequila was allegedly choked and restrained by former boyfriend Shawne Merriman, who was later arrested. … Read More
In April 2010, Nguyen officially released the single "I Fucked The DJ", along with an edited version entitled "I Love My DJ", on iTunes. … Read More


2012 30 Years Old Tequila completed her rehab treatment on April 5, 2012. … Read More
2013 31 Years Old In December 2013, Nguyen caused controversy by posting an article on her website titled "Why I Sympathize with Hitler: Part I", though she stated that her views on Hitler were not derived from anti-Semitism on her part, nor any feelings toward Jewish people. … Read More
2014 32 Years Old 1 More Event
On April 18, 2014, Tequila took to her Facebook page to announce she is pregnant, and is expecting her first child.
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