Tila Tequila
Singer-songwriter, glamour model
Tila Tequila
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.
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Entertainment Weeklies Are Cozying Up To Trump First Family
Huffington Post - 26 days
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Twitter Suspends Tila Tequila's Account After Neo-Nazi Tweets
Huffington Post - 3 months
Twitter suspended former social media star Tila Tequila’s account Monday following a string of neo-Nazi tweets that drew increased attention over the weekend, when she attended a conference of “alt-right” white nationalists in Washington, D.C.  At the conference, the 35-year-old Vietnamese-American model posed for a photo in which she and two other individuals performed the Nazi salute. She shared it on Twitter, writing the caption, “Seig [sic] heil!” On Monday, following the tweet, Maggiano’s Little Italy —the restaurant where the photo was reportedly taken — apologized on Facebook for hosting the conference, an event that “resulted in hateful sentiment.” Are we just going to ignore that Tila tequila became a nazi or like pic.twitter.com/4SZwOo3Jl6 — ree (@intercourpse) November 21, 2016 Tequila, a fervent Donald Trump supporter who was raised in Texas, has a long and confusing history of pro-Nazi leanings. While she has said in the past that she is not “ ...
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Azealia Banks Endorses Donald Trump Because He's 'A Piece of S**t'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Talk about broke with bad political taste. Rapper Azealia Banks took to Twitter on Monday to announce who she'll be voting for in the upcoming election, and her reasoning is quite surprising (and totally skewed).  The "212" singer, who was recently arrested for biting a security guard's breast, said that she's voting for Donald Trump mainly because he "is the only one who truly has the balls to bust up big business." Her reasoning only got wilder from there:  Ok so, I think I'm ready to admit that I'm going to vote for Donald Trump. — azealiabanks (@AZEALIABANKS) February 1, 2016 I think Trump is the only one who truly has the balls to bust up big business. Hilary is too tied in with them and Bernie has no clout. — azealiabanks (@AZEALIABANKS) February 1, 2016 The other candidates are simply ... "Them hoes over there" #thots — azealiabanks (@AZEALIABANKS) February 1, 2016 Despite the fact Trump has called for a "total and complete sh ...
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Flat Earth Theory Is Still A Thing
Huffington Post - about 1 year
If only this "debate" could fall flat. There are still people out there who believe the Earth is flat -- and if a few recent news stories are any indication, they're making a comeback. The argument is nothing new. The theory re-emerged in the late 19th century, when truthers thought all that Earth-is-round science and whatnot was part of a conspiracy to debunk religion, according to the Pacific Standard. We've reported on flat-Earth truthers more recently, and we give them the same level of credence as people who believe there are reptilian aliens living in underground networks in Montauk, New York, controlling locals' minds. But when TV personality Tila Tequila went on a now-infamous Twitter rant about the Earth being flat earlier this month, the headlines followed, along with more conspiracy theories. The leading flat Earth theory holds that our planet is actually a disc and that gravity is an illusion. As The Huffington Post reported in 2012: Earth is a disc w ...
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Gathering Of The Juggalos Leaves Illinois For Missouri
Huffington Post - about 3 years
ST. LOUIS (AP) — An annual festival headlined by the rap-metal group Insane Clown Posse will be staged in Missouri after six years in southern Illinois, promoters of the trouble-plagued Gathering of the Juggalos said. Suburban Detroit-based Psychopathic Records Inc. offered few details on the shift from the Hogrock campsite near Cave-In-Rock — the gathering's home since 2007 — to the CryBaby Campground in Kaiser, a rural community about 170 miles west of St. Louis. The Missouri site, labeled Harlequin Park, offers "the same level of intimacy that we enjoyed at (Hogrock) for all those years but this campground also has plenty of flavor that (Hogrock) didn't have," including cellphone reception and nearby hotels and shops, the promoter said in an online newsletter. It said the four-day event will take place in August. While drawing some 10,000 people each year, the Gathering of the Juggalos has developed a reputation for unruliness marked by drug overdoses, fights, arrests and deaths. ...
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Joy Corrigan & Charlotte McKinney Are In Bikinis And Other News
The Superficial - about 3 years
- Tom Hiddleston does Elle. [Lainey Gossip] - Hot Girls In The Middle of Nowhere [theCHIVE] - Miley Cyrus is giving Justin Bieber advice now. [Dlisted] - Tila Tequila wears a burqa now. Of course. [Fishwrapper] - Ryan Phillippe gave Robin Quivers a lap dance at Howard Stern‘s birthday party. [tooFab] - Chris Christie probably shouldn’t go out in public for a while. [BuzzFeed] - Emily Ratajkowski‘s breasts are still amazing. [Popoholic] - Daniel Craig leaves very specific voicemails. [IDLYITW] - Erin Andrews‘ hotness deserves an award. [Hollywood Tuna] - The Sexiest Social Media Pics of the Week [Celebslam] - These Jessica Simpson pics don’t look Photoshopped at all. [DrunkenStepfather: Site is NSFW] - Put me down for A Field In England. [FilmDrunk] THE SUPERFICIAL | About • Facebook • Twitter Photos: Fame/Flynet
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Joanna Krupa & Denise Richards Reenact ‘Wild Things’ (Or Just Have Lunch) And Other News
The Superficial - about 3 years
- Why Justin Bieber smiling in his mugshot won over your mom. [Lainey Gossip] - Anne Hathaway wasn’t drowning, you guys, she was ACTING. [Dlisted] - Like limber women? Get your ass in here. [theCHIVE] - Never mind, Tila Tequila‘s still crazy. [Fishwrapper] - Teresa Palmer pregnant in a bikini, anyone? [tooFab] - Justin Bieber can’t be deported. I’m so, so sorry. [BuzzFeed] - Goddamn, Keri Russell… [Popoholic] - Rihanna‘s Instagram is still awesome. [IDLYITW] - Nice to meet you, Bryana Holly. [Hollywood Tuna] - A few years back, some crazy dude used to constantly beg me to post Camille Grammer bikini pics. These should stop the voices. [Celebslam] - Sienna Miller‘s in a bikini, too. [DrunkenStepfather: Site is NSFW] - Nicole Richie still hates Paris Hilton. [Amy Grindhouse] - Philip Seymour Hoffman + Her is exactly what it sounds like and it’s fantastic. [FilmDrunk] THE SUPERFICIAL | About • Facebook • Twitter Photos: Fame/Flynet, GEVA/AKM-GSI, Splash News, W ...
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Good Morning, Tiffany Toth, And Other News
The Superficial - over 3 years
- Kenan Thompson won’t do sketches in drag anymore until SNL hires some black women. [Lainey Gossip] - Kendra Wilkinson‘s family asked for money and didn’t get it. That’s how I’m going to read this. [Dlisted] - I Really Love Your.. Outfit [theCHIVE] - Tila Tequila is Nostradamus now. [Fishwrapper] - Courtney Stodden‘s giant fake tits fight cancer now. [tooFab] - I’m not sure “intense” is the right phrase as much as “pointlessly fucking retarded.” [BuzzFeed] - What’s up, Rachel Bilson‘s legs? [Popoholic] - Kristen Bell married Dax Shepard, so Veronica Mars is dead now. She died. [IDLYITW] - Nina Agdal is still hot as hell. [Hollywood Tuna] - Brandi Glanville is bendy. [Celebslam] - Kylie Minogue does calendars? Why not? [DrunkenStepfather: Site is NSFW] - Glee is finally coming to an end. [Amy Grindhouse] - Some dude spent $100,000 on plastic surgery to look like Justin Bieber. It didn’t work. [Uproxx] THE SUPERFICIAL | About • Facebook • Twitter Photos: Fame ...
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And Now Tila Tequila On Parenting
The Superficial - over 3 years
When we last left Tila Tequila she was claiming to be a powerful sparkle wizard, and since then, she’s become even worse by turning into one of those gun-toting libertarian who constantly posts conspiracy theories on Facebook. Which makes it even more awesome that she’s spouting parenting advice now because I can’t think of a more informative source than a fake-breasted leprechaun I’m still convinced only I can see: Why the fuck are some parents still doping their babies up with adderall? You might as well just fucking shoot them point blank in the face! What the fuck is wrong with you?????? I have seen full grown adults who would have sever violent rages, and total numbness of emotions and could never understand why everyone is so irritated by their negative energies they put out there so why in the fuck would you give your child adderall you dumb piece of shit! Your child does NOT have ADHD you dumbs! Those are the years when children are SUPPOSED to be active, learning, growing ...
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Open Post: Hosted By Tila Tequila's Super Human Powers (Michael K/Dlisted)
Wesmirch.com - almost 4 years
Michael K / Dlisted: Open Post: Hosted By Tila Tequila's Super Human Powers  —  Tila Tequila is back to show Amanda Bynes how crazy is really done.  In a 7-minute-long video (that I watched in its entirety, because I'm crazier than Tila and Amanda combined), Tila creates electricity and energy balls with her own hands.
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Bam Margera Calls 911 Over Naked, Masturbating Intruder
The Hollywood Gossip - over 4 years
Forget Jackass. Bam Margera unintentionally found himself on an episode of Jacking Off Bare Ass last night. Here's what went down: Law enforcement insiders tell TMZ that Margera dialed 911 after he was awoken by a naked woman kissing him inside his Pennsylvania bedroom. Weird, right? It gets weirder... When Bam was on the phone, the 24-year old intruder drooped to the floor and started to touch herself. Yes, like that! Margera reportedly hung up and kicked the birthday-suited female out of his home. When the cops arrived, they found her in the area surrounding the mansion and arrested her on the spot. She now faces charges of burglary, criminal trespass, and stalking. So the only question that remains: Does anyone know where Tila Tequila was last night?
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Insane Clown Posse fan hits Ric Flair with bottle at Gathering of the Juggalos
Cageside Seats - over 4 years
Wicked clowns and Nature Boys don't seem to mix. The "stylin', profilin', limousine riding, jet flying, kiss-stealing, wheelin' and dealin' son of a gun" was set to host the Gathering of the Juggalos this past Friday (August 10). For those of you unlucky enough to not know about the Gathering, allow me to enlighten you. The Insane Clown Posse - a rap duo from Detroit, MI - host a nearly week-long festival for their fans, known as Juggalos, where music, wrestling and Faygo drinking is the norm. From JuggaloGathering.com: What are some good things to bring to the Gathering? A Juggalo in the wild should be prepared. Some things you can pack that might help you out during the weekend include: *Camping gear (tent, flashlights, sleeping bags, rain gear, etc.) *Cameras and Video Recorders *Backpacks and travel bags to carry stuff in *Bug spray and bug torches *Cell phones and communicators *Water bottles and canteens *Ninja suits, costumes of any kind *Face ...
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WATCH: 'Gathering Of The Juggalos' Announces Lineup, More
Huffington Post - over 4 years
With just more than three weeks to go before their thirteenth annual event, "Gathering of the Juggalos" organizers late last week released a 23-minute video promoting their upcoming festival and its full lineup. The video frames the festival as a secure escape from a world "over taken [sic] by mindless zombies unable to develop their own opinion of anything:" "Harbored deep within the woods of Cave In Rock, Illinois, are living, breathing free thinkers [sic] who have constructed a compound of freshness for their kind to not only survive within but also to flourish." That "compound" consists of the Aug. 8-12 festival, which this year features, in addition to the Insane Clown Posse and a smattering of Psychopathic Records acts of course, Cheech and Chong, Raekwon, DMX, George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic, Master P, Biz Markie, Danny Brown, Three 6 Mafia, a reunion of The Geto Boys, Fear Factory, comedian Jamie Kennedy and the wrestler Ric Flair. The event wi ...
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Tony Phillips: Mars-Based Reality Show: How Stupid Could it Be?
Huffington Post - over 4 years
How stupid is the idea of a reality television show from Mars? No stupider than one set in Drew Pinsky's clinic featuring a cast of D-list celebrities embellishing their own ridiculous stories of addiction. I've seen the latter, so why not the former? If Mars One gets off the ground, I just might. Mars One is a Dutch start-up company apparently consisting of four people: Bas Lansdorp, Arno Wielders, Bryan Versteeg and Suzanne Flinkenflögel -- not quite household names, yet. But everything has to start somewhere and the folks at Mars One have decided to start with a nifty website and a plan to strand Earthlings on Mars where they'll be expected to film themselves living in what resemble large, upended muffin tins while trying to eke out an existence on the red planet despite its inhospitable climes. At the Martian equator, one can expect a mid-summer's day to reach a balmy 70 degrees, a damn site more livable than the minus-225 you'll find nearer the poles. But on Mars, i ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tila Tequila
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 34
    However, on May 6, 2016, Nguyen tweeted that Jewish-American political commentator Ben Shapiro should "be gassed and sent back to Israel" and later posted that "There are only two things in this world, for which I would gladly sacrifice my own life; the destruction of all Jews and preservation of the white race" and "You know what will help Asians earn respect?
    More Details Hide Details An Asian version of Adolf Hitler… I want that person to be me; I want to save the world from this Zionist disease."
  • 2014
    Age 32
    Tequila gave birth to her daughter Isabella Monroe Nguyen in November 16, 2014.
    More Details Hide Details Tequila has endorsed businessman Donald Trump for President.
    On April 18, 2014, Tequila confirmed her pregnancy on her Facebook page.
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  • 2013
    Age 31
    Tequila began dating musician Thomas Paxton Whitaker (born 1971) in 2013, which ended due to Whitaker's financial issues.
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    In December 2013, Nguyen caused controversy by posting an article on her website titled "Why I Sympathize with Hitler: Part I", although she stated that her views on Hitler were not derived from antisemitism on her part, nor any feelings toward Jewish people.
    More Details Hide Details Nguyen stated: For those of you who focus on the victims of war well that is just part of war. What do you think war is about? People DIE in wars that is why I am against wars. It brought me to tears because I used to think all of those horrible things about him Hitler until I learned the truth about the war and what Hitler truly did and he was not a bad person as they have painted him out to be. Here is a man who was not a coward, stood up for his country in a DESPERATE TIME OF NEED (unlike all of our cowardly leaders), and yet not only did he try his best to help his country and people get out of what was a time of depression, economic collapse, high unemployment, amongst many other things.
    However, she was ejected from the house after just one day, due to many viewer complaints of her controversial statements made in 2013, when she posted anti-Semitic comments and praised German dictator Adolf Hitler on Facebook.
    More Details Hide Details Tequila posted a snippet of "Drunk Dialing" again in September and confirmed it would be released by the end of October along with a music video. In November, Tequila and her management confirmed the single would be released on December 4. Tequila also announced her own line of e-liquids for vaporizers in collaboration with Blaze Vapors. In July 2001, Nguyen started the website TilasHotSpot.com, which later began redirecting to MissTila.com. Originally the site featured information, quotes, blog, and pictorials requiring adult verification and a monthly fee. Later, the site was revamped to feature all-ages content and information to promote her career, business ventures, personal information, and a premium membership section including videos, non-nude picture galleries, blogs, and chat sessions. In 2008 the site was transformed into a social network. During 2005, Nguyen launched TilaFashion.com, a site featuring her custom line of clothing for men and women. In 2006, Nguyen created a website entitled "Tila Zone," which features content to use on Myspace and other social networking websites including layouts, widgets, and clipart.
  • 2012
    Age 30
    Tequila completed her rehab treatment on April 5, 2012.
    More Details Hide Details Upon completing her treatment, Tequila opened up about her near-death experience to US Weekly stating "I can remember feeling like the bones were popping out the side of my head because the pain was so bad. I took some medications and tried to go for a nap, but when I woke up I was vomiting. I really thought I was going to die."
  • TWENTIES
  • 2010
    Age 28
    In 2010, Nguyen launched a celebrity blog site, MissTilaOMG.com, which was transformed into her personal blog in 2012.
    More Details Hide Details 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. She appeared on the August 2006 Maxim UK cover, was named #88 in their Hot 100 List, and also appeared in the December 2007 issue. She was ranked #100 on the Maxim Hot 100 list in 2008. Nguyen has been featured on the front page of magazines such as Penthouse, King, Blender, and most recently Steppin' Out.
    Tequila began a tour supporting the new EP and at one of her tour stops in August 2010, she appeared at the Gathering of the Juggalos, a music festival founded by hip hop duo Insane Clown Posse.
    More Details Hide Details She was repeatedly pelted with rocks and bottles among other objects, and she vowed to take legal action against the organizers and promoters for the event. Two sex tapes featuring Tequila were rumoured to exist as early as 2010. In 2011, Vivid Entertainment released a video of Tequila engaging in sexual acts with pornographic actresses Kristina Rose and Charlie Laine. Tequila stated that the video was made for personal use and she did not consent to its release. In December 2013, another sex-tape was announced, this time of Tequila and "an ex-boyfriend." It was released as a Vivid Video download in mid January 2014. In May 2015, it was announced that Tequila was working on new music. In June, she posted a snippet of the song "Drunk Dialing" on her Instagram and wrote it would be released in the Summer. In August, Tequila became one of the contestants on the sixteenth season of Channel 5 reality series Celebrity Big Brother.
    By 2010, Tequila decided to reinvent her image and changed her stage name to Miss Tila.
    More Details Hide Details Her first single released under the new moniker was "I Fucked the DJ", along with an edited version entitled "I Love My DJ". Released under her newly established label Little Miss Trendsetter, the single received negative reviews and failed to be successful in charts. In May, she launched her celebrity gossip blog, MissTilaOMG.com, and the EP, Welcome to the Darkside, which marked a musical departure from her previous material. Influenced by classical music and artists such as Nina Simone and Billie Holiday, Welcome to the Darkside received more positive reviews. However, it did not manage to gain commercial success.
  • 2009
    Age 27
    On December 9, 2009, Tequila stated she was engaged to heiress Casey Johnson and was photographed with a diamond ring.
    More Details Hide Details On January 4, 2010, Johnson, who had long suffered from Type I Diabetes, was found dead. On February 4, 2010, the Los Angeles Coroner's Office announced that Johnson "died from diabetic ketoacidosis, a life-threatening condition caused by a lack of insulin and high blood sugar". She was reported to have neglected to take her medication, and died naturally. Tequila announced plans to seek legal custody of Casey Johnson's adopted daughter, Ava Monroe Johnson, who was under the legal custody of Johnson's mother, Sale. On March 7, 2012, it was reported that Tequila has agreed to check into rehab after having reportedly "almost died" from an attempted suicide by overdosing on pills. The incident caused her to be hospitalized from a brain aneurysm.
    In December 2009, Nguyen partnered with Joe Francis to launch the now-defunct dating site TilasHotSpotDating.com, aimed at people ages 18 and up.
    More Details Hide Details The site included a free membership with basic access, and paid membership for other areas of the site. Nguyen took in webcam chats on the site.
  • 2008
    Age 26
    On December 2, 2008, Nguyen released a self-help book, Hooking Up with Tila Tequila: A Guide to Love, Fame, Happiness, Success, and Being the Life of the Party (ISBN 9781439101537).
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    In August 2008, it was announced that Tequila was dating socialite and heiress Courtenay Semel. The daughter of Yahoo! CEO Terry Semel and an ex-girlfriend of Lindsay Lohan, Semel and Tequila broke up in October of that same year. However, the pair was seen together again in November. On September 6, 2009, Tequila was allegedly choked and restrained by former boyfriend Shawne Merriman, who was later arrested.
    More Details Hide Details San Diego district attorney Bonnie Dumanis decided not to charge Merriman after her office spent three days reviewing reports from the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. On November 17, 2009, Tequila sued Merriman for $1.5 million. Several weeks later, Merriman countersued, alleging intentional interference with contract, unfair competition, and trademark infringement. She declined to respond to his more recent actions, and a default judgment was entered in his favor for $2 million.
  • 2007
    Age 25
    By the end of 2007, Tequila was linked to the winner of her dating show A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila, Bobby Banhart.
    More Details Hide Details However, during the live broadcast of her MTV special Tila Tequila's New Year's Eve Masquerade, Tequila told her co-host Lyndsey Rodrigues: "Banhart called me up recently... and he broke up with me. It was definitely a total shock because that's not what I was looking for. I was looking for love and I wasn't expecting him to break up with me." The day after, she revealed more about the breakup on her Myspace. She wrote: "I wasn't expecting it at all because I thought I had finally found someone that I was compatible with, but I guess I was wrong. My hectic schedule was really hard on him and we both were getting frustrated, but at the same time... I just wanted to find someone who would understand what a crazy lifestyle I have so it's too bad that things didn't work out between us. With that said I just want to make it known that I still think Bobby is a great guy and I wish him the best." Shortly afterwards, Banhart posted a message on his Myspace stating he had never dated Tequila and that she "never called him after the last show and no one would give him her number." Tequila later came out as a lesbian rather than a bisexual and stated that she wanted to pick the show's runner-up Dani Campbell but the producers made her pick Banhart.
    On October 9, 2007, Nguyen released her second official single, "Stripper Friends".
    More Details Hide Details A video premiered via Yahoo! Music on February 26, 2008 and was released to iTunes on March 4, 2008. The single failed to chart. In April 2008, the single "Paralyze" and its accompanying music video were released via Yahoo! Music and iTunes. The "I Love U Remixes" EP was released to digital music retailers on April 7, 2009.
    After seeing the article, Nguyen wrote an impassioned response in her blog on September 28, 2007, criticizing churches for "bashing" the gay community while thanking God for saving her life.
    More Details Hide Details The show premiered for a second season in April 2008 and became a popular gossip subject in Asian media, such as AsianWeek. The season finale premiered July 8, 2008, the winner being Kristy Morgan who declined her "shot at love".
    The show led to a heated online debate between Nguyen and conservative Christians after an article appeared on The Christian Post on September 13, 2007.
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    In May 2007, Nguyen began filming for a reality show which first aired on MTV on October 9, 2007, as A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila.
    More Details Hide Details The program was a bisexual-themed dating show where 16 straight men and 16 lesbian women competed for Nguyen's affections, the twist being that the contestants were not aware of her bisexuality until the end of the first episode. The ten-episode series was produced by SallyAnn Salsano and MTV.
    " She also appeared as a Hooters Girl in the 2007 film I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.
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    On March 4, 2007, she made a cameo appearance on the show "The War At Home.
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    Nguyen made an appearance as one of the 12 strangers in the first game on April 6, 2007 episode of NBC's game show Identity.
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    On July 27, 2007, Italian website MusicBlob reported that The Saturday Team and distributor Icon Music Entertainment Services sued Nguyen over breaching her contract related to the album.
    More Details Hide Details However, Nguyen claimed in a MySpace bulletin that the EP was not authorized for release by her, and was removed from most retailers. The Saturday Team won a legal case, making Sex available for digital purchase.
    Despite this major-label signing, Nguyen independently released her first single "I Love U" through iTunes on February 27, 2007, justifying the independent release through her desire to become famous by herself.
    More Details Hide Details She also shot a music video for the song. In March 2007, Washington-based record label The Saturday Team released an EP called Sex, by Tila Tequila.
    Her debut single "I Love U" was released in 2007 to mixed reviews.
    More Details Hide Details Despite having strong online sales, the song failed to enter any charts. Tequila followed with several independently released singles, including "Stripper Friends" and "Paralyze". In 2010, she released her second EP Welcome to the Dark Side. Her book, Hooking Up With Tila Tequila: A Guide to Love, Fame, Happiness, Success, and Being the Life of the Party was published in 2008. Nguyen was born in Singapore, where her family emigrated from Vietnam after the Vietnam War. She is the youngest of three children born to a French-Vietnamese mother and Vietnamese father. Nguyen has an older brother, Daniel, and older sister, Terri. When she was one year old, the family relocated to a neighborhood in Houston, Texas and were eventually admitted to a gated community run by a strict Buddhist temple. The family left the community when Nguyen was eight.
  • 2006
    Age 24
    During the first season of Fuse TV's dance show, Pants-Off Dance-Off, on which a group of contestants strip to music videos, Nguyen was the most frequent host. In April 2006, during the taping of an interview with MTV's Total Request Live VJs, will.i.am announced that Nguyen had been signed to the Will.I.Am music group, a record label under A&M Records.
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    Time Magazine, in a 2006 profile of Nguyen noted her impact on the platform stating "Pre-Tila, your MySpace friends were mostly people you actually knew.
    More Details Hide Details Post-Tila, the biggest game on the site became Who Has the Most Friends, period, whoever they might be." also calling her, the "Queen" of the site.
  • 2003
    Age 21
    Nguyen joined Myspace in the fall of 2003 after getting booted off of Friendster multiple times.
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    In 2003, Nguyen was a contestant on VH1's Surviving Nugent, a reality TV show where participants performed compromising tasks and stunts for rock star Ted Nugent.
    More Details Hide Details Nguyen gained further popularity through the import racing scene. She has been featured on the cover of Import Tuner magazine, at car shows such as Hot Import Nights, and in the video game Street Racing Syndicate.
  • 2002
    Age 20
    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.
    More Details Hide Details A few more pictorials for the magazine followed. At age 20, Nguyen acted on her interest in rock music and started looking for bands willing to let her join. She eventually assembled a band called Beyond Betty Jean, for which she was singer and songwriter. Beyond Betty Jean eventually broke up and Nguyen started working in recording studios to sharpen her vocal skills and wrote music. Later, she became the lead singer of a band called Jealousy, which released a few songs online before breaking up.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2001
    Age 19
    She has cited the violent adolescence she had in Texas as her reason for becoming a model and moving to California in 2001.
    More Details Hide Details In a March 2003 interview, she revealed that she has taken some college classes but does not have a degree, stating, "I didn't want to go to college for an actual degree because there's nothing out there I like besides doing something that involves the entertainment industry." Nguyen's career began at the age of 19 when she was discovered at the Sharpstown Mall by a Playboy scout and was offered a chance to model nude for the magazine.
  • 2000
    Age 18
    Nguyen graduated from Alief Hastings High School in 2000.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1981
    Born
    Born on October 24, 1981.
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