Who is Tila Tequila?
Tila Tequila is an American television and social media star who rose to prominence with the reality dance show, A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila. Her immense popularity on the social media platform ‘MySpace’ enhanced her career, exploring opportunities onto different platforms, making her one of the popular celebrities in the entertainment industry.
|Birth Name||Thien Thanh Thi Nguyen|
|Nickname||Tila Tequila, Tila Nguyen, and Miss Tila|
|Date of Birth||October 24, 1981|
|Place of Birth||Singapore|
|Age||39 years old|
|Height||4 feet 11 inches / 150 cm|
|Weight||47 kg / 104 lbs|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
|Profession||Model, Television Personality, Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Blogger, Writer|
|Residence||Houston, Texas, U.S.|
|Distinctive Features||Petite figure|
Early Life: Family and Education
Tequila was born on 24th October 1981 in Singapore. When she was just one year old, her family moved to America, where they lived in a gated community of Buddhists. Not much is known about her parents except that her mother is of French-Vietnamese ancestry while her father has Vietnamese roots. She has two older siblings, Daniel and Terri.
She received her primary education from various schools. Her parents had to transfer her to different schools due to her aggressive nature. She, then, attended Alief Hastings High school and graduated in 2000. Shortly after that, she took some college classes but didn’t have a degree.
Tila Tequila Personal Life
Tila Tequila was married to Casey Johnson from 2007 until his death in 2010.
In addition, Tila Tequila has also been in relationship with:
- Lisa Dumont – Rumor
- Nick Carter – she was then rumored to be dating Nick.
- André Benjamin – Again, rumor.
- Ray J – She had a fling with him in 2006.
- Dani Campbell (2007) – The two hooked up with each other in 2007.
- Bobby Banhart (2007) – Briefly dated.
- Casey Johnson – They both engaged in December 2009, but Casey died on January 4, 2010 due to complications from diabetes.
- Billy Corgan (2009) – Tila dated Billy for a short period of time.
- Courtenay Semel (2009) – She as romantically linked up with Courtenay Semel, who is the daughter of Terry Semel (former CEO and Chairman of Yahoo! Inc.).
- The Game (2010) – Rumor
- Kate Major (2010) – She had a fling with him.
- Thomas Paxton Whitaker (2013-2014) – They both bated briefly, due to which she became pregnant in 2014. She welcomed a baby girl Isabella Monroe in November 2014.
Tila released her first EP (Extended Plays) called “Sex” on March 20, 2007 and her second EP “Welcome to the Dark Side” in 2010. Despite recording breaking deals with record labels, she has released dozens of independent singles.
In 2007, she made her acting debut with the comedy film I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry as a Hooters Girl.
In 2003, Tila cast in the reality show, Surviving Nugent which aired on VH1. Since then, she has hosted a number of shows including Pants-Off Dance-Off (2006), THS Investigates Online Nightmares (2006), and Bullrun: Cops, Cars & Superstars IV (2007), and her own reality series A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila featured in MTV in 2008.
As a model, she has affiliated a few brands and promoted them as well.
Tila Tequila Net Worth
The dashing star has an estimated net worth of $700 thousand dollars as of 2017. Once the popular social media star, Tila Tequila’s net worth skyrocketed ever since she stormed the fashion world, thanks to her bold, sexy, and alluring persona. She is one of the richest models in the world. She runs several fashion-based online businesses and also makes big from brand endorsements, movies, music, and television appearances.
Tila hit the fashion world at the age of 19 when she landed a gig with Playboy and eventually became their Cyber Girl of the week. The exotic model had apparently explored other modeling opportunities and television shows, including her own reality show. She owns a sky blue Lamborghini Gallardo worth $200,000 and a BMW M6 convertible ($110,000).
Tila Tequila Favorites
- Food – Grape soda, fried chicken, white rice and Texas pickles
Tila Tequila Facts
Tequila was discovered by a Playboy scout while shopping at Houston’s Sharpstown Mall.
In April 2002, she became Playboy’s first Asian Cyber Girl of the Month.
She joined My Space in 2003 and amasses millions of fans over the years, and was named the “Queen of MySpace” after gaining the record breaking followers.
Tequila has graced the covers of Penthouse, King, Blender, Steppin’ Out, Rolling stone, Stuff and Maxim UK.
Tequila, meanwhile, has also appeared on the covers of Penthouse, King, Blender, Steppin’ Out, Rolling stone, Stuff and Maxim UK.
In 2011, Tila hit the headlines in 2011 for having her sex tapes leaked on the internet.
In 2014, she publicly announced on Facebook that she is being pregnant and gave birth to her daughter Isabella Monroe Nguyen in November 2014.
At just 15, she lost her virginity and became pregnant.
Tila Tequila cast in several adult films who made her debut in 2010 in “Tila Tequila Uncorked ”.
She appeared on the Celebrity Big Brother Season 16 and was ejected from the house the very next day after audience went crazy against her.