Tila Tequila :: Biography
Tila Nguyen is a Singapore born American model and television personality. She is known by her stage names Miss Tila and Tila Tequila. She got the nickname Tila Tequila at the age of 13, because she was allergic to alcohol then. She gained much fame after appearing in popular men’s magazines such as Maxim, Playboy and Stuff. She is also known for being the host of the Fuse TV show Pants-Off Dance-Off, which featured performance striptease. She is also a record producer, a singer and has her own clothing line.
She was born on October 24, 1981 in Singapore. Her family has emigrated there after the Vietnam War. Her father was a Vietnamese and her mother was a mix of Vietnamese and French. When she was just a year old, the family moved to Houston, Texas and stayed in a gated community until she was eight years old. She was a rebel during her adolescence as she started doing drugs and ran to Queens, New York for several months. She says that she had lost her virginity by 15, was pregnant at 16 and had a miscarriage. She is a graduate of Ailef Hastings High School. She graduated in 2000 and does not have a further degree as she got into the entertainment industry.
She started modeling at the age of 19 and was featured on the week of April 22, 2002 as Playboy’s Cyber Girl. She was then featured on the cover of Import Turner magazine and that made her even more popular. She has since then graced the covers of famous magazines like Maxim UK, Stuff, Steppin’ Out, King, Penthouse, Blender and others. She got her own reality show on MTV titled A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila which aired for the first time in October 9, 2007. The program was about bisexual dating and caused a heated debate between her and the conservative Christians. The show ran for two seasons and the final episode was premiered on July 8, 2008. Before her association with the show, she served as the host of Pants-Off Dance-Off and was a contestant on VH1’s reality TV Show Surviving Nugent.
She tried her hands at singing and formed a band called Beyond Betty Jean. The band broke up eventually and she landed as the lead singer of another band called Jealousy. The band too broke up but had released a few songs online before that. Despite being signed to A&M Records, she released her debut single I Love U through iTunes, under an independent label and even shot for its music video. Her EP titled Sex was released in March 2007. Her next single My Stripper Friends was released on October 9, 2007 followed by Paralyze in April 2008, I Fucked The DJ in April 2010. She released a self-help book titled Hooking Up with Tila Tequila: A Guide to Love, Fame, Happiness, Success and Being the Life of the Party on December 2, 2008. She has her own record label Tequila Records and has a few online business ventures.
She was once engaged to Heiress Casey Johnson who died on January 2010. Her ex-boyfriend, Shawne Merriman was accused of choking and restraining her. She herself announced on April 19, 2014 that she is pregnant and the baby is due on November. She has not married yet and has no husband. She is rumored to be a lesbian.
She has the body measurements of 30-21-31. She has enormous breasts which have been enhanced by surgical means. She has the height of 4’11” and weight of just 39 kg. She has toned legs and small hands and feet. She is very active in social media sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Her bio is available in the Wiki.