Born in Singapore and raised in Texas, she began her career at the age of nineteen after being discovered by a Playboy Scout while shopping at a local mall. Deciding to go for the opportunity after a test shot, she was later featured on the cover of the magazine in the spring of Hailed as one of the hottest women in the country, Tequila has since also graced the covers of other mainstream publications such as the Rolling Stone, and Maxim UK.
Shortly after achieving fame as a model, Tequila also broke into the world of television as a reality star. Aside from television, Tequila has also released several songs as a music artist. MV-wise, Tequila has also released five music videos. So what has the Vietnamese-American TV personality been up to these days?
What new projects has she been busying herself with this past year? Does she have anything in store for these upcoming months? What happened to Tila Tequila?
Where is she now in ? Thien Thanh Thi Nguyen is born to French-Vietnamese parents- both of whom settled in Vietnam after the war; the youngest of three siblings, she has an older brother named Daniel and an older brother named Terri. Despite being born in Asia, Tequila actually spent the majority of her life in North America as her family moved to Houston, Texas, when she was just a year old.
A troubled child, not only did she try heroin at the age of eleven, but she soon also joined a local gang. While she was in middle school, her parents sent her to a boarding school for half a year due to her troubled behavior. Around this time, she also gained her current moniker- Tila Tequila- as she was often teased by her friends for her apparent alcohol allergy. In her eventual memoir, she explained that she often felt confused by a variety of issues that arose both from within her family and the environment.
In attempts to release her emotions, she often turned her attention to poetry. At the age of sixteen, Tequila ran away from home, escaping to Queens, New York, where she stayed for a number of months. That same year, things only got more complicated after she fell victim to a drive-by shooting; she later reported being pregnant and having suffered a miscarriage when she was seventeen. Despite her turbulent adolescence, she eventually started to turn her life around after graduating from Alief Hastings High School in Y2K.
Realizing that it was something that she was interested in pursuing, she subsequently relocated to Southern California, where she continued to work as a Playboy model. Later featured on various racing magazines such as Import Tuner, she joined the social networking website, Myspace in after having been kicked from Friendster a handful of times. With that achievement, many soon began to call her the Queen of Myspace. One of the most watched shows on MTV at the time, its season finale drew in over 6.
Although classified as a pop rock album, it incorporated elements from many other genres such as classical, new wave, and punk rock. For instance, Stephen Thomas Erlewine writing for Allmusic only awarded it one star, criticizing the extended play for its low production values.
Released under the moniker Miss Tila, it contained only three tracks- despite her original plans of releasing a full-length album. A mix of club music, pop rock, and hip-hop, its production was handled by David Maurice and the TV personality herself.
Although Tequila tried to reinvent her image with the release, critical reception to her music was still mixed to negative. While some critics lauded her new, softer image, many pointed out the weakness of her vocals. Tila Tequila as an Actress Although being an actress is not her main focus, she has appeared in a handful of films and TV series. Noted for her support for Hitler, she has since posted a number of pro-Hitler comments on her social media accounts.
In fact, just last November her official Twitter account was suspended after she posted a series of Neo-Nazi Tweets on the social media platform. So what has the former model been doing lately? She publically supported Donald Trump during the election, making her opinion well-known through Twitter. Alternatively, you can also visit her official Youtube Channel. And although not verified, she is also active on her Instagram, itstilatequila, and has over 60, followers.