Nguyen Th Thiên Thanh is an American television personality and social media influencer better known by her stage names Tila Tequila, Tila Nguyen, Miss Tila, and Tornado Thien. She first became well-known for her frequent participation on social networking sites. Tequila was given a chance to star in her reality television series after surpassing everyone else on Myspace in terms of popularity. A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila, Tila’s bisexuality-themed dating program, ran for two seasons and had the second-highest series premiere rating on MTV in 2007. (1)
Facts About Tila Tequila
|Estimate Net Worth||$700,000|
|Birthday||October 24, 1981|
Tila Tequila's Appearance (Height, Hair, Eyes & More)
|Height||4 ft 9 in|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
Tila Tequila's Net Worth
Model and television personality Tila Tequila is Singaporean-American and has a $700k net worth. She first became well-known through her use of MySpace and later became famous for her appearances on reality shows. (2)
Tila Tequila's Early Life
Nguyen was born in Singapore to Vietnamese boat people who had immigrated there following the Vietnam War. Terri and Daniel, Nguyen’s older sisters, are both living. The family moved to a neighborhood in Houston, Texas, when she was a year old, and they eventually gained access to a gated community run by a strict Buddhist temple. After Nguyen turned eight, the family departed the neighborhood. Due to Nguyen’s apparent alcohol allergy, her friends dubbed her “Tila Tequila.” Her memoir later describes how she felt “confused” and “lost” by various internal family and environmental problems. She turned to poetry to express her intense feelings. Nguyen ran away from home at 16 and spent several months in Queens, New York. Tila Tequila was shot in a drive-by in Houston when she was 16. Tila Tequila claims to have gotten pregnant and had a miscarriage the following year. (3)
Tila Tequila's Education
Alief Hastings High School produced Nguyen in 2000. She has explained why she decided to become a model and relocate to California in 2001 by referring to her turbulent adolescence in Texas. She admitted to taking some college courses but not earning a degree in a March 2003 interview. Tila Tequila claimed Tila Tequila did not want to attend college to make a substantial degree because the only thing she truly enjoyed was working in the entertainment industry.
Tila Tequila's Husband/Boyfriend and Family Life
Tequila announced her engagement to Casey Johnson, an heiress and the daughter of businessman Woody Johnson, on December 9, 2009, and was pictured wearing a diamond ring. Johnson passed away on January 4, 2010, as a result of complications from diabetes. In 2013, Tequila started dating musician Thomas Paxton Whitaker, but the relationship ended because of Whitaker’s financial difficulties. Tequila announced her pregnancy on Facebook on April 18, 2014. On November 16, 2014, Tequila gave birth to her first daughter. Tila gave birth to a daughter, her second child, in September 2018.
Tila Tequila's Career
Nguyen’s career began at 19 when a Playboy scout spotted her at the Sharpstown Mall and offered her a chance to model naked for the publication. She participated in a test shoot before relocating to Southern California. On April 22, 2002, she was featured as Playboy’s Cybergirl of the Week, and shortly after that, Tila Tequila was named the first Asian Cyber Girl of the Month. After that, a few more magazine pictorials were produced. At 20, Nguyen pursued her passion for rock music and began looking for bands that would let her join. She eventually put together a group called Beyond Betty Jean, where she sang and wrote songs. Beyond Betty, Jean finally broke up, and Nguyen worked in recording studios to sharpen her vocal skills and compose music. Later, she became the lead vocalist for the band Jealousy, which released a few songs online before disbanding. Nguyen participated in the reality TV program Surviving Nugent on VH1 in 2003, where contestants had to carry out compromising tasks and stunts for the rock star Ted Nugent.
Nguyen was the most frequent host of Pants-Off Dance-Off, a dance competition on Fuse TV where contestants strip to music videos. During the recording of an interview with MTV’s Total Request Live VJs in April 2006, will.i.am revealed that Nguyen had joined the Will.I.Am music group, an A&M Records record label. Despite being signed to a major label, Nguyen released “I Love U” independently through iTunes on February 27, 2007, citing her desire to become famous on her own as the reason. Tila Tequila made a music video for the song as well. The Saturday Team, a record company based in Washington, released Tila Tequila’s EP Sex in March 2007. The Saturday Team and distributor Icon Music Entertainment Services filed a lawsuit against Nguyen on July 27, 2007, according to the Italian website MusicBlob.
To reinvent her image, Tequila changed her stage name to Miss Tila in 2010. “I Fucked the DJ” and an edited version titled “I Love My DJ” were her first songs to be released under her new name. The single, released under her recently launched label Little Miss Trendsetter, received unfavorable reviews and performed poorly on the charts. She debuted her celebrity rumors website, MissTilaOMG.com, in May. She also released the Welcome to the Darkside EP, a musical departure from her earlier work.
Welcome to the Darkside, which drew inspiration from classical music and performers like Nina Simone and Billie Holiday, received more favorable reviews. It was unsuccessful in becoming a commercial success, though. As part of her tour supporting the new EP, Tequila made an appearance at the Gathering of the Juggalos, a music festival started by the hip-hop group Insane Clown Posse, in August 2010. She was repeatedly attacked with rocks and bottles, among other things, and she vowed to sue the event’s promoters and organizers. (4)
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