Tila Nguyen (born on October 24, 1981), known as Tila Tequila and Miss Tila, is a Vietnamese-American model and television personality. Raised in Houston, Texas, now lives in Los Angeles, California. Tilla had an MTV reality show “A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila” that aired for two seasons.
She was born in Singapore, where her family emigrated from Vietnam. Tila Tequila began taking drugs in high school, joined a gang and she frequently used her sister`s id to enter nightclubs.
Lost her virginity at 15 and suffered a miscarriage at 17. At age 16, she ran to Queens, New York for several months. While still 16, she experienced a drive-by shooting in Houston. Tila Tequila’s career began at the age of 18 when she was discovered at the Sharpstown Mall by a Playboy scout and was offered a chance to model nude for the magazine. Later she was featured as Playboy’s Cyber Girl of the week on April 22, 2002, and soon thereafter she became the first Asian Cyber Girl of the Month.
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.
In May 2007, Tila Tequila began filming for the reality show “A shot at Love with Tila Tequila which first aired on MTV on October 9, 2007. The program is a bisexual-themed dating show where 16 straight men and 16 lesbian women compete for Nguyen’s affections.In July 2001, MissTila.com contained information, quotes, blog, and pictorials requiring adult verification and a monthly fee. Later, the site featured content for all ages and a paid membership section including videos, non-nude picture galleries, blogs, and chat sessions. In 2008 the site was transformed into a social network.