Tila Tequila is a Singaporean-born American television, social media personality, actress and singer.
Her real name is Thien Thanh Thi Nguyen.
The celebrity, famously recognized for her appearance on My Space, has also released several songs.
She starred in the reality dating show A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila in the year 2007, for two seasons.
Tila was born on October 24, 1981, in Singapore and raised in Houston, Texas, USA. She was named Thien Thanh Thi Nguyen by her parents. Her father (Vietnamese origin) and mother (French-Vietnamese descent), moved to Singapore from Vietnam after the Vietnam War in 1975.
The family later moved to the USA when she was just a year old. She has an older brother, Daniel and older sister, Terri.
The famous singer was raised in a strict gated Buddhist community until she was eight years old.
Her childhood was mixed with drama, trying addictive substances at the age of eleven, and also joining dangerous company in the locality. She began to drink at thirteen and was also a big fan of night clubs. It is during those days that she would often use her sister’s credentials to enter clubs.
She was transferred to a boarding school for some months when she was fourteen. At fifteen, she got her first tattoo and began to smoke before running away to New York City at sixteen.
She was nicknamed “Tila Tequila” by her friends.
She studied at Alief Hastings High School in 2000, then moved to Los Angeles the following year. She also attended college but dropped out before completing to pursue her dream.
Due to Tila Tequila hot body, the star began her career as a model for ‘Playboy’ Magazine in the early 2000s.
In 2002, she became the first Asian to be featured as the Cyber Girl of the Week, and later Cyber Girl of the Month for ‘Playboy.’ She also appeared in other magazines including Import Tuner and Maxim UK.
In 2003, the charming model joined the social networking website, MySpace, and gained an incredible 1.4 million friends on the site as well as on Facebook.
Her journey in reality TV began when she was 22, debuting in the VH1 series, Surviving Nugent. She also appeared in several shows, including Pants-Off Dance-Off (2006) and NBC’s game show Identity.
Others are ‘THS Investigates’ Online Nightmares (2006) and Bullrun: Cops, Cars & Superstars IV (2007). Tila rose to fame with her performance in ‘A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila.’ She later faced criticism following controversial comments she made on the show that featured for two seasons.
Tila’s short acting career saw her appear in I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007), Robot Chicken (2008), My Dad Says (2011), and Masterminds (2012).
As a musician, the talented celebrity recorded numerous songs and worked with big producers in the industry. She began by joining the ‘Beyond Betty Jean’ band and later linked up with ‘Jealousy.’
In 2007, she released the first Tila Tequila song, ‘I Love U’, which received negative reviews before coming out with her debut studio EP ‘Sex’ the same year.
In 2010, she released her second EP ‘Welcome to the Darkside’ which received positive reviews.
Her successful career path could not go unrecognized. She got feted with several awards including The Soup Awards for Entertainer of the Year (2007), Bravo’s A-List Awards (2008) and The Spike Annual Guy’s Awards (2008).
Tila’s last appearance in a television program was back in 2015 when she featured in Celebrity Big Brother. Since then, her fans have been deliberating on what happened to their star queen.
The singer is known for her bold personality and speaking her mind. She received criticism on numerous occasions following her controversial statements and posts.
In December 2013, the celebrity posted several comments on her social media accounts supporting Hitler and antisemitism. She also publicly expressed her support for Donald Trump during the 2016 election. Later that year, the controversial celebrity posted a Nazi salute picture at an event to celebrate Trump’s victory. It led to the suspension of her Twitter account.
The celebrity joined other famous personalities in arguing that the Earth is flat. In her Twitter posts back in 2016, she held her ground that the world is flat. She gave her reasons why she believes the Earth is flat and called for anyone to challenge her views.
The celebrity has collected a lot of cash from her professional career. There is no doubt that one of her prime sources of income is from music She has also added to her net worth as a movie and TV star and as a model. Her social media engagements have also contributed mainly towards her basket. She has an estimated net worth of $700,000 Tila
The queen announced her love for women back in 2009 through various Twitter posts. She started dating Casey Johnson in 2007 before Johnson was found dead in her house in 2010. She also had encounters with Kate Major (2010) and Courtenay Semel (2010).
In March 2018, the controversial celebrity announced that she is neither lesbian nor bisexual, claiming that she only pretended to boost her television ratings.
Tila has dated a couple of men in her life. They include Ray J (2006), Bobby Banhart (2007), Billy Corgan (2009), and Thomas Paxton Whitaker (2013-2014).
Whitaker is the father of her first baby daughter, Isabella Monroe Nguyen, who was born on November 16, 2014. The beautiful queen revealed earlier in 2018 that she was married. She, however, did not disclose the identity of her husband.
In March 2018, the celebrity took to Facebook and shared with her fans the news about her second pregnancy. Alongside the message, she posted her photo with a protruding belly.
Tila Tequila baby was born in August 2018, and the celebrity later shared a photo of her newborn, Anabelle, at 11 days old.
On March 7, 2012, it was reported that Tila Nguyen had agreed to check into rehab after having reportedly “almost died” from an attempted suicide by overdosing on pills. The incident caused her to be hospitalized from a brain aneurysm. Tequila completed her rehab treatment on April 5, 2012.
Life opened a different chapter to the star after the suspension of her Twitter account. She opened a YouTube account in 2017, where she posts about some controversial issues.
Some of her claims include that celebrities get sacrificed and that she was possessed by Satan back in 2012. She also reactivated her Instagram account in 2018 with a new name, Tornado Thien.
The famous singer also claimed to have received a call from God to release testimonies.
She is currently working on a new gospel album, which is set to make her return to music.