Tila Tequila Biography
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bb8xZUSF4uB/ (real name Thien Nguyen Thi Thanh) is an American singer, actress, model and presenter of Vietnamese origin. She has been called an online icon and was once voted “MySpace Queen”. The illustrious rise and millions of fans all disappeared when the ratings show she was a part of ended.
Tila Tequila Childhood and youth
Born to a family of immigrant Vietnamese parents in Singapore, Tila was the third, youngest, child to her parents. By the time her youngest daughter was born, her older brother Daniel and sister Terri were already growing up. Her ancestors were of mixed nationality: She was of Vietnamese and French descent.
In 1982, the family had arrived in the United States and settled in Houston, Texas. The emigrants lived in a closed Buddhist commune and did not leave there until seven years later.
As a teenager, the girl showed rebellious behaviour. At 13, Tila would go to nightclubs with a local gang. That’s when the pseudonym Tila Tequila appeared, due to the fact that the girl turned out to be allergic to alcohol.
At 16, the would-be star ran away from home and hitchhiked her way to New York. When the police found Tila, the girl had to spend six months in a special boarding school for teenagers with behavioural problems.
As a teenager Tila Tequila moved to California where she met a Playboy magazine agent. Manager captivated by the petite physique (Tila now weighs 44 kg at 149 cm in height) and Asian beauty girl.
In April 2002 the photos of Tequila which showed her naked appeared in the print edition, and soon Teala became the first Asian Girl of the Month. The model later appeared in swimming costume or lingerie on the covers of magazines such as Maxim, Import Tuner and Stuff. At the same time, Maxim twice included Tequila in its “100 Sexiest Women of the Year” list.
Tila Tequila Personal life
Starting her career in Los Angeles, Tila couldn’t help but attract the attention of the opposite sex. Even a little-known porn star and TV presenter in the early 2000s began to be noticed in the society of Hollywood actor Jared Leto. The pair were repeatedly caught in the camera lenses of the paparazzi, but a long-term romance did not follow.
Tila Tequila’s participation in the romantic bisexual show Love Shot was not a hoax. Aside from close relationships with boyfriends William Baker and Sean Merryman, the Asian woman’s name has been linked to Courtney Semel, daughter of Yahoo! corporation manager Terry Semel.
Tila was engaged to Johnson & Johnson heiress Casey Johnson in 2009, but her friend was found dead just a month later. The cause of death was diabetes. This event affected Tequila so much that the girl herself went to rehab, as she was afraid for her health and did not rule out that she might try to commit suicide.
Tila came out of the crisis refreshed – she enlarged her bust, which before the surgery she was not happy with its size. The girl rushed to show the public the changes in her figure: on the red carpet of one of the music awards, she appeared in a revealing outfit that did not hide the scars under her breasts.
In 2013, Tila dated musician Thomas Pahton Whitaker, whom she broke up with after the young man started having financial problems. After breaking up the relationship, she found out that she was pregnant with her boyfriend’s child. In November 2014, Tila Tequila gave birth to daughter Isabella Monroe Nguyen.
The actress has a dozen tattoos on her body, the first of which she got when she was 15 years old. She had a scorpion, her own sign of the zodiac, tattooed on her back. Tila Tequila quit smoking in 2005, although she hasn’t given up cigarettes since she was 13.
Tila continues to surprise Twitter users. After the birth of her daughter she joined the Flat Earth movement, which believes the Earth is flat and stars and other planets orbit around it. The artiste later proclaimed herself an alien. In 2016, the woman dared to seriously ask fans for money for a new home.
In 2017, to remind herself, Tila Tequila revealed incidents of sexual harassment, harassment by agents and drug use. The woman summed up that prostitution was a reality in her life.
The artist’s ratings began to plummet after a series of such statements, and on her social media page, followers repeatedly left comments suggesting she should undergo treatment for drug addiction.
In 2018, Tila announced a change in her personal life. She got married, but she chose to hide her husband’s name from the public. And a month after her first announcement, the woman admitted she was pregnant with her second child.
Tila Tequila Films and TV shows
Tila Tequila’s big break came with her appearance on Ted Nugent’s reality show Survivor, in which participants put extreme and dangerous stunts for the rock star. The girl was not limited to just one show.
Tequila could be seen in the dance programme Dance Without Pants, she was also part of a dozen strangers in the entertainment show Intuition and was a guest on Home War.
Tila garnered even more attention for her own persona when she appeared as the protagonist of the reality show Love Shot, where 16 straight men and 16 lesbian women competed for her love. The programme was conceived as a bisexual version of The Bachelor with an Asian beauty as the lead character. The programme was created for MTV.
The winner of the show, a guy named Bobby Banhart, said that not only did he never see Tila again after filming, he never spoke to her on the phone. Season 2 was launched a year later, and this time it was the girl Christy Morgan who won, stating on the show herself that she had no intention of fighting for the love of her chosen one in real life.
Apart from appearing in various shows, the girl has also tried her hand as an actress. Tila first appeared in an episode of the animated comedy film Robotsyop in 2001. She voiced a minor character in the sci-fi comedy. The animated series about a cyborg chicken and superheroes living together with a mad professor in the same house was broadcast for nine seasons.
In 2007, the actress was cast in an episode of the comedy “Chuck and Larry: A Fire Wedding” about two friends, Larry the widower and Chuck the bachelor (Adam Sandler and Kevin James), who pretend to be a homosexual couple to get insurance.
The pretense goes too far and the men’s connection makes the front pages of the newspapers in the provincial town where the buddies live. Tequila is reincarnated in the film as the smiling restaurant girl.
A year later, Tequila’s twin sisters Ricky and Vicky, contestants of the TV show “Double Temptation”, followed her example. The girls searched for a mate among 12 men and 12 women. Among the TV shows in which Tila was later involved was the show of Howard Stern, the famous American TV presenter.
Together with Jennifer Aniston, the porn star took part in the recording of comedian Zach Galifianakis’ programme Between Two Ferns for Funny or Die.
In 2010, the artist’s work in the comedy series Bullshit My Daddy followed. He is the outspoken and tactless head of the family Ed Goodson (William Shatner), who annoys not only his own children but also the neighbours in the neighbourhood.
Tila Tequila appeared as a dazzling beauty in the 2012 crime drama The Hustlers. In her filmography, this project is still the most striking one today.
In 2016, the actress once again appeared on the screen, this time in the short melodrama “24/7”, where she played the main role.
At the age of 20, Tila decided on a music career and started looking for a band to join and gain experience. Eventually she formed the band Beyond Betty Jean, where she sang and wrote songs. The band didn’t last long. Tequila then joined pop team Jealousy, but soon left there too and started a solo career.
The first single was called I Love U and it sold well, though it didn’t make the charts. It was followed by Stripper Friends, which despite releasing a music video went unnoticed. Soon The Sunday Team released Tila Tequila’s debut album Sex, which was involved in a scandal.
Not because of any flamboyant content but because the company released the album without Tequila’s permission. A long legal battle ensued which Tequila lost and the record was made available for sale.
In 2010, the singer decided to change her image and stage name. Her second album Welcome to the Darkside was released by singer Miss Teela on her own label Little Miss Trendsetter and contained only 3 songs. The most notable song was the cover version of Yoko Ono and John Lennon’s Walking on Thin Ice.
In August of the same year, the singer performed at the Gathering of the Juggalos festival in Illinois. As soon as she appeared on stage, she was attacked by an angry crowd. The first objects were thrown at her, knocking her to the ground. The artist’s security guards were not able to help in time. Tequila described the horror of the party on her Instagram account.
In 2015, after a long hiatus, the woman returned to her music career and released the song Drunk Dialing. Overall, Tila Tequila’s style is a mix of pop, electronic dance tunes and R&B.
Tila Tequila now
Today, news about Tila Tequila’s biography does not often hit the media: public interest in the artist’s work is not as strong as in the first decade of the 21st century. The artist is only remembered by her former fans. And even her flamboyant statements and actions cannot change the situation.
So, in 2020, the former porn star surprised the public with a statement about her involvement in the deaths of several young colleagues. The artist said that she prays for the demise of young girls involved in the filming of porn films.
Tila Tequila Filmography
2007 – Chuck and Larry: A Fire Wedding.
2011 – The Nonsense My Father Says.
2012 – “The Bandits”.
2016 — «24/7»
Tila Tequila Discography
2007 – I Love U
2007 – Stripper Friends
2007 – Sex
2008 – Paralyze
2010 – I Love My DJ
2010 – Welcome to the Darkside
2011 – You Can Dance
2015 – Drunk Dialing
Tila Tequila Interesting Facts
A woman has learned to attract attention to her persona through various methods. In 2009, she sued ex-boyfriend, NFL star Sean Merryman, for assault in her own home. The celebrity demanded $1.5 million in moral damages from the ex-boyfriend.
Tila Tequila had planned to become a surrogate mother for her sibling, but the procedure was cancelled. Official reasons were not disclosed.
Tequila was diagnosed with a cerebral vascular aneurysm in 2012, which doctors later managed.