Tila Tequila is an American television and social media personality. She first gained recognition for her active presence on social networking websites. After becoming the most popular person on Myspace, Tequila was offered the opportunity to star in her own reality television series. Her bisexual-themed dating show, A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila, aired for two seasons and became MTV’s second highest-rated series premiere of that year. She has subsequently received negative attention for her support of Adolf Hitler, as well as antisemitic and white nationalist comments, which led to her expulsion from Celebrity Big Brother.

Birth Name

Thien Thanh Thi Nguyen

Nickname

Tila Nguyen, Miss Tila, Tornado Thien

Profession

Model, Television Personality, Singer, Actress, Blogger, Writer

Genre

R&B, Pop Rap, Pop Rock, Electro Pop, Hip Hop, Pop

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

The Saturday Team, Little Miss Trendsetter, Inc.

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Tequila was born on 24th October 1981 in Singapore. When she was just one year old, her family moved to America and lived in a gated community of Buddhists.

Age

She is currently 37 years old.

Hometown

Houston, Texas, United States

Sun Sign

Scorpio

Ethnicity

Multiracial

She has French-Vietnamese ancestry on her mother’s side and she is of Vietnamese descent on her father’s side.

Religion

Buddhist

Education

She has attended numerous schools. After her primary education, when she was in middle school, Tila also went to a boarding school for 6 months due to her aggressive nature. In 2000, she graduated from Alief Hastings High School. She also attended some college classes, but didn’t pursue it as she got more attracted towards the entertainment industry.

Family Details

  • Father – Unknown
  • Mother – Unknown
  • Siblings – Daniel (Older Brother), Terri (Older Sister)

Marital Status

Single

Boyfriend / Girlfriend

Tila Tequila has dated –

  • Ray J (2006) – In September 2006, she had a fling with another singer Ray J.
  • Dani Campbell (2007) – In 2007, Tila had an encounter with reality TV participant Dani Campbell.

  • Casey Johnson (2007-2010) – In 2007, Tila commenced dating socialite and Johnson & Johnson heiress Casey Johnson. Tila got engaged to Casey in December 2009, which was announced by Tila on December 9, 2009. But, Casey died on January 4, 2010, from diabetic ketoacidosis (due to carelessness in taking proper medication, a spike in high blood sugar and lack of insulin occurred). Casey had also adopted a daughter, Ava, who is in Casey’s mother Sale’s custody.
  • Bobby Banhart (2007) – During 2007, she was romantically linked to personality Bobby Banhart. The couple separated as he cheated on her.

  • Billy Corgan (2009) – In 2009, she briefly dated another singer Billy Corgan. He is 14 years her senior and is almost 1 ft 4 inches taller than her.
  • Courtenay Semel (2009) – In August 2009, Courtenay Semel and Tila were an item. Courtenay is the daughter of Terry Semel, who is the former CEO and Chairman of Yahoo! Inc.
  • Thomas Paxton Whitaker (2013-2014) – In 2013, she started dating Thomas Paxton Whitaker, a struggling musician. As per RadarOnline.com, they split in May 2014. On April 18, 2014, Tequila confirmed her pregnancy on her Facebook page. Tequila gave birth to her daughter Isabella Monroe Nguyen on November 16, 2014.
  • Tornado Thien (2017-Present) – She now goes by the name of Tornado Thien. Tequila has expressed her belief that the earth is not a sphere but is flat. In September 2018, Tila gave birth to her second child, a daughter named Annabelle.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 4 feet 11 inches
  • In centimeters – 150 cm
  • In meters – 1.5 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 47 kg
  • In Pounds – 104 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 39-26-37
  • Bust – 39 inches
  • Waist – 26 inches
  • Hip – 37 inches
  • Bra Size – 36C

Body Build

Voluptuous

Body Shape

Hourglass

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Light Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 5.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 6 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Starring in MTV’s dating game show A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila in 2007 as herself. The exotic model had apparently explored other modeling opportunities and television shows, including her own reality show.

Singing Debut

Tila released her first EP (Extended Plays) called S*x on March 20, 2007 and her second EP  Welcome to the Dark Side in 2010. Despite recording breaking deals with record labels, she has released dozens of independent singles.

Film Debut

In 2007, she appeared in comedy film I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry for her role as a Hooters Girl.

Television Debut

In 2003, Tila cast in the reality show, Surviving Nugent which aired on VH1. In 2006, she was a guest for the interview at the late-night talk show The John Kerwin Show

Brand Endorsements

To improve the image of Portland Police Union, she signed a 5-year contract with them in 2013.

Awards & Nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2007 The Soup Award Entertainer of the Year N/A Won
2008 Spike Guys’ Choice Award So Hot They’re Famous N/A Won
2008 Bravo’s A-List Award A-List Drama Queen N/A Won

Tila Tequila Favorites

  • Favorite Food – Grape Soda, Fried Chicken, White Rice and Texas Pickles

Tila Tequila Net worth

Tila Tequila has an estimated net worth of $2 million dollars as of 2019. She runs several fashion based online businesses and also makes big from brand endorsements, movies, music and television appearances. She owns a sky blue Lamborghini Gallardo worth $200,000 and a BMW M6 convertible ($110,000).

Social Media Portfolio

She doesn’t have an official social media account.

Some Lesser Known Facts About Tila Tequila

  • Tila is the youngest in her family. While growing up, she was a tomboy.
  • She had taken drugs in her past. When she was in high school, she used to enter nightclubs using her older sister’s identity cards.
  • She lost her virginity at 15 and at 16 became pregnant.
  • She was discovered by a Playboy magazine scout at Sharpstown Mall to model n*de for the magazine at the age of 19.
  • In April 2002, she became Playboy’s first Asian Cyber Girl of the Month.
  • She has started her own record label called Tila Tequila Records and also a management firm called Little Miss Trendsetter Management LLC.
  • She joined My Space in 2003 and amasses millions of fans over the years, and was named the Queen of MySpace after gaining the record breaking followers.
  • Tequila has graced the covers of Penthouse, King, Blender, Steppin’ Out, Rolling stone, Stuff and Maxim UK.
  • She appeared on the Celebrity Big Brother Season 16 and was ejected from the house the very next day after audience went crazy against her.
  • In October 9, 2007, Nguyen released her second official single, Stripper Friends. A video premiered via Yahoo! Music on February 26, 2008 and was released to iTunes on March 4, 2008.
  • In December 2009, Nguyen partnered with Joe Francis to launch the now-defunct dating website TilasHotSpotDating.com, aimed at people ages 18 and up. The site included a free membership with basic access, and paid membership for other areas of the site. Nguyen took in webcam chats on the site.
  • She has appeared in several adult films as well. The first one was titled Tila Tequila Uncorked released in 2010.
  • In 2010, Nguyen launched a celebrity blog site, MissTilaOMG.com, which was transformed into her personal blog in 2012.
  • In 2011, Tila hit the headlines in 2011 for having her sex tapes leaked on the internet.
  • In 2014, she publicly announced on Facebook that she is being pregnant and gave birth to her daughter Isabella Monroe Nguyen in November 2014.
  • In August 2015, Tequila became a contestant in the sixteenth series of British television reality show Celebrity Big Brother, but was asked to leave the program on its second day when producers became aware of her comments and photos.
  • In November 19, 2016, she attended an alt-right National Policy Institute meeting celebrating the election of Donald Trump, organized by white supremacist Richard B. Spencer and posted photos on social media of herself doing a Nazi salute.
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