Tila Tequila (born October 24, 1981) is an American Actress, Model, Singer, Songwriter, Blogger, Author, Social Media and Television Personality from Singapore. Firstly, she gained recognition for her active presence on social networking websites. Moreover, Tila became a famous person on MySpace.
She bagged an opportunity and started her reality program. Moreover, she created her bi-sexual program, i.e., A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila. The show was the highest-rated program on MTV for two seasons. On the other hand, she stayed in Los Angeles and pursued her modeling passion.
She photographed for the numerous men magazines like Maxim, Stuff, and Playboy. In 2003, she also made her TV show debut with Surviving Nugent. Apart from that, she began her new career journey as an author and the recording artist. She was the lead singer in the musical bands such as Jealousy and Beyond Betty Jean.
Meanwhile, her first single I Love You released in the year 2007. Some of the top-rated independent singles are Paralyze, Fame, Happiness, Success, and Stripper Friends. Her stage names are la Tequila, Tila Nguyen, Miss Tila, and Tornado Thien.
Early Life, Parents, Childhood & Siblings
Nguyễn Thị Thiên Thanh was born in Singapore on the 24th of October 1981 (age 38 years old, in 2019). She belonged to the Vietnamese boat family background. Furthermore, her ancestors arrived in Vietnam after the war.
Tila was only one year old when she reached Houston, Texas. Soon, she started following the Buddhism religion. Tequila’s older sister is Terri, and her brother is Daniel. She faced some emotional issues, and she was lost in her life. Later on, she wrote poems and expressed her powerful emotions.
Her friend named her Tila Tequila due to her alcohol allergy issues. She graduated from Alief Hastings High School. Still, she cited that she suffered from violence in her childhood.
Boyfriend, Spouse & Wedding
Tequila indulged in a serious relationship with Bobby Barnhart by the end of 2007. Moreover, Bobby won her reality show. Still, the couple disclosed about their breakup by the coming of 2008. She opened about her sexuality and stated that she is lesbian.
Finally, she confirmed that she is straight. She created the false news for her show popularity. On the other hand, her former partner Shawne Merriman (Footballer), choked and restrained her. Tila filed a police complaint against him. Then, she announced her engagement news with Casey Johnson in 2009.
However, Casey died due to diabetes complications in 2010. Tila fell in love with Thomas Paxton Whitaker in 2013. Meanwhile, she is the mother to her two daughters Isabella Monroe Nguyen (born November 16, 2014) and Annabelle (born in September 2016).
|Real Full Birth Name||Nguyễn Thị Thiên Thanh.|
|Nick name||La Tequila, Tila Nguyen, Miss Tila, and Tornado Thien.|
|Profession||Actress, Singer, Songwriter, Blogger and Author, Social Media and Television Personality.|
|Famous for||Her show A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila.|
|Age (As of 2019)||38 years old.|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||October 24, 1981.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Arizona, United States.|
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Straight.|
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Birth Sign)||Scorpio.|
|Current Residence||Los Angeles, California (USA).|
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 4′ 8″. |
Centimeters: 149 cm.
Meters: 1.49 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 47 Kg.|
Pounds: 104 lbs.
|Tattoo||Yes, inked tattoo on her right and left hand.|
|Body Measurements (Breast-waist-hips)||39-26-37.|
|Shoe Size (UK)||5.5|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown.|
|Parents|| Father: Not Known. |
Mother: Name Not Found.
|Siblings||Brother: Daniel Tequila. |
Sister: Terri Tequila.
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Dating History?||In relationship with her former partner Thomas Paxton Whitaker.|
|Boyfriend/Fiancé||1. Bobby Barnhart.|
2. Shawne Merriman (Footballer).
3. Casey Johnson (Businessman).
4. Thomas Paxton Whitaker (Musician).
|Daughter||1. Nguyen (born November 16, 2014). 2. Annabelle (born in September 2016).|
|Highest Qualification||High School Completed.|
|School||Alief Hastings High School.|
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Brad Pitt. |
Actress: Scarlett Johansson.
|Dream Holiday Destination||Mauritius, New York & Brazil.|
|Favorite Color||White, Pink & Green.|
|Love to do||Shopping, Reading Books & Watching Films.|
|Favorite Food||Baked Beans, Pasta & Manchurian.|
|Net worth (approx.)||$500,000 US Dollars (USD).|
|Monthly Salary, Income & Earnings||$70K-$90K.|
|Home Location||Living in Los Angeles, California.|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Tila Tequila
- She stated her views for Hitler in “Why I Sympathize with Hitler: Part I.”
- In August 2015, she was a contestant of Celebrity Big Brother Season 16.
- However, she left the show on the second day due to her controversies and social media comments.
- Tequila ranked 100 on the Maxim Hot 100 list (2008).
- She was also the cover girl of Maxim UK.
- Meanwhile, she opened her website, named TilasHotSpot.com.
- Tila launched her men and women’s clothing line, i.e., TilaFashion.com.
- On the other hand, she signed a partnership deal with Joe Francis for TilasHotSpotDating.com.
- Tila Tequila stands out typical height i.e. 4 feet 8 inches tall (149 in Centimeter). On the other hand, her slim body weight is 47 Kg (107 lbs).
- She contributed her line of vaporizers and e-liquids with Blaze Vapors.
- However, she ran to Queens, New York, due to her emotional struggles.
- She lost her unborn baby in the drive shooting accident in Houston.
- Furthermore, Tila worked on films such as Masterminds, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, and 24/7.
- Tequila estimated net worth is $500,000 USD. Additionally, she made her most of the money $70K – $90K US dollars from her business ventures, films, and shows.
- She committed suicide in 2012 and went to the rehab center.