Once upon a time, Tila Tequila was synonymous with
trashy addicting reality TV a la MTV’s two-season stint of A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila, but what is she up to now? The Singapore-born Texan got her first break in the entertainment industry as Playboy’s First Asian Cyber Girl (Remember when Playboy had porn?). Before we knew it she was competing on VH1’s own short-lived Surviving Nugent and quickly becoming a Myspace celebrity. Her biggest pop culture moment, of course, was her revolutionary dating show that featured over 30 guys and girls sleeping in the same bed vying for a chance to win her heart.
But season two ended seven years ago, and that had us thinking…What the hell has the 34-year-old been up to since her little Shot at Love? As it turns out, quite a lot.
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Never thought you would be able to say Tila Tequila was an author, did you? Shortly after the second season of her show, Hooking Up With Tila Tequila: A Guide to Love, Fame, Happiness, Success, and Being the Life of the Party hit shelves. The book was a mix of fan questions, autobiography, and a guide to the bedroom according to Good Reads.
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In late 2009, Tila Tequila became engaged to socialite Casey Johnson, heiress of the Johnson & Johnson fortune and daughter of the New York Jets owner. In early 2010, Johnson was found dead in her LA home. Her death was ruled to have been caused by her Type I Diabetes.
She Was Violently Attacked By Insane Clown Posse Fans
In 2010, Tequila was set to perform at the annual Gathering of the Juggalos, but while joining the stage was pelted with feces and rocks. Girl was just trying to hustle, right?
She Has Released More Music
After releasing her first EP in the height of her reality TV fame, Tequila released a three-song sophomore EP in 2010 that featured a cover of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Walking on Thin Ice.” She is expected to release her first single in four years, “Drunk Dialing” by the end of this year.
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She Was Kicked Off of Celebrity Big Brother
No, we don’t just mean she was evicted like most of the housemates. After just one day in the household, she was kicked out by producers of the show after anti-Semitic statements she made years prior surfaced. Those statements also included a photoshopped picture of her in front of Auschwitz wearing Nazi attire.
She’s Endorsed Donald Trump for President
In an almost six minute video, the personality declares her support for Trump by listing reasons such as his opposition to the TPP and an anti-vaxx stance. As Tila Tequila says, “vaccines causes 240% of black boys to have Autism.” So there’s that.