Here’s What Tila Tequila Has Done Since Her “Shot at Love”

From writing books to becoming a mom, the reality TV star has kept busy since leaving our living rooms

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.

  1. She Published a Book

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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.

  2. She Endured Tragedy

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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.

  3. She Became a Mom

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    Isabella Monroe was born in November 2014 and has been a focal point of Tila’s life (and Instagram feed) since. The father of her child is rumored to be musician Thomas Paxton. She previously was heavily involved in the life of Johnson’s adopted daughter, Ava, while the two were still together.

  4. 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?

  5. She Has Released More Music

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    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.

  6. She Was Almost on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew

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    Initially the first announced cast member of season 5, Tequila ended up not appearing on the show and would later seek help for her addiction in 2012.

  7. She Became an Award-Winning Pornstar

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    After starring in Vivid’s “Tila Tequila 2: Backdoored and Squirting,” Tequila received the prestigious AVN Award (Adult Video Network) for Best Celebrity Sex Tape. After edging out fellow MTV OG, Farrah Abraham, Tila said she would rather give the award to Farrah since she’s more focused on being a mom anyway.

  8. 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.

  9. She’s Endorsed Donald Trump for President

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    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.

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