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Tila Tequila

Tila Tequila’s net worth is $1.5 million USD.

Tila Tequila

Who is Tila Tequila?

Tila Tequila is an American model, actress, singer, and social media and television star. Tila Tequila goes by Nguyn Th Thiên Thanh in her original form. Although Tila Nguyen, Miss Tila, and Tornado Thien are her stage names, they are more widely recognized.

Due to her frequent use of social networking sites, she first became well-known.

Her book’s title, “Tequila,” was inspired by a drinking mishap that almost killed her. Ironically, Tila has an alcohol allergy.

Tequila also received an offer to star in her own reality television show after surpassing all other users on Myspace in popularity.

Thus, her bisexual-themed dating program “A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila” (2007) ran for two seasons.

The program eventually became the second-highest-rated series debut of the year on MTV.

Tila Tequila – Birth, Parents, Siblings & Education

Tila Tequila was born Thien Thanh Thi Nguyen on October 24, 1981, in Singapore.

She is a Scorpio who is 40 years old at the moment.

Tila also has an ethnicity of Singaporean and American nationality.

She is also a Buddhist. Regarding her parents, Tila has kept quiet.

Terri Tequila is her sister, and Daniel Tequila is her brother.

Tila is highly educated and has completed her education.

Her alma mater was Alief Hastings High School.

She was said to have chosen to become a model and move to California in 2001 as a result of her difficult upbringing.

She admitted that she had taken some college coursework but lacked a degree in an interview in March 2003.

Tila and Her Troubled Teenage Years Tila during her adolescence

When Tila was a baby, her family relocated to Houston, Texas.

Up until the age of eight, Nguyen, a Vietnamese-French child, lived in a strict Buddhist neighborhood with her parents.

Her early years were incredibly difficult. She used heroin when she was eleven, and at the age of thirteen, she started drinking.

At fourteen, she was eventually incarcerated in a boarding school for a period of time.

At the age of fifteen, she also got her first tattoo, started smoking, and at the age of sixteen, she ran away to New York City.

She experienced a terrible tragedy when she was 16 years old.

Tila was operating a vehicle in Huston when an unidentified man fired a weapon from his vehicle.

The Vietnamese child was brought up in a temple. But Tila soon turned against her strict upbringing.

Prior to being noticed by foreign magazine editors, she eventually developed into an outspoken tomgirl.

Since then, this Texan beauty has graced the covers of numerous publications, such as Maxim UK and Stuff, and she was also featured in Rolling Stone’s “Hot Issue.”

Additionally, she was listed among the “Hot 100” in Maxim Magazine.

Net Worth of Tila Tequila? Salary, Earning

Tila is a person of many talents.

She has undoubtedly accumulated a sizeable sum of money since she started working as a teenager.

Tila Tequila’s net worth is consequently estimated to be $1.5 million USD.

Facts of Tila Tequila

Full Name Thien Thanh Thi Nguyen
Popular As Tila Tequila
/ Miss Tila
Birthdate 24th October 1981
Place of Birth Singapore
Gender Female
Profession Reality Star, Actress, Model, Singer, Author, TV persona
Nationality American
Race / Ethnicity Mixed
Religion Buddhism
Education Undergraduate
School Alief Hastings High School
Sexual Orientation Straight
Age 40 Years Old
Sun-sign Scorpio
Eye color Dark Brown
Hair Color Dark Brown
Height 4′ 11″ (1.5 m)
Marital status Single
Parents Undisclosed
Siblings 2
Ex-boyfriend Thomas Paxton Whiter
Children 2 (Isabella Monroe Nguyen & Annabelle Monroe Nguyen)
Net Worth $1.5 Million USD

Tila Tequila – Relationship, Married Life, Boyfriend/ Girlfriend

In 2007, Tila Tequila and Bobby Barnhart began a committed relationship.

However, the couple made their breakup public in 2008.

Later, she dated football player Shawne Merriman.

Due to a disagreement, she reported Merriman to the police.

According to Tila, he choked and restrained her.

In 2009, she declared her engagement to Casey Johnson.

However, complications from his diabetes led to his passing in 2010.

Thomas Paxton and Tila

In the interim, she started dating Thomas Paxton Whiter in 2013.

Whitaker’s financial difficulties led to the breakdown of their relationship.

But she does share two children with Thomas Paxton.

They go by the names Annabelle Monroe Nguyen and Isabella Monroe Nguyen.

Isabella Monroe Nguyen was born on November 16, 2014, and Annabelle Nguyen was born in September 2018.

She is however currently unmarried.

Body Measurement- Height, Weight, Hair Colour

Tila Tequila is a beautiful and endearing lady. She stands 4 feet 8 inches tall (149 cm).

She also measures around 47 kg (104 lbs). Dark brown eyes and hair distinguish Tila.

She also sports a dress size of 8 inches.

Professional Career

In order to further her modeling career, Tequila moved to Los Angeles in 2001.

In Surviving Nugent on VH1, she made her reality television debut (2003).

She had previously been highlighted in several publications for men (including Playboy, Stuff, and Maxim).

People started to recognize Tila over time. Additionally, she was depicted on the front cover of Import Tuner.

She was in it, though, and she got a lot of attention.

Tila Tequila
Tila Tequila is a model too. Source: Digital Trends

In 2006, she served as the host of the Fuse TV dance competition Pants-Off Dance-Off.

She was also given a contract by A & M Records.

In the episode The War at Home, Tila also had a brief cameo.

She made her big-screen debut as a Hooters Girl in the 2007 movie “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.”

She also made appearances in 24/7 and Masterminds (2013).

Journey of Tila’s Music

Tila has collaborated with numerous platinum and multi-platinum producers, and music is her first love.

Additionally, Tila has experience acting and has appeared in both films and television.

In addition to modeling and television, Tequila wanted to become a recording artist and an author.

She sang lead for the bands “Beyond Betty Jean” and “Jealousy” before embarking on a solo career.

Later, Tequila self-released a number of singles. Among others, it has “Paralyze” and “Stripper Friends.”

In 2010, she released her second EP, Welcome to the Dark Side.

Tila’s debut single, I Love U, was made available on iTunes in February 2007.

On the game show Identity on NBC, Tila participated. Stripper Friends, her second song, was made public in February 2008.

As a result, she switched to Miss Tila as her stage name in 2010.

Business Projects of Tila Nguyen

The website, which Nguyen launched in July 2001, was later redirected to

For a monthly subscription and adult verification, the website’s original content included articles, quotations, a blog, and pictures.

The website was later updated to include information and content suitable for all ages.

It was done to promote her professional and business endeavors, private information, and a premium membership area. In 2008, a social network was created on the website. was started by Nguyen in 2005. She displayed her personalized men’s and women’s clothing on the website., a website Nguyen launched in 2006, offers layouts, widgets, and clipart for Myspace and other social networking sites.

The dating website was created in December 2009 by Nguyen and Joe Francis.

In 2012, Nguyen converted, a website for celebrity blogs that she had founded in 2010, into her own blog.

Under the name Tornado Thien, she is currently selling art. Additionally, she wants to release the comic book The Sint Sinners.

She published a book titled “Hooking Up With Tila Tequila: A Guide to Love, Fame, Happiness, Success, and Being the Life of the Party” in 2008.

Awards & Achievements of Tila Tequila

Tila received the Entertainer of the Year honor at 2007 The Soup Award.

At the 2008 Spike Guys Choice Awards for A-List Drama Queen, she also received the So Hot They’re Famous award.

She also won the Bravo A-List Awards, to add to her accomplishments.

Eviction of Tila and Big Brother

On the 16th season of Celebrity Big Brother, Tila participated.

She was, however, fired on the first day due to some controversies. 2013 saw the removal of Tila Tequila from Celebrity Big Brother.

The main cause of this was her evaluation of celebrated despot Adolf Hitler.

On the second day of the show, the producers asked her to leave after learning about her remarks and pictures.

She then apologized for her earlier comments, attributing them to depression and drug use.

Big Brother Tila’s Eviction Sexual Scandal

She once acknowledged her sexuality and said she was a lesbian.

But it’s alleged that she disseminated false information to increase interest in her show.

In March 2018, Tequila declared that she was neither a lesbian nor a bisexual.

She also admitted that she only pretended to be so in order to increase the viewership for her television program, “A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila.”

Drug Overdose & Rehabilitation

On March 7, 2012, Tequila allegedly gave her consent to begin treatment after allegedly “nearly dying” following an attempt to commit suicide by taking too many pills.

The incident led to her being admitted to the hospital with a brain aneurysm.

On April 5, 2012, Tequila’s rehab program came to an end.

Social Media Status

She has 15.2k Instagram followers.

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Quick Facts of Tila Tequila

  • Tila is an American model, actress, singer, and television and social media star.
  • She was also included in Maxim Magazine’s “Hot 100” list.
  • She once revealed her sexuality and identified as a lesbian.
  • Tequila said in March 2018 that she was neither lesbian nor bisexual.
  • Additionally, she revealed that she merely pretended to be so in order to boost the ratings for her show ‘A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila’.