Later, she became the lead singer of a band called Jealousy, which released a few songs online before breaking up.
In 2003, Nguyen was a contestant on VH1's Surviving Nugent, a reality TV show where participants performed compromising tasks and stunts for rock star Ted Nugent.
Nguyen gained further popularity through the import racing scene.
After becoming the most popular person on Myspace, Tequila was offered to star in her own reality television series.
Her bisexual-themed dating show, A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila (2007), aired for two seasons and became MTV's second highest-rated series premiere of that year.
Besides her career in modeling and television, Tequila also pursued her career as a recording artist and author.
She was the lead singer of the bands Beyond Betty Jean and Jealousy, before launching a solo career.
Music on February 26, 2008 and was released to i Tunes on March 4, 2008. In April 2008, the single "Paralyze" and its accompanying music video were released via Yahoo! The "I Love U Remixes" EP was released to digital music retailers on April 7, 2009.
On December 2, 2008, Nguyen released a self-help book, Hooking Up with Tila Tequila: A Guide to Love, Fame, Happiness, Success, and Being the Life of the Party (ISBN 9781439101537).Released under her newly established label Little Miss Trendsetter, the single received negative reviews and failed to be successful in charts.In May, she launched her celebrity gossip blog, Miss Tila OMG.com, and the EP, Welcome to the Darkside, which marked a musical departure from her previous material.In June, she posted a snippet of the song "Drunk Dialing" on her Instagram and wrote it would be released in the Summer.In August, Tequila became one of the contestants on the sixteenth season of Channel 5 reality series Celebrity Big Brother.Born in Singapore and raised in Houston, Texas, Tequila moved to Los Angeles in 2001 to pursue her modeling career.