By chance, Tila was discovered at a mall by a Playboy scout right after graduating from high school.
She was skeptical at first, but then accepted the offer and moved out to West Hollywood.
She is now a singer, actress, and the most friended person on My Space.
After enjoying a period of unprecedented Internet celebrity, she’s had a hard time.
It seems clear from the current iteration of her personal website that she’s not mentally stable, and after she checked into rehab in 2012, she’s reduced her Internet presence to a paranoid Facebook Page filled with “False Flag” video montages and Illuminati conspiracy theories.
And even though it’s easy to just look at her and see a first-class fame-monger getting crazier and crazier in a bid to keep the ever-dimming spotlight on her, it’s also pretty disturbing that she continues to descend into paranoia unabated.
Singapore-born, Houston-raised Tila "Tequila" Nguyen has become a pop culture sensation.
She is one of the most popular personalities in cyberspace, breaking records on My Space, with a record breaking 1.4 million friends, as well as Facebook.
Raised in a Buddhist temple, the Vietnamese teenager soon rebelled against her strict upbringing, developing into an outspoken tomboy before being discovered by international magazine editors.
Since then, this Texan beauty has graced the covers of numerous magazines including Maxim UK and Stuff, was listed on Maxim Magazine's "Hot 100" list, and has been featured in Rolling Stone's "Hot Issue".
A musician at heart, Tila's has recorded with numerous platinum and multi-platinum producers such as Lil Jon, Junior Sanchez and Leor Dimant (aka DJ Lethal).
Her "Tequila" nickname originates from a near fatal drinking experience. Tila Nguyen was born in Singapore, but moved to Houston, Texas when she was just a year old.
Born to French-Vietnamese parents, Nguyen lived in a strict Buddhist community until she was eight.
She had a turbulent childhood: at eleven she tried heroin, at thirteen she began to drink, at fourteen she was sent to a boarding school for several months, at fifteen she got her first tattoo and began to smoke, and she ran away to New York City at sixteen.