Her book, Hooking Up With Tila Tequila: A Guide to Love, Fame, Happiness, Success, and Being the Life of the Party was published in 2008.She has subsequently received negative attention for her support of Adolf Hitler, as well as antisemitic and white nationalist comments, In her memoir, she would later explain that she felt "confused" and "lost" from various personal family and environmental issues.Nguyen gained further popularity through the import racing scene.She has been featured on the cover of Import Tuner magazine, at car shows such as Hot Import Nights, and in the video game Street Racing Syndicate.Time Magazine, in a 2006 profile of Nguyen noted her impact on the platform stating "Pre-Tila, your My Space friends were mostly people you actually knew. Despite this major-label signing, Nguyen independently released her first single "I Love U" through i Tunes on February 27, 2007, justifying the independent release through her desire to become famous by herself.Post-Tila, the biggest game on the site became Who Has the Most Friends, period, whoever they might be." In April 2006, during the taping of an interview with MTV's Total Request Live VJs, will.announced that Nguyen had been signed to the Will. that the EP was not authorized for release by her, and was removed from most retailers.Tequila began a tour supporting the new EP and at one of her tour stops in August 2010, she appeared at the Gathering of the Juggalos, a music festival founded by hip hop duo Insane Clown Posse.She was repeatedly pelted with rocks and bottles among other objects, and she vowed to take legal action against the organizers and promoters for the event.
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 a March 2003 interview, she revealed that she has taken some college classes but does not have a degree, stating, "I didn't want to go to college for an actual degree because there's nothing out there I like besides doing something that involves the entertainment industry." Nguyen's career began at the age of 19 when she was discovered at the Sharpstown Mall by a Playboy scout and was offered a chance to model nude for the magazine.
She did a test shoot, then eventually moved to Southern California and was featured as Playboy At age 20, Nguyen acted on her interest in rock music and started looking for bands willing to let her join.
She turned to writing poems in an attempt to release powerful emotions, and friends outside the gang briefly helped turn her life around.
At age 16, Nguyen ran away to Queens, New York City, for several months.
She eventually assembled a band called Beyond Betty Jean, for which she was singer and songwriter.
Beyond Betty Jean eventually broke up and Nguyen started working in recording studios to sharpen her vocal skills and wrote music.
Her debut single "I Love U" was released in 2007 to mixed reviews.
Despite having strong online sales, the song failed to enter any charts.
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.