Tila Tequila, also known by her stage names Miss Tila and Tornado Thien, was born October 24th, 1981, and is an American entertainer.
Tila Tequila, The “Queen” Of Social Media
“There’s a million hot naked chicks on the Internet,” she [Tila Tequila] says. “There’s a difference between those girls and me. Those chicks don’t talk back to you.”**
An important part of Thien’s business strategy was to appear accessible and highly present, especially through and on social media.
Tila Tequila became famous in 2003 as the most popular person on myspace, which was one of the first and most popular social media platforms.
Nguyen joined Myspace in the fall of 2003 after getting booted off of Friendster multiple times. Time Magazine, in a 2006 profile of Nguyen noted her impact on the platform, stating “Pre-Tila, your MySpace friends were mostly people you actually knew. Post-Tila, the biggest game on the site became Who Has the Most Friends, period, whoever they might be.” also calling her, the “Queen” of the site.
Tila Tequila, the Businesswoman
Throughout her life Tila Tequila has announced to start and started numerous projects in various working fields; since as of January 2020 the former multi-millionaire tv- and internet-star lives in section 8-housing, sometimes even with her parents, off of food stamps and stated multiple times in her Youtube videos, that she doesn’t need to work because “God will pay for everything” she can now be considered an overall failed “businesswoman” or “mogul” as she called herself a few years ago.
Listed below are some of her projects (This article is regularly updated.).
Tila Tequila As A Model
Of Vietnamese origin, born in Singapore and raised in Houston, Thien moved to Los Angeles in 2001 to pursue her modeling career.
At the age of 19 Tila Tequila was discovered by a playboy scout in the Sharpstown shopping mall and was asked to model for the magazine. She was featured in numerous men’s magazines, also including Stuff und Maxim.
Tila Tequila on TV and in Movies
In 2003 Thien Nguyen made her reality television debut on the VH1 show “Surviving Nugent”.
In 2007 and 2008 Tila Tequila had her own two reality shows called “A Shot At Love with Tila Tequila” where she searched for a partner. It made headlines when she announced that she was bisexual and then looked for her partner among men and women.
During these times being lesbian or bisexual wasn’t as tolerated as it is in 2020 which might contributed to the major success of the two seasons.
In her thirties Tequila took part in two adult movies and had short appearances in different movies and videos as listed below:
- Surviving Nugent (2003)
- THS Investigates: Online Nightmares (2006)
- I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007)
- Tila Tequila’s New Year’s Eve Masquerade 2008 (2008)
- MTV Spring Break: Tila Tequila’s Spring Break Fantasy Couple (2008)
- $#*! My Dad Says (Episode “Ed Goes to Court”, as “Ting-Ting” (2011)
- Icon News (Season 1, Episode 14: “A Rising Icon” (2011)
- Tila Tequila Uncorked (2011)
- Entertainment Tonight (2012)
- Masterminds (2013)
- Tila Tequila Backdoored and Squirting (2014)
- 24/7 (2016)
Tila Tequila on Youtube
Thien renamed her YouTube Channel multiple times; in 2018 it was “Tila Tequila”, then “Tornado Thien”, in 2019 it was “Mrs. Jesus Christ” and in January 2020 it was “Tila Takillya aka Mrs. Jesus Christ”.
The name “Tila TaKILLya” might refer to multiple ongoing death threats and death wishes in her videos towards minorities (e. g. gay people), individuals (e. g. Thomas Paxton Whitaker, the father of her first born daughter) and certain ethnicities (e. g. black people, Hispanic people).
Herr confused and hateful behavior caused community strikes and bans to stream for a certain amount of time.
TilasHotSpot.com and MissTila.com
In July 2001 Nguyen started the website TilasHotSpot.com which later began redirecting to MissTila.com. Originally the site featured information, quotes, blog, and pictorials requiring adult verification and a monthly fee. Later the site was revamped to feature all-ages content and information to promote her career, business ventures, personal information, and a premium membership section including videos, non-nude picture galleries, blogs, and chat sessions. In 2008 the site was transformed into a social network. The site is down as of 2020.
Tila Tequila’s Fashion Line sold via TilaFashion.com
During 2005 Nguyen launched TilaFashion.com, a site featuring her custom line of clothing for men and women. The site is down as of 2020.
In 2006, Nguyen created another website, TilaZone.com, which featured content to use on Myspace and other social networking websites including layouts, widgets, and clipart. The site is down as of 2020.
In December 2009 Nguyen partnered with Joe Francis to launch the now-defunct dating website TilasHotSpotDating.com, aimed at people ages 18 and up. The site included a free membership with basic access, and paid membership for other areas of the site. Nguyen took in webcam chats on the site. The site is down as of 2020.
Tila Tequila’s Celebrity Blog MissTilaOMG.com
In 2010, Nguyen launched a celebrity blog site, MissTilaOMG.com, which was transformed into her personal blog in 2012; the following video was the introduction for MissTilaOMG.com:
The site never really was established and is down as of 2013.
Since 2018 she regularly posts videos on her YouTube channel which often are rated more negative than positive which led to a decrease of subscribers by approximately 2,000 from 139,000 subscribers in 2018 to 137.000 subscribers as of January 2020.
A current analyzation of her YouTube channel can be found on Socialblade.com: Analyzation Thien’s Youtube Channel
Tila Tequila as a Musician
Nguyen was a singer in a band, released two albums and many singles such as “Paralyze”:
Tila Tequila’s Online Presence in 2020
A few years ago Tila Tequila was listed as one of the most active and most mentioned people on Twitter with more than 100 tweets per day.
On and Off
Tila Tequila’s accounts on social media have been suspended, hacked and deleted over and over.
Tila Tequila had popular profiles on social media; Her last profile on twitter got banned because Tila Tequila showed sympathy for Adolf Hitler. She deleted her Facebook page with over 2 million fans in 2018 herself to focus more on her Instagram account @TornadoThien which got hacked in September 2018 and is no more accessible to her. Here is an overview about Tila Tequila’s current online presence.
After Tila Tequila was suspended a few years ago she’s now returned back to Twitter as @AngelTilaLove. Around 200 Tweets and 10k followers.
- No known private account as of January 21st 2020
A fanmade account that retweets Tila-related content: @TilaTequilacom, 24 k followers [inactive as of Sept 9th 2018]
There is no “Tila Army” anymore
Tila Tequila TornadoThien Tila Tequila aka Mrs Jesus Christ, 131 k 127 k subscribers (January 2020)
TilaTequila.com, down as of 2nd April 2017 TornadoThien.com, down as of 9th September 2018 The page of IAmMissTila, 2.2 million followers [deleted]
In June 2016 Tila announced that she wants to sell paintings at Tila’s Art Spot [deleted] TornadoThien with 3.3 k followers as of 9th September 2018 [hacked / inactive]
In 2020 Tila Tequila has checked into section 8 housing in Houston, Texas, after having been evicted multiple times, having no job for years and for having lost all of the millions she earned in Hollywood in the 00-years.
Because of her bad credit her parents, who had brought her into mental ward in 2019, had to co-sign even that section 8-housing-contract for her. With her also live her two daughters from two different fathers who don’t want to have to do anything with Thien anymore.
Thien claims to not work because “God pays everything”. “God pays everything” has been the euphemism for Thien for every time people on the internet found something out about her being bankrupt and can’t even afford paying for her own.
Nguyen gave birth to her second daughter in 2018. The father is Drake Looschen, a worker from Florida.
Nguyen gave birth to her first child, a girl, in 2014. The father is Thomas Paxton Whitaker, a music producer from Georgia. They separated after an on-off-relationship and in 2019 they are still in a court battle over child support and custody.
In August 2015 Tila was rebooted of Celebrity Big Brother UK after one day of appearing at the show because of her “racist past”. In 2013 she posted on her social media, that she didn’t understand why Adolf Hitler was pictured as a monster after his death and referred to herself as “Hitila”.
In 2007 Nguyen took part in a reality show called “A Shot At Love” where she tried to find a partner among men and women. In 2018 she says that homo- or bisexuality is evil and refers to homo- or bisexual people as “degenerates”.
There are several blogs that point out Tila’s contradicting behavior such as TilaTruth.Blogpost.com.
In 2010 Tila Tequila lost a 2 million dollar lawsuit by ex-boyfriend Shawne Merriman by default. He claimed that she made attempts to ruin his career by slandering him.
In 2019 Thien settled a lawsuit with Thomas Paxton Whitaker regarding child support and visitation rights regarding their daughter who was born in 2014.
Since Tila Tequila never was in contempt with the mutual granted rights and actively thwarts Thomas visiting his daughter – Thomas drove multiple times to Thien’s house for 12 hours to visit their daughter and had to leave after Thien just screamed at him for ten minutes, for example – Thomas is saving up for a lawyer to take Thien to court over the topic again.
In Thomas’ Opinion Thien is not fit to raise their daughter. (source: TMZ, SHE’S NOT FIT TO RAISE OUR DAUGHTER … Baby Daddy Claims, visited on January 31st, 2020)