Thien Thanh Thi Nguyen (born October 24, 1981), better known by her stage names Tila Tequila, Tila Nguyen and Miss Tila, is an American model, television personality, singer, songwriter, actress, writer and blogger. Born in Singapore and raised in Houston, Texas, she first moved to California in 2001 to pursue her modeling career. After being featured in Playboy, she began appearing in numerous men's magazines, including Stuff and Maxim. Her active presence on the social networking websites made her the most popular artist on Myspace and Nguyen was soon offered by MTV to star in her own reality television show. Her bisexual-themed dating show, A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila, aired for two seasons.
After being the lead singer of the bands, Beyond Betty Jean and Jealousy, Nguyen decided to pursue a solo career. Her debut EP, Sex was released in 2007. She followed up with the singles, "I Love U", "Stripper Friends" and "Paralyze". In 2010, she released her second EP Welcome to the Dark Side.