Born 24 October 1981
Tila Tequila was born under the legal name Thien Thanh Thi Nguyen, and is most well known by her hit MTV reality show A Shot at Love With Tila Tequila, her hosting job on the cult game show
Born and raised in Houston, Texas to strict Vietnamese immigrants, Tequila often rebelled during her school years by attending nightclubs while underage, taking part in recreational drug use, and by joining cliques.
She has been quoted as saying that at one point during her adolescence, she didn’t know whether she was black, hispanic, or Asian at times. Discovered at a mall when she was 18, Tequila became the first Asian Playboy cover model, began acting and music careers, and furthered her often negative public image.
She has been an outspoken advocate for more education and understanding of bisexuality, and of the LGBT community in general.