“Who would have ever thought I’d be the girl who does that for MTV? “It was kind of weird at first,” Tequila told The Associated Press during a recent telephone interview about filming the show. She also doesn’t communicate with any of the contestants who didn’t earn one of the giant keys to her heart. “It will bring me back right where we left off,” she says.
“I don’t keep up with anybody except for the person I picked,” Tequila says. I don’t intend on reopening those sores to respect the person I’m with.” However, Tequila will come face-to-face with at least 20 of the contestants, including a few folks who claimed they fell in love with Tequila on the show, during a special reunion show she says is filming Friday (and will air Dec. “I’ll be able to say some things I never got to say to a few of them.
A post on After Ellen.com, a site focusing on lesbian and bisexual women in the media that posts video commentary on the series, questioned whether Tequila was the ideal representative for bisexuals.
Meanwhile, the conservative group Media Research Center dubbed the show “MTV’s latest poison.” The hype, however, bubbled over last month when the New York Post’s Page Six called Tequila an “MTV skank” and quoted an anonymous source apparently associated with the production who claimed Tequila was faking bisexuality for MTV cameras. That’s really absurd.”’ MTV series development guru Tony Di Santo points to the show’s original will-she-choose-a-man-or-a-woman format as the main reason for its success.
As her web personality garnered more attention, in 2006 she found herself among Hollywood stars like on Eva Longoria and Scarlett Johansson on .
For the first time, Tequila publicly announced she was “a bisexual freak,” opening the competition up to both genders.
It makes for a compelling piece of programming that you just can’t take your eyes off of.” Di Santo says Tequila is now a “member of the MTV family.” That doesn’t mean she’s hosting “Total Request Live” or doing brunch with L. However, Tequila did have a recent run-in with “Hills” villainess Heidi Montag in the ladies room at the Spike TV Video Game Awards. So now I’m a big fan of Heidi and Spencer.” Tequila will host MTV’s live masquerade-themed New Year’s Eve programming.
“She chased me down in the bathroom,” Tequila recalls. Beyond that, however, her role at the cable network is uncertain.
Her real name is Tila Nguyen, but she's been nicknamed Tila Tequila since she was a teenager, after a rather messy experience."The irony is that I'm allergic to alcohol," she said.In very weird and strange news today, the NYPost is reporting that Tila Tequila is claiming to be dating Ray J. ”Ray J added fuel to this rumor by posting the following on his twitter today – “@official Tila love u more!!!!Which is interesting because Ray J is suppose to be dating Cocktail, the winner of his reality show – For the Love of Ray J. this morning she stating “my baby is Ray J….no man has made me feel so loved and so happy in such a long time.” She was apparently trying to clear up “rumors” about people saying she is dating Diddy and Tyrese (even though no one has heard any of these “rumors”)“Tila Tequila is officially dating Ray J! you my future wifey.” Which is even more interesting because he posted the following to Cocktail on Friday via his Twitter – “@cocktailvh1 what’s up baby.. The show ended after its second season in 2008, when Tequila was replaced by the Ikki twins.Shortly after the show wrapped, Tequila began dating Courtenay Semel (star of E! Their romance fizzled, and in 2009, Tequila became involved with San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman.In September of the same year, he was arrested on suspicion of choking and throwing the reality star to the ground, though the charges were dismissed in court days later. Weeks later, Tequila announced she was pregnant, serving as a surrogate for her brother and his wife.Still looking for love, Tequila found romance with Johnson & Johnson heiress Casey Johnson (who had also previously dated Semel). Unfortunately, her joyful news was overshadowed when Johnson passed away on Jan. Not one to grieve in private, Tequila took to her blog and Twitter to express her mourning over her late fiancee’s death.One man and one woman still have “A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila” — and viewers are very interested.The zany reality show starring bisexual Internet celebrity Tila Tequila is among the top 15 cable shows and has become MTV’s second most popular series, just behind Lauren Conrad and company on “The Hills,” according to numbers from Nielsen Media Research. In case you’re one of the few people who hasn’t seen or read a blog about “A Shot a Love,” the gist of the dating show is this: a 26-year-old My Space pinup searches for love “Bachelor”-style among 16 men and 16 women, who compete for alone time with her in over-the-top challenges — chocolate syrup wrestling, for example — and share one oversized bed. ’ But once you get to know people, you become involved.” In the finale (airing Dec. EST), Tequila — whose real last name is Nguyen — will choose between Dani Campbell, a 29-year-old female firefighter from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Bobby Banhart, a 25-year-old male film student from Worchester, N. Being respectful Tequila, who realized she was bisexual at age 11, says she’s still dating the person she selected when production on the seedy show ended earlier this year.Tell a few of them off.” Blogworthy buzz“A Shot at Love,” which has featured an ample amount of reality TV bawling and brawling, has ignited some blogworthy buzz for MTV, the aging cable network that’s spent the past few years attempting to gain a foothold in the digital world.The sudsy show has also attracted criticism, both good and bad, from all over.