Tila Tequila Sizzles as Hot Poker Babe
Tila Tequila is a sexy Singapore-born singer, model, and internet and television personality. She is known for her appearances in in many men’s magazines such as Stuff, Maxim, and Penthouse, as well as her role as hostess of a couple television shows. She was raised in Houston, Texas and now lives in West Hollywood, California.
TIla’s career began at the age of 18 when she was discovered in a mall by a Playboy scout and was offered a chance to model nude for the magazine. After a successful test shoot, she eventually moved to Southern California and was featured as Playboy’s Cyber Girl of the Week in April, 2002, and soon thereafter became the first Asian Cyber Girl of the Month. A few more pictorials for the magazine followed.
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. In 2003, she was a contestant on VH1’s Surviving Nugent, a reality TV show where participants performed compromising tasks and stunts for rock star Ted Nugent. She was also the most frequent host on the first season of Fuse TV’s dance show, Pants-Off Dance-Off, on which a group of contestants strip to music videos.
Nguyen was featured on the cover of the April 2006 issue of Stuff magazine; in the interview, she claimed that her nickname “Tila Tequila” came about when she experimented with alcohol at the age of thirteen. She appeared on the August 2006 Maxim UK cover, was named #88 in their Hot 100 List, and also appeared in the December 2007 issue.She was ranked #100 on the Maxim Hot 100 list in 2008.
Tila had a brief stint with her own online poker room called TilaPoker.com.