After becoming the most popular person on Myspace, Tequila was offered to star in her own reality television series.
Her bisexual-themed dating show, A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila (2007), aired for two seasons and became MTV's second highest-rated series premiere of that year.
In a March 2003 interview, she revealed that she has taken some college classes but does not have a degree, stating, "I didn't want to go to college for an actual degree because there's nothing out there I like besides doing something that involves the entertainment industry." Nguyen's career began at the age of 19 when she was discovered at the Sharpstown Mall by a Playboy scout and was offered a chance to model nude for the magazine.
She did a test shoot, then eventually moved to Southern California and was featured as Playboy At age 20, Nguyen acted on her interest in rock music and started looking for bands willing to let her join.
Music on February 26, 2008 and was released to i Tunes on March 4, 2008. In April 2008, the single "Paralyze" and its accompanying music video were released via Yahoo! The "I Love U Remixes" EP was released to digital music retailers on April 7, 2009.