Born in Singapore and raised in Houston, Texas, Tequila moved to Los Angeles in 2001 to pursue her modeling career.After being featured in numerous men's magazines (including Playboy, Stuff and Maxim), she made her reality television debut on the VH1 show Surviving Nugent (2003).The 32 "suitors" will live in Tila's house and compete to impress her as the competition narrows each week.The bisexual dating show is a first for a network that doesn't specifically target the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) crowd. 9."The show is a roller-coaster ride of drama, conflict and emotion, busting stereotypes and challenging the norm," said MTV executive Tony Di Santo, according to Reuters.Despite the contestants, the show proves to be trashy fun that grows less superficial -- mostly due to the maturity of its star -- with each episode.A surprising feat considering that most of us, that is most of us over the age of twenty-one, didn't even have a clue who Tequila was until MTV aired this show.
When they arrive at the house, Tequila hasn't told any of the men or women that she's bisexual, let alone that they will be competing with members of the opposite sex for her affections.She wowed every single one of the boys and girls and she is undoubtedly beautiful, sexy, charming, poised, spontaneous and entertaining.She doubles as star and host, and is obviously in control.She also has a great speaking voice that is deeper than what you'd expect from her little girl looks and tiny frame.Because there has been such a dearth of bi people and characters on TV, and because this show has a bisexual star, some people expect this series to show them what bisexual people are all about. Some journalists and talk show hosts have implied that Tila Tequila represents all bisexual people. This show is not an exercise in education about bisexuality, so don't expect to learn much about us from watching it.