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.On December 2, 2008, Nguyen released a self-help book, Hooking Up with Tila Tequila: A Guide to Love, Fame, Happiness, Success, and Being the Life of the Party (ISBN 9781439101537).On March 4, 2007, she made a cameo appearance on the show "The War At Home." In May 2007, Nguyen began filming for a reality show which first aired on MTV on October 9, 2007, as A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila.The program was a bisexual-themed dating show where 16 straight men and 16 lesbian women competed for Nguyen's affections, the twist being that the contestants were not aware of her bisexuality A video premiered via Yahoo!She eventually assembled a band called Beyond Betty Jean, for which she was singer and songwriter.
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.Later, she became the lead singer of a band called Jealousy, which released a few songs online before breaking up.In 2003, Nguyen was a contestant on VH1's Surviving Nugent, a reality TV show where participants performed compromising tasks and stunts for rock star Ted Nugent.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.Tequila began a tour supporting the new EP and at one of her tour stops in August 2010, she appeared at the Gathering of the Juggalos, a music festival founded by hip hop duo Insane Clown Posse.