She used it to launch her music career, but, as Lev Grossman noted in a 2006 Time profile of her, "As for what she does for a living, there isn't really a word for it yet." In 20, Tequila, an out bisexual, achieved mainstream fame with Seasons 1 and 2 of A Shot at Love, which featured both men and women as her suitors. She dated the NFL all-star Shawne Merriman, but it ended in sordid allegations of physical abuse, which Merriman denied (and the charges were dismissed).
"U cant have a relationship bye urself ya know." While at least one of the parties is obviously lying about the extent of the couple's post-show relationship, Banhart's statement seems to support some of the claims a source "close to the show" had told the in November, including that Tequila "arrives late," "doesn't talk to any of the contestants between takes" and "complains she has too much going on." Tequila had subsequently denied those allegations in a subsequent My Space blog posting.
Show Updates People News Spoiler News Entertainment News Reality TVDB POP Hollywood Reality TV News Wire Features & Interviews Sexy Social Pics of the Day Things to Know Profiles Message Boards Shows Listing winner Bobby Banhart is over, conveniently clearing the way for Tequila -- who had previously stated she "found love" during the show's first season -- to star in a second season of the hit reality dating series, MTV confirmed Tuesday. "But we can't be seen out together, so we only talk on the phone. "It was definitely a total shock because that's not what I was looking for.
It's pretty hard." However Tequila did leave the door slightly ajar, adding "if this relationship doesn't work out, then I'll definitely go back and look for love again." And according to her, that's what happened. I was looking for love and I wasn't expecting him to break up with me." Then, shortly before midnight, Tequila revealed the "big announcement" that she'd been teasing throughout the broadcast.
That Tequila is Asian-American made the snapshots all the creepier.
But as she told The Daily Beast, "I think that's why I'm also invited here because I bring a little bit more diversity to the movement." If you have opted out of news on Tila Tequila in recent years, you have missed this devolution. And to scroll through Tequila's timeline — and to look at the depressing detritus of her fall from her fame-ish heights in 2007-8, when she was the prize in MTV's reality dating series A Shot at Love With Tila Tequila — is to induce insanity.