Sex sensation Tila Tequila mixed Jell-O
wrestling, catfights, tattoos, and blowup
dolls into an explosive cocktail of
entertainment, all in the name of love.
While you're reading this, Tila Tequila is taking over the world. Since rocketing into the libidos of men and women everywhere with her saucy MySpace photos, the pintsized model has created an entire industry based on her sex-icon status. She still maintains her MySpace page (with over three million friends and counting), her MTV show A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila was the second highest rated show on the network, and this fall she's publishing a book, Hooking Up with Tila Tequila. Your sex life will never be the same.
INKED: You recently said that you are planning to go away after this season of Shot at Love With Tila Tequila. Are we going to see you again?
TILA TEQUILA: Oh yeah. I just need a break. I've been working non-stop. We wrapped the first season and started the second season right after. I just need some time off. I've never really had a vacation.
This season must have been particularly stressful, especially after Chad broke Bo's jaw in a fight. Did that upset you?
Chad was just a moron. That's not anyone I would ever want to be with. This guy broke Bo's face. Bo is going to have a metal plate in his face for the rest of his life. His face is messed up forever. That's wrong. I don't condone that type of violence. We had fights last season, and I don't condone that either, but no one got hurt to that extent. It was really messed up.
Chad has since said some pretty nasty things about you and the show on his MySpace page. Is it weird to have to defend yourself on MySpace considering that's where you got your start?
No. I learned from last season with these idiots that if you say bad things, you're just giving them more press and that's what they want. What's the point in giving them what they want and being negative? Like [season one winner] Bobby [Banhart], for instance. He keeps popping up trying to get his 15 seconds. Get over it, move on, go away.
The funniest moment this season was watching George walk on broken glass and writhe around in pain until you revealed that the glass was fake.
That was hilarious! I knew ahead of time, of course, so I was cracking up inside because everyone was asking if he was okay. He was really being a baby about it and complaining the whole time, saying, “I'm bleeding and I'm really hurt.” He was so mad after I told him the glass was fake. When everyone laughed, he tried to defend himself, but the more he defended himself, the funnier it got.
For two seasons, you've used the show to try to find a romantic relationship. Are you a hard person to date?
It's pretty easy to date me, actually. All I want to do is love you and then I have my job. If you start to feel like my job is too much, I don't need that. I need someone who can understand where I'm coming from. My job is just a job. When I come home I'm just Tila. Not Tila Tequila. If you don't get the two mixed up, we should be fine.
Is it tougher to date girls because they borrow your clothes?
No. I love that! I love sharing clothes and dressing her up. It's like having a living Barbie doll. You can't really do those kinds of things with a guy. Guys hate shopping with girls and we hate bringing you along. With girls, it's a big fun day. We can fight and then just go shopping.