Tila Nguyen was born on October 24, 1981 in in Singapore. She is a famous model.
Biography and Career :
Although she was born in Singapore, Tila Nguyen is of Vietnamese heritage. Her parents left Vietnam just before Tila Nguyen was born, and they stayed in Singapore for a couple of years before moving again, this time to Houston, Texas.
Once in the Lone Star State, the Nguyens settled into a Buddhist gated community, where Tila and her older sister and brother grew up in a strict, sheltered environment.
Longing to escape the confines of the community, the Nguyen children implored their mother and father to move outside and become integrated in the goings-on of Houston. The Nguyen parents finally acquiesced, and the family moved just as Tila was set to enter school. Whe
ther it was a result of her newfound freedom or not, from grade school onward, Tila was a terror.
At first, she was a popular girl who distinguished herself by sticking up for the meek and the weak. But it wasn't long before Tila Nguyen began associating herself with troublemakers.
Throughout middle school and high school, Tila Nguyen joined gangs, did drugs, got into fights, and even spent time in juvenile detention centers to get straightened out. Yet her behavior persisted: Desperate to fit in and convinced that her destructive lifestyle was the right path, Tila Nguyen continuously skipped class to smoke pot and party.
She experimented with drugs and with her sexuality, engaging in a few lesbian trysts during her adolescent days.
Tila Nguyen the Model :
Tila Nguyen ran off to New York City with only $300 in her pocket at age 16. Staying with an old friend, she magnified her dangerous living in the Big Apple, popping ecstacy and staying out at the clubs until midday. When her money ran out, Tila returned to Houston and, ever the conniving one, used a fake ID to get a job as a waitress at a strip club.
Her life showed signs of brightening up when, at the age of 18, she was approached by a scout for Play..boy magazine in a mall. He told her that she had just the look that the bunny mag was looking for, but Tila Nguyen scoffed at his proposal. As scout after scout began calling her home, however, she finally decided to give modeling a go. Money was tight and, at the least, the work would provide a good source of income.
Tila Nguyen's Gameboy Gig :
She first appeared in Playboy when she was 19, and from then onwards she was hooked on modeling. Smitten with both the thrill and the cash that the gigs brought in, Tila moved to Hollywood to further her career. She went on to appear in Play..boy five more times, and was the first Asian model to become the magazine's "Cyber Girl of the Month." Tila Nguyen also was in hot demand at car shows, and did plenty of work for car magazines such as Performance Auto and Sound and Import Tuner.
Tila Nguyen's career moved to the next level when Nintendo signed her as the spokesmodel for their portable video game system, the Game Boy Advance. With this big contract, Tila transformed herself from troubled drug addict and delinquent to accomplished model. Her bisexual leanings and tomboyish attitude made her all the more alluring to modeling agencies, and work, whether in magazine or calendar shoots, was not hard to come by.
Tila Nguyen Survives Nugent :
Tila Nguyen's ambition kept growing, and she set out to establish a website promoting herself. TilasHotSpot.com would see quick growth on the Internet, thanks to the inclusion of racy photos which were accessible to paying members only. In addition to acting as a new source of revenue, Tila Nguyen's site caught the attention of video game-maker 3DO, who then used her likeness to create a character for its Street Racing Syndicate game.
Tila Nguyen's modeling work launched her into television, and she appeared on the Playboy Channel, MTV and as a contestant on VH1's reality series, Surviving Nugent. Her increasing exposure has made Tila Nguyen all the more adamant about invading the airwaves. She has plans to produce an album featuring her unique mix of glam rock and electronica that she sometimes performs at small venues across the country. The enterprising model also plans to launch a fashion line in the summer of 2005, and currently manages a group of models called the Feisty Felines.
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