After becoming the most popular person on Myspace, Tequila was offered to star in her own reality television series.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.She turned to writing poems in an attempt to release powerful emotions, and friends outside the gang briefly helped turn her life around.At age 16, Nguyen ran away to Queens, New York, for several months.She eventually assembled a band called Beyond Betty Jean, for which she was singer and songwriter.Beyond Betty Jean eventually broke up and Nguyen started working in recording studios to sharpen her vocal skills and wrote music.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!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.
In June, she posted a snippet of the song "Drunk Dialing" on her Instagram and wrote it would be released in the Summer.
However, it did not manage to gain commercial success.
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.
Her book, Hooking Up With Tila Tequila: A Guide to Love, Fame, Happiness, Success, and Being the Life of the Party was published in 2008.
In her memoir, she would later explain that she felt "confused" and "lost" from various personal family and environmental issues and lost her virginity at 15.