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.
She has subsequently received negative attention for her support of Adolf Hitler, as well as antisemitic and white nationalist comments, In her memoir, she would later explain that she felt "confused" and "lost" from various personal family and environmental issues.
Besides her career in modeling and television, Tequila also pursued her career as a recording artist and author.
She was the lead singer of the bands Beyond Betty Jean and Jealousy, before launching a solo career.
In May, she launched her celebrity gossip blog, Miss Tila OMG.com, and the EP, Welcome to the Darkside, which marked a musical departure from her previous material.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.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 City, for several months.