Watching this reality TV star’s bizarre fall from grace is like rubbernecking at the scene of an accident. Tila Tequila, once a mid-noughties online icon, was once dubbed the “queen of MySpace” by Time. Her social media presence spawned MTV’s A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila, a reality TV competition where she looked for romance among both male and female contestants. After the show stopped airing, things went downhill for Tequila.
First, she sued her ex-boyfriend, NFL star Shawne Merriman, for assault, battery, and false imprisonment to the tune of $1.5 million. He counter-sued, and the duo eventually settled under confidential terms. But this pint-sized celeb apparently had bigger fish to fry — stopping a company from distributing a sex tape of her. According to Radar Online, Tequila couldn’t afford to repurchase the tape and feared it would negatively affect her career, but one could argue that her mainstream popularity was already circling the drain.
The once-famous influencer has tried to remain active on social media, but her postings have alienated the masses. She claimed she was possessed by Satan, trolled various beauty Youtubers, and made waves for referring to herself as “Alt-reich Queen!” Her Twitter account was suspended in 2016 after she shared a photo of her doing a Nazi salute, so something tells us future red carpet invites may get lost in the mail.