Her debut single "I Love U" was released in 2007 to mixed reviews.
Despite having strong online sales, the song failed to enter any charts.
Tequila followed with several independently released singles, including "Stripper Friends" and "Paralyze".
In 2010, she released her second EP Welcome to the Dark Side.
Beyond Betty Jean eventually broke up and Nguyen started working in recording studios to sharpen her vocal skills and wrote music.
On March 4, 2007, she made a cameo appearance on the show "The War At Home." In May 2007, Nguyen began filming for a reality show which first aired on MTV on October 9, 2007, as A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila.
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!
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.