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Tila had already gotten kicked off Friendster when she joined My Space, but the new social network proved to be a better fit.Since she’d already amassed thousands of followers on Friendster, she had some name recognition on the new website.I initially looked into Tila as a potential “Where are they now?” story, but she doesn’t have the kind of nod-inducing, semi-appropriate, quasi-obsolescence we enjoy seeing from our faded stars; she got famous enough to suffer the kind of negative press and scrutiny that drives starlets to the edge, but not famous enough that people still care.And while the first reaction we should have to that is how sad that is, the other is that what the Internet makes, it can also break and sweep under the rug. She didn’t have a talent in the traditional sense, but then again, neither did Paris Hilton, who was becoming very famous for very little at the same time Tila joined My Space, in 2003.Social media has changed what it means to be a celebrity, and while that does help people court fame through grassroots networking, it also makes it hard for fragile celebrities to keep a healthy private life – and since Internet celebrity is a more fickle type of fame than traditional stardom, the mix of no filter and no safety net can make for a disastrous combination. Of course, Paris Hilton is an heiress who looked like a Barbie and grew up around flashbulbs and celebrities. Tila had to work a little harder and look for alternate routes to fame.Tila was the middle-class daughter of Vietnamese immigrants in Houston, who’d moved from Singapore to the U. After modeling for a variety of import car magazines and creating a personal website with nude pictorials for premium members, she decided to re-brand herself as Tila Tequila.
It seems clear from the current iteration of her personal website that she’s not mentally stable, and after she checked into rehab in 2012, she’s reduced her Internet presence to a paranoid Facebook Page filled with “False Flag” video montages and Illuminati conspiracy theories.And even though it’s easy to just look at her and see a first-class fame-monger getting crazier and crazier in a bid to keep the ever-dimming spotlight on her, it’s also pretty disturbing that she continues to descend into paranoia unabated.