Tila Tequila is
taking a shot at love with a dude.
Internet celebrity selected 25-year-old film student Bobby
Banhart as the winner of A Shot at Love With Tila
Tequila, her popular MTV reality dating show, instead of
29-year-old female firefighter Dani Campbell.
''I do love Dani,
and we've gone through so much together,'' Tequila said
during Tuesday's finale. ''But I am in love with Bobby.''
Tequila -- whose
real last name is Nguyen -- chose Banhart on a platform
in the middle of the pool at the mansion where the reality
show was filmed. Campbell walked away immediately
following Banhart's selection, but Tequila ran after
her to hug her and say goodbye.
''I thought we
had something real. I thought we had a big connection,''
Campbell said. ''I guess I was wrong.''
A Shot at Love, which featured 16 men and 16
women competing for the affection of the 26-year-old MySpace
pinup, became MTV's second most popular series, just
behind The Hills, according to Nielsen Media
have circulated online for a second season of A Shot at
Love and That's Amore! -- a new dating show
starring Shot at Love castoff Domenico Nessi. MTV
hasn't confirmed that either is in the works, but
Tequila told the Associated Press last week that MTV
had approached her about taking another Shot at Love
-- although it doesn't look like she needs to.
''I came into
this hoping to find love,'' Tequila said, ''and I did.''
A reunion of
Tequila and the contestants will air December 23. (AP)