blames the media and her former lover's interest in
self-promotion for her breakup, and says she was much more
guarded during her second Shot at Love on MTV.
Tequila told the
Associated Press in a recent interview that first-season
winner Bobby Banhart never met her parents and that the two
steadily fell out of touch. She announced their
breakup last December.
''I felt like he
was starting to get caught up more in the Hollywood
world,'' said the diminutive MySpace and reality TV star.
''Because when we were talking, he was just talking
about meeting with agents and getting his own reality
show, and meeting with managers. Of course I was happy
for him, but at the same time, I thought that was really
weird. Because if that's what you were doing, then why
didn't you mention that while we were shooting? It was
just odd to me. Unfortunately, it didn't work out.''
real last name is Nguyen, said that ''the media also makes
it hard on us. The media says something about him, and he
retaliates, and I'm like, 'That's not how it was.' And
it ends up being, like, unfortunate.''
New episodes of
A Shot at Love II With Tila Tequila are now
airing Tuesdays on MTV.
Tequila told AP
that at first she didn't want to shoot a second season
''because I was still healing.''
''But at the same
time, I felt like, 'Well, in order to get over stuff,
it's kind of good to start socializing again, and not give
up.' I don't want to close up my heart. It's good to
keep it open.
''It took me so
long to open up like that. My whole life I've been closed
up. It feels good. Even though you get your heart broken,
it's good to be in touch with your feelings.''
she's been bisexual her whole life, and the show features 16
men (often with their shirts off) and 16 women (often in
skimpy outfits) competing in stunts to win Tequila's
she's more cautious now about their motives.
around I'm a lot more guarded. I'm a lot more observant of
everyone and what they're doing here,'' she said. ''Last
season I was a lot more nicer, and this time I'll tell
you, 'If you're not here for the right reasons, get
the hell out. Stop wasting my time.' Because I really
am not putting up with that this season.'' (AP)