Well, I'm not going to say that I was right about the public's desire to watch a Tila Tequila reality show, but I will say that at least I wasn't wrong since - want her or not - they're going to get her.
I interviewed the famous-in-a-MySpace-kind-of-way model/actress/singer back in May. Fast-forward a few months and, MTV's just announced the arrival of "A Shot at Love With Tila Tequila." In it, the L.A. resident will be at the center of a dating show in which 16 men and 16 women will wrangle for her love. Or attention. Or residuals of her D-List fame.
The series is set to debut Oct. 9 on MTV. (I will admit that I was wrong about that - I had reported that her series would air on sister network VH1, but in my defense, no one at either network felt it necessary to correct me at the time.)
My interview with Tequila was by phone as she was leaving a Hollywood restaurant. As we chatted, I envisioned her in a pair of Juicy Couture sweats - maybe clutching a teacup-sized dog, keeping an eye out for the paparazzi in the hopes that they'd be chronicling her every move.
But Tequila, who was polite, if not a wee bit chilly, wanted to make it very clear that she is not another Hilton or Richie, trying to get famous for the sake of being famous.
"I donít do anything that will make (me) famous," Tequila told me. "I do things that are fun and that suit me."
So, there you have it.