The nonstop limbo contest that is reality television has a new leader, as MTV has once again lowered the bar with its latest project. According to TVWeek.com, the one-time music television has greenlighted a new dating show in the style of The Bachelorette with a twist--this young lady bats from both sides of the plate, so to speak.
In the 10-episode show, contestants will try to win the heart (and more) of MySpace pseudo-lebrity Tila Tequila (real name Tila Nguyen), who is openly bisexual. The pint-sized Vietnamese model will have 16 straight men and 16 lesbians to choose from, and, in the tried-and-true vein of other reality dating shows, will eliminate the competition down each week.
A Shot at Love With Tila Tequila is scheduled to premiere on MTV on October 9. According to TVWeek.com, Ms. Tequila and the contestants will move into a mansion and live together where the sure-to-be-shocking antics will be recorded on camera. Each episode "will culminate in a dramatic ceremony unlike anything you've ever seen before."
Tila Tequila is most famous for having the most friends on her MySpace profile, which as of press time stood at over 2,000,000. She has modeled for several magazines, including Playboy and has found a home in the import tuner racing scene. She was also host of Fuse TV's own entrant in the reality limbo contest, Pants-Off Dance-Off and recently had a guest spot on The War at Home.