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Tila Tequila feels she's responsible for the legalization of gay marriage in California, the MTV reality star tells Us Weekly.
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updated 6/12/2008 4:20:41 PM ET 2008-06-12T20:20:41

MTV’s Tila Tequila, who rose to reality star fame as a bisexual girl looking for love, says she is responsible for the historic legalization of gay marriage in California.

The “Shot At Love” star believes her reality show has influenced the sweeping changes about to take affect throughout the nation’s most populous state.

“It is because of me. I definitely think (my show) has helped the movement,” Tequila told Us Weekly at the Hollywood premiere of “The Love Guru” on Wednesday.

“A Shot At Love” pits men and women vying for Tequila’s affection against each other in a series of challenges designed to help her find the man or woman of her dreams.

“Before it came out, everyone was still a little apprehensive about (same sex relationships),” she said. “Then they realized, ‘Wow, everyone is really into this stuff, and it is fine.’ The next thing you know, (gay marriage) is legal.”

In addition to reportedly writing a self-help book, Tequila, who told the mag she won’t fall in love with a man or a woman, has her sights set on something bigger — a whole continent!

“I am going to Africa,” Tequila said. “I think maybe I will fall in love in Africa.”

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