Ford was a spokesperson for Pantene Pro-V's Pro Voice campaign while promoting the album.
She also appeared in Uncle Kracker's video for "In A Little While." Ford also went on to guest-host MTV's TRL and Say What Karaoke, which led to a hosting contract with Viacom.
At age 11, she started singing with the Tampa-based children's performing arts troupe, Entertainment Revue.
She attended East Bay High School in Gibsonton, Florida.
Ford hosted the MTV reality shows The Morning After and I Bet You Will.
In 2001, Ford also co-wrote and recorded a duet with South Korean pop star Park Ji-yoon.
Ford wrote most of her own lyrics and served as executive producer for most of her first album. The album included the single "I Wanna Be Bad" which featured rapper Royce da 5'9".
The title track, "Sexysexobsessive," was to be the second single, but it was only released through Ford's official website.
Atlantic placed one of Ford's songs, "Lullaby," on the soundtrack for Pokémon: The First Movie.
Ford changed her stage name from Mandah to Willa Ford in order to avoid confusion with Mandy Moore.
The song, titled "Nastified," appeared on Park's fifth album, Man.
In 2003, Ford released a song titled "A Toast to Men." The song, which featured guest rapper Lady May, was featured in daytime promotional ads for soap operas.