Bobbie Brown

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Bobbie Brown
Beauty pageant titleholder
BornBobbie Jean Brown
(1969-10-07) October 7, 1969 (age 44)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Hair colorBlond
Eye colorBlue
Title(s)Miss Louisiana Teen USA 1987
Major
competition(s)
Miss Teen USA 1987 (2nd runner-up)
SpouseJani Lane (m. 1991; div. 1993)
Children1
 
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Bobbie Brown
Beauty pageant titleholder
BornBobbie Jean Brown
(1969-10-07) October 7, 1969 (age 44)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Hair colorBlond
Eye colorBlue
Title(s)Miss Louisiana Teen USA 1987
Major
competition(s)
Miss Teen USA 1987 (2nd runner-up)
SpouseJani Lane (m. 1991; div. 1993)
Children1

Bobbie Jean Brown (born October 7, 1969),[1] sometimes credited as Bobbie Brown-Lane, is an American actress, model and former beauty pageant contestant. She is best known for her appearance in the video for Warrant's glam metal anthem "Cherry Pie" and the cover of the album of the same name.

Early life[edit]

Brown was born October 7, 1969 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She is the oldest child of Bobby Gene and Judy Ann Brown (née Faul).[2] She has a younger brother John Adam Brown. Her parents divorced when she was a freshman in high school and her mother later remarried.[3] She attended high school at Starkey Academy in Central City, Louisiana.[4]

Career[edit]

Pageants[edit]

Brown won the Miss Louisiana Teen USA 1987 title and represented Louisiana in the Miss Teen USA 1987 pageant broadcast live from El Paso, Texas in July 1987.[5] She placed ninth with an average score of 8.350 after the preliminary competition, sixth in interview (8.712), fourth in swimsuit (8.908) and sixth in swimsuit (8.754). Her average combined score of 8.791 for the final competitions was just enough to put her in the top five, where she excelled in the final question and finished as second runner-up.

Other ventures[edit]

Brown won the spokesperson competition on Star Search a record thirteen times. In 1990, she hosted the syndicated fashion series Preview: The Best of the New.[6] Brown also appeared in TV shows such as Married... with Children (three episodes) and films such as 1993's Last Action Hero in which fellow Miss Teen USA Bridgette Wilson portrayed Arnold Schwarzenegger's daughter.

Brown worked as a model for Budweiser and other companies. She also appeared in music videos, including Great White's "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" and "House of Broken Love" and Hurricane's "I'm On To You." She is best remembered as the girl in Warrant's sexually suggestive "Cherry Pie" video released in 1990.[5]

In the late 1990s, she hosted a TV infomercial that advertised the eight-CD set called "Big Rock: The 80s Generation." In 1998, she sued Penthouse for featuring a model also named Bobbie Brown.

In 2012, Brown joined the cast of the reality show Ex-Wives of Rock, airing on the Fuse network. In November 2013, Brown's memoir co-written with Caroline Ryder and titled Dirty Rocker Boys: Love and Lust on the Sunset Strip, was published by Gallery Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.[7] Brown currently runs an online clothing store bobbiejeanbrown.net.[2]

Personal life[edit]

In her 2013 memoirs, Brown admitted that she was a cocaine and methamphetamine addict for a decade. Brown used the latter to drop weight quickly before modeling shoots. She completed several stints in rehab before finally becoming sober in the 2000s.[8] Brown also revealed that she suffers from trichotillomania, which she developed in 2005 while she was involved in what she called, "the worst relationship of my entire life".[2]

Relationships and children[edit]

Brown has dated several musicians including Matthew Nelson, Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray, Jay Gordon from Orgy, Stevie Rachelle from Tuff, Rick Marty from Dirty Looks. After her divorce from Lane, Brown was engaged to Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee. They broke up in February 1995. Four days later, Lee married Pamela Anderson.[8]

During the shooting of Warrant's "Cherry Pie" video, Brown met lead singer Jani Lane.[9] Lane and Brown married on July 15, 1991.[7] They have a daughter, Taylar Jayne Lane, and divorced in 1993.[10]

Filmography[edit]

Film and television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1991Cool As IceMoniqueCredited as Bobby Brown
1992Married... with ChildrenNibbles3 episodes
1992Double TroublePeter's girlfriend
1993Betrayal of the DoveErotic Dancer
1993Last Action HeroVideo Babe
1995Baywatch NightsWanda1 episode
1995Renegade1 episode
1996KounterfeitDancer
1996Rudy Coby: Ridiculously DangerousHourglass
1997NewsRadioIrene2 episodes
1998Get a Job
1998Mike Hammer, Private EyeRandi, the Birthday Cake Girl1 episode
1998The GodsonSunny's Babe
1999Battle DomeBobbie Haven
Music videos
YearSong titlePerformer
1988"I'm On To You"Hurricane
1989"Once Bitten, Twice Shy"Great White
1989"House of Broken Love"Great White
1990"Cherry Pie"Warrant

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brown, Bobbie; Ryder, Caroline (2013). Dirty Rocker Boys: Love and Lust On the Sunset Strip. Simon and Schuster. p. 19. ISBN 1-476-73473-9. 
  2. ^ a b c Thomas, Erika (November 26, 2013). "Bobbie Brown and Her Dirty Rocker Boys". screamermagazine.com. 
  3. ^ Brown 2013 pp.26, 28
  4. ^ Brown 2013 p.30
  5. ^ a b Tannenbaum, Rob; Marks, Craig (2011). I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution. Penguin. p. 1969. ISBN 1-101-52641-6. 
  6. ^ "Syndicated series searches for trendiest". Herald-Journal. October 7, 1990. p. 51. 
  7. ^ a b Storey, Kate (November 15, 2013). "Model Bobbie Brown is dishing the dirt about her former famous lovers". news.com.au. 
  8. ^ a b Gostin, Nick (December 9, 2013). "'Cherry Pie' girl Bobbi Brown: 'I wanted to shoot myself'". foxnews.com. 
  9. ^ "Lane, Brown to Wed". The Item. July 27, 1991. p. 10A. 
  10. ^ "GET TO KNOW... Bobbie". Retrieved December 8, 2012. 

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