Bobbie Brown

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Bobbie Brown
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Bobbie Jean Brown
(1969-10-07) October 7, 1969 (age 45)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Hair color Blonde
Eye color Blue
Title(s) Miss Louisiana Teen USA 1987
Major
competition(s)
Miss Teen USA 1987 (2nd runner-up)
Spouse Jani Lane (m. 1991; div. 1993)
Children 1

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, and Rick Marty from Dirty Looks. 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 had a daughter, Taylar Jayne Lane, in 1992, and divorced in 1993.[10] 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]

Filmography[edit]

Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
1991 Cool As Ice Monique Credited as Bobby Brown
1992 Married... with Children Nibbles 3 episodes
1992 Double Trouble Peter's girlfriend
1993 Betrayal of the Dove Erotic Dancer
1993 Last Action Hero Video Babe
1995 Baywatch Nights Wanda 1 episode
1995 Renegade 1 episode
1996 Kounterfeit Dancer
1996 Rudy Coby: Ridiculously Dangerous Hourglass
1997 NewsRadio Irene 2 episodes
1998 Get a Job
1998 Mike Hammer, Private Eye Randi, the Birthday Cake Girl 1 episode
1998 The Godson Sunny's Babe
1999 Battle Dome Bobbie Haven
Music videos
Year Song title Performer
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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