- - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

She will forever be the “Cherry Pie” girl from the Warrant music video and CD cover of the same name, the ultimate 1980s rock ‘n’ roll video vixen, a stunning fantasy girl who haunted the dreams of men of a certain age.

But she goes by Bobbie Jean Brown. And these days the still-stunning blonde thrives as a best-selling author, reality TV star and eternal beauty.

Miss Brown discusses her rock ‘n’ roll lovers, why she is OK with being called a “video vixen” but not OK with being called a “groupie,” her best-selling book “Dirty Rocker Boys” and the secret to life.

Question: Is it true that you were a reluctant beauty queen?

Answer: Yes. I was not brought up on the pageant circuit at all. The only one I ever entered, I won. Being around all of the usual “contestants” was a little awkward and fake for my liking.

Q: How did you end up as the girl in the Warrant “Cherry Pie” video?

A: [Warrant lead singer] Jani [Lane] saw me on “Star Search.” He called his people to call my people and ask me to audition for the video. I flaked, didn’t show up. They called again. I showed up, walked in, and they said I had the job. The audition was for one — just me.

Q: Are you OK being called a “video vixen?”

A: Sure. It’s how I became a household name and relevant to this day. So how can I be mad?

Q: What do you say to people who confuse you with a band groupie?

A: I get that all the time. I actually hate being called a groupie. I was married to a rock star [and] engaged to another. I never was backstage or in a studio hoping someone would notice me. I was never begging for attention.

I never followed bands or went to rock shows. I never pursued them. My situation was far from “band groupie.” And I tell them that.

Q: Who were some of your famous rocker lovers?

A: This is where a lot of people get carried away. I had a lot of friends who were musicians and many aiming for that “lover” title. But there were a handful. That’s it. Jani Lane, Tommy Lee, Matthew Nelson, Jay Gordon. That’s it as far as lovers. These were all relationships that lasted for years, not hookups.

Q: Who was the best lover?

A: I honestly feel like whomever I am with at the time is the best. I don’t look back and reminisce about sex with anyone as “the best.”

Q: Did you ever have a desire to make music yourself?

A: I did. I actually had a record deal at one point with Jive Records, but I got pregnant and gave it all up for a family.

Q: Sadly, we lost Jani Lane, the father of your daughter Taylar, a couple of years back. When was the last time you spoke to him?

A: I spoke to him the last month he was alive. He asked to move in with me. He laughed when I told him he could not because I had a boyfriend I was living with, and he thought that was hilarious.

Q: How did your tell-all book, “Dirty Rocker Boys,” do?

A: It’s still doing! It’s still selling! It has done very well, thank you.

Q: Are you writing a follow-up book?

A: I am! The working title: “Sexts, Drugs, and a Video Vixen: Life in Your 40s and How to Age Disgracefully.” There are a lot of funny stories in there. And some great advice!

Q: Of all the video vixens, you remain beautiful. What is your secret?

A: Well, thank you! It’s not easy. [It’s partly] good genetics, because I have not taken care of myself over the years. I really believe it’s about feeling young inside, acting silly, allowing the child inside to live. Beauty is from the inside, not just physical. A person can be aesthetically attractive and then open their mouth and become instantly ugly.

Q: Is your reality TV show “Ex-Wives of Rock” still filming?

A: I’m sad to say it’s over. The network got reformatted, and we weren’t invited back. We’re really bummed because it’s a great show. All seasons are available on YouTube.

Q: Would you be open to do more reality TV?

A: I would absolutely love to. I thoroughly love doing reality TV.

Q: What else are you working on?

A: I’m actually pitching a few show ideas of my own. [One is] a scripted series based on my book. I’d like to do a movie of the week based on the book. And a funny reality TV show.

I have a blog online called 3BlondeBombs.com and my online store: BobbieJeanBrown.net. Plus I’m doing some charity work and personal appearances. I’m down to do everything. I’m not going away anytime soon. That’s how I like it.

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