Leva Bonaparte Biography
Leva Bonaparte is a TV personality who is best known as a cast member of the Bravo reality series Southern Charm.
Bonaparte joined the show in season 7. The show follows the lives of socialites in Charleston, South Carolina.
Leva Bonaparte Age
Bonaparte was born on 3 May 1979. She is 44 years old as of 2023.
Leva Bonaparte Ethnicity
Bonaparte was born in India to Persian parents. She grew up in a family that traveled a lot due to their business, and she lived in places like Canada, Bolivia, and the USA. She moved to Charleston just before she turned 18 and fell in love with the city and its culture.
Leva Bonaparte Husband
Leva met her husband, Lamar Bonaparte when she was working as a bartender at a club he owned. They hit it off and became business partners as well as romantic partners. Lamar is a graduate of South Carolina State University and runs an investment management company with Leva. He also has a son from a previous relationship.
Leva Bonaparte Son
Bonaparte and Lamar welcomed their son, Little Lamar, in 2018. He is named after his father and his grandfather, who was also named Lamar.
Leva Bonaparte Restaurants
Bonaparte is a successful entrepreneur who owns four of the most popular bars on King Street, the main nightlife hub of Charleston. She owns Garden & Lounge, a chic club that hosts celebrities, DJs, and live music.
Leva also owns Bourbon N’ Bubbles, a luxury champagne and bourbon bar; Mesu, a Mexican-Sushi fusion restaurant; and 1st Place, a sports bar and grill. She runs these businesses with her husband and their company, 26 Industries, which deals with marketing, promotions, and event planning.
Leva Bonaparte Southern Charm
Bonaparte made history as the first person of color to join Southern Charm as a main cast member in season 7. She brought diversity and fresh perspectives to the show, especially during the Black Lives Matter movement and the controversy surrounding Kathryn Dennis’ racist messages.
Bonaparte was not afraid to call out Kathryn and other cast members for their ignorance and privilege, and she also educated them about racism and social justice. She also shared her own experiences as an immigrant and a woman of color in the South.
Leva Bonaparte Southern Hospitality
Leva’s popularity on Southern Charm led to her getting her own spin-off show called Southern Hospitality, which will premiere on Peacock in 2022. The show focuses on Leva’s club Republic and the drama that unfolds among its staff and patrons. She is also joined by some of her friends from Southern Charm, such as Danni Baird, Madison LeCroy, Shep Rose, Craig Conover, and Austen Kroll.
Leva Bonaparte Philathropy
Bonaparte is also a philanthropist and an activist. She supports various causes and organizations, such as the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, the Alzheimer’s Association, the Charleston Animal Society, and the Lowcountry Food Bank among others.
Leva Bonaparte Net Worth
Bonaparte has an estimated net worth of $3 million. Her husband Lamar also has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
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