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The Daily Dish Southern Hospitality

Bradley Carter Is a VIP Server at Republic — and He’s Also a Personal Trainer

Learn more about the Southern Hospitality cast member’s personal life and his career outside of Republic. 

By Jamontae Hickman & Shannon Raphael

Leva Bonaparte and her husband, Lamar Bonaparte, own four spots on Charleston’s King Street, and their nightclub, Republic Garden & Lounge, is the crown jewel of their restaurant kingdom.

How to Watch

Watch Southern Hospitality on Peacock and the Bravo App.

It’s no surprise, then, that the spouses would look to hire the best when it comes to staffing their establishments — and viewers get to see 11 of their Republic employee’s professional and work lives on Season 2 of Southern Hospitality, which premiered on December 7.

The cast of the sophomore season includes Maddi Reese, Joe Bradley, Will Kulp, Mikel Simmons, Emmy Sharrett, Grace Lilly, TJ Dinch, Mia Alario, Lucía Peña, Oisin O’Neill, and Bradley Carter.

That last staff member, Bradley, has another job besides his work at the Charleston hot spot. Find out more about him by scrolling below. 

Who is Southern Hospitality's Bradley Carter?

Like many of the other Southern Hospitality cast members, Bradley was born and raised in the South. His hometown is Blythewood, a suburb of Columbia, South Carolina. 

Bradley attended The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, in Charleston, on a football scholarship. He studied business administration during his time as an undergraduate. Following his graduation, Bradley spent two years training to get into tip-top shape.

Bradley Carter of Southern Hospitality Season 2 wearing a white button down and white pants.

What is Bradley Carter’s job at Republic?

On Season 1 of Southern Hospitality, Bradley worked as a VIP host at Republic Garden & Lounge but got promoted to a VIP server, per his official Bravo bio.

Bradley Carter’s career outside of Republic

At Republic, Bradley is a VIP server, but his true passion is his work as a personal trainer. Bradley posts client transformations and fitness tips on the Instagram account @BodyByBrad

On the Season 2 premiere of Southern Hospitality, Bradley opened up about his career in fitness. “My personal training business, Body by Brad, has grown exponentially,” he explained in a confessional. “Last year, I was maybe seeing friends one-on-one or in small groups. Now it’s like 20 to 30 clients a week.”

See more of Bradley and the rest of the Republic crew by tuning in to new episodes of Southern Hospitality Season 2 on Thursdays at 9/8c on Bravo. Stream episodes the next day on Peacock.

Originally published Nov 23, 2022.

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