Anyone who’s taken a peek at Juan Pablo Galavis’s Instagram and Twitter feeds knows that the hot Bachelor 2014 is all about shaking what his mama gave him. And lucky for him, so is Season 18 contestant Kat Hurd!
The 29-year-old Scottsdale, Arizona resident loves dance so much, she married it majored in it! This super-sporty girl attended the University of Iowa and graduated in 2007 with two degrees: A BS in Athletic Training and a BA in Dance. But she wasn’t done there. She also went on to get her Masters in Exercise Science in 2010.
These days, she has a coupla jobs going on at the same time. When she’s not working as a medical device salesperson for Boston Scientific, she is dancing — and getting paid to do it! This past Spring, Kat tried out for the Phoenix Suns NBA dance team, and made it! On August 29, she tweeted “What a difference 24hrs can make!! So excited to be a part of the 2013-2014 @SunsDancers and a member of the #sunsfamily!! #dreambig #dance.”
Now that Kat is a member of the Suns team, she’ll be getting close to all sorts of famous folks — basketball players on the court, and celebs catching the game in the stands. Juan Pablo frequently tweets pictures of himself with baseball and soccer players, so together they’d be like the Varsity booster club!
One big question, though: How will Kat balance The Bachelor — which starts filming next week, and could take up two months of her time, if she makes it far enough — and her new gig, with the Suns’ season kicking off on October 7? Oh well, she has so much energy and personality, we’re sure she’ll figure something out.
A quick scroll through Kat’s Twitter and Instagram reveals that we have a lot in common with her: She thinks The Bachelor producer Elan Gale is hilarious, and she loves being silly with her friends. Plus, when she and Juan Pablo aren’t dancing the salsa, they could spend eons together, taking selfies in their cars.