UPDATE (2/17/2014): Well, no fat lady sang, but it's definitely over for contestant Sharleen Joynt. The sexy opera singer eliminated herself from the competition for Juan Pablo Galavis's heart in Miami just before Hometown Dates. Though she felt chemistry with Juan Pablo, she just wasn't sure they had the intellectual connection she was looking for (was that Shar's classy way of saying JPG isn't smart?)
ORIGINAL STORY (11/11/2013): We don’t know how the powers that be cast so many incredible, accomplished ladies for The Bachelor 2014 Juan Pablo Galavis to choose from, but they sure did a heck of a job for our Latin lover! One of our favorite ladies in the running for his heart? Oh, that’d be Sharleen Joynt, the super magical lady who steals our attention in pretty much every pic she’s in.
The 29-year-old is an opera singer, with a coloratura soprano voice, who has sung all over the world, including New York, Toronto, Israel, and Germany. She got her undergrad in music jointly in her native Canada — specifically Toronto — and New York City, and then got a masters degree in music in NYC. And if you're in the New York area this year, she'll be singing in Arabella at the Metropolitan Opera in April. And that should be no surprise, if you watched her 1-on-1 date with Juan Pablo in South Korea on Season 18 Episode 4. Homegirl made a stage out of that plaza when she sang a little to El Bachelor, and he hasn't been the same sense.
So what does this all mean? Well, besides the fact that she’s obviously crazy driven, it means that Juan Pabs might be out of his league. Because as much as we were impressed with Juan Pablo’s darling but misguided attempts at covering Bruno Mars in dozens of Instagram videos, we can’t see Shar feeling the same way… In fact, if he tried to sing along to one of her arias, we highly hope that she would put him back down in his place.
But should she be cool with all that, she might just be the perfect lady to help Juan Pablo out of his love funk (as if). Except that, uh, according to Reality Steve, that ain’t gonna happen. You see, Sharleen definitely makes it to Miami, but she leaves before the final act. Why? Oh, because she doesn't want to be part of his love games anymore, or something. Anyway, you can read a little more about her journey here, and then tell us your thoughts about Shar in the comments.