Of everyone we met on Juan Pablo Galavis's season of The Bachelor, the person who perhaps can be most proud of how she was portrayed on the show is Sharleen Joynt. Sharleen was shown as an independent, serious-minded person with a beautiful voice who wasn't afraid to walk away from the show. However, despite all that, could appearing on the show be hurting her opera career?

Sharleen, 29, had been an opera singer in Germany until recently. She now lives in the U.S. and is currently employed as the understudy for the role of Fiakermilli in the NYC production of Richard Strauss's opera, Arabella. She does not have a manager in the U.S.

As she tells the Washington Post, she feels it has been tougher for her to get work since her episodes aired. "I wouldn’t say this has helped my career," Sharleen admits. Sharleen says she was "recently refused an audition in the States," which is the first time in three years she's been refused one. "I can’t see it not being show-related," she adds.

Wow. This is tough to hear, since Sharleen is clearly talented and passionate about her craft. And are there any changes in her personal life lately? Well, she points out that she's currently single and that the life of an opera singer can be a lonely one. 

We continue to wish Sharleen the best and hope that she'll find a big career break very soon. Hey, if being on the show can help Juan Pabs and Nikki Ferrell to make money, then the always-classy Sharleen deserves to have a few opportunities thrown her way, too, right?

Are you surprised that appearing on The Bachelor has made it harder for Sharleen to get work?

Source: Washington Post