Hi, I'm Sharleen. I'm an opera singer by day, blogger by night. Originally from Ottawa, Canada, I currently live in New York City with my wonderful fiancé, Andy Levine. Chances are, if you're here you know me as "that opera singer" from Season 18 of ABC's The Bachelor

If you got lost looking for my singing website, you can find it over here!


I like...

Equality; Baroque music; Frozen Yogurt; Dry humor; Real conversations; Pomelos; Engrish; Bleecker Street; Curiosity; Adjectives beyond "amazing" and "awesome"; Final Fantasy VII; Pumps; Self-awareness; Lobster rolls; Superb spelling; Floss; Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs; Quiet confidence; Window shopping; Violent Asian massages; Working fireplaces; Looseleaf tea; Generosity; Backless dresses; Gin Fizzes; Analyzing The Bachelor/ette; Honesty


I dislike...

Entitlement; Ignorance; Guns; Talking without listening; Incorrect use of "it's" vs "its" (and while we're at it, "you're" vs "your"); Cruelty; People who take themselves too seriously; The middle seat on airplanes; Judgmental people; Closed-mindedness; Stubbornness; Bullies

If you'd like to learn more about me with regards to my singing and/or my appearance on The Bachelor, the following articles/interviews might be of interest:


Washington Post article by Anne Midgette
WQXR interview with Naomi Lewin (audio)
Minnesota Public Radio interview with Fred Child


Grantland interview with Emily Yoshida (video)
Jezebel: Farewell to Sharleen, The Most Revolutionary Bachelor Contestant Ever by Kate Dries
The Week: How to Exit a Reality Show with Dignity by Samantha Rollins
Nerve: A Victory for Feminism by (legendary pop-feminist!) Elizabeth Wurtzel
Nerve: Better Things To Do by Elizabeth Wurtzel
Flare Magazine interview with Flannery Dean