Katie Levans, 27, an instructor at Y2 Yoga, will be among the 25 potential mates vying for the affection of bachelor Sean Lowe, an entrepreneur from Dallas, Texas.
Levans is the latest in a string of Charlotte women that have appeared on the show. Best known is Emily Maynard, who accepted the proposal of Brad Womack (then broke up with him) and became "The Bachelorette" over the summer, picking Jef Holm (then broke up with him).
Other bachelorettes from Charlotte over the years have included cocktail waitress Blakeley Shea, grad student Emily O'Brien, marketing specialist and former Panthers cheerleader Kimberly Coon and fitness trainer Kristine Heffelfinger.
Levans is a Kentucky native who attended Furman University and later Winthrop University to pursue a masters' degree in human nutrition. She's a vegeterian with two cats and goes by the childhood nickname of "Tater." She blogs on food ("If you haven’t tried Trader Joe’s frozen Greek yogurt yet, it’s because I ate it all and they’re waiting to replenish their stock") and life at www.sweettaterblog.com.
Among the other contestants when the next "Bachelor" debuts at 8 p.m. Jan. 7 will be a Jumbotron operator, a cruise-ship entertainer and a poker dealer, ABC announced Wednesday.