Monday, May 13, 2013

Two from Charlotte area to vie on 'Bachelorette'

Once again, the Charlotte area is donating manpower to ABC's "The Bachelorette."

On the next season of the romance series, debuting 8 p.m. May 27, a lawyer from Hickory lawyer and a Charlotte investment adviser will be among the 25 potential suitors for Desiree Hartsock

Jonathan Vollinger
Jonathan Vollinger, 26, is a December graduate of the University of Miami school of law from Hickory. In his ABC profile, he described his worst date: "The girl yelling expletives across the street as she went back to her building. It didn't end well."

Nick Mucci
Nick Mucci, 27, is an investment adviser for Vanguard from Charlotte who grew up in Rochester, N.Y. In his ABC profile he said his dream job would be sportscaster. "My job would be to analyze football games and I'd have the best seat in the house." 

Their competitors include a former pro soccer player, a federal prosecutor and a professional magician.

Hartsock, 27, a fashion designer, was dumped by Sean Lowe in the last season of "The Bachelor." This time around, Hartsock will be taking her retinue to Munich, the Alps and Barcelona. 

Charlotte has always been a rich source of potential mates for ABC's romance franchise. Best known is Emily Maynard, who appeared on both "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette." Katie Levans, a Charlotte yoga instructor, was a colleague of Hartsock's on the last season of "The Bachelor." 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.