Serene Russell received one of Clayton Echard's roses on The Bachelor premiere, and she's hoping to secure another one.

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Serene is a 26-year-old elementary school teacher from Oklahoma City, OH.

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Considering Clayton is from Eureka, Missouri, these two Midwesterners may be a great match.

Serene calls herself a teacher, leader and storyteller, and Clayton called her "beautiful" after their first conversation on Night 1.

The Bachelor's 26th season just premiered on January 3, and Serene earned herself a rose at the first Rose Ceremony of the season.

Serene is therefore one of 22 women who will be appearing in the second episode.

Clayton was definitely captivated by Serene's good looks, but does she have what it takes to go all the way and win Clayton's heart as well as his final rose?

Until viewers can watch Serene and Clayton's romance blossom on The Bachelor, let's learn some information about this brunette beauty right now.

Below is a list of five facts Reality TV World has compiled about Serene Russell.


ABC says Serene's spirit is "robust"

Serene Russell is a very passionate woman. She loves to make a difference in her students' lives and enjoys relaxing with close friends when she's not working.

For example, Serena would love to go to the theater and see a musical!

Serena always looks forward to planning her next big adventure, and she's been called "a social butterfly" since pre-Kindergarten.
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The bachelorette stayed close to home for college

Serene graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2020 with a B.A. in Professional Media (journalism) with a minor in Photography.

While in school, she was a member of Sigma Kappa.
 

Serene says she knows her worth and what she needs to be happy

When it comes to her dream partner, Serene wants to find a man who is truly worthy of her commitment and ready to give her that same level of commitment back.

Her ideal guy is honest, clear on what he wants, and an excellent communicator. He'll also be open to trying new things and willing to be vulnerable.
 

Serene is a model and has a big interest in fashion

Serene has only been working as a teacher for close to two years.

She is a commercial and print model represented by The Tabb Agency, and she's been signed to that agency since December 2014.

Serene also worked at the Lush Fashion Lounge for nearly five years, first as a lead sales associate for five years and then as an assistant manager for seven months until she left her job at the company in 2020.

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The bachelorette got her start in modeling in December 2012 when she had signed with Brink Model Management, LLC. Her contract with Brink lasted for two years.

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The Bachelor bachelorette wants to have a big family

Serene and Clayton could be a great match because they both want children very badly and to have a big family!

Right now, her only baby is a cat named Leonardo DiCATprio.

ABC says Serene has a huge heart and a lot of love to give.

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About The Author: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski
Elizabeth Kwiatkowski is Associate Editor of Reality TV World and has been covering the reality TV genre for more than a decade.