Clayton thought Serene was beautiful at first glance and quickly became entranced by her intelligence and kind demeanor.
When the pair embarked on a one-on-one date at Galveston Pleasure Pier, Clayton also got to see a fun side of the bachelorette, who wasn't afraid to let her hair down and go on some thrilling park rides.
"I feel like when we kiss, we're connected. I know that sounds cheesy, but it just shows that the feelings are mutual and we have a good connection," Serene shared in a confessional.
Serene pointed out how she can be mysterious and take time to warm up to a man, but Clayton managed to break down her walls over a romantic dinner. He said Serene allowing herself to be vulnerable and trust him meant the world to him.
And the more Serene let Clayton in, the more her feelings for him grew.
"It's getting real to me that he could be my husband, and I'm excited to see where things could go," Serene gushed. "I definitely feel like I'm falling in love with Clayton."
Serene was later crowed the "ultimate knight" and "queen" during a group date in Hvar, Croatia, so she is definitely making her presence known.
Until viewers can watch what happens between Serene and Clayton, let's learn some information about this brunette beauty right now.
Below is a list of eight facts Reality TV World has compiled about Serene Russell.
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.
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.
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.
Serene could never be a morning person
Serene says she and the moon are too much in love for her to be a morning person.
A few more fun facts about Serene is that she once served as a Ring Girl for a boxing match, her absolute favorite color is red, guinea pigs freak her out, she loves musical theater, and her happy place appears to be the beach.
Serene calls herself a teacher, leader and storyteller
Although Serene works as a teacher now, she didn't know in college that she would want to make teaching her profession, and so she had majored in Professional Media (Journalism) and minored in Photography instead.
Serene, however, says she became a teacher in order to do something meaningful with her life. She prides herself on the relationships she builds with her students and filling them with knowledge for the future.
It took time for The Bachelor bachelorette to accept her body
Serene, who is clearly petite, has struggled her entire life with being "really small."
When Serene was growing up, other girls would call her "anorexic," which really impacted her confidence for awhile.
Serene began overeating in front of people and tried to put on weight, but she now appears to love and embrace her body just the way it is.