Who is Rianna Hockaday? Texas cowgirl joins 'The Bachelor' looking for soulmate

After focussing on her education and career for many years, Rianna is finally ready to dip her foot into the love pond


                            Who is Rianna Hockaday? Texas cowgirl joins 'The Bachelor' looking for soulmate
'The Bachelor' Season 26 contestant Rianna Jae Hockaday (Rianna Hockaday/ Instagram)
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ABC's hit show 'The Bachelor' is all set to make its big comeback with the much-awaited Season 26. Clayton Echard, who first appeared as one of the suitors on Michelle Young's season, will be returning as 'The Bachelor', ready to give finding love another shot. 

Clayton experienced heartbreak when he was rejected by Michelle, but this time around, as 'The Bachelor', this Midwestern hunk is ready to break some hearts while trying to find his future Mrs. Echard. The upcoming season features 31 stunning ladies ready to woo Clayton. One of the women who will be trying to win over Clayton is a pretty Texas cowgirl named Rianna. While we will have to wait to watch if Rianna manages to impress Clayton, you can learn more about her here.

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Who is Rianna Hockaday?

Rianna is a 27-year-old registered nurse who works in the Pediatric Cardiovascular ICU. She currently resides in Dallas. According to her bio on ABC, she has a big personality and loves to two-step, hunt, and horseback ride. She also claims to be a fan of 'Naked & Afraid', and is extremely competitive when it comes to playing Monopoly. Just like most of us, Rianna hates doing laundry as well. 

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After focussing on her education and career for many years, the 27-year-old is finally ready to dip her foot into the love pond. She is looking for a man who is family-oriented, outgoing and loyal. He must love to travel and bonus points for a man who loves hiking as much as she does. She is also clear about the traits that she doesn't want in her partner. She revealed that she isn't interested in a man who would want to change her, as she loves who she is and believes that she will know when she meets her soulmate, as he too would feel the same way about her. 

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Rianna appears to be very close to her grandparents and her adorable pup named Pudge after the legendary baseball player. We can't wait to watch Rianna on 'The Bachelor' and learn more about her.

'The Bachelor' Season 26 premieres on January 3, 2022, on ABC.