Nickayla Rivera is an American model and social media personality who is known for being the younger sister of the popular Glee actress, Naya Rivera, who drowned at Lake Piru while swimming with her 4-year old son on July 8, 2020.

Born Name

Nickayla Rivera

Nick Name


Sun Sign


Born Place

Santa Cruz, California, United States


Los Angeles, California, United States



Model, Social Media Personality


  • Father – George Rivera
  • Mother – Yolanda Rivera (Model)
  • Siblings – (Older Sister) (Actress, Singer, Model), Mychal Rivera (Older Brother) (Footballer Player)
  • Others – Clara Esther White (Maternal Grandmother), Ryan Dorsey (Ex Brother-In-Law) (Actor), (Nephew)


Nickayla Rivera is represented by –

  • Photogenics – Los Angeles
  • Wilhelmina – New York




5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm


56 kg or 123.5 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Nickayla Rivera has dated –

  1. (2020) – She was RUMORed to be dating her ex-brother-in-law Ryan Dorsey in 2020. However, they both denied all such speculations.

Race / Ethnicity

Mixed (Black, White, and Hispanic)

Nickayla Rivera is of African-American, German, and Puerto Rican descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Dimpled smile

Shoe Size

10 (US) or 7.5 (UK) or 40.5 (EU)

Brand Endorsements

Nickayla Rivera has either endorsed or promoted brands like Majorelle, KIM+ONO, Superdown, and REVOLVE.

Nickayla Rivera Favorite Things

  • One Of Her Favorite Modeling Experiences – Shooting with Tony Duran
  • Artist –
  • Bands – Foster the People, No Doubt, Young the Giant, Mona
  • Some Of Her Favorite Things To Do – Hiking, Shopping, Listening to music
  • Music Genres – Hip Hop, RnB, Alternative, Pop

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Nickayla Rivera Facts

  1. She started modeling at a young age.
  2. She walked the ramp at the 2014 New York Fashion Week.
  3. The things that Nickayla Rivera likes the best about Los Angeles is the unbeatable weather and the beach.
  4. She has enjoyed watching the FX serial medical drama show, Nip Tuck.
  5. Nickayla Rivera enjoys talking in different accents including Irish, British, and Southern.
  6. Some of her hobbies include hiking, singing, dancing, reading, and playing the guitar.

Featured Image by Nickayla Rivera / Instagram


Facts of Nickayla Rivera

  • full nameNickayla Rivera
  • weight56 kg
  • height5 ft 11 in

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