There are several reasons why you should stop what you’re doing right now and binge-watch Paramount Network’s hit drama, Yellowstone, but topping the list is none other than protagonist front man, Rip Wheeler. No one embodies the Badass-Cowboy-With-a-Swoonworthy-Soft-Side persona quite like Cole Hauser as Rip, whose talent is matched only by aggressive good looks and masculinity. If your screen has not yet been blessed by the likes of Mr. Hauser, you can find his image in the dictionary next to “Dime Piece; see also, Ready to Risk It All” for quick reference.
Beyond his work as our favorite television ranch hand, Hauser proved that he doesn’t need to be donning a cowboy hat and riding a horse to exude unadulterated attractiveness after he was rightly named one of People’s “Sexiest Men Alive” this past year. I cannot be the only one who nearly booked a one-way ticket to Montana to live amongst the cattle because of a certain photoshoot involving a water trough and some conveniently placed suds.
2020 was a hell of a year, but thanks to Yellowstone, Rip Wheeler, and a frustratingly murky water trough, it will go down as slightly redeemable. Join the Tru Western team and tune in for the season four premiere in June!