Ring Legend Arianny Celeste
Arianny Celeste-Penelope Lopez Marquez, known professionally as Arianny Celeste (born November 12, 1985), is an American ring girl who also is a well-known model. Arianny has been a ring girl for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, better known as UFC, since 2006.
Arianny, born in Las Vegas, Nevada, is of Filipino and Mexican descent. She went to Eldorado High School and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Celeste regularly appears on "Hottest Girl" lists, and has posed nude for Playboy Magazine in its November 2010 issue. It turned into a very popular issue.
Arianny has been a cover girl for magazines such as Maxim. She was on Maxim's Hot 100 list for 2010, at No. 23.
Arianny was Mixed Martial Art's (MMA's) "Ring Girl of the Year" five times, most recently in 2014. She holds the record for holding the Ring Girl title the most times, with Brittney Palmer second. Celeste and Palmer are great friends.
|Arianny and Brittney Palmer.|
A tireless promoter of the UFC, Arianny Celeste has had her own web-only show, "UFC Ultimate Insider," to promote the organization with Joe Rogan.
Arianny has shown that she is very knowledgeable about the fighters and their matches. Arianny Celeste is widely acknowledged as the best ring girl in the business.
Arianny served as co-host of "Overhaulin'" during 2014 and 2015 on Velocity.
Arianny got a lot of publicity when she agreed to take a high school senior, Conner Cordova, to his high school prom. Ultimately, instead of going to the prom, Cordova and Celeste sponsored a separate fundraiser to help victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
Arianny Celeste and UFC ring legend Ronda Rousey don't particularly like each other. The issue apparently stems from some trash talk by Ronda, who said the following in a Maxim magazine interview in response to the question "As someone who's so competitive, do you feel there are any women who outranked you [on that year's Maxim 100 List] who don't deserve it?":
It would have been really funny if I'd beaten [UFC Octagon Girl] Arianny Celeste, because that would be like a triathlete coming along and beating the runners in a marathon. Like, "Ha-ha, it's your job to show your [breasts] - I do that better than you!" Maybe next year. She's only getting older, and I'm reaching my prime.Ronda also said, in a 2012 Sherdog interview:
There's a reason why the ring girls aren't asked to star in movies, and it's because they're pretty but talentless.Well!
Arianny said in response to Ronda, on MMA Junkie Radio:
I've personally been talked about by her, and I don't even know her. I've met her twice. She said a couple things in her Maxim interview. A lot of people pointed it out to me, but I didn't really acknowledge it. She's paving the way for women's MMA, and I've made being a UFC Octagon Girl into a career. She should definitely recognize that and be nice.However, Ronda didn't get where she is by being nice.