Arianny Celeste was born on November 12, 1985, in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is a ring girl for the U.F.C. and a model known for co-hosting the custom car show “Overhaulin.’” She made her U.F.C. debut in 2006 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Paradise, Nevada. She has won the title of ‘Ring Girl of the Year’ several times.
Penelope López Márquez, popularly known as Arianny Celeste, was born in the United States on November 12, 1985, in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is a ring girl for U.F.C. and a model known for co-hosting the custom car show “Overhaulin’” and has also been featured in “Playboy” magazine several times. She made her U.F.C. debut in 2006 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Paradise, Nevada. In that same year, she won the title of ‘Ring Girl of the Year’ as dictated by “Fighters Only” magazine.
Celeste has won this title several times throughout her career, showing just how talented she is. She won the title consecutively four times from 2008, at the first World M.M.A. Awards, to 2011, when she beat Brittney Palmer. The year 2012 was the first year that someone other than Celeste had won the title, with her being nominated but beaten by Palmer. Celeste lost to Palmer again in 2013, making it her second consecutive loss. In 2014, Celeste and Palmer were both nominated for the 2014 ‘Ring Girl of the Year’ award at the World M.M.A. Awards. Celeste won, regaining her title and making it her fifth time to have won the award and setting a new record.
Other than being a ring girl and model, Celeste has also been the host and co-host on many shows. This includes a 2010 online exclusive U.F.C. show called “U.F.C. Ultimate Insider” where she and Joe Rogan interviewed various U.F.C. fighters and talked about upcoming matches, P.P.V.s, as well as highlights from previous events. Celeste has also been the co-host of the television series “Overhaulin’” from 2014 to 2015, appearing in seven episodes.
Celeste makes her U.F.C. debut and wins the title of ‘Ring Girl of the Year.’
Celeste co-hosts a U.F.C. web-only series with Joe Rogan.
Celeste appears as a host in the television series “Overhaulin’.”
Celeste appears as a character in the 2018 video game, “E.A. Sports U.F.C. 3.”
Why We Love Arianny Celeste
She stands up against bullies
In 2015, former U.F.C. bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, argued that ring girls were paid too much compared to the fighters. Celeste openly protested this and called Rousey a bully and stated that being a ring girl is harder than it seems.
Celeste has become a household name in the world of M.M.A. and U.F.C. and she has even been honored with appearances as a judge for the 2011 Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant. Not only that, but she also appears in several U.F.C. video games as an octagon girl.
Celeste has done a lot of charity work throughout her career. Most notably, she and a friend auctioned off their sports bras on eBay in 2013 to raise money for breast cancer research.
5 Surprising Facts
Her birth name
Celeste was born Penelope López Márquez.
Celeste is of Mexican and Filipino descent.
Celeste was given the nickname “Arianny” when she was a child.
Her college major
Celeste majored in fitness management and nutrition in college.
A ring girl’s pay
Ring girls are reportedly paid $18,000 a year, excluding jobs outside the U.F.C. like modeling.
Arianny Celeste FAQs
Who is Arianny Celeste engaged to?
No one, but she does have a child with Taylor King.
How much does Arianny Celeste make?
About $1 million annually.
Where is Arianny Celeste?
She still resides in Las Vegas.
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