Arianny Celeste

Arianny Celeste

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Arianny Celeste
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Born Penelope López Márquez
(1985-11-12) November 12, 1985 (age 32)[1]
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation Model, Octagon Girl
Years active 2006–present
Height 5 ft 5 in (165 cm)

Arianny Celeste (born Penelope López Márquez on November 12, 1985) (/æriˈɑːni/) is a Filipino American ring girl and model. She is best known for being a ring girl for the UFC. She is also a co-host on TV show Overhaulin’ and a model featured in magazine Playboy.

Early life[edit]

Celeste was born on November 12, 1985, in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is of Filipino and Mexican descent. “Arianny” is a nickname she was given as a child. She attended Eldorado High School and attended college at UNLV where she majored in fitness management and nutrition.[2][3][4]

Ring girl career[edit]

Celeste made her UFC debut in 2006 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Paradise, Nevada.

She was voted “2006 Ring Girl of the Year” in 2010 by Fighter’s Only Magazine, an award she won the previous year as well.

Celeste during the UFC Affliction autograph signing at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Marine Corps in 2008

In 2008, at the first World MMA Awards, Celeste was voted “2008 Ring Girl of the Year”.[5]

In 2009, she won her second consecutive title at the 2nd World MMA Awards as Celeste become the “2009 Ring Girl of the Year” beating the likes of Natasha Wicks and Logan Stanton.[6]

In 2010, Celeste became the World MMA Awards “2010 Ring Girl of the Year”, making it her third consecutive title. This time she faced competition from Rachelle Leah and Brittney Palmer.[7]

At the 4th World MMA Awards in 2011, Celeste was voted the “2011 Ring Girl of the Year” again beating Brittney Palmer. This made it her 4th consecutive award.[8]

In 2012, Celeste was nominated for the “2012 Ring Girl of the Year” award at the World MMA Awards. Celeste narrowly lost out to Brittney Palmer who became the first person other than Celeste to win the award.[9]

Celeste was nominated again in 2013 as she looked to win the “Ring Girl of the Year” crown back from Palmer. Celeste further lost out to Palmer. This was Celeste’s second consecutive loss[10]

In 2014, Celeste and Palmer were both nominated for the “2014 Ring Girl of the Year” at the World MMA Awards as well as new competition from the younger fan favourite Carly Baker. Palmer was the favourite as she had won for the past two years and hoped to make it a third. Celeste regained her title as the “Ring Girl of the Year” making it her fifth time to have won the award and breaking a new record.[11]

In 2015, former UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey argued “Either the ring card girls are paid too much, or the fighters aren’t paid enough.” UFC ring girls are reputedly paid $18,000 a year. This excludes jobs outside the UFC, like modeling.[12] Arianny Celeste protested, calling Rousey a “big bully”.[13][14] Celeste argued that being a ring girl is harder than it seems.[15]

Modeling career[edit]

Celeste has modeled for magazines such as Maxim, FHM, Playboy, Sports Illustrated, and Fighter’s Only Magazine.[16]

On February 4, 2010, Sports Illustrated named her “Lady of The Day.”[17]

Maxim voted her “The Hottest UFC Octagon Girl” in the May 2010 issue where she was featured as the cover model.[18] Arianny also appears in Maxim’s Hot 100 list for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014; she placed #23, #69, #58, #18 and #59 respectively on the list.[19][20][21][22][23]

Celeste posed nude for the November 2010 issue of Playboy, which was one of top-selling issues that year.[24]

Hosting career[edit]

The UFC premiered a new weekly, web-only show called UFC Ultimate Insider on July 29, 2010.[25] Celeste serves as host for the show, with Joe Rogan interviewing various UFC fighters. It also features updates on upcoming matches, PPV’s, as well as highlights from previous events. The first episode featured a new photo shoot with Celeste.

Celeste was the co-host of TV series Overhaulin’. She appeared in seven episodes from 2014 to 2015.[26][27]

Other media appearances[edit]

The Hooters invited Celeste to be a judge at the 2011 Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant.[28] Celeste is featured as an Octagon girl in video games UFC Undisputed 2010, UFC Undisputed 3, EA Sports UFC and EA Sports UFC 2.[29][30]


In September 2009, high school senior Conner Cordova, a fan of mixed martial arts, asked Celeste to attend his prom with him in a series of three YouTube videos. Celeste agreed, provided that he found a date for her friend. However, Celeste was unable to appear due to her schedule, so the plan changed to attending another dance. That also proved impossible, so Cordova and Celeste sponsored their own event, which doubled as a fundraiser for victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.[31][32]

In 2013, Celeste, along with female mixed martial artists from various promotions, auctioned their sports bras on eBay to raise money for breast cancer research.[33]



Year Title Role Notes
2010 FightZone Presents Herself Special guest
2010 Cubed Herself Special guest
2010 MMA H.E.A.T. Herself Special guest
2011 2011 Hooters International Swinsuit Pageant Herself Judge
2011 MMAthletics Herself Special guest
2012 Tosh.0 Herself Special guest
2012 The Burn with Jeff Ross Herself Special guest
2012-2013 UFC Ultimate Insider Herself Host for 4 episodes
2013 AXS Live Herself Special guest
2014 The Playboy Morning Show Herself Special guest
2015 The Damon Elliott Show Herself Special guest
2014-2015 Overhaulin’ Herself Host
2017 MVP Herself Host for 1 episode


Year Title Role Notes
2012 Here Comes the Boom Arianny Uncredited
2015 Girl House Kylie Uncredited
Brass Knuckles Miyoung Pre-production

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 UFC Undisputed 2010 Herself
2012 UFC Undisputed 3 Herself
2014 EA Sports UFC Herself
2016 EA Sports UFC 2 Herself
2018 EA Sports UFC 3 Herself
Actress (5 credits)
 2013 Batman vs. Catwoman (Short)
 2012 Here Comes the Boom
Arianny (uncredited)
 2011/I Humanity (Short)

Self (31 credits)
 2017 MVP (TV Series)
Herself – Host

Episode #2.18 (2017) … Herself – Host
Episode #2.17 (2017) … Herself – Host
Episode #2.16 (2017) … Herself – Host
Episode #2.15 (2017) … Herself – Host
Episode #2.14 (2017) … Herself – Host
 2016 UFC 196: McGregor vs Diaz (TV Special)
Herself – UFC Octagan Girl
 2014-2015 Overhaulin’ (TV Series documentary)
Herself – Host / Herself – Hostess

Foose and the Bandit (2015) … Herself – Host
Lone Survivor (2015) … Herself – Host
In Too Depp (2015) … Herself – Hostess
Elco That’s All Go (2015) … Herself – Host
James’ 1968 Mercury Cougar (2015) … Herself – Host
 2015 The Damon Elliott Show (TV Series)
 2015 UFC Embedded: Vlog Series (TV Series)
Herself – UFC Octagon Girl

UFC 186: Episodes 1 – 3 (2015) … Herself – UFC Octagon Girl (uncredited)
 2012-2015 UFC on Fox (TV Series)
Herself – Octagon Girl / Herself – Ring Card Girl

UFC on Fox: Machida vs. Rockhold (2015) … Herself – Octagon Girl
UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Diaz (2012) … Herself – Octagon Girl
UFC on Fox: Diaz vs. Miller (2012) … Herself – Ring Card Girl
UFC on FX: Alves vs. Kampmann (2012) … Herself – Ring Card Girl
 2014 The Playboy Morning Show (TV Series)

Episode #5.72 (2014) … Herself
 2013 AXS Live (TV Series)
Herself – Guest

Episode #3.46 (2013) … Herself – Guest
 2012-2013 UFC Ultimate Insider (TV Series)

Gustafsson/Lauzon/Celeste (2012) … Herself
Ultimate Behind the Scenes Show (2012) … Herself
Edgar/Benson/Rampage (2012) … Herself
 2012 UFC 148 (TV Special)
 2010-2012 The Ultimate Fighter (TV Series)
Herself – Octagon Girl / Herself – Ring Girl / Herself

That Miserable Feeling (2012) … Herself – Octagon Girl (uncredited)
Embrace the War (2012) … Herself – Ring Girl (uncredited)
Go for It (2010) … Herself (uncredited)
 2012 Tosh.0 (TV Series)

MMA Girl Chokes Out Guy (Rematch) (2012) … Herself
 2011 Fighters Only Mixed Martial Arts Awards IV (TV Special)
 2011 MMAthletics (TV Series)

Episode #1.4 (2011) … Herself
Episode #1.1 (2011) … Herself
 2011 Hooters 2011 International Swimsuit Pageant (TV Special)
Herself – Judge
 2011 The Hooters 2011 Swimsuit Pageant (TV Special)
Herself – Judge
 2011 UFC on Versus: Sanchez vs. Kampmann (TV Special)
 2010 MMA H.E.A.T. (TV Series)

It Happened in Vegas (2010) … Herself
Preparing for Battle (2010) … Herself
 2010 Cubed (TV Series)

Episode #2.14 (2010) … Herself
 2010 UFC 122: Marquardt vs. Okami (TV Special)
 2010 FightZone Presents (TV Series)

Tuff-N-Uff (2010) … Herself
 2010 UFC 120: Bisping vs. Akiyama (TV Special)
 2010 UFC 110: Nogueira vs. Velasquez (TV Special)
Herself – Ring Card Girl
 2010 UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva (TV Special)
 2009 UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera (TV Special)
 2009 UFC 95: Sanchez vs. Stevenson (TV Special)
Herself – Ring Card Girl
 2009 UFC 94: St-Pierre vs. Penn 2 (TV Special)
 2008 UFC 87: Seek and Destroy (TV Special)
Herself – Ring Cards

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