|Born||Penelope López Márquez
November 12, 1985 
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Occupation||Model, Octagon Girl|
|Height||5 ft 5 in (165 cm)|
Arianny Celeste (born Penelope López Márquez on November 12, 1985) (//) is an 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.
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 Palo Verde High School and attended college at UNLV where she majored in fitness management and nutrition.
Ring girl career
In 2008, at the first World MMA Awards, Celeste was voted "2008 Ring Girl of the Year".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Maxim voted her "The Hottest UFC Octagon Girl" in the May 2010 issue where she was featured as the cover model. 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.
The UFC premiered a new weekly, web-only show called UFC Ultimate Insider on July 29, 2010. 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.
Other media appearances
The Hooters invited Celeste to be a judge at the 2011 Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant. Celeste is featured as an Octagon girl in video games UFC Undisputed 2010, UFC Undisputed 3, EA Sports UFC and EA Sports UFC 2.
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.
There were speculations that ring girls are paid more than some female athletes. In 2015, former UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey protested. 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. Arianny Celeste protested, calling Rousey a "big bully". Celeste argued that being a ring girl is harder than it seems.
On May 26, 2012, Celeste was arrested in Las Vegas with her then-boyfriend, Praveen Chandra. She was charged with domestic violence with regards to an alleged fight with Chandra. Celeste posted $3,000 bond and was released at 7:00 pm PT. She was expected to have a hearing in Nevada on July 2, 2012. Chandra accused Celeste of kicking him in the nose. However, Celeste indicated Chandra also choked her several times during the evening. Both were arrested in a Wynn Las Vegas hotel room.
|2010||FightZone Presents||Herself||Special guest|
|2010||MMA H.E.A.T.||Herself||Special guest|
|2011||2011 Hooters International Swinsuit Pageant||Herself||Judge|
|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|
|2017||MVP||Herself||Host for 1 episode|
|2012||Here Comes the Boom||Arianny||Uncredited|
|2010||UFC Undisputed 2010||Herself|
|2012||UFC Undisputed 3||Herself|
|2014||EA Sports UFC||Herself|
|2016||EA Sports UFC 2||Herself|
- Arianny Celeste Photos MAXIM.com. Updated October 29, 2010
- "Arianny Celeste". MMA-Arena. Updated October 29, 2010
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- World MMA Awards
- World MMA Awards
- World MMA Awards
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 5, 2016. Retrieved October 29, 2016.
- "Official site "About Me"". missariannyceleste.com. 29 October 2010.
- Lovely Lady of the Day: Arianny Celeste February 4, 2010 - SI.com. Updated October 29, 2010
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- "Maxim 2010 Hot 100". maxim.com. 29 October 2010.
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- "2012 Hot 100 List - Maxim". 27 April 2017. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
- Jesse Brukman (29 September 2013). "2013 Hot 100 List - Maxim". Retrieved 3 September 2017.
- Richard James (28 September 2014). "2014 Hot 100 List - Maxim". Retrieved 3 September 2017.
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- UFC Ultimate Insider: Episode 1 July 29, 2010 - UFC.com. Updated October 29, 2010
- "About Me". Archived from the original on November 15, 2011. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
- "Velocity's 'Overhaulin Adds Arianny Celeste as Co-Host". September 4, 2017. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
- Ben Crandell (June 27, 2011). "So Florida Hooters Girl wins swimsuit crown". Retrieved September 4, 2017.
- Justin Calvert (February 10, 2014). "EA Sports UFC: Gameplay vs Realism". Retrieved September 4, 2017.
- "GAME - EA Sports UFC 2". Retrieved September 4, 2017.
- Arianny Celeste-Conner Cordova dream dance... March 22, 2010 - Denver Westword Blogs. Updated October 29, 2010
- "Haiti Benefit Press Relief" Archived December 26, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.. astrongerhaiti.org. March 20, 2010
- McKinley Nobel (January 3, 2013). "UFC's Ronda Rousey, Arianny Celeste Sell Their Bras on eBay for Charity". Retrieved September 3, 2017.
- Mark McGowan (March 24, 2017). "This Is How Much UFC Ring Card Girls Earn". Retrieved August 8, 2017.
- Brian Lewis (February 26, 2015). "'Big bully' Ronda Rousey in heated feud with UFC ring girl". Retrieved August 8, 2017.
- Brent Brookhouse and John Morgan (February 25, 2015). "Rousey on Celeste's 'bully' comments: 'I'm sorry, but I'm not impressed with the job'". Retrieved August 8, 2017.
- "Arianny Celeste on UFC champ Ronda Rousey's criticism: 'I see her as a big bully'". February 25, 2015. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
- "UFC Octagon Girl Arrested for Domestic Violence". 8 News NOW. Retrieved November 6, 2012.
- "UFC Ring Card Girl Arianny Celeste Arrested on Battery Charges in Las Vegas". Yahoo. May 26, 2012. Retrieved May 26, 2012.
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