UFC fighter Arianny Celeste's bio: Career, Net worth, Personal life, Early life, Facts
Who is Arianny Celeste?
If you are a big fan of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), you should be familiar with Arianny Celeste, a ring girl for the mixed martial arts promotion company based in Las Vegas since 2006. The American ring girl is also a model that appeared in the Playboy magazine. Also, she co-hosted the U.S. automotive reality TV show Overhaulin, which ran on TLC for five seasons and on Discovery (Cablevision) and Velocity for the sixth and subsequent seasons. In 2015 the show went off the air.
How was the Early life of Arianny Celeste?
Celeste was born as Penelope López Márquez in Las Vegas, Nevada on 12 November 1985. As a child, she was nicknamed "Arianny." She is from the Philippines and Mexico and attended the Eldorado High School and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), where she graduated with a major in fitness and nutrition management.
Arianny was always an athlete, loves gymnastics and is deeply involved in dancing and cheerleading. Arianny Celeste creates her own recipes and exercises as a fitness model.
When and how did Arianny Celeste start her Career?
Fig: Arianny Celeste Penelope Lopez Marquez born November 12, 1985
In 2006, Celeste began her career as a UFC ring girl at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Paradise, Nevada and was voted the Ring Girl of the Year that same year. Then she was awarded as the Ring Girl of the Year at the first World MMA Awards in 2008. The following year, she received the award for the second time in a row, beating the likes of Logan Stanton and Natasha Wicks.
Arianny Celeste won the Ring Girl of the Year at the 2010 World MMA Awards for the third time in a row, beating Brittney Palmer and Rachelle Leah; she won the Award in 2011 as well. For the next two years (2012 and 2013), she lost the Palmer Award. In 2014, however, she recovered the title from Palmer, making it her fifth win of the award and recording it.
Fig: Arianna Celeste as a model since she was 15
Her first major break as a model was when she was fifteen years old. She modeled for major magazines like Sports Illustrated, Maxim, Fighter's Only Magazine FHM and Playboy. In February 2010, Sports Illustrated named Arianny Celeste "Lady of the Day" and the following month Maxim voted her "The Hottest UFC Octagon Girl" as the girl covering the issue.
Arianny was also listed five times in a row (2010–2014) in Maxim 's Hot 100 rankings #23, #69, #58, #18 and #59. In 2010, the model posed nude in Playboy's November issue, significantly boosting magazine sales for that month. In addition to her modeling and career as a Ring Girl, the beauty has also done a few host jobs.
In 2010, UFC premiered a weekly web- the only show called UFC Ultimate Insider, anchored by Arianny Celeste and Joe Rogan, in which several UFC fighters were interviewed. Celeste also co-hosted the U.S. automotive reality TV show Overhaulin, which ran on TLC for five seasons on Discovery (Cablevision) and Velocity for the sixth and subsequent seasons.
She was a judge of Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant in 2011. She appeared in video games as an octagon girl: EA Sports UFC 2, UFC Uncontested 2010, EA Sports UFC and UFC Uncontested 3.
How much is the Net worth of Arianny Celeste?
Fig: Arianny Celeste with her Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
The net value of Celeste is estimated at $3 million at the moment. Her current net value derives from her career as a ring girl, modeling, career host and other investments. It's not that easy to say how much her annual salary is, because she's in a few things at the same time, but we know how much she earns as a ring girl every year.
According to reliable sources, Ring girls earn $18,000 every year. Although some sources argue that the Ring Girl is earning a bit higher. She has a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon which ranges between $38,000 to $41,500. Besides it, she also owns other luxury cars as well.
Facts about Arianny Celeste
She was arrested in May 2012 and accused of domestic violence. Celeste reportedly kicked her boyfriend Praveen Chandra on his nose but accused Praveen of severely choking her during her battle. After paying a $3000 bond, she was released. In 2013, Celeste auctioned their sports bras on eBay together with other mixed martial artists to raise funds for research on breast cancer.
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