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Hometown: Las Vegas
Height: 5′ 5″ (165 cm)
Weight: 105 lbs.
Turn On’s: A funny guy and a great smile
Best Way To Pick Up: Be yourself, no cheesy lines
Hobbies: Singing, working out, shopping
Career Goal: To own my own medical esthetician business
Favorite Foods: Chicken, Pasta
Favorite Tv Show: Friends, Real World
Arianny Celeste became a UFC Octagon Girl in typical fashion – through a modeling casting call – but ever since she made her debut at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in 2006, life has been anything but typical for the 22-year old, who saw her first live mixed martial arts fight that summer night in Las Vegas.
“It was nerve racking and kinda scary, but it was really cool,” said Arianny of her first night working for the UFC. “I liked it a lot.”
Since then, this striking Latina has become a fixture at UFC events and a fan favorite. She’s also transformed from a casual fan of MMA to a diehard follower of the sport.
“The best part of the job is the whole experience – being able to travel and watch these great fighters,” she said. “Plus, all of this is real, so it’s just amazing.”
The perks of the job aren’t bad either.
“Sometimes I get recognized and it’s really cool when you see people who just want to talk to you and get your picture,” she admits. “It makes me feel really good, like a little celebrity (Laughs).”
For more on Arianny, visit www.missariannyceleste.com
Follow Arianny on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AriannyCeleste
Hometown: Bay Area
Height: 5’8″ (173 cm)
Weight: 115 lbs.
When I was 16 I started modeling…it was more of a hobby than anything. When I was 18 I sent in photos to agencies and began working immediately. My first job modeling was with a real estate infomercial. It was a lot of fun and I got bit by the modeling bug.
I was contacted by a lot of the modeling agencies locally and one thing led to another.
At first most of my gigs where swimwear shoots. I finally got a break when FORD motor company asked me to do modeling for them full time. Next was TV. I appeared on the Carson Daly show, the Nick and Jessica Variety show, and the WB Morning show. Furthermore, I was in an independent movie called “Vegas, Baby” with Chuck Liddell. When I built up my resume I wasn’t sure where I wanted my career to go, and then the UFC® was introduced to me.
It was my second time working as a Octagon girl™ at a boxing match and the press took my photo and posted it on an MMA website. James Pena (trainer with UFC®) approached me and told me the UFC® was looking for a new Octagon Girl™ and would I try out. Of course, my answer was yes and I gave him my card and received an email immediately from the company. I went in for an interview and have been with UFC® ever since. Time flies by, and is the most fun I’ve ever had.
TV/ On Camera
*Host, UFC All Access SPIKE TV
*Seasons 1-4 of “The Ultimate Fighter” SPIKE TV
*Profile, “Women of Action” SPIKE TV
*Profile, “Rachelle Leah” on CurrenTV (Fall, 2006)
*Host, “Octagon Girl Search” SPIKE TV (airs October, 2006)
*Host, Spike’s Sexiest Bartenders (Nov, 2006)
*Guest, “Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith” ESPN, 2006
*Guest, “Fox & Friends” Fox News Channel
*Guest, Casino Cinema on Spike (Nov, 2006)
*2006SPIKE TV commercial for The Ultimate Fighter
*Maxim Mag. interview and photoshoot
*Vegas Baby-’hot chick’ featured extra
*Nick & Jessica Christmas Variety special ABC-AFTRA
*Last Call Carson Daly NBC-AFTRA
*The View swimsuit modeling ABC-AFTRA
*Playboy “Babe of the Month”, October 2006
*Men’s Fitness (cover) 2006
*Steppin’ Out magazine (cover), 2006
*AXL magazine (cover), 2006
*944 Magazine (fashion layout) 2006
*Muscle & Fitness “Hot Bods”, Winter 2007
*Muscle & Fitness HERS, November
*2006 Maxim Magazine- October issue
*2006 UFC calendar
*UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) promotion photo & dvd shoot
*Calendar shoot Havannah Honey cigar co.
*Lutece Restaurant marquee -venetian hotel and casino
*Puma fashion show
The Ultimate Fighting Championship® – UFC® Octagon Girl™
*FORD Motor Company SEMA
*Mancow’s Morning Madhouse
*The Adam Carolla Show
Height: 5′ 10″ (178 cm)
Weight: 115 lbs.
Turn On’s: A nice smile, confidence, intelligence, and a good sense of humor.
Hobbies: Anything I can be creative with. I’m a big dork and always have craft projects going on. I also love being in the sun so anything I can do outdoors. Kayaking, hiking, beach, sports. Career Goal: I want to do it all.. Event coordinator, peace corps, own a business, photography. I come up with new interests everyday. Favorite Foods: Chocolate!
Favorite Tv Show: Family Guy
Many fighters have joined Twitter and are posting updates. Fighters are using Twitter not only to share information on training and their random thoughts, but also to talk trash and announce fights. WEC rivals Donald Cerrone and Jamie Varner have used it to throw barbs at each other, and Rich Franklin used it to announce that he will be fighting Dan Henderson at UFC 103.
Rich Franklin – “Ace” is new to Twitter, but he’s already fun to follow.
Tom Lawlor – Not shockingly from the guy who entered UFC 100 to “Who Let the Dogs Out,” with his cornerman Seth Petruzelli on a leash, Lawlor’s Tweets are hilarious. His last Tweet indicated that he’s getting fat and loving it.
Joe Stevenson – Joe “Daddy” shares not only updates on training, but random notes about his family and friends.
Donald Cerrone – “Cowboy” doesn’t Twitter often, but when he does, it’s good stuff, calling out his opponents, making fun of his Greg Jackson teammates, etc.
Jamie Varner – Who has Cowboy been calling out? Jamie Varner of course. Varner is not afraid to respond via Twitter.
Josh Barnett – He is getting ready for an August 1 fight with Fedor Emelianenko, and his Twitter is full of updates on training as well as quotes and songs that would motivate anyone for a bout.
Nate Quarry – In his last update, he challenged a toddler to a strongman competition. Why wouldn’t you want to follow him?
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson – Sample Tweet: “I just got cussed out by Super Dave Osbourne!” The picture at right is from his Twitter, as well.
Reed Harris – The general manager of WEC is known to give away free stuff via Twitter.
Others to follow: Mo Lawal, Mark Munoz, Dan Henderson, Kenny Florian, B.J. Penn, Andrei Arlovski, Frank Shamrock, Joe Laozon, Joe Stevenson, Frank Trigg, Urijah Faber, Tiki Ghosen, Jason Miller, Forrest Griffen, Michael Bisping, George St Pierre, CB Dollaway, Shane Carwin, Paul Buentello, Rashad Evans, Guy Mezger, Marco Ruas, Mike Dolce, Kimbo Silce, Marcus Davis, Dan Henderson, Jeff Joslin, Ryan Bader, Dan Hardy, Mike Swik, Elvis Sinosic, Eric Brown, Tyler Weathers, Tim Credeur, Carlos Condit, Sam Hoger, Tito Ortiz, Amir Sadollah, Josh Thomson, Nate Quarry, Nathan Marquardt, Gilbert Melendez, Brock Lesnar, Bass Rutten, Kit Cope, Gabe Ruediger, Bobby Lashley, Chuck Liddell, Pat Miletich, Mark Muñoz, Frank Mir, Travis Lutter, Efrain Escudero, Patrick Cote, Jens Pulver, Jorge Gurgel, Sam Stout, Muhammed Lawal, Jason High, Rob McCullough, Gina Carano, Gabriel Gonzaga, Royce Gracie, Tom Lawlor, Donald Cerrone, Josh Barnett, Shayna Baszler, Ricco Rodriguez, Brendan Schaub, Jessica Pene, Randy Couture, Scott Jorgensen, Aaron Simpson, Danny Castillo, Houston Alexander, Brendan Schaub,
And don’t forget to follow US.
Edith Labelle was fired from the UFC, here are some of her quotes as to what happened.
“After the UFC Expo and weigh-ins [at UFC 100], I went to dinner,” she said. “Then I attended some of the pre-parties with some of the UFC management, some of the Octagon girls, some of the fighters. And then I started to feel ill — I wasn’t feeling good. So I decided to go to bed. I really wanted to be in good shape for the next day, obviously. Then I started to feel worse throughout the night and the next day.
“It was so bad that I couldn’t stop throwing up. Then it was kind of getting late that [next] day — I didn’t realize it was that late — so I contacted the proper UFC personnel to let them know of my situation, and I told them that I would get ready as quick as possible and I would be there. I didn’t want to miss that at all. They told me to stay in my room because they didn’t want to take the risk of anything happening because it was such a big event. So I had to stay [in my hotel room].
“Honestly, it was the worst feeling because I was so excited for those fights, obviously, and I could hear the fans cheering and screaming while I was laying in my bed.”
Labelle was let go a few days later. She said she was disappointed when she heard a rumor that the reason why she couldn’t attend the event was because she was hung over.
“That’s not true. I was not hung over. I was really sick. That’s why I left the pre-party because I was really sick. … I truly believe it was food poisoning.”
Still, when UFC management called her with the news after the event, there was nothing she could do to convince them otherwise.
“They contacted me and they said that the rumor was that I was too hungover, that I partied too hard. I just wish … I was literally laying on the bathroom floor — I was so sick. Thinking back, I should have thought to see a doctor or ask them to send one of the UFC’s doctors to check up on me to see what was wrong. But I didn’t think about it before, and a day or two later, it was too late.”
“I felt like I was letting them down because it was such a big event, but it was out of my control. I also felt like I was with them for a year and a half, and of course, nothing like that every happened before. … I was really sick, so of course I felt a little sad.
“I wish it would have happened differently, but I’m still a huge fan of the UFC.”
As for her time as a UFC Octagon girl, Labelle has no regrets and no favorite experience. The whole ride, she says, was memorable.
“I don’t really have one [favorite memory] in particular. It’s just always discovering new cities, and getting to know all the fighters, and just getting to be there for all the great events. Just the whole thing was a great experience.”
Um does any of this really matter with a body like that. OOoooffffff!
You can watch all of the full, high quality UFC 103 fights now.
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- Efrain Escudero vs. Cole Miller UFC 103 Full Fight
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