Penelope López Márquez, also known as Arianny Celeste ( born November 11, 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’.Penelope was born on November 11, 1985 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is of Mexican and Filipino 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.Celeste made her UFC debut in 2006 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Paradise, Nevada. Celeste has modeled for magazines such as Maxim, FHM, Sports Illustrated, and Fighter’s Only Magazine.
In 2008, at the 1st World MMA Awards, Celeste was voted “2008 Ring Girl of the Year” an award she would go on to dominate.
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 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 earthquakeIn 2010, Celeste had further showed her dominance in the award category by becoming the World MMA Awards “2010 Ring Girl of the Year” making it her third consecutive title and this time she was to beat a stronger field than she had ever faced before with future ring girl legends, Rachelle Leah and Brittney Palmer.
On February 4, 2010, Sports Illustrated named her “Lady of The Day.” 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. 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; she placed #23 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.