Arianny Celeste is a self-made young Latina entrepreneur, internationally recognized model, established singer and popular television personality. An exotic beauty, fluent in Spanish and passionate about fitness, health, beauty, and fashion, she is one of the most sought-after talents in the modeling world. Featured in Maxim and Sports Illustrated, Celeste has worked with global brands such as Bebe, Fashion Nova, Guess, and Urban Decay, along with other top names in fashion and fitness.
Born and raised in Las Vegas, Celeste began modeling at just four months old. Excelling in a variety of sports, her early experiences with cheer, dance, and gymnastics ignited a lifelong passion for fitness and health. After earning a degree in Fitness Management and Nutrition from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Celeste made her television debut as an octagon girl, becoming one of the most consistent UFC personalities on television and traveling the world as a spokesperson for the brand. With a natural talent for audience engagement, she went on host popular shows such as UFC’s Ultimate Insider, Velocity’s Overhaulin’, and MTV’s Guy Code, all while building her own unique brand.
Today, she is the founder of a subscription gifting service aptly named “Girlfriend Box.” Originating out of Celeste’s personal experience helping male fans figure out just what to gift their significant others, the Girlfriend Box takes the guesswork and stress out of special occasions.
Celeste uses her influence to help raise funds for causes near to her heart, such as serving underprivileged Filipino youth, supporting those affected by natural disasters, and the fostering and adoption of animals. She also started a GoFundMe to help provide medical masks and shields to nurses on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Women Fitness President Ms. Namita Nayyar did a candid interview with Arianny Celeste an accomplished model, singer and television star where she talks about her workout, diet, hair & skin care, beauty secrets, and her success story.
You were born in Las Vegas, Nevada. You attended Eldorado High School and later attended college at UNLV where you majored in fitness management and nutrition. This laid down the foundation for building a career as a leading American ring girl and a model. Tell us something about this fairy tale journey?
It might appear like a fairy tale journey on the outside, but what others might not know is that it took many years of hard work to get to that point. My dad passed away when I was very young, and my mom raised me by herself. She didn’t have enough money to get me through college, so I had to work too. From the beginning, my mom enforced the fact that I needed to get an education and earn a degree. I followed her guidance and did well in school. I loved learning, and it always came easy for me. I didn’t like people telling me what to do, so my attitude was my downfall. My mom teaching me about drive and determination helped me in my journey.
You made your UFC debut in 2006 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Paradise, Nevada. You went on to win “Ring Girl of the Year” five times and breaking a new record. Tell us what kept you motivated to win these titles over so many years and experience you wish to share hard work, tenacity, and endurance that went into this career of yours to achieve this remarkable feat?
Winning ring girl of the year was great, but I hope people recognize that I did so much more than being a ring girl. I started my own business and merchandise line. I made the best out of the publicity that I got, and it helped catapult the rest of my career as I saw opportunities outside of the UFC. I was driven and worked hard to keep in shape, took my job seriously, and familiarized myself with the organization. It was essential to know the ins and outs of this billion-dollar company, especially during an interview. It’s not all about looks; If you’re not representing the company, you’re not going to make it. There’s more to it than just being a ring girl, you have to be a spokeswoman for the company.
You are a world-leading ring girl, media personality, model, and brand ambassador. How do you manage such a remarkable multi-dimensional lifestyle?
I think it’s my independence and drive as I get bored very quickly. So if I’m not working, it’s almost like that’s more motivation for me. Not being busy means I need to step up my game. But, I’ve always just loved working and taking care of myself without anyone’s help.
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