Arianny Celeste-Penelope Lopez Marquez, or commonly known as Arianny Celeste, was born on November 12, 1985. She was born in Las Vegas, Nevada, is of Mexican and Filipino descent. She studied at Palo Verde High School and continued her studies at UNLV to take health and nutrition management education.
Celeste’s debut at the UFC or the Ultimate Fighting Championship was in 2006 at the Hard Rock hotel and casino in Paradise, Nevada. She was a model for Maxim magazine, FHM, Sports Illustrated, and Playboy. On February 4, 2010, Sports Illustrated magazine named her Lady of the Day. Celeste was chosen to be one of the 2010 Ring Girl of the Year by Fighters Only magazine, she had won the title a year before. Whereas adult magazine Maxim chose it as The Hottest UFC Octagon Girl in 2010 where he became the magazine’s cover model. She was included in the list of Maxim’s 100 sexiest women for 2010 and ranked number 23 on the list.
In September 2009, Conner Cordova, who was Celeste’s senior in school and a fan of martial arts, invited Celeste to attend an event with her. Cordova invited her to use three video series uploaded on Youtube. Celeste agreed, but she couldn’t fulfill the request because of her busy schedule and replacing the plan at another event. Until finally both of them held a fundraising event for victims of the earthquake in Haiti in 2010.
The UFC show released an event that appeared every week and only aired in cyberspace, namely UFC ULTIMATE INSIDER on July 29, 2010. Celeste acted as the host with Joe Rogan in charge of interviewing UFC athletes. The event also featured updates on upcoming and upcoming matches, and the first episode included a photo shoot with Celeste. She once posed naked in the November 2010 issue of Playboy magazine and became the cover of Maxim for the December 2012 edition. On December 1, 2010, she was selected as the Ring Girl of the Year from the MMA Awards and again received the same award the following year.