Born in Las Vegas, Arianny Celeste 27 has been dubbed one of the “Top 5 Sexiest Women in the World”. With her exotic looks and statuesque physique she has featured prominently in magazines such as Playboy, Maxim, FHM and Sports Illustrated, she has spent the last 7 years working as a UFC Octagon Girl and in 2010 was named Ring Girl of The Year at the MMA Awards. Host of UFC’s Ultimate Insider, her profile rose on Television this fall, as she stars as co-host on Velocity’s ‘Overhaulin’ series. Currently residing in LA, Ariannys’ passions include music, fitness, and working with charities. We caught up with Arianny our cover star for Naluda’s November issue and discovered she has it all – looks, charisma and is definitely one smart cookie!
What projects do you have going on at the moment?
Right now I’m the new host of Overhaulin’ on discovery, Brand ambassador for Lavishtaste.com, Jaco, F3 Nutrition and still working as UFC Octagon Girl.
You are a very busy girl, can you go through your typical day?
Every day is different depending on the work that I have, but a pretty typical day right now would be workout – cook a healthy meal – film Overhaulin’ or travel for UFC or my own appearances.
What has been your career highlight up until now?
Up until now it has been booking my first major network job as a host on Discovery for the program Overhaulin.’ Since I was a kid, I have always wanted to be a T.V. host, doing this show is such a confidence booster for me and I am going to use it to my full advantage. I have done the sexy thing and now I’m excited for people to get to know my personality.
Do you have any regrets?
I can’t say I do, everything is a lesson. And every lesson I have learned something from. Even it if was hard at the time, it has shaped who I am today. It has made me tough, independent and savvy whether in business or in my personal relationships.
Modeling, Music, Hosting… what is your preference?
Modeling and Hosting
While growing up, who has been your inspiration?
Definitely my mother, she is such a strong and amazing women. My dad passed away when my mom was 7 months pregnant with me, which was so hard for her, he was the love of her life! She met my step dad when I was 3 and he is an awesome and amazing man. When my mom had my sister she was working a 9 to 5 job whilst going to school at night to be a nurse, plus taking care of me and my sister… she is just simply amazing. I really look up to her and she has taught me everything that I know about being independent, making my own money, and being strong. She can be a tough cookie but she means well, she was a little strict. I remember at school I had to get good grades and had to sneak out to have fun at high school, she was quite protective of me, because I’m a piece of my dad to her.
If you had to be compared to a celebrity who would it be and why?
Brooke Burke, I have followed her career and been a fan since the days that she was on the show Wild on E!. Always thought she is gorgeous and how well she holds herself together, She is an amazing role model, classy, sexy, smart and a great family women.
What or who has been the key to your success?
My mom, she taught me the value of working hard and having my own money.
In your free time, what do you like doing?
Yoga, Spinning, Kickboxing… anything sweaty, plus I love hanging out with my puppy Bentley.
What does it take to get your attention?
Make me laugh!
Do you have someone special right now in your life?
Can you expand on that …any fun details that our readers can appreciate?
I have become close with a very good friend that I have known for years. Right now the timing is right in my life. We get along so well.
Who do you consider as the most beautiful women in the world (past or present)?
Definitely Angelina Jolie in her Tomb Raider days!
It’s been a fashion frenzy the past couple of months with all the major Fashion weeks around the world, are you an avid fashion follower, or what’s your way of thinking when it comes down to fashion?
Yes, I love fashion. I love good quality clothes and comfort. My way of thinking is to stick to basics and add flare with amazing accessories and shoes.
Any particular designers you are partial to?
I absolutely love Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin.
You’re a fitness and health fanatic, can you tell us the 5 most important Health and fitness tips that you follow?
1. Change it up every week to make it fun!
2. Make it a lifestyle
3. Have one cheat meal a week, but don’t overdo it!
4. Incorporate weights twice a week
5. Drink a lot of water!!
Can you go through with us your typical meal plan?
For breakfast – a turkey bacon & veggie egg white omelet, or oatmeal with flaxseed and fruit. For Lunch- a protein shake or salad with protein and almonds and protein with a baked sweet potato for dinner would be typical meals.
Please share with us your workout routine, how many times a week do you go to the gym, what are your favorite work outs and which part of the body do you work more?
I usually prefer to work out in the mornings, it gives me energy throughout the day. I work out between 3 and 5 times a week. I like to change up my routines so that I don’t get bored. I love kickboxing, light- weights and high reps, pilates is amazing. I would like to get more into Yoga, I know it’s very calming which would be nice since I have such high energy!
What’s your favorite part of your body?
My legs and eyes.
Your beautiful exotic looks come from your Mexican / Filipino mix, do you keep in touch with your roots – have you travelled to these countries, do you speak the languages?
I have travelled to the Philippines and Mexico for modeling and appearances and I do speak Spanish, I love to stay true to my roots!
For the past 7 years you have been working as a UFC Octagon girl, what goes through your mind when you are up there in the ring?
The feeling of how exciting it is see the best athletes in the world go toe to toe.
With a bunch of beautiful girls working together, is there a lot of competition between you all?
There has been in the past, but we all get along for the most part.
Your working on your own line of bikinis, can you tell us about this and when and where we can expect to see it.
Yes, it’s very exciting! It will be available next summer, it will be a unique sexy brand that won’t be seen everywhere!
What would be the main and most important advice that you would give anybody that would like to go down the same career path as you?
Stay grounded and determined, there will be a lot of people who say NO, all you need is one person to say YES!!
I know you love to do charity work, which charities are you currently working with?
“Aid still required” is a newer foundation and it’s great to be with them from the start. I hope that at some point I can travel to these countries for this foundation and see the difference that they make. Make a wish foundation is something I also am involved in.
Can you tell us about your 10 year plan?
I would like to retire and start a family and be happily married and be able to find a hobby that I can make money doing.
Family is important to you isn’t it?
It really is. I come from a very big family, my moms the first of 10. I love going home and being around the family, it’s chaos but fun, I love it!
What hobbies currently interest you if you had the time in your busy schedule to indulge in them?
I love to learn new things, if something interests me then I learn about it. I have a love for music, whether I’m having a bad day or a good day any song can put me in a different mood, if I had the time it would be great to learn to be a DJ, that would be such a fun hobby!
Where can our readers follow you:
Model: Arianny Celeste (ariannyceleste.com)
Stylist: Novecento Boutique (novecentofashion.com)
Photo: Daniel Zahoul (naludamagazine.com)
Swimwear: Skinnybikini (skinnybikini.com)
Sports & Swimwear Accesories: Shoptika Store
Make-Up: Christian – The MakeUp Artist (christianthemua.com)
Location: Andaz Hotel (West Hollywood) (westhollywood.andaz.com)
Naluda Team: Daniel, Natalia, Lara, Lisa & Michael Jonathan