UFC ring girl Arianny Celeste is going from ringside to the centerfold as UFC President Dana White revealed on Wednesday that the 24-year-old Las Vegas native will grace the cover of Playboy magazine this fall.
"Yeah its true. She will be the November cover of Playboy. She just shot it. Probably the day she tweeted that she shot it," White told MMAFighting's Ariel Helwan. "All the pictures are coming back right now and from what I am hearing it was a great shoot and she’ll be the cover in November."
Celeste won't be the first UFC girl to be featured in Hugh Hefner's creation, as she follows in the footsteps of former octagon girl Rachelle Leah, who was featured on the cover of the November 2008 issue.
"It was good. Rachelle did really well and Rachelle’s cover was at a time when the UFC was not as big as it is now," White explained. "And obviously Arianny … I would have to say she is one of the biggest and most beloved ring card girls we have ever had so I am sure it is going to do very well."
Celeste has been with the UFC since 2006 and has appeared in such magazines as FHM and Maxim.