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ARIANNY CELESTE: BEAUTY AND A BEAST

Thanks to the UFC, model and TV show host Arianny Celeste has the career of her dreams. As one of the first UFC Octagon girls, she’s been with the sport since 2006 and has seen it grow over the years into the wildly popular combat sport it is today. “It’s the fastest growing sport in the world,” she says. ”It’s been such a roller coaster ride traveling with the company and growing with the company. There are fights all over the world and it’s amazing to be a part of it.”

Celeste has been featured on countless magazine covers, had numerous sponsorships, commercials and “memories to last a lifetime.” It’s also allowed her to become a model, something the 5’6” Celeste never thought was in her cards. “The UFC has just really opened a lot of opportunities for me,” the exotic brunette bombshell admits. 

 

One of those opportunities is partnering with DUB and Rugged Ridge for a special SEMA Cares Jeep build that will be auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson for charity. “I wanted a fun and creative way to give back and I heard about SEMA Cares. I envisioned the Jeep to look like a beast and I was very hands-on with everything, from the vinyl wrap, wheels and tires and even down to the stitching on the leather seats, which were all picked by me.” 

“As one of the more popular figures in both the world of mixed martial arts and in the automotive industry through her involvement with the Overhaulin' TV series, Arianny's great personality, strong resonating persona and style was a perfect match for both our parent brand Omix-ADA, and our Rugged Ridge product lines!” says Henk Van Dongen, Director of Marketing for Rugged Ridge. “She delivered what we anticipated and then some! We weren’t surprised that the design captured her own unique style offering a tough and intriguing look, just-right stance and captivating presence!” 

 

Celeste particularly likes its lift and red details throughout the interior and exterior. She wanted “monstrous tires,” opting for 37x12.50R20 Nitto Mud Grapplers, Dropstars wheels and a Baer big brake kit. She also made sure to help choose mods that were eye catching and went with the Rugged Ridge body armor and Avery Dennison Brushed Steel vinyl wrap. “I was so happy with the way it came out,” she mentions. “It’s my dream Jeep! Driving in it was so amazing, it felt badass!” 

And thanks to the UFC, she’s also now the co-host of the automotive reality TV show “Overhaulin’” and she’s loving every second of it. “I was excited to be on TV as a host. That was one of my career goals.” She also hopes to expand her acting career in the near future, but is more than happy that she’s still one of the main UFC Octagon ring girls. 

 

But in the beginning, she was a little apprehensive of the sport because she didn’t know much about it. “I wasn’t fully educated with the sport, so I was a bit scared of it at first,” she goes on. “But after working with the company for a few months, I saw the dedication and skills that were needed to be a fighter and I became a huge fan.” 

Now, she’s acquainted with the many facets of the UFC and admits that her favorite fighter is BJ Penn. “I love the old school fighters,” Celeste reveals. “I miss the early years!” Expect to see more of Arianny Celeste as she continues to be a part of the UFC and her career as a television personality takes off! 

 

SEMA Cares SEMA Cares was first established by the SEMA Board of Directors in 2007 and aims to bring the voice and resources of the SEMA community together to make a positive difference in the lives of others. Fundraising efforts include the SEMA Cares Pinewood Drag Races at the SEMA Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser and custom industry-built vehicles that are then auctioned off to benefit and support various SEMA Cares charities. 

This special collaboration Jeep between Arianny Celeste, Rugged Ridge, DUB Magazine and SEMA Cares will be auctioned off in January 2016 at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, AZ. The proceeds of the sale of this Jeep will benefit CHILDHELP, which provides help and homes to abused and high risk children.

 

You can find more information about bidding on it at Barrett-Jackson Auction Company’s website: www.barrett-jackson.com. 

SPECS
2015 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
Exterior
Avery Dennison Brushed Steel Vinyl Wrap supplied by Services Group Distribution (SGD)
Professional Vinyl Wrap Installation by DH Wraps
Rugged Ridge Performance Vented Hood
-Rugged Ridge New Performance Vented Hood Inserts
Rugged Ridge Hood Catches
Rugged Ridge Spartan Grille
Rugged Ridge Front and Rear Half Doors
Rugged Ridge Door Mirror Kit
Line-X Coated Rugged Ridge 8-Piece Flat Flare and Fender Liner Kit 

 

Body Armor
Rugged Ridge RRC Rocker Guard
Rugged Ridge Steering Component Skid Plate
Rugged Ridge XHD Winch Mount Front Bumper
Rugged Ridge Stubby Ends, XHD Front Bumper
Rugged Ridge Double X Striker
Rugged Ridge XHD Rear Bumper
Rugged Ridge HD Tire Carrier

Recovery Equipment
Rugged Ridge Spartacus Winch 12,500 w/ Synthetic Rope
Factor 55 ProLink Winch Safety Thimble
Bolt Lock J-Mount Hi-Lift Jack Mount Kit
Hi-Lift 60" Jack
Interior
Katzkin Leather Interior
Rugged Ridge Floor Liner
Rugged Ridge A Pillar Switch Pod

 

Lighting
Rugged Ridge Hood Light Bar Kit
Rugged Ridge Windshield Mount Light Bar
Rugged Ridge 13.5 Inch LED Light Bar
Rugged Ridge LED Tail Light Set, Smoke
HIDProjectors.com HID Headlights
Suspension
Rugged Ridge 4" Suspension Lift with Shocks
Rugged Ridge Adjustable Track Bar
Rugged Ridge Frame Brace
Wheels/Tires
20X10 Dropstars Off-Road 648B wheels
37X12.50R20 Nitto Mud Grappler
Performance
Rugged Ridge Black Powder Coated Axle Back Exhaust System
Rugged Ridge Front and Rear Driveshafts
Alloy USA 4.88 Front and Rear Ring & Pinion
Superchips Flashpaq 3873 for Speedometer calibration
Baer Brakes 6P 6-piston Front Brakes
Baer Brakes 4S 4-piston Rear Brakes
Audio
Rockford Fosgate PM282HW-B 8" Wakeboard Tower Speakers
Rockford Fosgate T1650-S 6.5" T1 Power 2-Way Component Speakers
Rockford Fosgate T1650 6.5" T1 2-Way Full Range Speakers
Rockford Fosgate T151-10 10" Slim Power T1 Subwoofer
Rockford Fosgate TM500X1BR Power 500W Mono Amplifier
(2) Rockford Fosgate TM400X4AD Power 400W 4-Channel Amplifier

SOURCES
Arianny Celeste ARIANNYCELESTE.COM
Rugged Ridge RUGGEDRIDGE.COM
SEMA Cares SEMA.ORG/SEMA-CARES
LFTD & LVLD LFTDXLVLD.COM
DUB Garage DUBMAGAZINE.COM
Alloy USA ALLOYUSA.COM
Avery Dennison GRAPHICS.AVERYDENNISON.COM
Baer Brakes BAER.COM
Bolt Lock BOLTLOCK.COM
DH Wraps INSTAGRAM.COM/DHWRAPS
Dropstars Off-Road Wheels DROPSTARS.COM
DUB I.R. DUBMAGAZINE.COM/DUBIR
Factor 55 FACTOR55.COM
Hi-Lift HI-LIFT.COM
HID Projectors HIDPROJECTORS.COM
Katzkin KATZKIN.COM
Line-X LINE-X.COM
Nitto Tire NITTOTIRE.COM
Rockford Fosgate ROCKFORDFOSGATE.COM
Services Group Distribution (SGD) SERVICEGROUPDIST.COM
Superchips SURPERCHIPS.COM
4 Wheel Parts Redondo Beach 4WHEELPARTS.COM
Brandon Nicholas and Art Hunter (Wardrobe Stylists) STYLINGBYB.COM
Elizabeth Suj (Make Up Artist) ELIZABETHSUJ.COM

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