Arianny Celeste is the gorgeous co-host of the reality show "Overhaulin'", which airs on the Velocity network (see the TV listings HERE). Dig shows about cars being restored worked on but need some "hot chick" to go with it? Then "Overhaulin'" and Arianny have got you covered. However, fans of the UFC will likely recognize her as one of the sport's most famous ring girls, as well as the co-host of UFC Ultimate Insider.
Arianny has appeared in a myriad of publications, including Playboy, Maxim US, FHM, Maxim Korea, Maxim Philippines, FHM Australia and UFC Magazine. So we're honored that she gave us goofs the time of day! Here's Arianny talking about how much of a car person she is (or isn't), stripping down for Playboy and the best way to overhaul your own flabby body!
So how much of a car person were you before Overhaulin'? Have they been a passion of yours in the past?
I don't have brothers so I'm a big girls' girl, however I love fast and exotic cars. Being on the show gave me a new found love for classic cars . The fact that they are so rare and vintage makes them so intriguing!
It seems like there's a lot of pressure on you sometimes, because you're working on restoring these beautiful cars. Is it ever nerve-racking?
It's nerve racking the day we are gonna give back the cars. You start thinking, "what if the surprise is ruined?! I hope they like what we did."
What was the most fun experience you've had on Overhaulin' so far?
Learning about classic cars in general, the fact that they can restore and rebuild antique classic cars is amazing. I've gotten my hands dirty a little bit too! Painting cars and deconstructing them has been so fun!
You made a name for yourself as a UFC octagon girl, gaining a huge fan base. What has that been like?
It's been a rollercoaster, I never thought this would happen to me. I was just given an opportunity and I ran with it.
Do fans send you gifts? If so, what's the most impressive or strangest gift you've received?
The best gift I've received is a spa day! Can't go wrong with that! Strangest gift was a hand written note and a sculpture of a spider. I hate spiders! (Laughs)
Have you ever considered jumping in the ring yourself and laying the smack down on someone?
No, but I'm sure I've contemplated punching someone in the face many times! (Laughs)
You posed in Playboy a few years ago - what was that experience like and how do you feel looking back on it?
It was a very freeing and growing experience. To me it was when I was finally a woman and comfortable with my body. I felt very empowered by it.
What's the best thing a guy can do to impress you?
Be a gentleman and make me laugh.
What do you do for fun when you're not overhauling cars?
Working out, playing with my puppies and helping local charities like Aid Still Required.org.
You're very into fitness and nutrition - what's the best piece of advice you can give to someone looking to overhaul their body?
Consider it a lifestyle. When people view health and fitness as a chore it will never work. Find something fun you like that makes you sweat!
What's your favorite TV show on right now?
The Walking Dead and Revenge.
Finally, who is your big celebrity crush? Can be guy or girl.
Ryan Gosling for a guy, and Adriana Lima for a girl.
Thank you for the interview!