They say life’s just easier when you’re beautiful. For UFC ring girl Arianny Celeste, that would appear to be spot-on.
Celeste has reportedly made her first million holding up cardboard signs between rounds at UFC matches, while other, maybe not as eye-catching, ring girls make far less. According to KGBanswers, the average yearly salary for a UFC ring girl is $20,000.
However, due to variances in company, location, industry, experience and benefits, Celeste has become the most sought after human round marker in the business. Accolades like Maxim’s 2010 Hottest UFC Octagon Girl and the MMA Award’s 2010 Ring Girl of the Year haven’t hurt either.
Ronda Rousey once took issue with what some ring girls were being paid, arguing that in some cases they made more than the fighters did.
“I don’t know if the ring girls get paid too much or the fighters don’t get paid enough,” Rousey said back in 2015. “But, yeah, there’s definitely a lot more in what the fighters do than what they do. So, I think that’s one thing that’s unfair.”
Looks like she clearly had Miss Celeste in mind.