NOW, half-Filipina Arianny Celeste will not be alone when she turns on the charm in the inaugural Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) card in the Philippines.
Aside from the half-Filipina, Red dela Cruz will flaunt her stuff as Celeste’s Octagon Girl partner during the UFC: Fight Night Manila offering on Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena.
The 22-year-old Iba, Zambales-raised Dela Cruz emerged as the Octagon Girl Search winner after besting hundreds of hopefuls in a contest that started last March.
The 5-foot-5 morena beauty and Celeste will take turns in between rounds in the card that’s full of local flavor with four Filipino fighters, including Mark Muñoz, seeing action.
“I feel the Filipino pride,” Dela Cruz, an FHM model, smiled before the start of the open workout on Wednesday at the MOA Music Hall. “I’d like to thank my fans who voted for me.”