|A photo of Arianny Celeste during a shoot for FHM Philippines. Photo from Colombian designer Claudia Cardenas' Instagram page
MANILA, Philippines – The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) most popular Octagon girl, Arianny Celeste, will appear on the cover of men’s magazine FHM Philippines.
“Morning Manila! Shooting the cover of FHM Philippines today! :) excited,” Celeste told her followers on Twitter on Monday.
The pictorial was held at Elite Studios.
Celeste also promised to “bring it today for FHM Philippines.”
Veteran photographer Xander Angeles also shared his excitement over the Celeste pictorial.
“That's a wrap!! Watch out for FHM Philippines’ hottest cover of the year with UFC’s Arianny Celeste. HOT HOT HOT,” Angeles said on the microblogging site.
Angeles also provided links to Instagram photos from the shoot. In one photo, Celeste is seated on a brown reading chair, wearing white lingerie. Another photo shows the model in a flesh-colored swimsuit.
Colombian designer Claudia Cardenas, co-founder of Perfect Tan Bikinis, also shared a photo of Celeste in a flesh-toned two-piece bikini.
Asked by a Twitter follower on when the magazine will be released, Angeles replied June or July.
Angeles was also the photographer who shot actress Bela Padilla’s controversial FHM Philippines cover that drew worldwide criticism for its “racist” imagery.
This is not the first time Celeste is appearing in a men’s magazine.
Celeste, who is one-fourth Filipino and three-fourths Mexican, was voted by Maxim as “The Hottest UFC Octagon Girl” in the magazine’s May 2010 issue where she was the cover model.
Celeste also modeled for other magazines such as Sports Illustrated and Playboy.