Model was trouble for teachers

That's a Las Vegas native on the cover of Maxim magazine's May issue. Her name is Arianny Celeste, and you can see her Saturday afternoon, hosting at The Venetian's day club Tao Beach.

Celeste went to Eldorado High, where she got good grades, entered talent shows, was a gymnast, was an all-star cheerleading "flyer" and served as secretary of student council.

But she gave grown-ups fits.

"I snapped at teachers," she says.

Celeste, 24, was halfway through UNLV undergrad -- in fitness management and nutrition -- when an agent sent her to the UFC. She has been a ring girl ever since, for three years.

Now she's Maxim's Hottest UFC Octagon Girl and No. 23 on Maxim's Hot 100 list.

"I never really wanted to be a model or in entertainment," she says. "It just kind of happened."

She's living in Los Angeles, looking for modeling and acting gigs. If Hollywood doesn't work out, she'll happily return to college, she says:

"I like going to school."


Hugh Hefner and George Maloof anoint Playboy's Playmate of the Year during an open-to-the-public event Saturday at Palms club Rain.

The Playmate of the Year is Hope Dworaczyk. I don't know how to pronounce that. She's in Playboy's June issue, which comes with glasses to see her bare naked in 3-D.

Rain tickets cost $39-$69. It starts at 8 p.m. Robin Thicke performs. Pam Anderson will be "honored" (which is a euphemism for what?).


The annual Helldorado Days fest runs today-Sunday downtown. Rodeo tickets cost $15 ($8 for kids 12 and younger). Carnival is $3. The mustache-and-beard Whiskerino contest is at 6 p.m. today. For details, surf


Last year was a tough one for fallen cops. Four went down. Ever since, people from the Metropolitan Police Department have been raising money for families left behind.

The latest fundraiser for the Fallen Heroes Fund is Saturday at Vince Neil's Feelgoods rock bar: an all-ages concert about 7 p.m.; then a second show at 10 p.m.

Metal band Crossfire covers Led Zeppelin to Nickelback.

"We're not gonna intimidate anybody" for donations, Capt. Dave O'Leary says. "If they don't have money and they just want to support the families, we'd love to see them."

O'Leary plays guitar. Another band member is a real CSI. These cops are gonna rawk, O'Leary promises:

"We'll take the roof off the place!"

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