For the very first time in UFC history, a Filipina is going to be part of the Octagon Girls. FHM homegrown Red Dela Cruz has been named as the winner of the UFC Asia Ring Girl search last Wednesday, May 13 and will now be sharing ring girl duties with FHM cover gal Arianny Celeste come fight night.
It didn’t come as a surprise to us because we knew her sun-kissed skin, luscious lips and toned body figure would make a big difference among other contenders.
Luckily, even with her busy schedule as a newly-minted Octagon hottie, Red still found some time to spend and chat with us. Oh, we also got to her play in front of our lenses while wearing her cute and sexy Octagon ring girl uniform!
If you want every juicy detail and see Red's FHM-exclusive UFC ring girl photo gallery, then hurry and scroll down below. Of course, we’re sharing it with you!
First, congratulations on winning the UFC Asia Ring Girl search! Can you share your thoughts now that you’re the first-ever Filipina Octagon girl?
It feels great! I really feel honored and privileged to be chosen as the first-ever UFC Octagon girl from Asia.
How did you learn about the contest?
My trainer told me that there was an on-going audition for a ring girl for UFC's Fight Night. I looked for it on the Internet and quickly submitted my portfolio online. Thankfully, I won!
We’re pretty sure that the days and hours that passed by after hitting that submit button were nerve-wracking.
Yes! After submitting your portfolio online, I had my fingers-crossed hoping that I get shortlisted. Luckily I did, and they invited me for an interview and audition. After the screening, they selected the top five and opened the voting to the public. Next thing you know, I got it!
Did you have any special preparations for this event?
I've done personality coaching before the audition. I also went to the gym often, usually four times a week.
What can you say about the UFC organization?
UFC is the fastest growing sports organization in the world. And what I like about it the most is that the fighters stay professional until the end of the show.
Are you a big fan of UFC?
Yes. I’m a very big fan of UFC.
Who are the MMA fighters you look up the most?
Of course, 'yung Filipino fighters natin, especially Mark Munoz. I’m also a big fan of Ronda Rousey. I like how she presents herself, such a strong woman.
Girl, You. Are. Fit. Any advice to our girlfriends so they can be as sexy as you?
You have to be strict when it comes to your diet. I always go to the gym and live a healthy lifestyle.
Do you think you can beat a guy in MMA?
So how would that fight end? Would you arm-bar the guy a la Rousey?
I don’t know. Haha! A KO?
Do you find guys who know MMA hot? Does it give them more pogi points?
Yes! It also makes me feel secure knowing that he can protect me.
Lastly, Any message to your fans?
To all my "Red Army" fans, thank you for supporting me. I really, appreciate your help and support. I love you all!
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