According to an Aug. 2 tweet from Gina Rigali, the 22-year-old Long Island beauty is seriously thinking about taking on part-time work as an MMA model and ring girl, perhaps by the end of the year. Rigali, a native of Levittown, New York, has witnessed the explosive growth of MMA in the "Big Apple" over the past two years, and she would love the opportunity to get involved as the sport continues to expand in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
Does Rigali have a legitimate shot at being the next Arianny Celeste or Brittney Palmer? Absolutely. Without the help of a professional marketing team or public relations firm, the New York heartthrob has already notched a sizable fan base across several social media platforms. Day after day, her popularity continues to grow. After gaining over 3,900 followers on Instagram, along with close to 1,000 fans on Twitter, it's safe to say Rigali is inching closer to becoming a household name.
She would be a fantastic hire for any future employer, inside or out of the realm of professional sports. Rigali's constant engagement with fans on social media should make her a dream for advertisers, MMA promotions and potential sponsors. She's part of a new generation of young, savvy superstars that understand how to push past traditional print media to build a sizable fan base. Rigali's social media footprint will certainly be considered when MMA promotions search for the next big thing when it comes to ring card girls and brand ambassadors.
Rigali, who turns 23 this December, recently completed her professional requirements to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse, so her first priority is to pursue a career in the aforementioned field. MMA modeling and ring card girl work is expected to be a side gig for her on nights or weekends, whenever the right opportunity arises.
Inside and out of the cage, this New York goddess is sure to be a dream for promoters and advertisers. With a bright smile, sparking personality and looks that kill, there's every reason to believe Rigali is the next big thing when it comes to MMA modeling. No word yet when she makes her MMA ring card girl debut, but the rumor is that it will come by the end of the calendar year. Campbell's Kickboxing is expected to hold a show in Deer Park, Long Island, sometime this winter, so that might be a good spot for her to get started.