Cristina Arreola Editorial Assistant

Cristina Mari Arreola is the Editorial Assistant at Latina.com, where she manages the site's social media, writes articles, and creates content, with a focus on entertainment news. Originally from El Paso, Texas, she earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to BrooklynNew York. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking...), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or baking her favorite sweets. You can follow her on Twitter at @c_arreola

 

Favorite Latina fashionista: Selena Gomez. She's beautiful, classy, and trendy.

The Latino celeb I'd want to be best friends with: I fantisize about being best friends with Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez.

My first celebrity crush: Joseph Gordon-Levitt in 10 Things I Hate About You. I was eight-years-old. I’m now 22, and he’s still my celebrity crush.

Something people don't know about me: I wrote a fake obituary about myself as an assignment in high school. I stumbled upon it while packing for my move to NYC. The obituary said that I graduated from Northwestern, started my career at a magazine in New York City, and eventually settled down in London. I’ve conquered the first two! I visited London for the first time this summer, and I absolutely fell in love! Hopefully, I’ll achieve that final goal in ten or twenty years.

Guilty pop culture addiction:  I’m shamelessly addicted to boy bands: One Direction, Backstreet Boys, N’Sync, The Wanted, Aventura. I love them all.

Celebrity I'd switch teams for: Naya Rivera.

Latino artist on my iPod right now: Right now, J Balvin is on repeat. 

Favorite Latin dish: My mom's rajas con queso.

Favorite Spanish-Language Song: Soy El Mismo - Prince Royce

Bella Thorne Spreads Christmas Cheer at Los Angeles Children's Hospital
Bella Thorne Spreads Christmas Cheer In Festive Costume!

Bella Thorne is bringing the Christmas magic to children in Los Angeles!

SHOP: Bella Thorne's Holiday Wish List for 2014!

The former Shake It Up star got into character as Santa's Little Helper to help out in Santa's Grotto at The Grove in LA last Thursday.


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Shakira Has Some Soccer Advice for Gerard Pique: Don't Push Messi Out Wide!
Shakira Has Some Soccer Advice for Gerard Pique: Don't Push Messi Out Wide!

It seems dating a professional footballer has rubbed off on Shakira!

The Colombian singer took to Facebook to coach her boyfriend, FC Barcelona player Gerard Pique, on the finer points of the game.


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EXCLUSIVE: Gael Garcia Bernal Talks Amazon's 'Mozart In The Jungle'
EXCLUSIVE: Gael Garcia Bernal Talks Amazon's 'Mozart In The Jungle'

Gael Garcia Bernal is making his American television debut — on Amazon. 

The Mexican actor stars in the new Amazon Prime series, Mozart In the JungleThe series, which premiered on Amazon Prime on Dec. 23, delves into the behind-the-scenes drama of classical music as it follows the ups and downs of a New York City orchestra. 


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Magazine Caricatures Barack Obama As Che Guevara
Brazilian Magazine Depicts President Obama As Che Guevara

Conservative Brazilian magazine, Veja, commemorated the reopening of relationships between the United States and Cuba with a controversial caricature of President Barack Obama as Argentine-Cuban revolutionary, Che Guevara

MORE: Cuba and the United States to Resume Relationship.


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Things Mexicans Do That Americans Find Weird
10 Things Mexicans Do That Americans Find Weird

It's no secret that Mexicans do things a little differently. 

While many Americans (and other Latinos!) might find their actions strange, Mexicans know that doing things differently is what makes them unique. Here are 10 things Mexicans do that other people might find weird. Check them out, and add your own in the comments!

RELATED: 10 Things Dominicans Do That Americans Might Find Weird


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Adorable Pics of Fergie's Son, Axl Jack
Adorable Pics of Fergie's Son, Axl Jack

There's no better way to brighten your mood than by looking at pictures of adorable babies! Luckily for us, Black Eyed Peas singer, Fergie, and her husband, Josh Duhamel, love to share photos of their son, Axl JackCheck out all the super cute snapshots of the precious bebe:


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WATCH: In Cuba, Everybody Loves 'Friends'
WATCH: In Cuba, Everybody Loves 'Friends'

Everybody loves Friends. At least, that's what Buzzfeed reporter Henry Goldman discovered when he visited Cuba in December 2013. 


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Cristiano Ronaldo Statue Tight Shorts Photo
Cristiano Ronaldo Statue Unveiled, Shows Off Bulge in Tight Shorts

Who wears short shorts?

Cristiano Ronaldo now has his very own statue, and people (understandably) cannot stop looking. 

SEE: Cristiano Ronaldo gets naked for Vogue!


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Jennifer Lopez Throwback Latina Magazine Covers
Jennifer Lopez's Latina Covers Through The Years!

Jennifer Lopez and Ryan Guzman are Latina's February 2015 cover stars! However, this is far from the first time J.Lo has graced the cover of our magazine. In 1996, Lopez adorned the very first cover of Latina. Since then, she's been on the cover a total of 10 times. Click through to see them all!


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