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: So many -- Shakira, Romeo Santos, Prince Royce, Pitbull, Becky G, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez to name a few.

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

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

Demi Lovato at the premiere of Frozen
Get the Secret to Demi Lovato's Colorful Hairstyles

Demi Lovato is known for her bold, colorful hair transformations. Now, the 22-year-old actress and singer is making her daring 'dos available to everyone — without the commitment of a dye job. 


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Blake Lively, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera and Amber Tamblyn at MTV promoting Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
'Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' Co-Stars Reunite for Brunch Date

The Sisterhood lives on! The stars of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants reunited earlier this week. 


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You're Welcome, America: 10 Things You Have Mexico To Be Thankful For
You're Welcome, America: 10 Things You Have Mexico To Be Thankful For

Happy Mexican Independence Day!

It's the 16 of September, and we're celebrating all things Mexico. So grab a Corona and a plate of comida, and celebrate the festive holiday with your family and friends! And while you're at it, take a moment to appreciate just a few of the wonderful things you have Mexico to be thankful for: 


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Aaron Diaz and Enrique Iglesias
Latina's 2014 Sexiest Men Awards

We scoured through pictures of Aaron Diaz's abs, poured over snapshots of Enrique Iglesias, and rummaged through photos of Antonio Banderas. It was a hard, thankless job — but, finally, we did it. Check out the definitive list of 2014's Sexiest Men Alive (You're welcome, ladies!):


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Jennifer Lopez and Cris Judd at the Oscars
Cris Judd Dishes (Again) on What It Was Like Being Married to J.Lo

He just can't stop talking about her!

Cris Judd opened up (again) about what it really means to be married to Jennifer Lopez. 


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Wilmer Valderrama and Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato & Wilmer Valderrama Share Adorable Throwback Pic

Is this the cutest couple ever or what?

Demi Lovato shared a sweet throwback picture of her with boyfriend, Wilmer Valderrama, as they napped together...in a furniture store.

"#TBT to that one time we had an hour to kill before our movie so we went into a furniture store and took a nap..... missing you," she wrote.


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Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez at the MTV VMAs
Selena Gomez & Justin Bieber Hang Poolside In Las Vegas

Let's hope that what happens in Vegas, truly stays there...

Everyone's least favorite celebrity couple, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber, cozied up together on a Las Vegas getaway this past weekend. The couple shacked up at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, where Bieber rented a three-bedroom, penthouse suite with a private pool.


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The Most Brilliant (And Baffling) Pumpkin Spice Items
The Most Brilliant (And Baffling) Pumpkin Spice Items

The advent of autumn marks the season of boots, sweaters, scarves, apple cider.... and of course, pumpkin spice. Since Starbucks introduced its absurdly popular Pumpkin Spice Latte, brands have been battling each other to concoct the perfect cold-weather treat. 
Move over, Starbucks. These are the most brilliant (and baffling) ways to get your fall fix: 


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10 Life Lessons We Learned From 'Gilmore Girls'
10 Life Lessons We Learned From 'Gilmore Girls'

Cancel your weekend plans! Gilmore Girls is coming to Netflix.
For seven seasons, Argentine-American Alexis Bledel and Lauren Graham starred as the quirky and loveable mother-daughter duo Lorelai and Rory Gilmore. We laughed, we cried, and we couldn't help but feel like part of the Gilmore family. 


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Kate Del Castillo No Good Deed Interview
EXCLUSIVE: Kate Del Castillo Talks "No Good Deed," Domestic Violence & Latina Role Models

From Weeds to La Reina del SurKate del Castillo knows how to play strong, fierce, powerful women. However, in her newest role, del Castillo sinks her teeth into a different type of character: the naïve, frightened, and confused ex-girlfriend of a psychopath on a mission. 


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