Cristina Arreola Editorial Assistant
Cristina M. 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 Brooklyn, New 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
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You probably know how to say a few words in a number of different languages. Throughout our lifetimes, we pick up tidbits: how to say "Hello" in German, "Goodbye" in Japanese, or "Thank You" in French.
But, how many words can you sign in American Sign Language (ASL)? Probably not too many. In celebration of National Deaf History Month, challenge yourself to learn a few phrases and words of the language. From "Grandma" to "I Love You," here are 10 things every Latino should be able to sign:
Shakira just can't stop gushing over her hot boyfriend, Gerard Piqué!
Uh....The Bachelor or aspiring filmmaker?
Juan Pablo Galavis showed off his iMovie skills earlier this week when he released a video montage of pictures of him and his chosen one, Nikki Ferrell.
Cameron Diaz chatted about society's obsession with staying young in a candid interview with Orpah Winfrey.
It may seem like a non-issue: Diaz is beautiful, fit, and healthy! But, the 41-year-old actress claims that she wasn’t able to defy nature...and she’s 100% okay with that.
“Our culture is obsessed with not growing into who you were really meant to be,” Winfrey observes.
Some say 'sex sells'...and we believe it! Many of our favorite celebrities have starred in racy, sensual, steamy ad campaigns for fashion, beauty, and liquor brands.
From Gisele Bündchen to Fergie, here are 13 stars who are bringing sexy back in provocative ad campaigns:
Fans of The Bachelor were left in a pit of confusion and disappointment after viewing Monday night’s finale to the controversial 18th season of the reality TV show.
Juan Pablo Galavis ended the series on a sour note, choosing Nikki Ferrell but not proposing, and somehow managing to offend runner-up Clare Crawley so much that she nearly left the series on her own.
Well, Juanes certainly has a lot to celebrate!
Tonight, the rockstar will become the first Latino guest performer on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Love em or hate em, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber know how to keep things interesting. The on-again, off-again couple just can’t seem to make it work...but they also can't seem to call it quits for good.
Get up-to-speed on all the drama with this timeline of Selena and Justin’s tumultuous relationship:
Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber are turnin' up the heat!
Over the weekend, the two singers were spotted at a McAllen, Texas dance studio...and now we know why they were there!
It’s no secret that Latinas are a force to be reckoned with. We’re strong, independent, fierce, and proud of our culture and heritage. So, it comes as no surprise to us that they're are many famous Latinas who have spent their career overcoming obstacles and outshining their male counterparts. Here's a list of Latinas who have broken barriers in their careers: