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

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It's the summer of breakups. New sources reveal that Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are on the verge of a divorce after six years of marriage. 


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The Los Angeles Times reports that undocumented migrant children who are being deported back to Honduras are being murdered upon their return to their native country.


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According to Us Weekly, Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez have ended their hot-and-heavy two-month romance


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As the only woman DJ at Power 106 in Los Angeles, DJ Carisma knows a thing or two about hard work and dedication. The talented Mexican-American DJ grew up in Southern California, and spent her childhood surrounded by an eclectic mix of music — all of which contributed to her diversified mix of work. She overcame the challenges of being a woman in music, and made her dreams of a career in music come true. 


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It's been a rough week for Elizabeth Vargas. 

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Choosing a baby name can be a tricky process. Many parents — especially celebrities — grapple between choosing a classic name, a family moniker, or something completely out-of-the-ordinary. Above all else, most parents want their child's name to have a special and personal meaning.
Satisfy your curiosity, and find out the meaning behind these unique celebrity baby names: 


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Joe Maganiello Admits To Practicing 'Magic Mike' Moves On Sofia Vergara!

Lucky lady!

Joe Manganiello, 37, admitted that he treats Sofia Vergara, 42, to "private viewings" of his stripper moves. 

When the ladies of E! News asked if he's danced for the Colombian bombshell, he coyly responded: "Well, you know, I need to practice getting ready for Magic Mike 2. So, that's all I have to say."


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