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 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

Throwin' Shade! TK Stars Giving Side-Eye
Throwin' Shade! 8 Stars Giving Side-Eye

Whether you're confused, annoyed, frustrated, or just plain pissed off, there's no better way to say it than with a side-eye. For all those who don't know, a side-eye is the act of throwin' shade at someone -- without even opening your mouth. 
From Demi Lovato to Bella Thorne, these eight stars are pros at giving the side-eye: 


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Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden on the beach
Summer Lovin': 9 Beach Couples!

It's summa' time, and that means one thing: beach weather! These beach couples love showing-off their bikini bods while they play in the sand, surf the waves, or simply enjoy the sunshine: 


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WATCH: John Legend Releases Moving Music Video
WATCH: John Legend Releases Moving Music Video

Oh, John Legend, why do you make us feel all of the feelings?

The romantic crooner outdid himself with a touching new music video for "You and I." The video, which features Tatyana Ali, Laverne Cox of Orange is the New Black, and Legend's wife, Chrissy Teigan, explores the natural beauty of women, and seeks to inspire all mujeres to love themselves just the way they are!


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Emmy Nominations Are Here! See Who Made The List.
Emmy Nominations Are Here! See Who Made The List

On Thursday, the nominees for the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards were announced -- and only one Latino made the list. 

Mexican comedian Louis C.K. picked up a nomination for Lead Actor in a Comedy for his work on the FX's series Louis. 


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Michelle Obama Poses with J.Lo & Gives Great Speech at LULAC
Michelle Obama Poses with J.Lo & Gives Great Speech at LULAC

First Lady Michelle Obama gave the keynote address at the 2014 LULAC Convention in New York City -- but not until after posing for a quick selfie with Jennifer Lopez. 

"Me and my girl @flotus at #LULAC National convention for the empowerment of Latinos. #represent #keynotespeaker #introingthekeynotespeak #dreambig," Lopez, 44, wrote on Instagram


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10 Most Hilarious World Cup Memes
The 10 Most Hilarious World Cup Memes!

On Sunday afternoon, Lionel Messi and Argentina will take on Germany in the final game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
It's been a wild ride: there were surprising losses, unfathomable saves, breathtaking goals, and heartbreaking injuries. It's obvious why there's a World Cup just once every four years -- our hearts simply can't take any more. 
In preparation for the final match of the tournament, check out the 10 most hilarious memes from the 2014 World Cup: 


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Sofia Vergara's 10 Most Controversial Quotes
Sofia Vergara's 10 Most Controversial Quotes

Happy 42nd Birthday, Sofia Vergara!
There are many things we love about this Colombiana: her fiery sense of humor, daring style, and crazy personality... to name a few. But the thing we love the most? Her willingness to speak her mind -- no matter who agrees or disagrees. Here are her most controversial quotes:


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Cameron Diaz Gushes Over Benji Madden At Dinner In Miami
True Love? Cameron Diaz Introduced Benji Madden to Her Family!

She's in love, and wants the world to know!

Cameron Diaz couldn't stop gushing over her new boyfriend, Benji Madden, while having drinks and dinner with friends in Miami, People reports. And it seems she's taken the relationship to the next level.


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Throwback! 12-Year-Old Shakira Rocks Her School Talent Show
#TBT: Watch 11-Year-Old Shakira Rock Her School's Talent Show!

A star is born! 

In a clip posted to YouTube, an 11-year-old Shakira wows a crowd at her school's talent contest in Barranquilla, Colombia. According to the time stamp on the recording, the competition was on Sept. 10, 1988. 


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Manny Perez and Yumilka Valerio wedding
Manny Perez Marries Yumilka Valerio!

Felicidades, Manny Perez!

The Rescue Me and Homelandactor wed Yumilka Valerio on Friday in a private ceremony in the Dominican Republic. 

"This is the happiest and most blessed moment of our lives," the couple told People


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