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

Chris Hemsworth as Thor
Marvel Reveals New Female Thor & She's Awesome!

Marvel Comics made a huge announcement yesterday about one of their most iconic characters. Thor is now woman!


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Demi Lovato and Nicole Richie
6 Celebs Who Got Sassy With The Haters

When you're a celebrity, the haters gonna hate. Most of the time, stars brush off the negativity and focus on their wonderful, adoring fans. But, occassionally, they can't stop themselves from responding to the bullies.
From Demi Lovato to Nicole Richie, these six Latino stars have all gotten sassy with the haters: 


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White House: Border Children Won't Be Sent Home To Die
White House: Kids Crossing the Border Won't Be Sent Home to Die

Amid mass confusion over the White House's policy on immigration, Press Secretary Josh Earnest wants to make one thing clear: unaccompanied, undocumented children won't be deported if it is determined that doing so would lead to their death.


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Shakira and Gerard Pique
Shakira Says Gerard Pique is Still Hurting Over Spain's World Cup Loss

According to Shakira, her longtime boyfriend, Spanish defender Gerard Pique, still isn't over his heartbreaking World Cup exit. Spain, who won the World Cup in 2010, failed to make it past the group stages of the Brazilian tournament.


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Zoe Saldana arrives at the Step Up 11th Annual Inspiration Awards
Zoë Saldaña Dishes Relationship Advice: Never Settle!

Zoë Saldaña has dated a lot of leading men -- and learned a lot in the process.

The Guardians of the Galaxy star dished on her best relationship advice in the August issue of Marie ClaireShe said the most important thing she figured out is "not to settle."


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Ana Ortiz attends the 2014 A+E Networks Upfront
Ana Ortiz is Proud of 'Devious Maids', Despite Criticism

"Maids? It's got to be maids?"

That was Ana Ortiz's initial reaction after reading the script to the controversial series Devious MaidsTwo seasons later, the star of the Lifetime "dramady" feels differently about the show, despite criticism from the Latino community and beyond.


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Marco Rubio: "Hillary Clinton is Not Unbeatable"
Presidential Campaigning Begins! Marco Rubio: "Hillary Clinton is Not Unbeatable"

According to Republican Senator Marco Rubio, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a tough road to the White House, should she decide to run.

"Multiple people can beat her," the Florida senator said in a radio interview with Hugh Hewitt on Friday. "Hillary Clinton is not unbeatable."

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee member, who is widely believed to be a presidential contender for 2016, said he would personally challenge Clinton on her record at the State Department.


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Selena Gomez arrives to The Alliance for Children's Rights 22nd Annual Dinner
Selena Gomez Fires Back at Bullies in Classiest Way Possible

Way to go, Selena Gomez!

The 21-year-old pop star took to Instagram to combat bullies. After a "fan" posted a now-deleted comment about cancer, Gomez lashed out -- in the classiest way possible. 


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Carles Puyol and Gisele Bundchen present the World Cup trophy
Star-Studded Event: Rihanna, Gisele and Shakira Make World Cup Appearances!

While you watched the final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup at home, Gisele Bündchen, Shakira and Rihanna enjoyed the action from Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

The Argentina v. Germany match was a star-studded event, with famous football fans cheering on their teams from the sidelines -- and the stage.


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Jenni 'Jwoww' Farley and Roger Mathews attend the 2014 MTV Movie Awards
JWoww Farley Welcomes Daughter Meilani Alexandra

Another Jersey Shore star is now a mommy! 

Jennifer "JWoww" Farley and fiancé Roger Mathews welcomed a daughter on Sunday, July 13 at 12:49 EST.


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