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

Jessica Alba and Oscar de la Hoya
Left-Handers Day: 7 Stars Who Are Lefties

Happy Left-Handers Day

Lefties comprise just 10 percent of the population, but a surprising number of celebs, innovators, politicians, and influencers write with their left — not their right — hand. 

Did you know? From Jessica Alba to Oscar de la Hoya, these seven stars are southpaws: 


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Jennifer Lopez, Leah Remini attend the 15th annual Women In Hollywood Tribute hosted by ELLE Magazine
Leah Remini Admits to Staring at J.Lo's Naked Body: "I'm Looking for Cellulite"

Leah Remini admitted that she occassionally sneaks a peek at her best friend Jennifer Lopez's naked body. And seriously: who can blame her?! 

"I do stare at her naked — and not in a crazy way. But I'm like what a bitch," Remini joked. "And I'll tell her, too! Disclaimer: I'm staring at you. I'm looking for cellulite, and looking for things that my mind could compute. And she's like, 'Well, just look and try to find it.'"


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Gene Simmons speaks onstage at the '4th and Loud' panel
KISS Rocker Gene Simmons To Immigrants: "Learn To Speak Goddamn English."

KISS frontman Gene Simmons voiced some strong opinions about immigrants in the United States on a recent episode of HuffPost Live


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Christina Aguilera Places Headphones on Baby Bump — See the Cute Picture!
Christina Aguilera Places Headphones on Baby Bump — See the Cute Picture!

Already a budding musician! 

Christina Aguilera introduced her daughter to her music — in the womb! The pregnant singer shared an adorable Twitter picture on Monday, as she bonded with her unborn daughter in the recording studio. In the snapshot, 33-year-old Aguilera holds a pair of headphones to her baby bump as she lays down tracks.

"Baby girl getting first listen to what mama's been creating in the studio," she wrote. 


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Pitball performs onstage during Power 96.1's Jingle Ball 2013
Path to 'Mr. Worldwide' Domination: Pitbull Gets His Own Radio Channel on SiriusXM

Mr. Worldwide continues his path to world domination!

Pitbull will become the first Latino musician to launch a music channel on satellite radio service SiriusXM. Listeners can tune in to listen to Pitbull's hits, such as "Timber" and "Calle Ocho", as well as international hits handpicked by the Miami-based rapper. Additionally, Mr. 305 will anchor a weekly show on the radio station.


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Latino Stars React To Robin Williams' Death
Heartbreaking: Celebrities React to News of Robin Williams' Death

Rest in Peace, Robin Williams.

On August 11th, the world lost a true legend: a man who could make us laugh and cry and, occasionally, cry from laughing. From Mrs. Doubtfire to Dead Poets Society to Aladdin, the Oscar winner’s incredible body of work will long be remembered and cherished — watched and re-watched for years to come.


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White Students No Longer to Be Majority in School
White Students Will No Longer Be the Majority in School

For the first time in U.S. history, minority students will surpass non-Hispanic whites in public schools. According to Associated Press, the growth of the Latino population in America fueled the shift. 


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This Ecuadorian City is a Must Visit — See Why!
This Ecuadorian City is a Must Visit — See Why!

Forget Machu Pichu or Rio de Janeiro...


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Roselyn Sanchez attends the Premios Juventud 2014
Roselyn Sanchez Makes Spanish-Language Debut On 'Familia En Venta'

Felicidades, Roselyn Sanchez!

The Puerto Rican actress, who stars as Carmen Luna on Lifetime's Devious Maids, made her Spanish-language television debut this past weekend on MundoFox's new comedy Familia en Venta. 


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