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

Eva Longoria and Cameron Diaz as high school cheerleaders
8 Celebrities You Never Knew Were Cheerleaders

Go! Fight! Win! Before they pursued a career in Hollywood, these celebrities showed off their pep and pizzazz to the gym court and football field. 

From Eva Longoria to Cameron Diaz, these eight stars were all cheerleaders: 


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EXCLUSIVE: Becky G Talks Premios Juventud, Summer Beauty & Celebrity Crushes!
EXCLUSIVE: Becky G Talks Premios Juventud, Summer Beauty & Celebrity Crushes!

Becky G isn't your average teen. The 17-year-old estrella is blowin' up the radio with her catchy summer anthem, 'Shower', gearing up for a tour with fellow CoverGirl spokeswoman Katy Perry, and preparing for a performance at Thursday night's Premios Juventud.


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Texas Firefighter Saves Chihuahua From Fire
Texas Firefighter Miraculously Brings Dog Back to Life!

Faith in humanity: officially restored.

61-year-old Yvette Childers was driving to work in her RV on a hot, Texas afternoon earlier this month when the hood started smoking.

"I thought, 'Oh, I popped a radiator," she told People"[Others drivers] going in the opposite direction are yelling at me, going, 'Get out! Get out!'"


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Shakira and son Milan at the World Cup finale
Could Shakira Be Pregnant Again?

Is Milansito about to be a big brother? 

News outlets in the Shakira's native Colombia report that the singer and her boyfriend, Spanish soccer player Gerard Pique, are expecting a second child. The couple welcomed their son, Milan, in January 2013.


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Cote de Pablo attends Vanity Fair and Juicy Couture “Vanities” 20th Anniversary
Cote de Pablo To Star In CBS Mini-Series 'The Dovekeepers'

Amazing news for fans of Ziva David!

Cote de Pablo will star in CBS's new miniseries The Dovekeepersset to air in 2015.


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Guillermo del Toro's 'Book of Life' Breathes New Life Into Day of the Dead
Guillermo del Toro's 'The Book of Life' Will Bring Day Of The Dead To Animation

Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro's newest venture seeks to breathe new life into an iconic Mexican holiday: Dia de Los Muertos. 


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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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