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: Right now, J Balvin is on repeat. 

Favorite Latin dish: My mom's rajas con queso.

Favorite Spanish-Language Song: Soy El Mismo - Prince Royce

WATCH: Demi Lovato Opens Up About Her Surprise "Engagement"
Demi Lovato Is Still Engaged!

We finally have all the details on Demi Lovato's surprise engagement!

The 22-year-old singer accepted a marriage proposal from one very special fan this past October. Grant, 5, bravely confessed his true feelings for the superstar on-stage during a stop on her Neon Lights Tour


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Happy Memorial Day! TK Amazing Latinas In The Military
Happy Veterans Day! Celebrating Latinos In The Military

Happy Veterans Day!
Each year on November 11th, we celebrate the courageous women and men who have fought for our country. We asked you to submit photos of your family members, friends, and loved ones in uniform in honor of the special occassion. 
Today, Latina magazine extends our gratitude and respect to these exceptional Latinos who have served our country. See more men and women on Instagram by using the hashtag #LatinaMilitary!


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10 Things Bella Thorne Teaches Latinas of Any Age
10 Things Bella Thorne Teaches Latinas of Any Age

Cover star Bella Thorne may only be 17-years-old, but she can teach every Latina a lot about love, life, family, and work.
Listen up! Here are 10 things you can learn from Bella Thorne — a true Latina role model, our December/January cover star, and one of our Latina 30 Under 30 finalists! 


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Girl Slapped On New York City Subway Video
Man "Slaps The Soul" Out Of Girl In NYC Subway Brawl

Welcome to New York!

This isn't the New York City that Taylor Swift sings about. A taunting match between a young woman and man on a F train in NYC quickly evolved into a violent brawl this past weekend — and it was all caught in a graphic YouTube video.

RELATED: Taylor Swift gives us a schooling in New York City vocabulary.


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Don Omar Breaks Silence Following Domestic Abuse Scandal
Don Omar Breaks Silence Following Domestic Abuse Scandal

Nearly two months after a domestic abuse accusation rocked his career, Don Omar has broken his silence about the incident.


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Aretha Franklin Shade Taylor Swift Nicki Minaj
Aretha Franklin Throws Shade at Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj

Aretha's got no R-E-S-P-E-C-T for these ladies!

Aretha Franklin stopped by the Wall Street Journal last week to discuss her new album, and she shed some light on her feelings towards today's generation of divas.

MORE: Celebrity feuds we secretly love to watch. 


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Demi Lovato Side Boob New Tattoo Meaning
Whoa! Demi Lovato Shows Off New Tattoo (And Some Serious Side Boob)

Demi Lovato's all inked up!

The 22-year-old singer showed off her fifteenth tattoo (and a peek of side boob!) in a risqué new picture — and we couldn't be more impressed by the heartfelt meaning behind the new body art. 

RELATED: 25 celebrities tattooed by Kat Von D!


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Matt Damon Returns Jason Bourne Sixth Movie
Matt Damon is Returning to the Bourne Franchise

Matt Damon is back in action!

The Academy Awards winner confirmed he will reprise the role of Jason Bourne for the fifth installment of the Bourne series. His best friend, Ben Affleck, revealed the news in an on Friday night, and Damon quickly confirmed the exciting sequel.


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2014 EMA Awards Recap — Fifth Harmony, Enrique Iglesias and Everything Else You Need to Know
2014 EMA Awards Recap — Fifth Harmony, Enrique Iglesias and Everything Else You Need to Know

Live from Glasgow, Scotland, Nicki Minaj hosted the outrageous 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards, which featured spirited performances from all-star acts like Fifth Harmony, Enrique Iglesias, Charli XCX, Ariana Grande, U2, Alicia Keys and more. 


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Julio Iglesias To Perform Benefit Concert For Oscar de La Renta
Julio Iglesias To Perform Benefit Concert For Oscar de La Renta

When Oscar De la Renta passed away at the age of 82 earlier this year, countless celebrities, fans, and family members expressed their remorse and sorrow over the passing of a wonderful man, committed friend, legendary businessman, and revolutionary designer. 


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