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

Chris Rock Talks Rosario Dawson Adopted Daughter
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Rosario Dawson is rockin' motherhood, according to her Top Five co-star Chris Rock!

The comedian revealed that he already met Dawson's newly-adopted daughter. "Yeah [it's] so great, I met her," he told E! "She's lovely." 


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2015 GRAMMY Nominations Announced — See The List!

The nominations for the 57th Annual GRAMMYs are slowly rolling in, with four categories announced today on CBS This Morning. 

SEE: The best dressed celebrities at the 2014 Latin Grammys!


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Best Celebrity Family #TBT Moments!

Family comes first — especially for these stars. They love posting pictures of their sisters, brother, mothers, fathers and grandparents to social media, and sometimes, they even post pictures of happy times spent together in years past. 
This #ThrowbackThursday, check out these pictures of our favorite stars with their families! 
MORE: #TBT! High school prom pictures from your favorite stars.


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New Protests Demand the U.S. Stop Funding Mexican Drug War

On Wednesday, Dec. 3, 43 cities participated in a nationwide campaign on behalf of the 43 missing students from Ayotzinapa, Mexico

#USTired2, the organization behind the campaign, drew the inspiration for their name from a phrase popularized by Mexican protestors: #YaMeCansé, which roughly translates to "Enough, I'm tired."


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Mexican Version of Miss Bum Bum Pageant Now Seeking "Aesthetic Behinds"

Do you have what it takes to become Mexico's first Miss BumBum? 

Mexico will host its own version of the famed Brazilian competition, which emphasizes ladies' ample booties. But, don't be fooled. Judges in Mexico will be looking at more than just their derrieres

MORE: The Miss BumBum pageant crowns its new winner!


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Bang bang! These chicas have some powerhouse vocals.

Demi Lovato surprised fans when she joined Jessie J on Wednesday night for a performance of "Bang Bang." 


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Fifth Harmony Release Video For "All I Want for Christmas Is You" Cover

Here's a little something to get you in the holiday spirit! Fifth Harmony just dropped their official music video for their rendition of Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You."


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Mack Wilds Reacts To Controversial Eric Garner Decision

A grand jury decision not to indict the white police officer responsible for the death of Eric Garner has provoked widespread outrage in New York City and across the nation. 


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Mariah Carey Late Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Apology
Mariah Carey Apologizes for Being Hours Late to Tree Lighting

Mariah Carey left hundreds of people out in the cold (literally) before her performance at the Christmas In Rockefeller Center extravaganza last night.

MORE: 8 songs to get you in the Christmas spirit!


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Happy Birthday, Jake T. Austin!

Over the years, we've watched this talented Puerto Rican blossom from an adorable child star into a bona fide Hollywood heartthrob. In honor of his 20th birthday, we present the 20 things you never knew about Jake T. Austin (along with 20 smokin' hot Instagram photos!) 


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