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

Selena Gomez onstage during FOX's 2014 Teen Choice Awards
Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato & Fifth Harmony Win Big At 2014 Teen Choice Awards!

Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and the chicas of Fifth Harmony won big at last night's wild and crazy Teen Choice Awards!

Co-hosts Tyler Posey of Teen Wolf and Modern Family's Sarah Hyland told the crowd that a whopping 165 million votes were cast online for the 16th Teen Choice Awards, which honors stars in movies, television, music, comedy, sports, Web and fashion. 


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Giddy Up! Hot Celebs Riding Horses
Giddy Up! 10 Hot Celebs Riding Horses

Do you love to release your inner equestrian? From Aaron Diaz to Penelope Cruz, these stars all enjoy kickin' on their riding boots and mounting a horse for a pleasant meadow ride across the countryside. Giddy up -- and check out these sexy celebs riding horses!


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12 Juanes Songs That Make Us Melt
12 Juanes Songs That Make Us Melt

Happy 42nd Birthday, Juanes!

We love this Colombiano, especially when he rocks out with his heart on his sleeve. From Es Por Ti to Para Tu Amor, Juanes knows how to write the most swoon-worthy lyrics ever. We'll admit it: these 12 songs make us melt every single time we hear them!

(P.S. Listen to more of Juanes' best love songs at Beats Music!)


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21 Celebrities Being Tourists!
Celebrities Love Being Tourists! See Their Amazing Vacay Photos

Do you get excited traveling to a new location? Of course you do! Life is all about experiencing new things and having new adventures...and as Marc Anthony sings, "Voy a reír, Voy a bailar! Vivir mi vida!" 

You may think that nada can impress these stars who live a life of luxury...but you'd be wrong! Just like us, they're always thrilled to travel to exciting new locales, and they love to share their adventures with the world: 


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Que Precioso! JWoww Shares Sweet Pic of Daughter & Godmother Snooki
Que Precioso! Snooki & JWoww Share Sweet Pics of Newborn Meilani

Meilani Alexandra Mathews is one beautiful little niña

Proud mami Jennifer "JWoww" Farley took to Instagram to share pictures of the newborn guidette. "My little butterball," the Jersey Shore star captioned the picture of her 3-week-old daughter. 


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Michele Bachmann Says U.S. is At War With Undocumented Immigrants, Wants to Take Their Money
Whoa... WHAT Did Michele Bachmann Just Say About Undocumented Immigrants?

We can't even make this up: U.S. Rep Michele Bachmann recently stated that the United States should confiscate all the money undocumented immigrants send home. Why? Because immigrants have waged a war against Americans. 


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Jennifer Lopez Sweetly Slow Danced With An "American Idol" Contestant
WATCH: J.Lo Takes 'American Idol' Contestant to the Dance Floor

Most contestants audition for American Idol with dreams of Hollywood stardom, a platinum record, or a #1 hit single. But, this Nashville hopeful had a very different aspiration: a slow-dance with Jennifer Lopez.


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TK Things Every Latina Should Know About The Hobby Lobby Decision
6 Things Every Latina Should Know About The Hobby Lobby Decision

Last month, The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that family-owned corporations are not required to follow the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act because it violates a federal law which protects religious freedom. The controversial decision, split 5-4, sparked frenzied discussions and debates, with the loudest voices of dissent coming from the bench: all three women of the Supreme Court - Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan


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Acapulco Shore: Take a Look at Latin America's 'Jersey Shore'
'Acapulco Shore' — Take a Look at Latin America's 'Jersey Shore'

Cuidado, Acapulco! The Mexican versions of Snooki, JWoww and The Situation are coming to town.

Acapulco Shore, based upon popular U.S. reality show Jersey Shore, will highlight eight young Mexicanos living in and around the beach resort town. MTV Latin America and bilingual U.S. network Tr3s will debut the show simultaneously in September 2014.


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Demi Lovato and Christina Aguilera
Latino Celebrities You Never Knew Were Homeschooled

They may have walked the red carpet -- but these celebs have never walked to "Pomp & Circumstance." Either because of their blossoming careers or their struggles with bullying, many celebrities opted out of a traditional high school experience, and decided to be homeschooled instead. 

From Demi Lovato to Christina Aguilera, we bet you never knew these celebrities were taught at home: 


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