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

Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie
From BFFs to Frenemies: 10 Friendships Gone Sour

It's no secret that maintaining healthy relationships in Hollywood is next to impossible. Couples break up and get back together. Stars get married once, twice or three times. Unfortunately, celebrity friendships aren't immune from the drama...
These 10 celebrity friendships went from BBF4L to frenemies: 


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Zoe Saldana Gamora Guardians of the Galaxy poster
WATCH: Zoe Saldana & Chris Pratt's Romantic Tension in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Extended Trailer

Who's excited for Guardians of the Galaxy?

The action flick, which stars Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, and Zoe Saldana and features the voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel, hits theaters August 1. Trust us, the new, extended trailer will have you pumped about the latest Marvel film. 


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Nicole Richie on Good Morning America with blue hair
Nicole Richie Changes Up Her Look!

Bold and beautiful! 

Nicole Richie swapped out her lilac locks for something a little more daring. The star, who first went purple back in March, debuted a bright blue hue on Good Morning America on Monday.


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Naya Rivera attends a private event at Hyde Lounge hosted by Dell for the Beyonce concert
Naya Rivera Returning To 'Glee' Season 6

It's confirmed: Naya Rivera will return for season six of Glee... sort of.

The 27-year-old actress, who plays Santana Lopez on the FOX comedy, will return as a "recurring guest star." 


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Mariachi band at Wedding
8 Unique Latin American Wedding Traditions

In the United States, we associate several traditions with weddings: the playing of the Wedding March (aka "Here Comes the Bride"), the clanging of church bells, an over-the-top layered cake, and the exchanging of wedding bands. A boda is a boda -- no matter where you go -- but every culture has their own unique set of rituals and traditions that make getting married a beautiful, special, and memorable experience.

Check out these 8 unique Latin American wedding traditions (and be sure to share your own in the comments!) 


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Michelle Rodriguez and Zac Efron
Are Michelle Rodriguez & Zac Efron Dating?

Is this the most unexpected couple ever?

Sources speculate that Michelle Rodriguez,  35, and Zac Efron, 26, are dating after the pair were spotted smooching and cuddling on an Italian getaway last week. 


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Neymar Jr. during the World Cup
Neymar Jr: My Dream Is Not Over Yet

It was a win-lose situation for Brazil following their quarterfinal FIFA World Cup match against Colombia on Friday.

Although the host nation beat Colombia 2-1, they lost their star player, Neymar Jr., in the process. 


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Demi Lovato during the LA Gay Pride Parade
#1 Gay Ally: 6 Times Demi Lovato Has Supported LGBT Community

Demi Lovato's hair isn't the only thing rainbow about her.

The colorful pop star has been extremely vocal about her love and support of the LGBT community -- performing at Pride parades throughout the country and lending her fame in support of gay marriage and equality.

She's the #1 gay ally! Check out all the ways Demi Lovato has supported the LGBT community: 


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Jessica Alba attends the 2014 New York Women In Film And Television 'Designing Women' Awards Gala
WATCH: Jessica Alba Knows How To Be Positive On The Internet!

#Breakfree and spread the love!

Jessica Alba has teamed up with Braun to encourage positivity in our world -- especially on social media. 


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Inspiring Latina: Univision Deportes Anchor Lindsay Casinelli
Inspiring Latina: Univision Deportes Anchor Lindsay Casinelli

When she was just 11-years-old, Lindsay Casinelli knew she would be at the World Cup one day. She turned to her father while watching the 1994 games on television and said, "Dad, if I die tomorrow, my last wish is to be at the World Cup."


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