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

Eva Longoria
Eva Longoria's Most Inspiring Quotes About Politics & Activism

In addition to roles as an actress, producer, and director, Eva Longoria spends much of her time politically involved through her work with President Barack Obama, El Voto Hispano, the Eva Longoria Fund, and more.


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The Book of Life Hot Topic Clothing Line
Hot Topic Releases Line Based on Guillermo del Toro's 'Book of Life'

Excited for Guillermo del Toro's upcoming flick The Book of Life? Now, you can share your excitement about the Day of the Dead inspired flick with the world — through your wardrobe!

In conjunction with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, Hot Topic will feature a limited-edition fashion collection inspired by the vividly animated flick, which hits theaters October 17.


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Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Lopez
Is Jennifer Lopez to Blame for Iggy Azalea's VMAs Stage Fall?

Is J.Lo bad luck?

Iggy Azalea, 24, told Entertainment Tonight that she blamed Jennifer Lopez for a nasty fall off stage she experienced at a pre-VMAs show on August 22. According to the Aussie rapper, Lopez, 45, predicted the accident at a show in Chicago a while back.


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Juan Pablo di Pace and Ray Diaz
#ManCrushMonday: 8 Up-and-Coming Latino Hotties You Need to Know

This #ManCrushMonday, we're taking a minute to celebrate the up-and-coming Latino hotties who are bound to be your next major crush. From Ray Diaz to Juan Pablo di Pace, say hello to the next generation of heartbreakers: 


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Robert Rodriguez at the Machete Kills premiere
Robert Rodriguez Gives Inspiring Speech About Latinos in Hollywood

Robert Rodriguez gave a touching speech about Latinos in Hollywood before the San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists earlier this month.

The famed Sin City: A Dame To Kill For director attended the event on August 8 to accept the Corazón de Oro award.


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Miss Spain Patricia Yurena during the Miss Universe pageant
Former Miss Spain is the First Openly Gay National Beauty Queen

Miss Spain in both 2008 and 2013, Patricia Yurena, came out as lesbian in a historic move that makes her the first openly gay national beauty queen. 

Yurena, the first runner-up for the Miss Universe crown in 2013, revealed her sexuality in a super-romantic Instagram photo that featured her and her girlfriend, Spanish DJ Vanesa Klein. The caption read, "Romeo and Juliet."


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Que? Miley Cyrus Was Just Banned From Performing in the Dominican Republic

Miley can party in the U.S.A.... but not in D.R.

The Dominican Republic banned Miley Cyrus from performing on the pristine shores of their Caribbean island this weekend. 


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Beyonce performs during the 2014 MTV VMAs
MTV VMAs 2014 Recap: The 10 Best Moments

If you didn't watch the MTV Video Music Awards last night, you missed a wild ride. From Ariana Grande's opening act to Beyonce's killer 15-minute finale, the star-studded awards ceremony was packed with unforgettable performances, shocking speeches, and crazy antics. 


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Casper Smart and Jennifer Lopez at the Billboard Music Awards
Jennifer Lopez & Casper Smart Reunite At the 2014 MTV VMAs

Whoa: Are Casper Smart and Jennifer Lopez back together?


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