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

Throwback! 12-Year-Old Shakira Rocks Her School Talent Show
#TBT: Watch 11-Year-Old Shakira Rock Her School's Talent Show!

A star is born! 

In a clip posted to YouTube, an 11-year-old Shakira wows a crowd at her school's talent contest in Barranquilla, Colombia. According to the time stamp on the recording, the competition was on Sept. 10, 1988. 


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Manny Perez and Yumilka Valerio wedding
Manny Perez Marries Yumilka Valerio!

Felicidades, Manny Perez!

The Rescue Me and Homelandactor wed Yumilka Valerio on Friday in a private ceremony in the Dominican Republic. 

"This is the happiest and most blessed moment of our lives," the couple told People


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Emilio Estefan and Gloria Estefan
10 Celebrity Couples Who Can Never, Ever Break Up

We were crushed when we heard the news that Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith were divorcing after 18 years of marriage. The gorgeous couple had been together for nearly two decades, and honestly, we just assumed they'd be around 'til the end. Truth is: some couples have been together for so long and have such a romantic story, they would destroy our faith in true love (and humanity) if they ever parted ways. 


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Laura M. Robert Rivera
Inspiring Latina: Girl Scouts Young Woman of Distinction Laura M. Robert Rivera

At just 17-years-old, Laura M. Robert Rivera is a truly accomplished and inspiring Latina.

The teenager has been a member of the Girl Scouts of the USA since she was just three-years-oldand this year, she's set to receive the highest scouting honor. She's been named one of the 2014 Young Women of Distinction by the Girl Scouts. 


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Alessandra Ambrosio reacts to Brazil's World Cup loss
6 Stars React To Brazil's Loss

Brazil's heartbreaking loss to Germany in the semifinal match of the 2014 World Cup provoked some strong reactions on the Internet. In fact, the 7-1 blowout was the most tweeted game of all time, and fans of both teams took to Twitter and Instagram to gloat over their decided victory... or cry over their surprising loss. 


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Nicole Richie Admits She Set Up Cameron Diaz & Benji Madden!

Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match!

On an episode of Watch What Happens Live, host Andy Cohen asked Nicole Richie if she approved of the budding romance between Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden.

"I approve of anything that's going to make Benji happy," she said. "I am a devoted sister in law. I'm happy for anyone who is happy, and I want everyone to be surrounded with love."


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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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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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