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

Pitbull Developing Two New Reality TV Shows!
Mr. Worldwide Is Coming To TV! Pitbull Has Two Reality Series In The Works

Yes, this is real: Pitbull is developing a new reality TV series!

The series, called The REAL Change Project, will pair Mr. 305 with influencers in sports, music and politics including acclaimed musician Paul McCartney, First Lady Michelle Obama, Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant and international superstar Lady Gaga, as they discuss the mentors that aided them in their success.


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EXCLUSIVE: Cristela Alonzo Reveals Her Major Inspiration
EXCLUSIVE: Cristela Alonzo Reveals Her Major Inspiration

Started at the bottom — now she's got her own ABC show.

Comedienne and actress Cristela Alonzo may have grown up poor in a small town on the Texas border, but these days, she stars in one of the few Latino-centric shows on television today, ABC's Cristela.


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Pope Francis Sounds Off On Evolution: God Is No "Magician."
Pope Francis Declares Evolution Is Real and God Isn't a Magician

Pope Francis continued his habit of voicing provocative opinions earlier this week when he announced that the theory of evolution and the idea of believing in God's creation of the world "do not contradict" each other. 

MORE: Reasons Pope Francis is the coolest pope, ever!


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Diego Maradona Denies Beating Ex-Girlfriend After Disturbing Video Emerges
Soccer Legend Diego Maradona Denies Hitting Ex as Video Surfaces

Famed Argentine soccer star, Diego Maradona, has denied allegations that he beat his ex-girlfriend, Rocio Oliva, after a disturbing video surfaced of the event.

In the clip, secretly recorded by Oliva, a visibly intoxicated Maradona questions his girlfriend before becoming physical. 


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Shakira Planning New Album World Tour
Shakira is Planning New Album and World Tour (and World Domination, Obviously)

So much for slowing down!

Shakira has big plans for her career in the coming months and years. The Colombian superstar told EFE that she plans to produce an album in Spanish and embark on a world tour — but not until after she gives birth in three months. 


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Sonia Sotomayor Dishes on Why You Should Never Dance With a Cuban
Sonia Sotomayor Dishes on Why You Should Never Dance With a Cuban

You can expect Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to have quite a few opinions on several topics: reproductive rights, for one. Marriage equality, perhaps. First Amendment rights or voter ID laws, to name a few.

But, you might be surprised to learn that this Puerto Rican judge has a strong opinion on another topic: salsa dancing. 


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New Demi Lovato Album Coming in 2015!
New Demi Lovato Album Coming in 2015!

We're about to have a heart attack: Demi Lovato's new album has a 2015 release date! 


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Has Bruno Mars Been Cloned?!
Has Bruno Mars Been Cloned?!

Is that you, Bruno Mars?

That pint-sized fashionisto might bear a striking resemblance to the "Treasure" singer — but no, they aren't related! And nope, that little guy isn't a Bruno clone either. 

SEE: Instagram cutie alert! Meet Lucas Leon.


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Guillermo Del Toro's Newest Project Is Utterly Terrifying
Guillermo Del Toro's Newest Project Is Utterly Terrifying

Guillermo Del Toro has made it his mission to discover the next big talent in horror. In conjunction with Legendary Pictures, the Mexican director has handpicked the spookiest finalists in the YouTube's House of Horror competition. The five short movies all deal with different aspects of horror: from ghosts to monsters to murderers and more. Plus, all five have been filmed on Gothic-horror sets "inspired by" Del Toro's upcoming feature, Crimson Peak. 


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Benedict Cumberbatch To Play Doctor Strange In Newest Marvel Flick
Guess Who's Playing Doctor Strange In The Newest Marvel Movie?

After months of speculation, Marvel has reportedly cast the star of their big movie, Doctor StrangeBenedict Cumberbatch.

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