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

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Ricky Martin Reveals What It's Like To Tour With His Kids!

Ricky Martin can't be apart from his adorable twins for too long... which is why he takes them on the road with him when he can!

Extra's Mario Lopez caught up with Martin backstage at the iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina music festival on Sunday to chat about fatherhood, charity, and more. 


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Eva Mendes Talks About Her Daughter For the First Time!
Eva Mendes Talks About Her Daughter For the First Time!

Eva Mendes has quite a few "wild nights" ahead of her. 


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Love Thanksgiving, but hate pumpkin? Don't worry — you don't have to skip dessert. Whip up one these 10 delicious pies that aren't pumpkin instead: 
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Alfonso Ribeiro Wins Dancing With The Stars Season 19
And the Champion of 'Dancing With the Stars' Is...

Carlton is the dancing champ!

Alfonso Ribeiro and his partner, Witney Carson, took home the top honors on season 19 of Dancing With The Stars on Tuesday night.

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As a first-generation American, Sandra Alfaro feels strongly influenced by her parents' experience immigrating from Lima, Peru, to New York City. 

"My mom left her country, and came to the U.S. when she was 25-years-old. I think she may have had $20 in her pocket, and she didn't speak any English," she said. "So, I always tell myself that it has to be worth it. All the sacrifices she made have to be worth it."


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Tom Hanks, Enrique Iglesias, Antonio Banderas, Ryan Reynolds, Alejandro Sanz, Channing Tatum, The Backstreet BoysGloria Estefan star in a hilarious video from El Hormiguero that offers the best advice we've ever heard for dealing with a bad day. 

 


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Halle Berry Takes Ex-Boyfriend To Court Over Changing Daughter's Natural Hair
Halle Berry Takes Ex-Boyfriend To Court Over Changing Daughter's Natural Hair

Halle Berry is taking her ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry to court over a dispute about her daughter, Nahla Ariela Aubry's, naturally curly hair.


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Oscar Isaac Villain Role X Men Apocalypse
Oscar Isaac Just Landed A Coveted New Role

Oscar Isaac has landed yet another coveted role! The Cuban-Guatemalan actor will play the lead villain in the forthcoming X-Men: Apocalypse

MORE: 10 things you need to know about Oscar Isaac.


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Isabel Allende Receives The Presidential Medal of Freedom
President Obama Honors Isabel Allende With Top Civilian Award

President Barack Obama presented the Medal of Freedom — the country's top civilian honor — to 18 recipients on Monday, including Chilean-born author Isabel Allende, actress Meryl Streep, and musician Stevie Wonder. 


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