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

7 Creepy Origins Of Your Favorite Fairy Tales
7 Creepy Origins Of Your Favorite Fairy Tales

Oh, you thought fairy tales were for children? You thought wrong.
Many of the fairy tales made famous by Disney actually have terrifying roots in traditional folklore. Ready to ruin your childhood forever? Check out the creepy stories behind seven of your favorite movies: 
READ: Latino legends that deserve their own horror films!


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TK Men Who Are Definitely Among The Sexiest Men Alive
10 Men Who Are Definitely Among The Sexiest Men Alive

Last week, Chris Hemsworth was crowned People Magazine's 2014 Sexiest Man Alive. We love Hemsworth as the hammer-wielding god of thunder, Thor... and we could not be more jealous of his lovely wife, Elsa Pataky


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Zoe Saldaña Wants More Women in Action Movies
Zoe Saldaña Wants More Women in Action Movies

Zoe Saldaña has a big problem with the lack of diversity in Hollywood — especially when it comes to roles for women. 

MORE: The top grossing Latinas in Hollywood!

"You have to fight harder, you have to be better, you can't rest," she said of being a female in Hollywood. "It's not okay. We need more women."


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Selena Gomez Teases Her AMA Performance
Selena Gomez Teases Her AMA Performance

Selena Gomez is ready to get real at the AMAs!

Just days ahead of the awards show, Gomez, 22, posted a series of Instagram photos in anticipation of her first-ever performance of "The Heart Wants What I Wants" at the American Music Awards, airing at 8pm EST on Sunday on ABC. 


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WATCH: Three Grandmas Smoke Pot and It's Just Amazing
WATCH: Three Grandmas Smoke Pot and It's Just Amazing

Don't worry — no grandmothers were injured in the filming of this video. 

Now that marijuana use has been legalized in Washington, Seattle-based Cut.com decided to film three grandmothers taking a hit for the first time. Unsurprisingly, it proved to be a wonderful experiment.

MORE: Latino celebrities with a history of marijuana use.


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Tyler Posey Fulfills His Mom's Dream Wish on 'My Hero' As She Battles Cancer
Tyler Posey Fulfills His Mom's Dream Wish on 'My Hero' As She Battles Cancer

Tyler Posey decided to reward his hero with a very special surprise — and trust us, you won't be able to stop crying when you hear about it. 

The 23-year-old paid homage to his mother, Cyndi Garcia Posey, on the latest episode of the AOL series Zoe Saldaña Presents My Hero.


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2014 Latin Grammys Awards Recap Highlights
2014 Latin Grammys: The Highlights Of The Night!

The clothes, the dancing, the epic performances: the 2014 Latin Grammys certainly didn't disappoint. 

The awards show, which directly followed President Barack Obama's address on immigration, began on a political note.


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Obama Outlines Immigration Plan In Presidential Address
Obama Outlines Immigration Plan In Presidential Address

On Thursday night, President Barack Obama addressed the nation to outline his executive action to fix America's broken immigration system.

"For more than 200 years, our tradition of welcoming immigrants from around the world has given us a tremendous advantage over other nations," he said.  

"But today, our immigration system is broken, and everybody knows it," he continued.


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Catcalling Video: Where Are All The White Men?
Catcalling Video: Where Are All The White Men?

Okay, we need to talk about that video about street harassment. You know the one. A few weeks ago, a video, sponsored by Hollaback!, followed an actress named Shoshana B. Roberts as she walked through the streets of New York City for 10 hours dressed simply in a black shirt and jeans.


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Girls Inc. Honors Eva Longoria For Work With Education in Latina Community
Girls Inc. Honors Eva Longoria For Work With Education in Latina Community

Girls Inc. celebrated the ultimate feminists in Hollywood at their Los Angeles Celebration Luncheon on Wednesday afternoon.

The organization has worked for over a hundred years to meet the changing needs of girls throughout the country. Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart and bold, and they provide 138,000 girls across the U.S. and Canada with life-changing experiences and real solutions to the unique problems faced by women today.


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