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

Teenager Comes Out As Undocumented Immigrant To Hillary Clinton
Teenager Comes Out As Undocumented Immigrant To Hillary Clinton

When 19-year-old Nova Bajamonti picked up the microphone at a forum co-hosted by Hillary Clinton and America Ferrera, she surprised everyone -- including herself. 

"For the first time publicly, I want to say that I am an undocumented immigrant," she told the crowd. 


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Cameron Diaz Hasn't Used Antiperspirant In 20 Years
Cameron Diaz Hasn't Used Antiperspirant In 20 Years

Smell ya later, Cameron Diaz

Diaz, 41, told reporters at the premiere of The Other Woman that she doesn't believe in one hygienic tool: antiperspirant

"It's really bad for you," the actress said. "I haven't used it for almost 20 years." 

Wait... really?

"You're stinky, because you use antiperspirant," she continued. "It keeps all the stink in."


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Pepsi Announces Music Partnership With Prince Royce
Pepsi Announces Music Partnership With Prince Royce

Pepsi has an exciting, new Latino partner: bachata star Prince Royce!

The 16-time Billboard Latin Music Award winner was announced on Wednesday as the newest member of the Pepsi music family. This year, the brand will support Prince Royce on his U.S. summer tour and through a national campaign.


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Ricky Martin Releases "Vida" For The 2014 World Cup!
Ricky Martin Releases "Vida" For The 2014 World Cup!

Ricky Martin released an energetic new track for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil!


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Lupita Nyong'o Is People's Most Beautiful!
Lupita Nyong'o Is People's Most Beautiful!

....and People's Most Beautiful person is Lupita Nyong'o!

The Oscar-winning actress graces the cover of this year's Most Beautiful edition of People Magazine.

"It was exciting and just a major, major compliment," the 31-year-old said. "I was happy for all the girls who would see me on [it] and feel a little more seen."


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Mariah Carey promoting American Idol
5 Celebrities Who Have Suffered A Miscarriage

Lindsay Lohan dropped a bombshell confession in a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey. The troubled young star admitted that she had suffered a miscarriage during the filming of her reality docuseries, Lindsay. "I couldn't move. I was sick," she said. "Mentally, that messes with you."

Miscarriages are emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and physically exhausting. Unfortunately, these stars have all dealt with the pain of losing a baby: 


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Amy Poehler Pranks New Yorkers In Pitbull Mask
Amy Poehler Pranks New Yorkers With Pitbull Mask

It's not Pitbull! It's Amy Poehler!

The star of Parks and Recreation ran around New York City with a mask that bore the likeness of Mr. 305. New Yorkers were shocked when she peeled off the mask to reveal (GASP!) she's not Pitbull... she's Amy Poehler! 

Watch the hilarious of episode of Billy on the Street below. Oh, and Billy: next time, we'd love to see Pitbull in an Amy Poehler mask. Dale!


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Scientists Discover Female Insect With Penis In Brazil
Scientists Discover Female Insect With Penis In Brazil

Que? Scientists have discovered a new species of insect with some interesting anatomical abnormalities.

The females have penises. Yes, you read that correctly.


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Sofia Vergara on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Sofia Vergara: Sexy Without Funny Is Cheesy

Sofia Vergara knows how to be sexy.

The Colombian actress recently discussed the key to playing a sexy character in an interview about her new flick, Fading GigoloThe movie, directed by John Turturro, co-stars Woody Allen and Sharon Stone. It follows Turturro's character, Fioravante, as he experiments in the world of male prostitution. Vergara plays Selima, a sensual character who falls for Fioravante's soulful eyes and lovemaking. 


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Juanes Rocks "The TODAY Show" (In Spanish!)
WATCH: Juanes Rocks the 'TODAY' Show

Juanes rocked the TODAY show on Monday morning, performing his hit songs "La Luz" and "Mil Pedazos" for a cheering crowd and national audience.

The Colombian rockstar performed in New York City's famed Rockefeller Center, and chatted with Matt Lauer and Tamron Hall about his tour, Spanish-language roots, and more.


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