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: 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

Relationship Lessons We Learned From Selena Gomez
5 Relationship Lessons We Learned From Selena Gomez

Love 'em or hate 'em, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber have not had an easy road. They've been involved in a tumultuous, dramatic, heart wrenching on-again, off-again relationship for over three years — and they keep going back for more. We can't say that we're the biggest fan of Selena's relationship with Justin, but she has taught us a thing or two about love.


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The 5 Best Love Triangles On Screen
The Best On-Screen Love Triangles

Perhaps the most popular trope on screen, the love triangle can be banal and boring at its worst — and provocative, inspiring, and stimulating at its best. From Vicky Cristina Barcelona to Y Tu Mamá Tambiénthese are the best on-screen love triangles:


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Instruments The Stars Play!
10 Latinos Who Play Instruments

If you've ever played an instrument, you know the endless benefits music has on the body and the mind. Playing music certainly opens you up to other creative possibilities — as these multitalented celebrities can attest.
From Kuno Becker to Kat Von D, these accomplished Latinos all play an instrument: 


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Maria Conchita Alonso Venezuelan Citizenship Revoked
Venezuela to Strip Maria Conchita Alonso's Citizenship for Criticizing Maduro's Regime

Maria Conchita Alonso can no longer declare herself a citizen of Venezuela.

The government of Venezuela declared that it has begun the process of stripping the actress of her citizenship. The reason? Her criticism of the administration of President Nicolás Maduro.


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Diego Luna Gael Garcia Bernal Produce AE Show Nino Santo
Diego Luna & Gael Garcia Bernal Team Up to Produce 'Niño Santo' Adaptation

¿Ciencia o fe?

Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal have teamed up with A&E and Steven Spielberg's Amblin TV to produce the American version of a Mexican spiritual drama, Niño Santo. The project has been put in fast-track development with an order for multiple scripts. 


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Sara Ramirez & the Cast of 'Grey's Anatomy' Channel 'Orange is the New Black'
Sara Ramirez & the Cast of 'Grey's Anatomy' Channel 'Orange is the New Black'

Forget orange! Blue is totally the new black. 

Sara Ramirez, Ellen Pompeo and the rest of the cast of Grey's Anatomy posed for a photo styled as characters from Orange is the New Black


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Gael Garcia Bernal Dolores Fonzi Never Married
Que? Gael Garcia Bernal Denies He Was Ever Married to Dolores Fonzi

Gael Garcia Bernal just set the record straight about his alleged divorce from Dolores Fonzi.

Earlier this month, reports emerged that Bernal, 35, and Fonzi, 36, had separated after five years of marriage. However, Bernal recently revealed that the couple separated, but didn't divorce. 


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J Balvin performing
6 Reason J Balvin is the Next Big Latin Superstar

Okay, we're calling it right now: J. Balvin is your next obsession. This Colombian reggaetonero won us over with his absurdly catchy jams, his completely hilarious social media presence, and his too-adorable-for-words smile. We admit it: we're hooked on J. Balvin. 

Don't believe us? Here are six reasons he's set to become the next big thing: 


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George Clooney Plane Full Tequila Wedding Day
Tequila Anyone? George Clooney Delivers a Plane-Full for Wedding Day

Pass the lime and salt!

In preparation for his wedding to Amal Alamuddin, George Clooney stocked up on some premium liquor — courtesy of his best friend and business partner, Rande Gerber.

Gerber left Los Angeles for Italy on Monday in a private jet loaded down with over 50 cases of Casamigos TequilaGerber and Clooney co-own the premium tequila brand. 


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Rosario Dawson at the Sin City 2 premiere
Is Rosario Dawson Joining the Cast of 'True Detective' Season 2?

At this point, nearly every actor in Hollywood has been tossed around as the potential star of True Detective season two, but we really hope that this particular rumor proves to be true.


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