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 Brooklyn, New 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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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."
Well... that was fast.
Tom Hanks, Enrique Iglesias, Antonio Banderas, Ryan Reynolds, Alejandro Sanz, Channing Tatum, The Backstreet Boys, Gloria Estefan star in a hilarious video from El Hormiguero that offers the best advice we've ever heard for dealing with a bad day.
Halle Berry is taking her ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry to court over a dispute about her daughter, Nahla Ariela Aubry's, naturally curly hair.
Oscar Isaac has landed yet another coveted role! The Cuban-Guatemalan actor will play the lead villain in the forthcoming X-Men: Apocalypse.
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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