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

Gabriel Garcia Marquez on his 87th birthday in Mexico City
Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez Has Died

Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died.

The Associated Press reports that a source close to the family confirmed his death Thursday afternoon. 


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12 Latinos You Never Knew Starred In Your Favorite Show
12 Latino Stars You Never Knew Were in Your Favorite Shows

When you turn on the TV, do you often wish that there were more Latino faces on screen? We do, too! But, we were shocked to find out that some of our favorite shows already had Latino stars. 
From Ed Weeks to James Roday, these 12 actors star in your favorite TV shows (and you probably never even knew they were Latino!)


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Find Out Why Selenis Leyva Doesn't Trust Any Of The Bitches In Orange Is The New Black Season 2
WATCH: The 'Orange is the New Black' Season 2 Trailer is Epic!

It's finally here!

Netflix released the full trailer for season two of Orange is the New Black, and it's so damn good. 

Piper is back in SHU, Morello is out of prison, and there's a new girl behind bars. Plus, find out why Gloria (played by Selenis Leyva) doesn't trust any of these bitches.

Here it is -- we'll be watching over and over until the new season is released on Netflix on June 6th: 


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Gisele Sizzles In Bikini Shoot For H&M!
Gisele Bundchen Sizzles in H&M Bikini Shoot

Gisele Bündchen bares all in a new campaign for fashion retailer H&M. 


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Demi Lovato Shuts Down Tweeter After Being Called "Fatty"
Demi Lovato Shuts Down Tweeter After Being Called "Fatty"

Don't mess with Demi Lovato!

The "Skyscraper" singer took to Twitter on Tuesday night to shut down a bully who called the singer a "fatty." However, instead of fighting back with words of hate, she responded to the tweeter with love.


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Juanes performs during the 2013 Latin Recording Academy Person Of The Year honoring Miguel Bose
Juanes to Perform on 'The Today Show'

Juanes is set to take the stage at The TODAY Show!

The Colombian rocker will appear on Monday, April 21st at 8 a.m. on NBC's national morning show. Juanes will be performing some of the music from his new album, Loco De Amor


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Ryan Lochte Shows Off Abs In Sexy Calvin Klein Ads
Ryan Lochte Strips Down for Calvin Klein

Ryan Lochte bares it all in a sexy new ad campaign for Calvin Klein!

The champion swimmer teamed up with Ireland Baldwin to star in the White Label "American Icons" ad campaign. 

The tall, blonde duo posed in everything from jeans to swimwear... and yeah, they definitely showed off their rock-hard abs. 


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Juan Gabriel at the 2009 Person Of The Year Honoring Juan Gabriel
Juan Gabriel Hospitalized With Pneumonia, in "Stable Condition"

Mexican singer Juan Gabriel is in "very stable condition" after being hospitalized with pneumonia in Las Vegas on Monday. 

The legendary singer canceled a set of shows at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on April 16 and 17 and at SAP Center in San Jose on April 19 because of his illness. The showman has taken to social media to inform his fans that the show will go on, and new performances are being scheduled for May. 


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Maria Teresa Kumar at the 2013 ALMA Awards
EXCLUSIVE: Voto Latino CEO Maria Teresa Kumar Talks Civic Engagement

Ten years ago, Voto Latino was formed. Ever since, the nonpartisan organization has been devoted to empowering Latino millennials to claim a better future for themselves and their community. 


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EXCLUSIVE: Wilmer Valderrama Talks Civic Engagement and Immigration At Voto Latino Power Summit!
EXCLUSIVE: Wilmer Valderrama Talks Civic Engagement and Immigration At Voto Latino Power Summit!

This year, Voto Latino celebrates their 10th anniversary. The nonpartisan organization aims to empower Latino Millennials to claim a better future for themselves and their community.


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