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

Jasmine Villegas at the premiere of Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
Jasmine V to Domestic Abuse Victims: "You Have a Voice"

Jasmine Villegas, a.k.a. Jasmine V, has spoken candidly in the past about her struggle in an abusive relationship. The 20-year-old pop star bravely revealed that she was in an abusive and dangerous relationship for a year and a half. 


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Lauren Sanchez and Sunny Hostin
'The View' Finally Considers Adding Latina Co-Hosts -- See Who They Are!

Is there a Latina coming to The View?

The ABC morning talk show reportedly wants to replace outgoing co-hosts Sherri Shepard and Jenni McCarthy with at least one Latina. According to Fox News Latino, producers scouted Lauren Sanchez, 44, of Good Morning LA and Extra.


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Julissa Bermudez Defends Bestie Adrienne Bailon Against Kim Kardashian!
Don't Mess With Her Girl! See What Julissa Bermudez Tweeted in Support of Adrienne

Friends through thick 'n thin!

Adrienne Bailon's best friend and Empire Girls co-star, Julissa Bermudez, took to Twitter to stand up for her girlfriend after the Kardashian family blasted her for comments made in our September issue


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No Love Here! Melanie Griffith Covers Up Anotonio Banderas Tatt (Again!)
No Love Here! Melanie Griffith Covers Up Antonio Banderas Tat In the Best Way Ever

A+ for style!

While out-and-about in West Hollywood earlier this week, Melanie Griffith covered up her "Antonio" tattoo in the most inventive way possible. Instead of masking the ink with makeup, she placed a patch with the name "Mel" over the tat. Props, Melanie. Major props.


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Adrienne Bailon and Rob Kardashian
Rob Kardashian Responds To The Adrienne Bailon Drama

You can roll your eyes now: Rob Kardashian is playing the scorned ex-boyfriend.

After Adrienne Bailon called him out for cheating on her in our September issue, Rob Kardashian responded by retweeting his big sister. Khloe Kardashian tweeted, "FDB," which her brother promptly shared with his 5 million followers. "FDB" comes from Young Dro's song "F.D.B." -- which stands for "Fuck Dat Bitch." 


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Demi Lovato attends the UFC 175 event
Demi Lovato Dishes On Past Struggles: "I Am An Open Book"

Demi Lovato came clean about her struggles with drugs, eating disorders, and self-harm in a candid interview with the Daily Mail's Yes magazine.


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Inspiring Latina: Triathlete With Rheumatoid Arthritis Angela Durazo
Inspiring Latina: Meet Angela Durazo, A Triathlete With Rheumatoid Arthritis

"Rheumatoid arthritis is the best thing that ever happened to me."

Angela Durazo never believed she would say those words. 


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Adrienne Bailon, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian
Khloe & Kourtney Kardashian Lash Out At Adrienne Bailon

The drama continues! 

Kim Kardashian isn't the only sister angry about Adrienne Bailon's candid interview with us about her ex-boyfriend, Rob Kardashian. 


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Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas attend Demi Lovato's 18th birthday party
Will Demi Lovato Appear on Nick Jonas' New Album?

Whoa, big collaboration news!

Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas have teamed up for a duet, which is set to appear on his upcoming album.

Jonas, who served as the musical and creative director for Lovato's Neon Lights tour, asked Lovato to join him for a song on his new untitled solo album. "We did one for my record," Jonas told E! News


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Survey Reveals Americans Want Unaccompanied Child Migrants Sheltered Not Deported
Survey: Americans Want Unaccompanied Child Migrants Sheltered Not Deported

A shocking new survey revealed that the majority of Americans want unaccompanied child immigrants sheltered in our country -- not deported. 


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