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

ABC Cristela New Show Trailer
WATCH: The First Trailer for ABC's New Show 'Cristela' is Here!

The first trailer for ABC's Latino-centric new series is here! 

Cristela chronicles the life of a Mexican-American woman juggling her sixth year as a law student, her insane home obligations, and the multiple jobs she needs to pay her tuition. On top of all that craziness, Cristela, played by breakout comedienne Cristela Alonzo, lives in a cramped home with her sister Daniela, her brother-in-law Felix, and their two children. 


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Dev New Album Bittersweet July Interview
EXCLUSIVE: Dev Talks 'Bittersweet July' & Working With Enrique Iglesias!

Dev is back!

Three years after releasing her first album The Night The Sun Came Up, Devin Star Tailes, is set to drop her latest album. Bittersweet July, out September 23, showcases the evolution of Dev and pays tribute to some of the exciting changes she's experienced since she released her debut album. 


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Shakira and son Milan at the World Cup finale
Shakira is Pregnant With Baby No. 2!

Shakira is pregnant with baby no. 2! 

Following months of speculation, the international superstar confirmed her second pregnancy to Cosmo en Espanol. "Yes, it's the truth that I am pregnant," she told the magazine in Spanish.


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Heartbreak Hotel: 2014's Biggest Breakups

It's been a heartwreching year...


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Zara Pulls Offensive Holocaust Shirt
Zara Forced to Pull Shirt Reminiscent of Holocaust

Spanish retailer, Zara, was forced to pull an offensive t-shirt from shelves after enraged shoppers deemed the shirt resembled those worn by persecuted Jews during the Holocaust. 

Zara claims that the inspiration for the toddler tee, dubbed the "sheriff" t-shirt, came from Classic Western films — not concentration camps. Critics claimed the "sheriff's badge" resembled the Star of David. 


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Gisele Bundchen Turns Up the Heat in Sexy Lingerie Line Ad!

Hot, hot! The World's Highest Paid Supermodel knows a thing or two about sexy. Luckily for us, she's willing to share her know-how.


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Selena Gomez Dance Off
WATCH: Selena Gomez Challenges Chrissy Teigen to a Dance-Off

Which of these beautiful chicas is the better dancer? 

Selena Gomez had a little fun earlier this week when she challenged Chrissy Teigen to a dance-off.

Gomez, 22, posted a video dancing to Sia's "Chandelier." She captioned the kooky video: "Hey @chrissyteigen wanna dance off??"


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Sofia Vergara at the 2014 Emmy Awards press room
WATCH: Sofia Vergara & Derek Hough Get "Footloose" at the Emmys

Kick off those Sunday shoes, Sofia!

Sofia Vergara turned up the heat at HBO's 2014 Emmy Awards after-party on Monday night. The Modern Family actress and Dancing With The Stars' pro Derek Hough teamed up for a wild jaunt on the dance floor. 


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Victor Estrella Burgos during the French Open
First Dominican (& Oldest Person) Makes Debut at U.S. Open

Victor Estrella Burgos is making history — in more ways than one.

The 34-year-old tennis player will be the oldest person to make his debut at the U.S. Open when he takes to the courts in Flushing Meadows, New York, this week. He will also be the first Dominican to ever play in the Grand Slam Tournament.


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Women's Equality Day: 6 Things We Still Need To Achieve
Women's Equality Day: 5 Things We Still Need To Achieve

Women's Equality Day falls on August 26, the anniversary of the day that the 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote.

"Women are succeeding like never before. Their contributions are growing our economy and advancing our nation," President Barack Obama said in a statement on Monday. "But, despite these gains, the dreams of too many mothers and daughters continue to be deferred and denied."

"There is still more work to do and more doors of opportunity to open," he continued.


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