EXCLUSIVE: Pop Star Miguelito Talks New Music, Celebrity Crushes, and His Puerto Rican Heritage

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Do you have a career icon?

Yes, for the Latin market, it’s Daddy Yankee. For the American market, it’s the Jonas Brothers. When I was a kid, I used to look up to them and listen to their music. There was something that I liked about them: maybe it was their music or their style. I just wanted to be like them. I grew up loving their music, and loving what they did. When I saw their movie, I wanted to be like them! 

Do you want to do any acting?

Sure! I actually did a movie two years ago. I’m mostly focused on singing, but if I get a deal or an audition, I would take it. 

You're only 14, but you're so driven. Do you have any plans for college in the future?

I do want to go to college. I want to study sound engineering. I want to be a producer in addition to singing. But, in time, we’ll see if it’s possible for me to go to college. 

Do you have a dream school?

I’ve thought about UCLA, Stanford, and Kentucky.

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Originally from El Paso, Texas, Cristina Mari Arreola 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

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