Biography for Riza Santos
Born Riza Santos
August 31, 1986
Hair color Black
Eye color Brown
Title(s) Miss Earth Canada 2006
Miss World Canada 2011
Miss Universe Canada 2013
Riza Santos was officially crowned Miss Universe Canada 2013 at Osteria de Medici on Sunday, June 2nd. Riza Santos is 26 years old and stands 1,72m. She will represent Canada at Miss Universe 2013 pageant next December.
Riza was named Miss Universe Canada only days after the competition had taken place, where Ontario’s Denise Garrido was erroneusly crowned. Afterwards, organizing company Beauties of Canada released a statement taking responsibility for the mistake.
Santos' parents are from Bataan and Bulacan in the Philippines but she was raised in Canada. She is of Filipino ancestry. Her grandparents influenced her in pursuing a career in the military in which she completed training with the Canadian military forces and became a news reporter for the Army News. Santos returned to Canada in 2009.She is currently studying engineering at the University of Calgary's Schulich School of Engineering, and is "working as an engineering student" at the Provident Energy Ltd. in Environment Health and Safety.