A young and beautiful Filipino-Canadian who recently won the Miss Canada-World contest will be representing Canada in the upcoming Miss World beauty contest in London late this year.
"Riza Santos, 24, is a Canadian TV personality and beauty queen who also tried her luck in the Philippines recently. Her parents are from Bataan and Bulacan but she was raised in Canada. She studied Biological Science at the University of Calgary and had hoped to become a doctor", mb.com.ph reports.
"In 2006, she won Miss Earth Canada and represented Canada in the Miss Earth beauty pageant in the Philippines. She won Miss Photogenic and Miss Fontana special awards but she did not place the semifinals", the report added.
According to ABS-CBN News quoting Miss World Canada Website, Santos plans to become a commissioned officer, having completed her Basic Military Qualification (BMQ) and Soldier Qualification (SQ) with the Canadian Forces Army Reserve.
Santos, who is a self-proclaimed virgin, has appeared in some movies including different roles in Road Raiders, Dobol Trobol, Ikaw Pa Rin and Where Love Begins.
She has also hosted Asian Poker Tour, Miss Earth and appeared other TV shows including Pinoy Big Brother, Deal of No Deal and Wheel of Fortune.