Former Pinoy Big Brother housemate Riza Santos is also an accomplished beauty queen.
The 33-year old Filipino Canadian was crowned Miss Earth Canada in 2006, Miss World Canada in 2011 and Miss Universe Canada in 2013.
Now, she is back to compete for another title as she represents the Philippines at the 8th Miss Global Beauty Pageant, with around 80 contestants vying for the crown in Oaxaca, Mexico on January 18th.
“The platform of Miss Global is to empower women, and to embrace different cultures and so I think that’s one thing we love about Filipino-Canadians, because I’m representing the Philippines. is that we really embrace culture and Filipinos are known around the world to be warm, loving people. I haven’t met anybody who doesn’t love Filipinos.”
But while competing in beauty pageants was a priority for Santos for years, she shared that she wants to accomplish other things in life.