Riza Raquel Santos[fn 1] (born August 31, 1989) is a currently the Vice President of Argyle Fox Inc., a technology firm headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. and a former Canadian actress, TV Host and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Earth Canada 2006, Miss World Canada 2011 and Miss Universe Canada 2013.
Riza Raquel Santos at the 2019 Daytime Emmy Awards.
Riza Raquel Santos[fn 1]
August 31, 1989
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Beauty pageant titleholder|
As an advocate for environmental protection, Santos worked with the Canadian International Development Agency upon graduating high school. She also served with the Canadian Forces Army Reserve. Riza attended Rocky Mountain Bible and the University of Calgary's Schulich School of Engineering.
Corporate and Technology experienceEdit
Riza Raquel Santos is currently a technology executive, working as the Vice President of Argyle Fox Inc. She is instrumental in both software project and sales cycles, and is a corporate and market strategist, helping companies achieve their mandates by identifying opportunities to streamline operations and grow market share. She also helps to build strategic partnerships with firms and individuals. As an executive in the technology sector, she believes in empowering young women for success in careers in tech.
During her participation with Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition 2, she played for Bantay Bata, ABS-CBN Foundation's charitable institution. On Day 84, she was proclaimed the second-place winner of the show. In 2008 and 2009, she hosted the Asian Poker Tour. She has made several other television and film appearances.
Miss Universe Canada 2013Edit
Santos competed at the 2013 edition of Miss Universe Canada held in Toronto where she was hailed 1st Runner up to Denise Garrido. However, 24 hours later, it was later revealed that she originally won due to a typo error in the ratings of the Top 5 entries, which afterwards, significantly impacted the final results of the competition. A week later, she was officially crowned as the new Miss Universe Canada 2013 in her hometown, Calgary, Alberta. This is the first instance of this type of error in the 11 years that Beauties of Canada (BOC) has produced the Miss Universe Canada pageant. Garrido has actually ranked as third runner-up.
Previous pageant experienceEdit
She is a Triple National Pageant winner, having gone on to compete in three of the Big Four international beauty pageants. She competed and won Miss Earth Canada 2006, Miss World Canada 2011 and most recently Miss Universe Canada 2013. She competed in the Miss Earth 2006 pageant, in which she was given the Miss Earth Photogenic 2006, Miss Earth Talent 2006 Finalist, 5 Special Awards. She also competed in Miss World 2011 contest, where she placed 30th out of 120 contestants and she also placed 4th in the Sport Talent competition. . She later represented Canada at the Miss Universe 2013 competition in Moscow, Russia.
She represented the Philippines for Miss Global 2019 at Mexico and was placed 3rd Runner Up.
|2008||Dobol Trobol: Lets Get Redi 2 Rambol!||Boni|
|2008||Ikaw Pa Rin: Bongga ka boy!||Miss Canada|
|2008||When Love Begins||Christine|
|2015||The King of Fighters 2000: 10 YEARS AFTER||Bonne Jenet (voice only)|
|2013||Miss Universe 2013||Herself as Canada's representative; 20th place|
|2009||Asian Poker Tour||Official Television Host|
|2008||Asian Poker Tour||Official Television Host|
|2008||I Love Betty La Fea||Amanda (model)|
|2008||Miss Earth||Television Host|
|2008||Philippines Scariest Challenge||Herself/Contestant|
|2008||Wheel of Fortune||Guest|
|2008||Love Spell||Living Doll|
|2007||Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition 2||Celebrity Housemate; Runner-up|
|2006||Deal or No Deal||Guest|
- Riza Santos was born in Canada.
-  Archived May 19, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
- Dimaculangan, Jocelyn (January 5, 2008). "Ruben Gonzaga wins "Pinoy Big Brother" Celebrity Edition 2". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved April 7, 2012.
- Train, F. (January 29, 2009). "Day 1a Draws to a Close". Poker News. Retrieved April 7, 2012.
- Yan, Carrie B. (June 30, 2011). "Miss World Canada 2011 Riza Raquel Santos". Global Pinoy. Retrieved April 7, 2012.
- Miss Universe Canada (May 2013). "Miss Universe Canada 2013 Final Results". Archived from the original on December 16, 2013.
- "Site Suspended - This site has stepped out for a bit". Rosotro.com. Retrieved January 14, 2014.
- Requintina, Robert R. (May 27, 2011). "Canada's Miss World is Filipina". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved April 7, 2012.
- "Miss World Canada 2012 | Winner 2011". Missworldcanada.com. November 6, 2011. Retrieved January 14, 2014.
- Avante, Wells (November 27, 2006). "Miss Chile crowned Miss Earth 2006". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved April 7, 2012.
- Godinez, Bong (September 8, 2008). "Ruffa Gutierrez criticizes Riza Santos for tardiness in "Betty La Fea" taping". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved April 7, 2012.
- Santiago, Erwin (September 13, 2008). "Riza Santos apologizes to Ruffa Gutierrez, but insists on her innocence". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved April 7, 2012.
- Mata, Paul (November 10, 2008). "Miss Philippines Karla Henry wins Ms Earth pageant". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved April 7, 2012.
- "Miss Earth Post Coronation, November 9, 2008, Philippines". Jamaican.com. November 19, 2008. Archived from the original on September 23, 2012. Retrieved April 7, 2012.
- Dimaculangan, Jocelyn (March 5, 2008). "Jake Cuenca and Riza Santos get intimate in "Palos"". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved April 7, 2012.
|Awards and achievements|
| Miss Earth Canada
| Miss World Canada
| Miss Universe Canada