Screen Name: Riza Santos
Full Name: Riza Raquel Santos
Sport: Track and Field
Hidden Ambition: To become a doctor
Claim to Fame: Miss Earth – Canada
Achievements: Filipina that represented Canada in the Ms. Earth beauty pageant
She maybe Canadian but Riza is pure Pinay, her parents hailing from Bulacan and Bataan. Both engineers, her parents’ jobs took them to Canada as immigrants. And although she has lived in North America all her life, Riza is raised with Filipino values and has very close family ties. She admits though to breaking the rules and sneaking out to party with the popular kids one night when she was 16. She returned home to find her sister enraged for her parents were still out looking for her. Riza then vowed never to do it again.
Riza began concentrating on charity work and community service. She even joined the military as a medic. She’s also a counselor at a crisis center for pregnant women and has vowed to save her self for the man she loves on her wedding day. Riza even wears a ring on her engagement finger to seal this promise.Numerous sources reveal that she is 21 years old. Riza’s grandparents inspired her to become a soldier in the Canadian Forces Army Reserve. She is a reporter for the Army News as well. Riza was a student at the University of Calgary studying Biological Science. She had hopes of becoming a doctor.
Riza, like most of her family, is an achiever. Aside from her military career and vocations, she studied Biology in college. Quite talented, she has also designed some of the gowns she has worn on pageants. Riza dreams of having a singing and acting career someday too.
In her Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition 2 stint, she played for Bantay Bata, ABS-CBN Foundation’s charitable institution. On Day 84, she was proclaimed the second placer of Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition 2.