Riza Santos won as Miss World Canada 2011 and will represent Canada in the Miss World 2011 happening on November 8 in London.
The crowning of 23-year-old half-Filipina Riza Santos as Miss World Canada 2011 was held Thursday, May 19, at the River Rock Show Casino Show Theatre in Richmond, British Columbia with Riza Santos winning over 21 other Canadian candidates.
Riza succeeded Denise Garrido who in Miss World 2010 was among the Top 25 Semi-Finalists.
In 2006, Riza already competed as Miss Canada in the Miss Earth pageant which was held here in the Philippines.
She won as Miss Photogenic but failed to enter the semis. However, it paved the way for her to become a famous showbiz personality in the Philippines.
Riza joined Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition 2 and finished as 2nd Big Placer.
On her profile at MissWorldCanada.org, stated there that Riza was the lead actress of a Philippine blockbuster movie. They're referring to the movie "Dobol Trobol: Let's Get Redi to Rambol" where Riza played leading lady to Vic Sotto.
Riza is currently an Engineering student at the University of Calgary's Schulich School of Engineering in Alberta, Canada.