October 14, 2013
Riza Raquel Santos, Miss Canada 2013 Biography (Miss Universe)
Name: Riza Raquel Santos
HT: 5’ 8’’
Language: English, Tagalog
Bio: Born in Alberta, Canada, Riza Santos is a former Canadian Forces Army Reserve. She’s an experienced actress and dancer, who is vocally trained in musical theatre and opera. Her other dance skills include jazz, hip-hop, salsa and traditional Filipino dance. Riza aspires to to become an entrepreneur for her own engineering company and develop a scholarship fund for students who do not have the financial resources to pursue a post-secondary education.
Quote: “We are a society that must quickly adapt to a rapidly changing evolution and it is crucial that tolerance is practiced on a daily basis, whether you are a world leader, a community politician, a famous celebrity or even just a working class civilian.”
1. Riza can precisely and accurately hit a target using a C7 service rifle.
2. Riza has acted in four major Filipino films, including the box office hit “Dobol Trobol,” where she played the leading lady and was trained in knife throwing.
3. From 2008-2009, Riza was the official television host for the Asian Poker Tour, which aired on CS 9-Sports Channel and Solar Sports.