Riza Raquel Santos is the runner-up of Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition 2.
Real Name: Riza Raquel Santos
Birthdate: August 31, 1986
Occupation: Model, artist
Sport: Track and Field
Hidden Ambition: To become a doctor
Claim to Fame: Miss Earth – Canada
The Desirable Diva
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.
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.
Player History - Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition 2
|Week 1||Weekly Task 1||Win|
|Week 2||Weekly Task 2||Win|
|Week 3||Weekly Task 3||Win|
|Week 4||Weekly Task 4||Win|
|Week 5||Weekly Task 5||Loss|
|Week 6||Weekly Task 6||Win|
|Week 7||Weekly Task 7||Win|
|Week 8||Weekly Task 8||Win|
|Week 9||Weekly Task 9||Win|
|Week 10||Weekly Task 10||Win|
Post Big Brother
- After Pinoy Big Brother, Riza starred in various ABS-CBN television shows until 2009 before she moved back to Canada.
- She also landed at #18 in the "FHM's 100 Sexiest Women" in the Philippines in 2008.
- In 2011, Riza represented Canada in Miss World 2011 where she placed 30th out of 120 contestants.
- In 2013, she joined Miss Universe Canada, where she originally placed 3rd until announced the following day about the dethronement of Denise Garrido, the supposed winner. A controversy arose after the organization announced that a typo error occured and it was Riza Santos that was actually Miss Universe Canada 2013.
- After being crowned as Miss Universe Canada, Riza represented Canada in Miss Universe 2013 held in Moscow, Russia. She failed to place among the Top 16.
- Riza is the first female runner-up in the history of Pinoy Big Brother
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