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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.
Riza is the October 2007 cover girl for FHM Philippines.
Riza Santos is a 20 yr. old student at the University of Calgary. She is majoring in Biological Sciences (Pre-Med), and aspires to become a Medical Doctor. She is qualified soldier in the Canadian Forces Army Reserve from the 15 Field Ambulance Regiment. She is also a reporter for the Army News.
In addition, Riza is a member of the Youth Advisory Council of Calgary and was exclusively invited for a private informal discussion with the Right Honorable Michaelle Joan, Governor General of Canada.
Riza is also a “Commisssioner for th Students Interested in Medical Sciences Club” (2nd largest club in the University of Calgary).
Voluntary workd is important to Riza. As such she is a coach for “Special Olympics Canada”, and volunteers in the emergency ward at Foothills Hospital. She is also trained to Counsel Young woman facing unplanned pregnancies with the “Crises Pregnancy Emergency Care Center”. One of Riza’s greatest passions is singing. In her spare time she enjoys dancing, (jazz, ballet, hip-hop, Philippine folk) fashion design, and sewing. Her favorite sports are cycling, track and field, and badminton.
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Riza Video Compilation Site: 24/7 LS, Home Videos, TV Guestings
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Riza Raquel Santos, 20 years old, a Biological Science student at the University of Calgary was crowned as the Miss Earth CANADA 2006 in Montreal on the 16th of September. Miss Santos, a qualified soldier in the Canadian Forces Army Reserves is a reporter for the Army News. In addition, she is also a member of the Youth Advisory Council of Calgary. Riza was exclusively invited for a private informal meeting with Her Excellency Governor General of Canada, Michelle Jean. She aspires to become a Medical Doctor. Riza represented CANADA in the Miss Earth 2006 competition in Manila, Philippines.
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