Newly-crowned Miss Canada World 2011 Riza Santos, teary-eyed after winning the title | Photo source: xinhuanet.com
Riza Santos previously competed in Miss Earth held in the Philippines in 2006 where she bagged the Miss Photogenic and Miss Fontana awards.
Santos became more popular to Filipinos when she joined the Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition 2. After her second place win in the reality show, she appeared on a number of TV shows and movies in the country. She was also linked to singer Mark Bautista.