Riza Santos, 23, a Calgary beauty queen of Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese ancestry, was crowned Miss World Canada 2011 at the River Rock Show Theater in Richmond.
Riza competed in Miss Earth 2006, but did not place among the semi-finalists. She placed 2nd in the Philippines Big Brother – Celebrity Edition 2. Inspired by her grandparents, the new Miss World Canada has completed training courses with the Canadian Forces.
She will represent Canada in Miss World 2011 in London, England on November 8.