Canadian-Filipina Riza Santos is the winner of Miss Universe Canada 2013, not Denise Garrido!
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Miss Universe Canada 2013 is Riza Santos, not Denise Garrido as previously announced!
Breaking news: Due to a calculation error, Denise Garrido was announced the winner of Miss Universe Canada 2013. However, during the validation of the computerized scoring results (which occurs the following day), a typo was discovered in the top 5 entries, which significantly impacted the final results of the competition. This is the first instance of this type of error in the 11 years that Beauties of Canada (BOC) has produced the Miss Universe Canada pageant.
Left to Right: Siera Bearchell, Michelle McKay, Denise Garrido, Riza Santos and Diana Martin
This is an unfortunate circumstance where a human error was made, and in such a situation, as difficult as it is, it is only right to correct the error. Therefore, the official results of Miss Universe Canada 2013 are as follows:
– Miss Universe Canada 2013: Riza Santos (Calgary, AB)
– The first runner-up: Siera Bearchell (Moose Jaw, SK)
– The second runner-up: Diana Martin (Mississauga, ON)
– The third runner-up: Denise Garrido (Bradford, ON)
– The fourth runner-up: Michelle McKay (Sarnia, ON)
We would like to offer our sincere apology to Denise Garrido for this human error discovered while validating the results. Miss Garrido’s example and grace represents all we look for at Miss Universe Canada. We have no doubt she will continue to succeed in her endeavours and we wish her well. We truly hope she remains a strong part of the Miss Universe Canada Organization.
Photo of the newly crowned Miss Universe Canada 2013 Riza Santos on BOC website.
Beauties of Canada congratulates Riza Santos as the winner of Miss Universe Canada 2013 competition, and looks forward to working with her as she prepares to represent our country at Miss Universe 2013. BOC would also like to congratulate all the runners-up on their proper placements at the pageant, as well as the other 52 extraordinary young women who competed for the title in Toronto.
Miss Universe Canada Riza Santos profile:
Riza Santos is a Canadian television personality and beauty queen of Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese ancestry. She competed and won Miss Earth Canada 2006 and Miss World Canada 2011. She competed in the Miss Earth 2006 pageant, in which she was given the Miss Photogenic and Miss Fontana awards. She also competed in Miss World 2011 contest, where she placed 29th out of 113 contestants.
Riza Santos won Miss Earth Canada 2006
Riza also won Miss World Canada 2011
During the 2013 Miss Universe Canada pageant which took place on Saturday, May 25 at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts in Toronto, Riza Santos was crowned Miss Universe Canada 2013 and will compete in the upcoming Miss Universe 2013 pageant.
During her participation with Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition 2, she played for Bantay Bata, ABS-CBN Foundation’s charitable institution. On Day 84, she was proclaimed the second place winner of the show. In 2008 and 2009, she hosted the Asian Poker Tour. She also landed at number 18 in the FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women in 2008.
Courtesy of Beauties of Canada, gongarcega.com.