The Pinoy Big Brother is one of the most watched reality show in the Philippines. Some of the biggest names in the industry today were products of the show like Kim Chiu, Gerald Anderson and many others. While these ex-housemates established their career locally, there is one who managed to make her way to Hollywood.
We are talking about Riza Santos. She joined PBB Celebrity Edition 2 where she won the second place; next to Big Winner Ruben Gonzaga.
Kicker Daily reported that she has made a number of appearances in television and in movies, and even became a leading lady of Vic Sotto in one of his movies. She also became a cover of the popular men’s magazine FHM.
However, despite a lot of projects being offered to her then, Santos left the Philippines and moved to Canada to continue her studies. She further said that she felt out of place here because of the different culture and language barrier.
While she is in Canada, she joined various beauty pageants and was able to be crowned as Miss World Canada where she had a “Pia Wurtzbach moment” because the wrong winner was announced.
In her Instagram account, Riza recently shared a video of her in a set of a Hollywood movie with the caption “Nothing quite like being on a TV set. It’s something I’ve always enjoyed.”
Riza also have photos with famous rappers Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa. She also have photos with actors such as Tyrese Gibson from the movie Fate of the Furious and even DEA agents Steve Murphy and Javier Pena.
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