Riza Santos crowned Miss Universe Canada 2013

Former PBB housemate Riza Santos has been officially crowned Miss Universe Canada 2013 on Sunday after the decision to declare Denise Garrido as the winner was overturned in her favor.

Reports said pageant organizers in Canada apologized and explained that a tabulation error occured during the pageant.

Over the weekend, Beauties of Canada declared the Calgary beauty queen as the official recipient of the title which was awarded earlier to Garrido, a native of Ontario.

The 26-year-old Fil-Canadian, who previously competed in the Miss Earth 2006 and Miss World 2011 beauty pageants, will represent her country in the upcoming Miss Universe 2013 contest.

2013 Miss Universe Canada Riza Santos will share the stage with a fellow Filipina beauty queen, Miss Universe Philippines 2013 Ariella Arida, at the event.