After watching the video above showing highlights of the performance of Riza Santos during the actual finals of Miss Universe Canada 2013, how do you assess her chances of pulling a major placement – if not a big win – in Miss Universe 2013? While the global Pinoy pageant community is rooting for her and Ara Arida to leave their marks on the judges in Moscow, we should also evaluate her individual takes and look at what areas need to be improved.
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For starters, Riza would greatly benefit from having her own gym and nutrition trainer like John Cuay so she can still shape up and tone her body en route to a more competitive swimsuit presentation. Actually, her physique is almost similar to Ara’s (who has already lost a lot of weight by now). Secondly, her communication skills – while already articulated fluidly in English – will do well with a bit of editing in order to drive at a point more evenly. She doesn’t need to clutter her thoughts with a string of positive-sounding words just to make her project an over-aspirational image. Lastly, her catwalk needs to be further enhanced to veer away from the ordinary. There is still a tentative quality in the way she manages the stage.
I’m pretty sure Miss Universe Canada 2013 is not relying solely on herself to achieve the improvements. And should she reach the desired level of competitiveness by October, I can only surmise that she will prove herself worthy of representing the second largest country in the world. 😉