Monday, 27 May 2013

Error in the results of Miss Universe Canada 2013

Denise Garrido, the mistakenly proclaimed
as Miss Universe Canada 2013

The 2013 Miss Universe Canada pageant took place on Saturday, May 25 at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts in Toronto.  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.

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:

Riza Santos, the new Miss Universe Canada

Miss Universe Canada 2013 ­ Riza Santos (Calgary, AB)

1st runner-up ­ Siera Bearchell (Moose Jaw, SK)

2nd runner-up ­ Diana Martin (Mississauga, ON)

3rd runner-up ­ Denise Garrido (Bradford, ON)

4th 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.

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.

For more information or for Interview/Photo requests with MUC 2013 Riza Santos

Please Contact:

Andrew Lopez
PR for Miss Universe Canada


Some interesting facts:
Riza Santos was born in Philippines but raised in Canada but of Chinese roots as well
Denise Garrido is of Portuguese decent.
Both (Garrido and Santos) were Miss Earth Canada and Miss World Canada titleholders
Garrido crowned Santos as Miss World Canada 2011
Santos hosted Miss Earth 2008 where Garrido was a contestant

Meanwhile, UBC extends our deepest sympathy to Denise Garrido. We wish you good luck for your future endeavors, Denise! Much love, UBC.