This October, the undisputed number one men'smagazine in the country goes environmental with the first FHM cover of Miss Earth finalist Riza Santos.
Riza, a full-blooded Filipino, was born to folks hailing from Malolos, Bulacan, and Mariveles, Bataan, and raised inCanada. Since competing for the Miss Earth tilt last November, Riza's return to her parents'homeland has made her busy campaigning for the environment.
"Ideally, youshould have a passion for the environment," Riza explains about being a MissEarth candidate. She has gone on to head the Coastal Protection Foundation,partnering with the Philippine Tourism Authority to promote eco-tourism,environmental responsibility, and poverty reduction. Riza says that travelingall over the country is agood opportunity for her to explore her roots as a Filipino.
Despite being a regular at beauty pageants and modeling stints,Riza takes pride in the fact that she's saving herself for the right man. "Ifeel that I'm very grounded in my faith and in my values, and my parents raisedme well. I know where I stand," she proudly says.
Even if Riza's job requiresher to be sexy, especially now that she's Viva Entertainment's latest contractstar, Riza shrugs it all off. "Before I entered the entertainment industry, Ialready had my boundaries," she explains. "It doesn't change my relationshipwith God, or the way I relate to people, or who I am."Readmore about this rising star in the October issue of FHM, which also features model DeniseMontecillo, half-German beauty SandraSeifert, Tei Allison, and Ava Maria. FHM's October issue is now available at magazine standsand bookstores for only P125 per copy.