Biyernes ng tanghali, October 12, nagpa-mini-presscon pa ang Viva Films sa opisina nito sa Ortigas for former Miss Earth-Canada 2006 Riza Santos, who happens to be a Viva Artist Agency artist too. The day before, October 11, pinapirma si Riza ng six-picture contract ng Viva Films kung kaya't excited na siyang masimulan ang kanyang movie career.
"I have a small role in the Star [Cinema] movie with Aga [Muhlach] and Anne [Curtis], Waiting for Love. I'm also brushing up my Tagalog because I'm excited about the movies I will be doing for Viva," kuwento ni Riza sa PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal).
Ang una niyang pinu-problema, ang magiging first kiss niya, which will not just be her first screen kiss kundi first real kiss din. Never had a boyfriend and never been kissed si Riza.
"It was never a priority for me growing up. I came from a family of pastors. They told me not to have a boyfriend yet until I'm 18. I still don't have one right now," sabi niya.
Along this line, parang sinabi na rin ni Riza that her dates with Polo Ravales and Mark Bautista are just friendly dates. Wala nga sa kanilang dalawa ang gustong maging first screen kiss ni Riza.
"If I have a choice, it would either be Richard [Gutierrez] or Piolo [Pascual]. My third would be Sam [Milby]. Richard has been my crush since coming back here. We even went to the taping of Lupin just to see him. Sadly, we never had an opportunity for a photo shoot."
Hindi alam ni Riza na kinabukasan, October 13, pagkatapos ng presscon ay susunduin na siya ng Pinoy Big Brother staff dahil isa siya sa mga napiling housemate sa second season ng Celebrity Edition ng PBB.
Sa studio ni Ronnie Salvacion sinundo si Rizza ng PBB staff. Ang sabi sa kanya, another pictorial ito just like her recent cover pictorial for FHM.
Sa autograph-signing niya for FHM last Thursday, October 11, hindi pa rin alam ni Riza na makakasama siya as one of the celebrity housemates sa PBB. Sabi pa nga niya, she'd rather concentrate on her acting career.
Si Riza is PBB Desirable Diva, the third to be introduced after True Lover Will Devaughn and Princess of Charm Megan Young last night, October 14, sa Red Carpet Premiere ng PBB Celebrity Edition Season 2.
Sumunod namang ipinakilala after Riza ang Komedyanteng Promdi na si Ruben Gonzaga from Davao, Lonely Dream Boy Victor Basa, Mom In Distress Yayo Aguila, Wild Child Baron Geisler, Brainy Babe Marylaine Viernes (isa sa 26K girls ng Kapamilya Deal or No Deal), Despised Babe Jen Da Silva (another 26K girl sa KDOND na ka-two-in-one housemate ni Marylaine), at Good Brother Donnie Geisler (na ka-two-in-one housemate naman ng kapatid niyang si Baron).
May lima pang ipapakilalang celebrity housemates dahil walo lang ang bilang sa sampung naunang housemates. Isa lang ang bilang kina Jen and Marylaine at Baron and Donald.
On hold muna ang mga projects ni Riza for Viva Films habang nasa loob siya ng bahay. Pero ngayon pa lang, inaayos na ang first movie niya, which will start production after she leaves Big Brother's house.