Bea Santiago

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Santiago.
Bea Santiago
Beauty pageant titleholder
Bea Rose Santiago.jpg
Bea Santiago during a parade
Born Bea Rose Monterde Santiago
Muntinlupa, Metro Manila, Philippines
Hometown Cataingan, Masbate, Philippines
Agency Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc.
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Hair color Black
Eye color Brown
Title(s) Mutya ng Pilipinas 2011 Overseas Communities
Binibining Pilipinas-International 2013
Miss International 2013
Mutya ng Pilipinas 2011
(Top 10)
Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International 2012
(Top 10)
Binibining Pilipinas 2013
Miss International 2013

Bea Rose Monterde Santiago (born in Muntinlupa, Metro Manila, Philippines[1]) , simply known as Bea Santiago, is a Filipino beauty queen and Fashion Model who was crowned Miss International 2013 on December 17, 2013.[2] Prior to her win at Binibining Pilipinas, she was a Mutya ng Pilipinas 2011 titleholder who represented the Filipino Community in Canada.[3] She was a fashion model for Elite Model Management before joining Binibining Pilipinas 2013.

Early life[edit]

Santiago was born in Alabang, Muntinlupa, moved to Cataingan, Masbate and was raised by her grandparents.[4] She is the eldest of three children. At 15, she and her family moved to Canada where she studied Communications at York University and became a model under Elite Model Management.[1][5]

Beauty Pageants[edit]

Mutya ng Pilipinas 2011[edit]

Santiago participated in the 2011 edition of Mutya ng Pilipinas, where she won the Mutya ng Pilipinas Overseas Communities title.[3][6]

Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International 2012[edit]

Santiago represented the Philippines in Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International 2012, where she placed in the Top 10.[5]

Binibining Pilipinas 2013[edit]

Santiago won Binibining Pilipinas-International and Binibing Avon. She was crowned by Binibining Pilipinas-International 2012 Nicole Schmitz at a pageant held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on April 14, 2013. She was declared one of the winners along with Miss Universe Philippines, Ariella Arida; Binibining Pilipinas-Tourism, Joanna Cindy Miranda; Miss Supranational Philippines, Mutya Johanna Datul; and Runner-up Pia Wurtzbach.[7]

Miss International 2013[edit]

23-year old Bea Rose Santiago represented the Philippines in the Miss International 2013 Beauty Pageant held in Tokyo, Japan on December 2013. She won beating 66 other contestants and became the fifth Filipina to win the title after Gemma Cruz-Araneta in 1964, Aurora Pijuan in 1970, Melanie Marquez in 1979 and Precious Lara Quigaman in 2005.[8][9] In an Interview after her Win, she dedicated her crown to the Victims of Typhoon Haiyan.[10][11]

International abroad[edit]

During her reign as Miss International 2013, Bea traveled to Egypt, Japan, Philippines and Myanmar for doing charity with ICA (International Cultural Association) and attending the Miss International national pageant in some countries.


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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Japan Ikumi Yoshimatsu
Miss International
Succeeded by
Puerto Rico Valerie Hernandez
Preceded by
Nicole Schmitz
Binibining Pilipinas - International
Succeeded by
Bianca Guidotti