Bea Santiago

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Bea Santiago
Beauty pageant titleholder
Miss International 2013 Bea Santiago (cropped).jpg
Bea Santiago in 2013
Born Bea Rose Monterde Santiago
(1990-02-17) February 17, 1990 (age 27) [1]
Muntinlupa, Metro Manila, Philippines
Hometown Cataingan, Masbate, Philippines
Agency Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. and Star Magic (2013)
Viva Artist Agency (2014- Present)
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
Major
competition(s)
Mutya ng Pilipinas 2011
(Top 10)
Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International 2012
(Top 10)
Binibining Pilipinas 2013
(Winner- Binibining Pilipinas International 2013)
Miss International 2013
(Winner)

Bea Rose Monterde Santiago (born February 17, 1990 in Muntinlupa, Metro Manila, Philippines[2]) , simply known as Bea Santiago, is a Filipino actress, model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss International 2013 on December 17, 2013.[3] Prior to her win at Binibining Pilipinas, she was a Mutya ng Pilipinas 2011 titleholder who represented the Filipino Community in Canada.[4] She was a fashion model for Elite Model Management before joining Binibining Pilipinas 2013.

Early life[edit]

Santiago was born in Muntinlupa, moved to Cataingan, Masbate and was raised by her grandparents. She went to Masbate City and studied High School in Liceo de Masbate.[5] 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.[2][6]

Pageantry[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.[4][7]

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.[6]

Binibining Pilipinas 2013[edit]

Santiago represented Masbate at the Binibining Pilipinas 2013 Gold Edition and won Binibining Pilipinas International 2013 and Binibining Avon special award. 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 2013, Ariella Arida; Binibining Pilipinas Tourism 2013, Joanna Cindy Miranda; Binibining Pilipinas Supranational 2013, Mutya Johanna Datul; and Binibining Pilipinas 2013 First Runner-up Pia Wurtzbach.[8]

Miss International 2013[edit]

Twenty-three-year-old Bea Rose Santiago represented the Philippines in the Miss International 2013 Beauty Pageant held in Tokyo, Japan in December 2013. She won beating 66 other contestants and became the fifth Filipino to win the title after Gemma Cruz in 1964, Aurora Pijuan in 1970, Melanie Marquez in 1979 and Lara Quigaman in 2005.[9][10] In an Interview after her Win, she dedicated her crown to the Victims of Typhoon Haiyan.[11][12]

International abroad[edit]

During her reign as Miss International 2013, Bea traveled to Japan, and Myanmar for doing charity with ICA (International Cultural Association).

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Japan Ikumi Yoshimatsu
Miss International
Philippines 2013
Succeeded by
Puerto Rico Valerie Hernandez
Preceded by
Nicole Schmitz
Binibining Pilipinas International
2013
Succeeded by
Bianca Guidotti