The name Bea Rose Santiago will be etched forever in the history of beauty pageants for taking home the title Miss International 2013. But aside from her name and her pretty face, what do you really know about her? Not a lot right? We will rectify that.
Bea was born in Alabang, Muntinlupa, Philippines but she grew up in Masbate in the Bicol Region when her family moved there. The ldest of three children, Bea was raised by her grandparents in Masbate. When she was 14 years old, her family moved again, this time to Toronto, Canada.
She became a model under the Elite Model Management and at the same time studied Communications major in Public Relations at York University in Toronto.
In order to pursue her dream of becoming a beauty queen, Bea came back to the Philippines in 2011 and joined Mutya ng Pilipinas where she won Mutya ng Pilipinas Overseas Communities. She also participated in the Philippines in Tourism Queen of the Year International in 2012 where she was one of the Top 10 semi-finalists.
Finally, earlier this year, Bea won the Binibining Pilipinas International title during the Binibining Pilipinas Gold pageant.