(UPDATED) TV reporter Ganiel Krishnan has resigned from her 2nd princess placement in Miss World Philippines. Ganiel made the announcement on her social media accounts on Tuesday, October 5.
“I regret to inform you of my decision to relinquish my Miss World Philippines Second Princess 2021 title and consequently resign from the Miss World Organization effective immediately,” Ganiel said.
“As you very well know, I have a thriving career as a lifestyle and entertainment news reporter in ABS-CBN before I entered the competition and have never kept my intentions to go back to it a secret, regardless of the outcome of the pageant. While I am deeply honored to have been named a Princess in this year’s MWP search, my contractual obligations with the network will not allow me to serve two masters. Realizing this led me into making a decision to pursue the dream which will have the greater impact to actually serving my fellow Filipinos and that is through broadcasting.”
Ganiel thanked Miss World Philippines national director Arnold Vegafria and wished her pageant sisters well in their journeys.
“I truly am grateful to have joined Miss World Philippines 2021, which also marks my last foray into the world of pageantry. It was one big learning experience for me which, I know, will help me score even greater triumphs in the future.”
Read Ganiel’s statement on her Facebook page.
In a statement, Miss World Philippines national director Arnold Vegafria said that they respect Ganiel’s decision. Janelle Lewis will take over the runner-up position.
Ganiel, who is a TV reporter for ABS-CBN was one of the frontrunners in the pageant held in Subic on October 3. She previously competed in Mutya ng Pilipinas and represented the country in the Miss Asia Pacific International pageant in 2017, where she placed 2nd runner-up.
Cebu’s Tracy Maureen Perez was crowned as Miss World Philippines and will represent the country in Puerto Rico this December.