Ganiel Krishnan has relinquished her title as Miss World Philippines 2nd Princess 2021.
In a Facebook post on Tuesday, October 5, Ganiel announced that she’s resigning from the MWP organization to focus on her job as an ABS-CBN reporter.
“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,” she wrote.
She continued, “”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 then thanked the MWP Organization for giving the “pageant participants wonderful experiences” and wished her “queen sisters the best of luck in their respective endeavors in the future.”
She also disclosed that her MWP 2021 stint is her 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.”
In a statement released to GMA News Online, MWP national director Arnold Vegafria said that they respect Ganiel’s decision to relinquish her title “to resume and prioritize her career as a journalist.”
Janelle Lewis of Angeles City, Pampanga will replace Ganiel.
Ganiel was named second princess in the pageant, which happened on Sunday, October 3. Tracy Maureen Perez was named Miss World Philippines 2021. – Rappler.com