Two days after the Miss World Philippines 2021 pageant, Kapamilya broadcaster Ganiel Krishnan resigned as Miss World Philippines 2021 Second Princess.
Ganiel’s full post on Instagram on Oct. 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.
“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.
“I wish to thank you, Mr. Arnold L. Vegafria, as well as the entire MWP Organization, for taking good care of us and providing all of pageant participants wonderful experiences that we will surely cherish for a lifetime. I also wish my queen sisters the best of luck in their respective endeavors in the future.
“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.
“Maraming salamat po.”
The Miss World Philippines said it respects the decision of Ganiel.
“The Miss World Philippines organization respects Ganiel Krishnan’s decision to relinquish her title as MWP 2021 2nd Princess to resume and prioritize her career as a journalist. Taking her place is Janelle Lewis, who gladly accepted the duties and responsibilities that come with her crown,’ read the MWP statement.
Prior, Ganiel slammed her bashers on social media.
“If there is one thing that was made clear after the recent Miss World Philippines pageant is that Domz Ramos is a bully.
“Even if he didn’t mention Ganiel Krishnan ‘s name in his post, it was clear as day that he was throwing shade at the beauty queen, using her famed answer during the MWP screening “MWP or nothing” and even added her MWP placement.
“This is quite alarming because it has become a culture amongst pinoy pageant fans to bash and bully candidates without considering the trauma it might cause to the bullied.
“As the swimsuit provider of Binibining Pilipinas , it also stains the reputation of the organization because of his affiliation so I am hoping that he will be reprimanded or dropped because of his bullying ways.”