Ganiel Krishnan announced her resignation as the Miss World Philippines 2021 Second Princess on October 5, 2021, two days after the coronation night. She said that it has always been her plan to return to her job as a journalist after joining the Miss World pageant.
“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,” she wrote on Facebook and Instagram.
“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.”
The Kapamilya reporter said that she had to make a decision based on which role will allow her to make a “greater impact” on our countrymen.
“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,” she said.
New Second Princess
The Miss World Philippines Organization posted a statement regarding Ganiel’s resignation and introduced the beauty queen who will be taking the Second Princess title.
“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,” the statement read. “Taking her place is Janelle Lewis who gladly accepted the duties and responsibilities that come with her crown.”
Ganiel also revealed that the recently concluded pageant marks the end of her journey as a beauty queen. Prior to the Miss World 2021 pageant, she joined Mutya ng Pilipinas and won the Mutya ng Pilipinas Asia-Pacific 2016 title. She also won 2nd Runner-Up in Miss Manila 2016 and 2nd Runner Up in Miss Asia Pacific International 2016.
“I truly am grateful to have joined Miss World Philippines 2021, which also marks my last foray into the world of pageantry,” she said. “It was one big learning experience for me which, I know, will help me score even greater triumphs in the future.”
Art Daniella Sison