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Ganiel Krishnan lets go of Miss World PH 2021 2nd Princess crown to focus on being a reporter

By Brooke Villanueva Published Oct 06, 2021 10:03 am Updated Oct 06, 2021 1:20 pm

Ganiel Krishnan has resigned as this year’s Miss World Philippines 2nd Princess.

Sharing her statement on Instagram, she said she would like to focus on her growing career as a lifestyle and entertainment news reporter in ABS-CBN. “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.” 

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“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,” the Fil-Indian beauty continued, expressing her thanks to MWP national director Arnold Vegafria and the entire MWP organization “for taking good care of us and providing all of the 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,” she added.

The beauty queen additionally revealed that her recent MWP participation marks her last foray into pageantry. “It was one big learning experience for me which, I know, will help me score even greater triumphs in the future,” she concluded. 

In a statement published on MWP's Facebook page, Vegafria welcomed Krishnan's decision to let go of her 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," he explained, revealing that model Janelle Lewis will take her place. 

Krishnan started out as a UAAP courtside reporter for her alma mater Far Eastern University.

She also represented the country at the Miss Asia Pacific International in 2016 and finished 2nd runner-up.

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