Ganiel Krishnan remarked that it has always been her dream to become a beauty queen.
The Star Patroller recently announced that she is joining her third pageant, the Miss World Philippines.
Ganiel was crowned Mutya ng Pilipinas Asia-Pacific International in 2016. She was then crowned second runner-up at the Miss Asia-Pacific International.
"I was a reporter first before I became a beauty queen for Mutya ng Pilipinas. Nung nag-start ako mag-TV, naisip ko rin [sumali] kasi 'yung mga tao mismo, 'yung mga fans yung nagsasabi na ‘I think you can join beauty pageants.’ I would tell them na hindi kasi reporter na ako and mas gusto kong maging reporter. Nung mas marami nang tao, mas nag-e-echo 'yung gusto nila na mag-pageant ako, parang lumakas 'yung loob ko," she shared in an interview with ABS-CBN News.
Ganiel remarked that she is determined to win the Miss World Philippines title.
“Alam mo when you think so much about winning, parang there’re lesser chance for you to think about losing. That’s what I am doing right now. I am trying to attract positive thoughts all the time. I just really want to stand by what I said. It’s really Miss World or nothing because I am really aiming for the World. 'Yun talaga 'yung gusto ko," she said.
As a journalist, Ganiel said that her mission is to share stories of people from all walks of life. She wants to amplify their stories through the beauty pageant platform.
“I strongly align myself with the core of Miss World Philippines which is beauty with a purpose. Building a solid advocacy has to be genuine and authentic, so two years ago, I started this advocacy called 'People I Met.' It is a social media movement that aims to share and tell stories of normal yet incredible people I meet," she relayed.
The beauty queen continued, “I am deeply rooted in what I do as a journalist. My mission is to share their stories and the hopes of somehow alleviating their life situations and send across the message that helping is not hard to make a difference in this world. I hope I could amplify more voices, I could amplify more stories if ever I win the title."
As the pageant is about to commence soon, Ganiel extended her gratitude to those who expressed their support for her and her fellow candidates.
“From the bottom of my heart, I am just so grateful for all the pageant fans who have been supporting me and all the girls competing for the title. Lahat po kami, maraming maraming salamat po sa inyo," she said.