Fashion designer Domz Ramos has apologized to broadcaster Ganiel Krishnan over his “Miss World or nothing” remarks recently.
On Monday, Domz posted an art card with the words “Miss World or nothing” in reference to a statement of Ganiel prior to Miss World Philippines 2021 finals.
Ganiel won Second Princess at the Miss World Philippines 2021 pageant held in Subic, Olongapo City last Oct. 3.
But the Kapamilya broadcaster felt she was bullied by the post of Domz.
Ganiel has resigned as Miss World Philippines Second Princess 2021.
Ramos has apologized to everyone who has been hurt by his remarks.
The full statement of Ramos:
“It has come to my attention that a post I uploaded after the Miss World Philippines pageant on October 4 is being passed around online and generating hate on my person.
“First, I apologize to everyone who has been hurt by my remarks, especially Ms. Ganiel Krishnan @ganielkrish , her pageant camp and fans, and indirectly, the Binibining Pilipinas organization. While I did not deny posting the statement, I would like to clarify that it was taken out of context.
“The statement in the screenshot read, “Ms. World or nothing daw eh. Oh, ‘yan, 2nd Runner Up. Jivahhh.” What critics failed to share, however, was the post that followed, which read, “But I think she deserves a crown. Oh jivah.” By itself, the initial comment could be construed as insensitive and my way of bashing Ms. Krishnan. Even as I agree that it might have appeared as such, I deny that it was meant to insult or abuse her. On the contrary, it was made out of my disappointment that she did not win a major title.
“My preference for Binibining Pilipinas over other national pageants is no secret anymore as I have been providing the swimsuits for BBP for years now (again, I apologize to the organization for having been dragged into this). Having been a fan of Ms. Ganiel ever since she won Mutya ng Pilipinas Asia Pacific International in 2016, I have long hoped that she would join BBP. I believe she would have easily won a crown, particularly Miss International. The statement I made in the now-viral screenshot came from this. It was not meant to put her down. It was simply my hopeful way of saying, “Sana mag-BBP ka.”
“Again, I apologize for my carelessness and beg for the forgiveness of those who have been hurt and offended, and pray that people would take my sentiment as a whole and not condemn me over this matter for one screenshot. This has been a humbling learning experience for me.
“Sincerely, Domz Ramos”