Miss South Africa Universe 2012 is Melinda Bam!
Melinda Bam was crowned Miss South Africa 2011 at the Superbowl in Sun City on December 10, 2011. The beauty from Pretoria is 22 year old and stands 1.70m. She will represent South Africa in the Miss Universe 2012 pageant. Melinda is studying her BCOM Marketing degree at the University of Pretoria. Bam previously won the Miss Tropika and Miss Waterkloof titles.
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Melinda Bam, Miss South Africa Universe 2012
Miss South Africa Universe 2012 Melinda Bam
Miss South Africa Melinda Bam
Bam recently made national headlines after announcing her decision of not competing in the Miss World pageant in Ordos, citing “personal reasons”. However, according to various sources, she did not take part in the Miss World 2012 pageant because if a contestant reaches the top three of the pageant they are not be permitted to enter Miss Universe. Melinda considers Donald Trump’s Miss Universe as a better prospect because the title holder gets to start and run her own business while living in New York City.
“I used to train twice a day, including running, but these days I can only fit in four sessions a week, and it’s all Pilates, Boot Camp and kick-boxing. I really want to get back into my running,” she says.
“I’ll be going to the Miss Universe pageant in Las Vegas in December, and I’d like to do a few races before then, because it will not only help keep me fit and toned for the pageant, but we will also be judged on our involvement in our community. I’ve run races before and have done 1:56 for a half marathon. I reckon I’m ready to take on a 10km right now, but need a bit more training before I run my next half marathon.”
Photo courtesy of Miss Universe Facebook.