Miss SA out, runner-up in for Miss World

2012-06-29 15:14
Cape Town - Miss South Africa will not be competing in the 2012 Miss World pageant.

The reasons behind Melinda Bam's exit from the pageant are not known.

1st Princess, Remona Moodley, posted the following update on her Facebook page on Thursday:

"Hi all my gorgeous friends:) just to let you know some super exciting news, I will be representing South Africa at Miss World 2012! Dream come true! Xx"

The reigning Miss SA took to Twitter to wish her first princess Remona Moodley good luck at the Miss World pageant, taking place in China on 18 August.

She wrote: "I look forward to my training for MissU & to see Remona realizing her dream as well!"

She also said: "As MissSA I made this decision with due consideration.Pls trust m judgement, it is a well thought through decision maximizing opportunities!(sic)"

Melinda will still be competing in the Miss Universe pageant, due to take place in December.  

TVSA reported that Miss SA pageant organisers Sun International have not disclosed the reasons for Melinda's withdrawal from the competition, simply saying: "It is very personal and we as the licence holders respect her privacy."


  • thebe.tau - 2012-06-29 15:27

    Yawn! I hate this nonsense, they always want to dictate to us what beauty is, who is beautiful and who is not, maybe its better if they let the country vote then u will see a totally different result.

      Preshen - 2012-06-29 17:44

      Big up to the Charous

      Nicole Pottek - 2012-06-29 21:53

      but d0nt u think that if pe0ple were t0 v0te that they w0uld still v0te f0r s0me0ne wh0 is beautiful 0n the 0utside , we cant help it that we subc0nsci0usly pick what is m0re beautiful because s0ciety has made us this way and what s0ciety is and what s0ciety thinks is beauty is a prec0ncieved idea that is very difficult t0 change , we need t0 learn t0 deal with that, its life.

      cherri.pye.5 - 2012-06-30 13:54

      Nicole, you need to have your "o" key seen to - seems to have a problem.

      edwin.i.jay - 2012-06-30 14:43

      It's sad to see how many people criticise her on the comments. Leave her be. She made it on personal grounds. If you know anything about her history you wouldn't judge her. All the best to her future endeavours!

      Pixie86 - 2012-07-01 16:36

      @peter, different tastes for different folks. White men like long legs, big boobs and a small waist, black men like their with a butt, juicy lips and some meat to hold on to. And neither is wrong!

  • Siyabonga Mkhwanazi - 2012-06-29 17:02

    She's pregnant.

      Preshen - 2012-06-30 14:08

      She is not on the pill ?

      Saleé - 2012-06-30 21:57

      And then how do you bright sparks explain the Miss Universe bit, hey? :-) Come on, boys. Stop it!

  • neddard.mcphearson - 2012-06-29 18:13

    They are both beautiful women, but I do think Remona is the nicer of the two! Just my opinion ofc! Good luck.

  • owen.mshengu.sharif - 2012-06-30 03:58

    In case no-one (back home) knows - but Runner-Up to Miss. USA is the stunningly beautiful Nana Meriwether - born of South African mother and Black American Father. Her personality and demeanour are par excelénce ... a favourite amongst the American public.

      vernon.samuel.7 - 2012-06-30 12:18

      2nd favourite actually, if she was only the runner-up.

  • vernon.samuel.7 - 2012-06-30 11:55

    OMG!!! What a travesty!!! People of South Africa, can we survive this disaster? Please tell me that there is a support group to help us cope mentally and emotionally.

      Saleé - 2012-06-30 22:02

      Not to mention economically, politically and otherwise. Doomed are we!

  • henk63 - 2012-07-01 10:21

    I'm sure she is beautiful, but in this photo her face seems bland and featureless. Beautiful but not very interesting. But hey, I wouldn't mind waking up next to her!

      henk63 - 2012-07-01 10:25

      Anyway, beauty queens should realize that beauty fades and hopefully they will have acquired some skill that will carry them beyond their diva years. And by that I don't mean catching a rich man.

      sudika.harkhu - 2012-07-01 21:15

      remona is an electrical engineer!

  • bruce.wells.963 - 2012-07-01 13:41

    They start air-brushing them at birth!

  • millionwatts1 - 2012-07-01 14:40

    Who is going to end world hunger for us now?

      Patrick - 2012-07-02 13:01

      And what about all the homeless little animals...... I am devastated!

  • adrian.roberts.167 - 2012-07-24 11:40

    Hi guys , Remona Moodley will present South Africa at Miss World 2012 , like this page to show your support for Remona. Remember, the more LIKES that Remona receives on this page, the more points she will earn on the Miss World scoreboard! So LIKE the link below:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Miss-World-South-Africa/145493675585987

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