Miss SA: I have considered a boob job

2012-07-10 11:55
Cape Town - Miss SA Melinda Bam has admitted that she has considered a boob job, but that she decided against it because she doesn't "want to be like a plastic doll", reports Pretoria News.

After recent rumours that a boob job and being pregnant are behind the beauty queen's decision to withdraw from the Miss World competition, Bam has spoken out and is now "more determined than ever" to win Miss Universe.

Bam told Pretoria News that the focus of Miss Universe had changed over the past few years and that they're looking for natural beauties, despite recent claims that the pageant is a sexier competition than Miss World.

Regarding the boob job saga, Bam said the following: "I'm not going to lie to you and say I have never considered it. Of course I have."

She however decided against a boob job, "because it is important to me to stay natural".

"I don't want to be like a plastic doll. I am not going to find fault with my body," she told the newspaper.

Bam also told Pretoria News that she is a stronger person after the rumours and that she doesn't "take it personally".

*With all the preening that goes into beauty pageantry, is plastic surgery a step too far? Send us your thoughts and you could get published.


  • jean.tredoux.5 - 2012-07-10 12:25

    There's nothing wrong with a bit of tweaking...

  • Jandl Reevo Reeves - 2012-07-10 12:26

    Probably one of the dumbest things I've heard "plastic doll". some are not as Lucky to have assets like others and it's about personal confidence.my wife's boobs are very natural and in proportion with her body size due to her upgrade ...people are very conscious about their look and it is reality in our society.I will tell you something for free miss south Africa .....my wife's TT's are better than your little b-stings

      nosiphom.mazibuko - 2012-07-10 13:01

      Good one and you are happier!!!

  • loodpil.lipdool - 2012-07-10 12:38

    What's wrong with a boob job ? Vincenz Czerny is my hero, and so is every surgeon since who had a hand (or two) in pioneering this type of augmentation.

      Cassandra Eileen Olivier - 2012-07-10 12:50

      Whats right about it?

      loodpil.lipdool - 2012-07-10 13:14

      1. Better fitting clothes. 2. Better self esteem. 3. More confidence. 4. Recovery after a mastectomy. 5. etc.

  • captaine.morgan.90 - 2012-07-10 12:41

    Very very smart! Coz looking like a doll is the main risk of a Boob Job.

  • Cassandra Eileen Olivier - 2012-07-10 12:49

    Good for her I can never understand why women would want to go for plastic surgery especially a boob job. Its like saying well I cant use my brains to get where I want so I guess I might as well use my body.

      jean.tredoux.5 - 2012-07-10 12:57

      Why must breast in-plants be associated with being sexual... Why can't it be used to boost a woman's confidence?! Don't you think a woman who's flat chested can feel slightly insecure when the when the other woman next to her can fill out the bikini better?! Narrow mindedness must be declared a disease!!!

      eva.walle.75 - 2012-07-10 13:03

      After qualifying as an accountant, I had a boob job. I looked like an 8 yr old girl. Now I look normal for my height, weight and shape. For some of us it's not a substitute for brains, it's just wanting to feel normal.

      Cassandra Eileen Olivier - 2012-07-10 14:07

      I don't care if you think I am narrow mined but it wont take long for the person going for the boob job to decide I need a tummy tuck, I am not beautiful. Self confidence comes from with in. Sorry Jean. I have big boobs and there are days when I wish I didn't have them especially when men talk to my chest and not my face

      LanfearM - 2012-07-10 14:32

      @ Cassandra Eileen Olivier - in that case Cassandra [is that your real name btw? lol] you shouldn't take antibiotics when you've got flu, to use a simple example of the advancement of medical science. Whether you use it to cure a disease or to enhance your physical beauty, what is the difference? I had big boobs myself that, amongst other things, caused me major back-pains. I had a breast reduction and I have never regretted it for one single minute! A good friend of mine was exactly the other way round, and she is happier than she's ever been after a subtle enlargement! Although this happened for both of us some years ago, we still haven't gone for all the "tummy-tucks" etc. Never had anything else done. And even if I do, so what? What exactly is so reprehensible about it? Do you wear make-up? Have your hair "done"? That is also "artificial" enhancement. Besides, what about women who receive a masectomy and the resulting loss of confidence, feeling beautiful, etc.? Should they just put up and shut up? I don't think so.

      jean.tredoux.5 - 2012-07-10 14:40

      Cassandra trust me, your appearance can give you a far bigger confident boost than your personality since the first thing one see is your appearance and also embrace what you have, flaunt it... If guys stair at your chest, use it to your advantage! Score a cup of coffee, get a free lunch, women have power!

      cassandra.e.olivier - 2012-07-10 15:47

      Yes LanfearM this is my real name

  • nosiphom.mazibuko - 2012-07-10 13:02

    So it was too expensive for you" Now you tell us about being natural and being happy with your A-cups??

  • des.cider - 2012-07-10 13:14

    We need some measurements first and I have a tape measure handy.

  • wikus.vantonder - 2012-07-11 09:26

    Hehe, men will never understand how women feel about their boobs, my wife went and she is extremely happy with the outcome! Must say that I enjoy her fuller bust too! Go for it Melinda!

  • hayley.fredericks.9 - 2012-07-12 08:08

    The people that need it the most are the ones against it the most.....

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