Miss SA: behind the rumours

By admin
12 July 2012

Melinda Bam (23) has been having a busy time denying rumours that have been swirling about her lately.

She isn’t pregnant nor on drugs; she isn’t a transvestite, doesn’t have a dreaded disease and there’s no problem in her family. And no, there are no nude photos of her waiting to come out of the woodwork.

But you can’t expect to announce your withdrawal from Miss World without triggering suspicion and gossip.

Now revealing for the first time the reasons behind her decision to pull out, she spoke to us at a guesthouse in Durban during the Durban July weekend.

She says she’s shocked by the response to the announcement first princess Remona Moodley (23) will be going to Miss World instead of her.

“It wasn’t at all what I was expecting and I didn’t realise how nasty it would get,” she says.

“Mine has really been a well thought-out decision. There’s nothing sinister going on. It was a straightforward business decision. This is a career choice.”

Read more of Gilda Narsimdas’ interview with Malinda in YOU 19 July 2012.

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