Date of Birth: 1989
Place of Birth: Pretoria, South Africa
Nationality: South African
Height: 5 feet 7 in, 1.70 m
Measurements: 32.4-26.5-35.5 (in)
Bam in one sentence – Melinda is a South African blonde knockout with an amazing charisma and wisdom.
I think a Miss South Africa is supposed to have a perfect balance between being a role model, having a public profile and also being very serious about the charity work that she does.
I have always liked studying and I think that is something I have my parents to thank for because they have always made my studies interesting for me.
If you throw yourself in the deep end, you’ll find that you will always learn faster.
With the realization of one dream, you set another one and that’s the process of moving forward.
I love my shoes more than my feet.
You will never be fruitful in life if you sacrifice in essence who you are.
I don’t want to focus on anything negative in my life.
The one truth that I hold on to is that my God loves me.
She lost her father at very young age.
On December 11, 2011 Melinda was crowned Miss South Africa.
The sudden announcement of Miss South Africa Organization that Melinda will not compete at Miss World due to “personal reasons” caused many speculations by the media. Some were claiming that there are compromising photos of Melinda while others were suggestion that she is seriously ill; both of which turned out not to be true.
She has a bachelor’s degree in Marketing.
Her grandfather is her mentor – she has great love and respect for him. One of many wise things that her grandfather told her over the years is: “you are not a product of your circumstances; you are a product of your choices”.
Always remember that true beauty comes from within.