|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|Born||Melinda de Kok
14 May 1989 
Pretoria, South Africa
|Alma mater||University of Pretoria|
|Occupation||Model, author, painter, fashion designer|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Title(s)||Miss South Africa 2011|
|Miss South Africa 2011
(Me Waterkloof and Candy Girl pageants)
Miss Universe 2012 (Top 10)
Melinda Bam (born 14 May 1989) is a South African beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss South Africa 2011, becoming the official representative of her country to Miss Universe 2012. She has a swimwear line called Bambshell, which she worked with South African swimwear brand, Dax Martin.
Melinda Bam (born Melinda de Kok) was raised in Pretoria. She was born in 1989 and has one sister, Melissa. She is a model and a student of B.Com Marketing from the University of Pretoria. She entered Miss South Africa 2011 and won the pageant on her very first attempt.
Miss South Africa 2011
She was crowned Miss South Africa 2011 at an event held at the Sun City Super Bowl on 11 December 2011.
Miss Universe 2012
Melinda Bam represented South Africa at Miss Universe 2012 in December which was held in Las Vegas and placed among the top 10.
She did not participate in the Miss World 2012 pageant because if a contestant reaches the top three of the pageant they are not permitted to enter Miss Universe. Melinda considered 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. Her 1st princess Remona Moodley represented South Africa at Miss World 2012 instead.
Miss South Africa National Executive
In June 2013 it was announced that Melinda Bam was appointed at National Executive for the Miss South Africa Pageant, and she would be in charge of arranging potential sponsors for the pageant, as well as preparing the outgoing queen to both the Miss Universe and Miss World Pageants.
Bam announced in November 2013 that she is engaged to Mr South Africa 2011, Adriaan Bergh. The two former beauty pageant title carriers got engaged during a holiday in Dubai.
- "TVSA Melinda Bam Profile". Retrieved 9 January 2013.
- "Miss Universe Melinda Bam Profile". Retrieved 9 January 2013.
- Shangase, Zwelakhe (21 December 2012). "Top 10 for Melinda Bam". The New Age. Retrieved 9 January 2013.
- "Tukkies girl crowned Miss SA". Times Live. 11 December 2011. Retrieved 18 December 2013.
- Official Melinda Bam Page on Facebook
- Official Site of Melinda Bam
- Official Miss South Africa website
|Awards and achievements|
|Miss South Africa