Melinda Bam is a South African model best known as the winner of the 2011 Miss South Africa and for representing the country in the 2012 Miss Universe pageant.
Melinda was born and raised in Pretoria. She graduated from the University of Pretoria with Honors in a B.com in Marketing.
Melinda has a wide variety of hobbies through which she maintains a strong balance between sports and art. She aspires to one day start an internal marketing agency that would focus on corporate culture and business psychology.
She has held titles for the Miss Tropika, Me Waterkloof and Candy Girl pageants. Melinda has a sister, Melissa.