|Remona Moodley (left) will represent South Africa at the 2012 Miss World Pageant after the reigning |
Miss South Africa, Melinda Bam (right), decided to withdraw from the Miss World Pageant
I honestly do not believe that there are any dark and highly scandalous reasons for her withdrawal from the Miss World Pageant. Melinda Bam has made it clear from the start that she would like to win Miss Universe and that is probably the main reason for her withdrawal. The Miss South Africa Pageant is one of only a few national pageants that sends their winner to both international contests every year. Some girls just prefer one pageant to the other. Pageant fans will know that the Miss Universe and Miss World pageants are in direct competition with one another. They are two very different systems but both would like to be seen as the number one pageant in the world.
|2008 winner, Tatum Keshwar, finished in 7th |
place at Miss Universe and was third in Miss World
|2002 winner Cindy Nell was the second |
runner-up of Miss Universe 2003 but failed
to place in the top 20 at Miss World 2003
|2010 winner Bokang Montjane failed to place |
at Miss Universe 2011 but made it all the
way to the top 7 of Miss World and was
named Miss World Africa.
|2007 winner finished in the|
top 15 of Miss Universe 2008
and top 5 of Miss World 2008
|2009 winner Nicole Flint finished in 8th |
place at Miss Universe 2010 and also made
it to the top 25 of Miss World but did not
advance to the top 7 despite being a major
favorite for the Miss World title.