|GOLDEN GIRL: It's the day before the 2012 Miss Universe Pageant and it's only a |
matter of hours before we will know who is the new Miss Universe. I would like to
use this opportunity to salute Miss South Africa, Melinda Bam. I was not always her
biggest supporter but she definitely won me over. She came under fire this year for her
decision to withdraw from the Miss World Pageant to fully focus on Miss Universe as
winning this title has always been her dream. That's what you call a smart beauty queen.
Then, I also admire and respect her decision to stay natural and not try and alter herself
to make overcritical pageant fans happy. That deserves respect and admiration. Come what
may, it has been an honor to witness a South African beauty queen compete at this level!!!