Who Is Melinda Bam and Is She Married?

Melinda Bam is a 34-year-old South African TV presenter, businesswoman, motivational speaker, and model born on May 13, 1989. She is married to former Mr. South Africa, Adriaan Bergh. 

Bam won Miss South Africa 2011 and is easily remembered for that accomplishment. She has since gained enormous fame and built a brand in the modeling and entertainment industries. 

Summary of Melinda Bam’s Biography

  • Full name: Melinda de Kock ,Melinda Bam
  • Nickname: Melinda
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of birth: May 13, 1989
  • Melinda Bam’s Age: 34 years old
  • Nationality: South African
  • Zodiac Sign: Taurus
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Melinda Bam’s Husband: Adriaan Bergh
  • Melinda Bam’s Child: Ruach Michal Bergh
  • Melinda Bam’s Parents: Deon de Kock (biological father), Wanda (mother), Neil Bam (stepdad)
  • Siblings: Melissa Swart and Sybil Bam
  • Melinda Bam’s Height in Inches: 5 ft 7 inches
  • Melinda Bam’s Height in meters: 1.70 m
  • Melinda Bam’s Net worth: $5 million
  • Famous for: Winning Miss South Africa 2011
  • Melinda Bam’s Instagram: melindabam
  • Twitter: @melindabam
  • Facebook: Melinda Bam

Melinda Bam was Born on May 13, 1989

Melinda Bam was born on 13th May 1989, in Pretoria, South Africa. She is 34 years old currently. She is the biological daughter of the late Deon de Kock, a minister of the Dutch Reformed Church, and Mrs. Wanda.

Melinda had a terrible upbringing due to her parents’ tumultuous marriage, which was characterized by a great deal of abuse from her father towards her mother. In 1999, Deon and Wanda divorced, and her father committed suicide later that year. Glenharvie, which joined Westonaria in 1996, was the sole congregation he served before passing away.

Meanwhile, the South African TV host was raised along with her two sisters, Melissa Swart and Sybil Bam. The remarriage of their mother brought about positive changes in Melinda and her sisters’ lives. Neil Bam, their stepfather, treated them all like his own daughters and took on the role of a father figure.

Later, Melinda changed her last name to “Bam,” and she and her sisters have remained close to their stepfather. The South African businesswoman attended the Horskool Waterkloof Pretoria High School for her high school studies.

She continued her study at the University of Pretoria, where upon finishing her program, she was awarded a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing. The public does not have access to additional information about her mother, sisters, or their current whereabouts.

Melinda First Rose to Fame as Miss South Africa in 2011

Bam won the title of Miss South Africa 2011 on her debut in competitive pageantry. She beat 11 other contestants at the age of 22 to win the competition. She had previously won the Miss Tropika and Miss Waterkloof titles before this amazing triumph.

She participated in Miss Universe 2012 in Las Vegas as well, finishing sixth overall. Bam was named a national executive for the Miss South Africa Pageant in June 2013, and it was revealed that she would be in charge of finding possible sponsors for the competition as well as preparing the departing queens for the Miss World and Miss Universe pageants.

Her leadership was successful, and partially as a result of her direction, she helped secure the crown for 2014 Miss World titleholder Rolene Strauss.

She is Currently a TV Presenter and Businesswoman

Melinda Bam started her television career as a presenter on Pasella & Wies Jou Poppie, a well-liked Afrikaans lifestyle program. Other programs she has been in to establish her television presence include:

  • Glambition – Season 1
  • Miss South Africa – Season 61
  • Miss South Africa – Season 56
  • Tropika Island of Treasure – Season 8 (Maldives)
  • Miss South Africa – Season 55
  • The Road to Miss South Africa – Season 3

Melinda is the owner of the business, SHEnation. The brand is a platform that empowers and celebrates womanhood. She is equally a motivational speaker, MC, and sketch artist with some of her artwork showcased in exhibitions.

The Former Miss South Africa Has Had Her Own Fair Share of Controversy

In 2012, Melinda Bam withdrew from the Miss World Pageant, and Remona Moodley, the inaugural princess, took her place. There was a lot of speculation at the time as a result of withdrawing from such a significant tournament.

While some people began spreading the rumor that she was getting her breasts enlarged others claimed she was pregnant or ill. Melinda, who overcame bullying as a child because of her crooked teeth and acne, was able to overcome the gossip and even created a charitable endeavor.

Melinda Bam is Married to Adriaan Bergh

Adriaan Bergh, a former Mr. South Africa, is happily married to Melinda Bam. The couple exchanged vows in November 2014 at Oakfield Farm in Gauteng, South Africa. Bam and Bergh initially came into contact in 2008 as first-year Varsity Stone students.

Adriaan was smitten by Bam’s beauty the moment he laid eyes on her in a classroom. Despite the fact that they decided not to meet or make small talk, Bergh couldn’t get her off his mind.

Four years later, they reconnected, and Adriaan felt the need to sign up for a yoga class in order to get to know her better. They became friends after a series of events and since then they have remained inseparable.

Since pageant regulations ban candidates from dating, Melinda and Adriaan only began their official relationship after they were stripped of their titles. The two became engaged during a trip to Dubai in November 2013 and subsequently got married the following year.

Mr. Bergh is a businessman from South Africa who enjoys exploring new places. His origins and type of business are not widely known. However, it is believed that he is successful at whatever it is he’s doing, as he and his lovely wife have visited numerous cities all over the world.

Melinda Bam is a Mother of One 

Melinda Bam and her husband welcomed their first child on Saturday, April 1, 2023. His name is Ruach Michal Bergh. He was born eight years after Adriaan and his wife got married.

The couple revealed in October 2022 that they were expecting their first child and talked openly about the challenges they had to overcome while trying to get pregnant for so many years. The two made the decision to have a “babymoon” to the Maldives soon after the announcement to celebrate the happy news.

They had the chance to commemorate their eighth wedding anniversary on the trip. Highlights of the trip included the two taking numerous beach walks, tanning, and indulging in every last piece of the Maldives’ breathtaking beauty.

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