Here’s How Some Of Mzansi’s Celebrities Celebrate Christmas

Christmas Celebs

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and as the year winds down, many of us take a step back to both reflect on the year that has passed and to spend quality time with family and friends. From opening presents under the tree to enjoying a scrumptious feast, everyone has their own way …

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Melinda Bam Enjoys Time Off At Club Med Finolhu Villas In The Maldives

Melinda Bam

Former Miss South Africa and TV personality Melinda Bam and her husband, Adriaan Bergh are holidaying at Club Med Finolhu Villas in the Maldives.

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Melinda has often said that the Maldives is her favourite destination – it’s where the pair spent their honeymoon (and where Melinda featured on Tropika Island of Treasure season 8). The Maldives is notorious for being a honeymooners and couples paradise, and for good reason – it’s breathtaking!

Nestled on the private, beautifully preserved island of Gasfinolhu in the heart of the Indian Ocean, Club Med’s ecologically conscious Maldives all-inclusive resort is surrounded by natural splendour at every turn. An interesting thing about the resort they’re staying at is that solar power has been incorporated in the resort – with solar panels designed to fit seamlessly into the resort. Rather than trying to hide the panels, the walkways have been constructed that allow the panels form the roof.

Melinda Bam and Adriaan Bergh

Only noticeably visible from the air, when a guest is walking from their private beach to the central area, the panels are barely visible. Producing over 1 megawatt of electricity each day, the resort is fully powered by renewable energy and 100% off the grid. Enough energy is harnessed by the sun so that surplus electricity is stored for use on overcast weather days. Coupled with a desalination plant that produces fresh water, the island is a model to be emulated for eco-resorts.

Melinda Bam bikini

“I am having the most incredible time at the Maldives with my husband,” Melinda says.

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Former Miss SA Melinda Bam Graces cover of Women’s Health

Melinda Bam Graces cover of Women’s Health

Women’s Health announced that former Miss SA and TV personality Melinda Bam will be its March cover star.

After spending three gruelling months getting into kick-ass shape for the eighth season of Tropika Island of Treasure, Melinda says she’s stronger and fitter than ever.

According to Women’s Health Magazine, Melinda weighs more now than she did when she won Miss SA. “I weighed five kilos lighter than I weigh now, but I feel strong and healthy…I can pick things up and run and squat and throw things and climb things and I can carry my own body weight,” she says

Melinda trained six days a week for three months. And while she was already cardio fit, she changed up her routine to get ready TIOT8.

Weight training and swimming became part of her routine for the first time ever. “I thought heavy weights were a girl’s arch-enemy, but it ended up being my best friend!” she says

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Melinda Bam shows off her bikini body in Mauritius

Melinda Bam

Melinda Bam is a South African director, model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss South Africa 2011, becoming the official representative of her country to Miss Universe 2012. Former Miss South Africa Melinda Bam is soaking up the sun in Mauritius. The Tropika Island of Treasure contestant – who is currently on vacay …

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