Bam was in Las Vegas for the Miss Universe pageant thus she couldn’t hand over the crown to the newly crowned and beautiful Marilyn Ramos, this past Sunday at Sun City resorts.
Instead it was left to 2011 first princess Remona Moodley to hand over the filigree silver and Swarovski crystal crown to the new queen on Sunday night.
Concerns raised by attendants and viewers were why did she had to attend the Miss Universe and not SA pageant?
Why did Sun International not communicate with Miss Universe organizers, or if there was, why the compromise was not reached?
Some even questioned whether Bam was patriotic to SA, and others even poked fun at Sun International-who are the rightful owners of the pageant- to stage the event somewhere at some beach and stop playing with South African’s feelings.
The 21-year-old Miss SA 2012 Ramos is an interior architecture student at Inscape Design College in Pretoria.
“I feel that the youth has a lot to learn from the elderly, and the seniors deserve the affection, compassion and respect of the youth,” Ramos, from Pretoria, said.
“I intend to encourage young people to volunteer at old-age homes. I will achieve this by hosting workshops, motivational speeches and charity events.
Stacey Webb, a 23-year-old law student from the Western Cape was named first princess while Pearle Nxele was crowned second princess.
“She should not know were her bread is buttered,” commented one stand-up comedian who preferred to be anonymous but known to Sowetolife Mag Online.
Attempts to obtain comment from Sun International failed at the time of posting.