Miss South Africa Melinda Bam has denied that she is planning to get breast implants in time for the Miss Universe pageant.
City Press reported that Bam had met with a plastic surgeon to discuss increasing the size of her breasts, and had even discussed the matter with her predecessors, Cindy Nell and Nicole Flint.
The newspaper quoted a source in the Miss South Africa office as saying that Bam's parents would be paying for the procedure, which she would undergo in time for the Miss Universe competition in December.
When questioned by City Press, Bam initially denied her intention to have plastic surgery – but later admitted that she had considered the procedure, before being forced to change her mind because of medical reasons.
City Press quoted her as saying: "If your sources are Cindy Nell and Nicole Flint then yes, I did say I would like to get a boob job, but I never said I would do it.
"Yes, I have thought about it, but I cannot have one. Medically speaking, I can't get one. And my dad won't be paying for it – he's already paying for my sister's wedding."
Bam has made headlines recently after turning down the opportunity to represent South Africa at the Miss World pageant in August, citing "personal reasons" for her decision.
She will, however, compete in the Miss Universe pageant – owned by American tycoon Donald Trump – which is considered "sexier" than Miss World, and City Press claims the surgery would provide a boost for her chances at winning the title.
The talk of plastic surgery comes hot on the heels of City Press' report that Bam had been the subject of nude photographs which Sun International had bought and destroyed to prevent a scandal.
Sun International spokesperson Sue Klerck dismissed the nude photos rumour as "ridiculous", which Bam agreed with.
She was quoted by City Press as saying: "This is becoming laughable. I have never done a nude shoot before.
"People are spreading rumours about me but people who know me know I would never do these things".