24-year old Camille Schrier was crowned with the title of Miss America 2020. She’s the 99th Miss America but she’s more in news due to her on-stage science experiment.
Miss America Camille Schrier
When Schrier appeared on the stage, the audience were stunned to see a beauty pageant donning a lab coat and carrying out an experiment. She performed catalytic decomposition of hydrogen peroxide for the world audience before receiving the prestigious title.
A Pennsylvania native, Schrier wanted to break stereotypes be continuing to be a woman of science instead of following the usual trend. She gave the audiences a new perspective to see Miss America 2020.
Graduated from VirginiaTech with dual bachelor of science degrees in biochemistry and systems biology, Schrier is studying to obtain a doctor of pharmacy degree.
Stage performance of Schrier
Schrier’s stage performance was of a person battling an eating disorder. She said that she decided to participate in the competition after ditching its former swimsuit competition portion. She said that she knew that she would never go in swimsuit because she didn’t have a performing talent.
The good thing is that President and CEO of the Miss America Organization Regina Hopper was also supportive of her decision and act. He said that it was the second year when candidates weren’t judged in swimsuits but according to a series of interviews and talent demonstrations.
Schrier became the first woman to perform a science experiment in a pageant. She succeeds 2019 Miss America Nia Franklin, an opera singer from New York.Miss Georgia’s Victoria Hill was the first runner-up.