Biochemist crowned Miss America 2020 after onstage performance

A Virginian biochemist has been crowned winner of Miss America 2020 after performing a live science experiment that defied stereotypes of the contest.


Camille Schrier defeated 50 women to take the crown at Thursday’s final in Uncasville, Connecticut.


Wearing a lab coat, the 24-year-old impressed judges with a chemistry demonstration in the talent show.


Biochemist crowned Miss America 2020 after onstage performance


Ms Schrier won a $50,000 (£38,000) scholarship and a one-year role as Miss America.


In her acceptance speech, Ms Schrier said she hoped to “break stereotypes about what it means to be a Miss America in 2020”.


Biochemist crowned Miss America 2020 after onstage performance


She told the celebrity panel of judges, comprised of Kelly Rowland, Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown and Superstore actress Lauren Ash, that “Miss America is someone who needs to educate”.


Ms Schrier has two undergraduate science degrees and is studying a doctorate in pharmacy at Virginia Commonwealth University.


Biochemist crowned Miss America 2020 after onstage performance


In her role as Miss America, Ms Schrier will spend a year advocating for Mind Your Meds, a drug safety and prevention programme.


Biochemist crowned Miss America 2020 after onstage performance


Since 2018 the competition has attempted to re-brand its image, scrapping its swimwear segment and appearance-based judging criteria.


Instead, contenders showcase their talents and are interviewed about their passion, intelligence and understanding of the Miss America role.

“We will no longer judge our candidates on their outwards, physical appearance. That’s huge,” said former Miss America winner Gretchen Carlson, who announced the reforms in 2018.

READ ALSO  Checkout beautiful photos of Sinach’s daughter at Joy Oyedepo’s wedding

Related Articles

Attention! Read RapidGist Comment Policy!

  1. Your comments MUST BE constructive with vivid and clear suggestion relating to the post.
  2. Your comments MUST NOT be less than 6 words.
  3. Multiple Comments are STRICTLY FORBIDDEN. You MUST NEVER in multiples per post.
  4. Do NOT in anyway copy/duplicate or transmit another members comment and paste to earn.
  5. Exclamatory comments Such as hahaha, nice one, wow, congrats, lmao, lol, etc are strictly forbidden and disallowed on RapidGist.
  6. Constructive REPLY to comments is allowed once per comment, per post and subject to all rules as stated above.
NOTE: Failure to adhere to RapidGist Comment Policy will cost you ₦50 per trash comment. this policy start with effects from today 13th Feburary 2020

  1. Good luck to America as a country and congratulations to the winner whom God has endowed with brain.

Back to top button
error: Alert: Content is protected !!
%d bloggers like this: