NEW YORK: Camille Schrier has been crowned Miss America 2020 at Thursday’s final in Uncasville, Connecticut, edging out 50 of her fellow competitors.
A Virginian biochemist bagged the coveted title after performing a live science experiment that defied stereotypes of the contest.
Wearing a lab coat, the 24-year-old impressed judges with a chemistry demonstration in the talent show. In her acceptance speech, Ms Schrier said she hoped to “break stereotypes about what it means to be a Miss America in 2020”.
Ms Schrier won a $50,000 (£38,000) scholarship and a one-year role as Miss America. Schrier, 24, is a graduate of Virginia Tech, a current doctor of pharmacy student at Virginia Commonwealth University and 2019’s Miss Virginia.(Agencies)