After paving her way against an outstanding group of 50 other women, each hailing from different states of America, Camille Schrier of Virginia was crowned and proclaimed as Miss America 2020 after her mind-blowing and live scientific demonstration on the talent portion of the pageant held at Mohegan Sun Casino & Resort in Uncasville, Connecticut on December 19, Thursday, hosted by Mario Lopez and Kit Hoover of Access Hollywood.
Schrier’s scientific demonstration of the catalytic decomposition of hydrogen peroxide was considered as the pageant’s very first science-based demonstration for the talent portion and this made the 24-year-old PharmD student and now Miss America 2020 very grateful for finally giving them the chance to showcase their intelligence and not just their bodies. Schrier further earned high praises when she told the judges (Kelly Rowland, Karamo Brown of Queer Eye, and Lauren Ash) that one of the most important qualities that a Miss America should have is the need and capability to educate others.
After being recognized and crowned due to her intelligence, personality, and mission, Schrier finally announced that her main goals as Miss America are to promote the prevention of drug use as well as drug safety. In addition, she also included in her goals the campaign for STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). After being crowned as the new Miss America, Schrier was presented with a scholarship that costs more than $300,000 as well as the opportunity of representing the organization for a year together with her predecessor and former Miss America, Nia Franklin.
However, prior to the coronation, there were several candidates who were able to make headlines for their cause and platform including Miss Pennsylvania Tiffany Seitz who was pretty open about her being born addicted to cocaine and how she was given only two weeks to live. She further shared how the foster care agency made a huge impact on her life. She was finally adopted at the age of 2 and was really grateful for her parents for giving her the life and opportunity that she would not have gotten otherwise.
In the meantime, Seitz (23), after sharing her life story, aims at promoting and bringing attention and awareness on foster care and adoption, and how these things can actually save lives and bring back hope.- Advertisement -
Congratulations to 2019 Miss America Camille Schrier of Virginia!
As reported earlier, this year’s Miss Universe became Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi who expressed herself strongly on social issues.