Miss Virginia Contestant Performs Science Experience For Talent Portion – Ends Up Winning The Crown
When it comes time for the talent portion of the Miss America pageant, it’s common to see contestants sing or perform a dance routine. That’s why it came as a huge surprise when a Miss Virginia contestant, who works as a biochemist, decided to perform a science experiment as her talent!
Camille Schrier, 24, ended up winning the Miss Virginia crown after she put on a white coat and rubber gloves for an on-stage science experiment. She was able to demonstrate the process of catalytic decomposition onstage by using hydrogen peroxide and potassium iodide. Once she had the iodide into the peroxide, Camille stepped away from the stage as colorful foam shot high into the air.
Not only did the audience love the experiment, the judges were blown away as well! It helped propel Camille to be crowned Miss Virginia 2019, and she is now preparing to compete in the Miss America pageant in September. Now, she is hoping her chemistry performance will inspire other young women to pursue careers in science.
“I am more than Miss Virginia. I am Miss Biochemist, Miss Systems Biologist, Miss Future PharmD looking toward a pharmaceutical industry career,” she said in a statement. “Now was the time for me to create a mind shift about the concept of talent by bringing my passion for STEM to the stage. To me, talent is not a passion alone, but also a skill which is perfected over years of learning.”
We think Camille might just have what it takes to be the next Miss America! Watch her talent portion for yourself in the video below.