Miss America 2020 was crowned last night, and before we hear gripes about how pageants aren’t rocket science, know that the latest winner is an actual scientist, with a platform focused on education.
Camille Schrier, who entered the competition as Miss Virginia, graduated (cum laude, no less) from Virginia Tech with dual bachelor of science degrees in biochemistry and systems biology. She’s now working toward her doctorate of pharmacy (PharmD) at Virginia Commonwealth University. She pledged last night to use her title to promote drug safety and abuse prevention and STEM education. “Miss America is someone who needs to educate,” she told judges, who included Kelly Rowland and Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown.