The Miss America pageant crowned its newest winner last night, Miss Virginia Camille Schrier, but not before she wowed the crowd with an unbelievable science experiment — in heels.
At the show, Schrier, a 24-year-old biochemist, took to the stage during the program’s talent portion to perform a unique experiment involving the catalytic decomposition of hydrogen peroxide; this process results in what is known as “Elephant’s Toothpaste,” a large foamy eruption.
Before pouring in the catalyst into her solution, she warned the crowd: “Be careful, don’t try this at home.”
She wore the appropriate goggles and lab coat to protect her skin and clothing but added a few touches of Miss America-ready accessories: glittering drop earrings and a pair of nude patent, pointed-toe pumps with attached bows.
She finished off her show-stopping performance by saying: “Keep an eye out because science really is all around us.”
The Pennsylvania native graduated from VirginiaTech with a dual bachelor of science degree in biochemistry and systems biology; she currently attends Virginia Commonwealth University working towards a doctor of pharmacy degree.
During the event, Schrier said that she wants to “break stereotypes about what it means to be a Miss America in 2020.”
The newest Miss America wore a navy one-shoulder, floor-length velvet gown when she was crowned.
After winning her title, Schrier switched into a patriotic red pantsuit for a press conference with a new accessory: her glittering crown. She matched the suit with a set of sky-high strappy sandals with a tall platform and heel.
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