Virginia biochemist crowned Miss America 2020

Miss Virginia Camille Schrier wins talent competition after a science experiment Miss AMERICA 2020

A Virginian biochemist has been named winner of Miss America 2020 after performing a live science experiment that defied stereotypes of the contest.

Ms Schrier won a $50,000 scholarship and a one-year role as Miss America.

In her acceptance speech, Ms Schrier said she hoped to “Break stereotypes about what it means to be a Miss America in 2020”.

“We will no longer judge our candidates on their outwards, physical appearance. That’s huge,” said former Miss America winner Gretchen Carlson, who announced the reforms in 2018.

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