Camille Schrier Wiki – Biography
Camille Schrier is the winner of the Miss America 2020 pageant. Camille is a 24-year-old Beauty Pageant who was crowned Miss America 2020 on Thursday, December 19th, 2019 representing Virginia.
— VCU Alumni Richmond Chapter (@VCUAlumniRVA) December 20, 2019
According to Camille Schrier’s bio on Pageant Planet website, “In 2010, Camille Schrier competed for the first time for the National American Miss Pennsylvania Jr. Teen title. There she placed in the Top 15.
“In 2011, she competed at the National American Miss Pennsylvania pageant where she placed in the Top 5, qualifying her to compete for the National All-American Miss title.
“In 2012, Camille Schrier won National American Miss Pennsylvania Teen 2012 and the opportunity to represent Pennsylvania at the National American Miss Teen pageant. There she placed 1st Runner-up to the title. She also won Miss Pennsylvania High School America 2012 and represented the state at Miss High School America.
“In 2013, she represented Pennsylvania when she competed for and won the USA Ambassador Teen 2013 title.
“In 2019, Camille Schrier competed for and won the title of Miss Dominion and received the opportunity to advance to Miss Virginia 2019 pageant. She also competed at Miss Virginia 2019 pageant where she won the crown, walked away with the title of Miss Virginia 2019 and received the opportunity to advance to the Miss America 2020 pageant.”
On Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, Camille Schrier was crowned Miss America 2020.
Camille Schrier Education
Schrier honed her passion for science at Virginia Tech. She earned degrees in Biochemistry and Systems Biology, minored in Chemistry, and graduated Cum Laude.
Schrier is currently doing her doctorate at Virginia Commonwealth University. She hopes to obtain a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree.
She tells CNN, “I am more than Miss Virginia. I am Miss Biochemist, Miss Systems Biologist, Miss Future PharmD looking toward a pharmaceutical industry career… 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.”
Camille Schrier Miss America 2020
— Bruce Rader (@BruceRaderSport) December 20, 2019
Camille Schrier was crowned Miss America 2020 on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, at the 93rd annual competition. The competition followed 51 contestants as they competed for scholarships to be used to continue their efforts toward community service and education.
Miss Georgia Victoria Hill was the first-runner up, while Miss Missouri Simone Esters was the second runner-up. The top 15 were Miss Texas Chandler Foreman, Miss New York Lauren Molella, Miss Oklahoma Addison Price, Miss Hawaii Nicole Holbrook, Miss Colorado Monica Thompson, Miss New Jersey Jade Glab, Miss Connecticut Jillian Duffy, Miss Georgia Victoria Hill, Miss Florida Michaela McLean, Miss North Carolina Alex Badgett, Miss Missouri Simone Esters, Miss Alabama Tiara Pennington, Miss Virginia Camille Schrier, Miss California Eileen Kim, and Miss Kansas Annika Wooton.
Camille Schrier Beauty Pageant
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— Sierra✨ (@Gingernessy) December 20, 2019
Schrier has been involved in pageants since she was 14. She said to VCU News that she was always an athletic kid, and never a “girly-girl.” She says her love for science started in an eighth-grade science class.
It wasn’t until Schrier learned that the Miss America organization had eliminated the swimsuit competition and started focusing on the social impact that she decided to give Miss Virginia a go. When she took home the crown, she also took home $22,000 in scholarship money.
Speaking about her career in pageantry, Schrier says, “It taught me a lot about being professional … in terms of just being able to prepare a resume, go into an interview confidently, and how to prepare for something like that.”
For her work as Miss Virginia, Shrier has visited school assemblies, classrooms, children’s hospitals, veterans hospitals, and served as a special guest.
Camille Schrier Campaign Platform
Schrier’s platform issue for the Miss America competition was STEM awareness and drug safety. She tells the VCU News, “I’m trying to be like Bill Nye [the science guy],” she said. “That’s what I’m going for. I want to get kids excited, but I don’t want it to be boring.”
She adds on to BBC, “I’m hoping to use this throughout the United States to get young people, especially young girls, interested in STEM and STEM careers, and hopefully be a role model for them. Also to encourage both young girls and young men to be themselves and not change who they are for any situation that they feel like they need to fit in a box.”
Camille Schrier Age
She is 24 years old.