Miss America competition leaving Atlantic City
The stage at Boardwalk Hall Arena in Atlantic City, New Jersey, for the 2018 Miss America contest. The Miss America Organization is trading one casino town for another as it moves its 2020 competition from Atlantic City, New Jersey, to Uncasville, Connecticut, the organization announced Tuesday. The Miss America competition follows 51 women as they compete for scholarships to use to toward their community service efforts and education aspirations. At the end of the competition, one candidate will be selected as Miss America 2020, succeeding Nia Franklin, Miss America 2019. The Miss America pageant began in 1921 on the boardwalk of Atlantic City.
Scientist Who Won Miss Virginia With Experiment as Talent Vows to Bring Chemistry to Miss America
When it comes to the Miss America pageant, we're used to seeing contestants who dance, sing or play an instrument. But this year, you'll want to keep an eye on Miss Virginia. Biochemist Camille Schrier, 24, was crowned Miss Virginia at the end of June thanks in part to her impressive demonstration in the talent portion of the program. Sporting a lab coat, she blew away the competition with a colorful science experiment showing the catalytic decomposition of hydrogen peroxide. Asked if she'll pull off the same stunt on the Miss America stage, Schrier told InsideEdition.com: "I think you will, it might be a little bit different."