Normally you think of beauty pageant talents you think of dancing, singing and baton twirling. But one contestant brought something a little different to the stage -- a table full of beakers and chemicals.
Camille Schrier is a biochemist and wowed the judges and audience with a simple experiment.
She mixed hydrogen peroxide and potassium iodide. When they combined, orange/red, blue and green foam spewed from the beakers.
Camille Schrier was crowned Miss Virginia 2019 at the end of June, and for the talent portion of the competition, the 24-year-old biochemist demonstrated the catalytic decomposition of hydrogen peroxide https://t.co/UBKVBntGbB— CNN (@CNN) July 7, 2019
The Virginia Tech graduate says she's more than just a pageant contestant and used the platform to show it.
"I am more than Miss Virginia. I am Miss Biochemist, Miss Systems Biologist, Miss Future PharmD looking toward a pharmaceutical industry career," Schrier said in a press release, according to CNN.
"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 a skill which is perfected over the years of learning," she said, according to CNN.
Will Schrier show a similar talent to her fans when she's on the national stage for the Miss America Pageant?
"I think you will. It might be a little bit different," she told Inside Edition.
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