Miss America 2020 Camille Schrier is a science geek who hopes to help cure cancer someday.
In an effort to both modernize the Miss America pageant and replace the controversial swimsuit and evening gown competitions, Miss America looked to show off its contestants brains - but the viewers weren't that into it.
The top 15 contestants will compete in the annual Miss America pageant on Thursday.
Women from Georiga, Michigan and New Jersey won top prizes during Miss America 2020 preliminaries.
Already an accomplished activist, singer and beauty queen, Barcellona is hoping to hit yet another milestone.
Her comments came as another contestant defended NFL players kneeling for the anthem.
A former Miss America contestant and victim of sexual harassment is now running the show.
How Mallory Hagan's Miss America dream turned into a nightmare.
"Having someone bully you, belittle you, demean you, degrade you in any way is not OK," Hagan said.
Explosive emails led to Dick Clark Productions cutting ties with Miss America.
In contrast to the more commercial-driven Miss USA pageant, which President Trump owned from 1996 to 2015 and whose motto is "confidently beautiful," Miss America focuses on women's education.