Camille Schrier, of Richmond, was crowned Miss Virginia 2019 on Saturday evening at the Center for Music and the Worship Arts at Liberty University. Miss Lynchburg Dot Kelly was first runner-up.
Twenty-four women competed for Miss Virginia this year, the second time Liberty has hosted the competition. Preliminary rounds, featuring talent, evening wear and onstage question – but not swimwear, which was phased out after the 2018 competition — were held earlier in the week, narrowing down the field of contestants.
On Saturday, finalists competed in each category again before the winner was announced. More than $75,000 in cash scholarships, as well as additional in-kind scholarships, were available to contestants this year.