Miss World America is a pre-med student who will compete in the Miss World contest in November.
EVENT: The newly crowned Miss World America, Clarissa Bowers, will visit with hospitalized children and will sign autograph cards for them. Children will have an opportunity to take photos with Miss World America.
WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 30
TIME: 2 p.m.
PLACE: 7 Richland Medical Park, Palmetto Health Richland campus
ABOUT: Clarissa Bowers is a rising junior at Vanderbilt University where she studies neuroscience. She will continue to medical school in preparation for a career in reconstructive surgery. She wishes to specialize in working with veterans and active duty service members as well as those with congenital defects and complications. Alongside her love for medicine, Clarissa is an athlete and plays volleyball on a collegiate level. She represents our country at Miss World in China this November.
About Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital
Palmetto Health Children's Hospital is South Carolina’s first children's hospital and has more than 150,000 children’s visits each year. It offers more than 30 subspecialties to meet the unique health care needs of children and has central South Carolina's only Children’s Emergency Center. With more than 350 professionals who work exclusively with children, Palmetto Health Children's Hospital has a team of highly skilled and trained experts unmatched by any hospital in the Midlands. Palmetto Health Children's Hospital is the place to go for children's medical care, because the best care matters.
About Miss World
Miss World is the oldest and largest international pageant in the world. Miss World received international acclaim when it eliminated the swimsuit portion of the competition in 2014, choosing to focus instead on more progressive competitions designed to celebrate the many attributes of women around the world. Miss World is held annually with representatives from over 120 countries worldwide. The winner of Miss World is determined by accumulative scores of “fast track events”, which are designed to test the candidates’ fitness, talent, modeling skill, public speaking, debate skill, social media interaction, and philanthropic endeavors. These fast track events include: Sports, Top Model, Talent, Multimedia, Interview, Debate, and Beauty with a Purpose. The event will be televised live on E! Entertainment in the United States and watched by over 1 billion people on networks worldwide. It is one of the most watched annual live events. Miss World 2017 will take place on November 18 in Sanya, China.