Clarissa Bowers, 22, is a full-time premed student at the prestigious university

She is also a top six finalist in this year’s #SwimSearch and got the news in class

This week, she’s in Turks and Caicos for a photoshoot with other finalists.

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The Umatilla, Florida native said she was once told she needed to lose weight to be a model, and loves that the final six is so diverse.

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