September 14, 2016 03:40 PM

Even Miss America gets star struck!

The newly crowned Savvy Shields says when she and the other contestants first saw host Chris Harrison, they didn’t quite know how to react.

“The first moment he came everyone just kind of stood still,” Shields, 21, tells PEOPLE. “It was the first celebrity [we saw during the competition]. Nobody knew what to do!”

But once the shock wore off, the Miss America hopefuls were quick to hound Harrison for Bachelor in Paradise spoilers.

“All the girls were freaking out because we didn’t have our phones that much, we couldn’t know what was happening on Bachelor in Paradise,” says Shields. “We had no idea. So as soon as Chris came we started asking him questions: ‘What happens now?’ ‘What happens in the finale?’ ”

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Now that Bachelor in Paradise has wrapped, Shields is looking forward to watching The Bachelor. While she remained coy when asked what she thinks of Nick Viall being the next leading man, she still said she has high hopes for the new season.

“It will be great,” she said. “It’s The Bachelor, it’s always going to be entertaining!”

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