Spelling Bee Champ Asked to Spell Covfefe Superfan TV

Spelling Bee Champ Asked to Spell Covfefe Superfan TV

Spelling Bee Champ Asked to Spell Covfefe Superfan TV

The California sixth-grader who won the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee by correctly spelling the word "marocain" said she was not nervous because she knew as soon as she heard the word that she would win.

As each competitor waited for their opponent to slip up, the rivals had spelt words including cheiropompholyx, durchkomponiert and tchefuncte. Words that baffle most of the audience are considered easy by elite spellers.

Still, after winning the title, she appeared shocked, and could barely smile as confetti fell around her and her parents and little brother rushed to the stage. "I am so happy right now". She will take home more than $40,000 in cash and prizes.

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He finished the race less than four second behind Hamilton , and Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo was nowhere close finishing a distant third.

By the end, the bee was a true nail-biter, with Vinay and fellow finalist Rohan Rajeev, a 14-year-old eighth grader from Edmonds, Oklahoma, were seemingly unflappable into the 30th round well past 11 p.m. -after both had been competing since 10 a.m. It had added a tiebreaker test, but it did not come into play. "It motivates me", she said. Her win is also the first solo victory in three years as previous ones ended in a tie. And she'll have to find time to watch her beloved Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals while enjoying the champion's whirlwind media tour. The Spelling Bee competition is not only limited to the states of the U.S., despite being titled the US Scripp National competition, but is an open arena to kids from all over the world, at their time to shine. Shourav Dasari, a past victor of both minor-league bees, was described as the consensus favorite as the ESPN broadcast began.

Inside Edition caught up with Edith at her home where she spelled a few words for us like "refrigerator" and "escalator".

"Covfefe", she said. "C-o-f-e-f-e, covfefe". Then she paused for a few seconds before spelling the word easily. The word dominated news coverage for much of the following day.

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