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Face-off: US spelling bee champ Ananya Vinay takes on Jimmy Kimmel

The ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ show has a long tradition of inviting the Scripps Spelling Bee champions to compete against Jimmy in a mock competition.

world Updated: Jun 12, 2017 17:38 IST
US spelling bee champion Ananya Vinay takes on Jimmy Kimmel in a mock competition (Screengrab)
US spelling bee champion Ananya Vinay takes on Jimmy Kimmel in a mock competition (Screengrab)

US spelling bee champion Ananya Vinay is no stranger to impromptu competitions. Her latest challenge was a face-off against Jimmy Kimmel on his Live show on Friday.

The host challenged the 12-year-old to participate in a “war of words”, which is his own version of a spelling bee championship. The competition was given a hilarious twist by Kimmel’s sidekick Guillermo, who pronounced the words in his quirky way to trip her up.

The ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ show has a long tradition of inviting the National Scripps Spelling Bee champions to compete against Kimmel in a mock competition.

Ever since her win at the Scripps National Spelling Bee championship, Vinay has defended her title with gusto in every show, including the widely mocked interview by CNN anchor who made her spell President Trump’s cryptic word ‘covfefe’.

Vinay became the 13th consecutive Indian-American to win the US Scripps National Spelling Bee competition, bagging a cash prize of whooping $40,000.

Watch the video below to find out who won ...