12-year-old crowned champion of Scripps National Spelling Bee

"Go Curry!" she said in reference to the Warriors' star Stephen Curry.

Vinay, 12, correctly spelled the word marocain, a dress fabric made of warp of silk or rayon and a filling of other yarns, to win the spelling bee held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in suburban Washington. 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.

The Spelling Bee is a competition that begins in local schools, boasting more than 11 million spellers.

"I like finding stories behind words, investigating them further", she said. She added that it's language of origin was "gibberish".

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.

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Vinay, the youngest in the competition, still is eligible for two more Scripps tournament, should she decide to defend her title.

"I was thinking I knew it and I knew that I was going to win", Ananya Vinay, 12, said today on "Good Morning America" when asked what was going through her mind as she faced off in the final against just one other competitor.

"I'm really excited and happy to see she won". Here are some memorable words from Thursday's final rounds of the bee. She's the 13th consecutive Indian-American to win the bee, and the 18th of the past 22 winners with Indian heritage.

The annual contest opened on Tuesday with a record 291 spellers from across the country and the globe. The field was narrowed to 40 finalists Wednesday after two oral rounds of spelling and a written spelling and vocabulary test.

"I'm pretty nervous", Nikhil Lahiri, 14, of Painted Post, NY, confessed from the stage, just seconds before correctly spelling "outarde", which is a Canadian goose.

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