Zaila Vanguardis on the roller coaster of his life after winning the National Spelling Bee, and his next stop might just be 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. – we just hope it turns out better than his visit to New York.
We have the newly crowned champion and her mother, Alma heard, Wednesday after landing at LAX, and – like most of us – our photographer was duly impressed by the 14-year-old prodigy who just became the first black American teenager to win the event.
We had to ask her if she had the same perks as most sports champions … namely, an invitation to the White House. You must see her response … Zaila’s first thought was to be very considerate of President BidenIt’s about time, but Mom has revealed that maybe something is already in the works. #Crossed fingers.
Hey, she’s already invited everywhere – it’s Hollywood this week, but last week she was at ESPYs in New York City, and Zaila opened up about how things got a little bit messed up there.
Hey she spelled “murraya” last week to take the title Spelling Bee … so “lost” is child’s play.