Zalia Avant-garde brought all of her Black Girl Magic to the Scripps National Spelling Bee to become to first African-American champion in the competition’s 96-year-history!

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The 14-year-old, who is also a basketball prodigy, appeared on “CBS This Morning” to talk about her historic win and why spelling is only her “side hobby.”

Watch the interview below.

Zalia Avant-garde is dripping with B-l-a-c-k-E-x-e-l-l-e-n-c-e!