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Awkward News Interview | Spelling Bee Champion Struggles in CNN Interview

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Awkward News Interview | Spelling Bee Champion Struggles in CNN Interview


Watch as national spelling bee champion Evan O’Dorney gets interviewed on CNN’s morning show. Evan reveals that he is lacking the social skills necessary to struggle through this type of interview.

The female reporter is struggling to make the interview with the spelling bee champ a good one, but Evan makes things a little difficult when he criticizes her pronunciation of his name and her ability to ask him pertinent questions.

Evan is truly a spelling mastermind. He proved that by winning the spelling bee and the cash that went with it.

I am not a psychologist but it seems to me like he suffers from some form of asperger’s or savant syndrome, like the amazing memory man Kim Peek.  

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  1. PB

    June 18, 2007 at 5:58 am

    Evan could be overwhelmed by his recent “celebrity”, and at his age, is just acting “cool” about it all, which we adults may interpret as rude, sarcastic, socially-retarded, or whatever.

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