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The 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee crowned its (two!) champions last night, and though the tournament may have ended in a two-way tie, the fashion was pretty much equally on-point across the board.
This year's contestants ranged from first grade (meet this year's youngest contestant over at Vox) to eighth grade, with 11-year-old Nihar Janga the youngest winner of the Bee in history. He tied with 13-year-old Jairam Hathwar, the younger brother of the 2014 winner Sriram Hathwar.
More important than the words? The fashion, obviously. This year, every single one of the 285 contestants went in a different style direction, from baller Nikes to fancy earrings to very fash-un Commes des Garcons T-shirts. The one thing they all had in common? All of them were equally perfect and amazing. Consider the following:
Rosie's hair bow
Zachary's "Achievement Unlocked" T-shirt
S-o g-r-o-w-n u-p.
Kyra's ballet flats
W-h-e-r-e-'-d y-o-u g-e-t t-h-o-s-e-?
Julian's white oxford
Amy's Commes des Garcons T-shirt
Ananya's pearl earrings
Akash's white polo
Mitchell's striped polo
Will's orange polo
William's printed button-down
I-s t-h-a-t S-a-i-n-t L-a-u-r-e-n-t-?
Nihar's track pants
T-h-e p-a-n-t-s o-f c-h-a-m-p-i-o-n-s.