John Legend was a spelling bee champ as a kid

- Before winning his Grammys, Oscar and Tony, John Legend was a local spelling bee champ.

 

The 38-year-old won Ohio’s Springfield District Spelling Bee back in 1989 at the age of ten.

 

And the word that he spelled correctly to take home the title was “prejudice.”

Extra props go to his mom, as Legend and his brothers and sisters were all homeschooled by her.

 

Years later, Legend would go on to win the Academy Award for Best Song for “Glory” from the movie Selma.

 

Now all he needs is an Emmy, to spell that ever elusive EGOT.

Up Next:


Up Next

  • John Legend was a spelling bee champ as a kid
  • Eva Longoria is our bikini inspiration
  • The queen of pop slips from her throne
  • Turn around! Bonnie Tyler to sing 'Total Eclipse' hit during eclipse
  • This is the role Leo DiCaprio was born to play
  • The royal family has a strict travel diet
  • Snoop Dogg is in the doghouse with some UFC fighters
  • Disney apps spying on children, lawsuit claims
  • Calvin Harris is the world's highest-paid DJ
  • Country music legend Glen Campbell dies at 81