Adorable. A-d-o-r-a-b-l-e. Adorable.
Correct, that is precisely what Justin Timberlake was at age 14, even if he didn't win the 1995 Memphis Commercial Appeal Spelling Bee.
Scripps National Spelling Bee released this precious post-Mickey Mouse Club, pre-'N Sync image of the Southern superstar. Young J.T. misspelled wharf, eliminating himself from the competition, while a fellow Tennessean won it all with a correct spelling of emerald. (Would love an update on where the emerald kid is today.)