HUNT VALLEY, Md. (WJZ) — After a nationwide search, Old Bay says it has found its “Ultimate Old Bay Fan”: a Maryland native who now lives across the country.

Cori Russell, a U.S. Army veteran who is now stationed in Lakeside, California, near San Diego, won an Old Bay trophy and electric scooter for her love of the seasoning.

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Old Bay owner McCormick and Company said Russell beat out hundreds of entries to claim the honor.

Russell’s post with a custom Old Bay cornhole board and custom license plate helped her take home the trophy.

Even when she was stationed overseas in Germany, she said she kept Old Bay close.

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The contest ran from June 1 to August 20.