I can’t believe that competitive eating is actually a sport. Heck, it’s on ESPN and everything! What started as a bunch of portly dudes going belly-to-belly has become a worldwide phenomenon, where people of all races, creeds and colors compete to consume a truly ridiculous amount of food. Here are some of our favorite competitors in the world of pro gustation.
Takeru Kobayashi is the new face of competitive eating, a rail-thin Japanese maniac who can throw down hot dogs like nobody’s business. But is he good enough to out-eat a giant bear from Kodiak, Alaska?
Joey Chestnut is the man who unseated Kobayashi from the top of the rankings, eating 66 hot dogs in 12 minutes. Here he demonstrates his immortal technique.
Yes, there is still room for the fat guys in the competitive eating game. Eric “Badlands” Booker is not just a chowhound – he’s also a rapper!
Meet Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas. 98 pounds of unstoppableeating fury, holding world records for chicken tacos (48 in 11 minutes), oysters (552 in 10 minutes) and dozens more. Here, watch her destroy 46 mince pies in the amount of time it takes me to have a slice of pizza.
Do you have an idea more ridiculous than eating eleven pounds of pumpkin pie? Tell us and you could win $5,000.