Sonya “the Black Widow” Thomas isn’t someone you want to challenge to an eating contest.

One time she ate 564 oysters in 8 minutes at the Acme Oyster House in New Orelans.

The South Korean native now lives in Alexandria, Virginia, USA and she has 39 Competitive Eating world records.

She is one of the world’s top players in the “sport of Competitive Eating“.

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WHEN DID YOU FIRST DISCOVER THAT YOU HAD THE ABILITY TO EAT COMPETITIVELY?

“Since I was a child, I have always had a good appetite, an active metabolism, and a burning desire to win. But not until I witnessed the greatest eater of all time–Takeru Kobayashi–eat 50 Hot Dogs in 2002, via my TV set, did it dawn on me that the sport was right up my alley, so to speak.”

“I wanted to eat with him and the likes of American greats Eric “Badlands” Booker, Ed “Cookie” Jarvis,  Don “Moses” Lerman, and Rich “The Locust” LeFevre at that table on Coney Island in 2003.”

“So in June 2003 I entered and won my first-ever competitive eating event--the Molly Pitcher qualifier in New Jersey.”

 

HOW MANY HARD -BOILED EGGS DO YOU THINK YOU CAN EAT TODAY IN 12 MINUTES?

“I’m fairly certain I could do nearly 100.”

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Sonya Thomas Competitive Eating World Records

  • Oysters 47 Dozen Acme Oysters/ Acme Oyster House / 8 Minutes/ Jun. 3, 2012
  • Cheesecake 11 pounds Downtown Atlantic Cheesecake / 9 minutes/ Sept. 26, 2004
  • Hamburgers 7 Burgers (3/4 pound) “Thickburgers” / 10 minutes
  • Crawfish 6.5 pounds/Rouses World Crawfish Eating Championship / 10 minutes/April 10, 2010
  • Maine Lobster/ Kennebunk 44 Maine Lobsters (11.3 Pounds of meat) from the shell / 12 minutes/ Aug. 13, 2005
  • Turducken 7 3/4 pounds Turducken.com Thanksgiving Dinner / 12 minutes/ Nov. 26, 2003
  • Chicken Nuggets 80 Chicken Nuggets / 5 Minutes
  • Jambalaya 9 Pounds Crawfish Jambalaya/ LuLu’s Mardi Gras / 10 Minutes/ Feb. 24, 2004
  • Sweet Potato Casserole 8.62 pounds/ NC State Fair / 11 minutes/ Oct. 20, 2004
  • Fruitcake 4 pounds, 14 1/4 ounces Wegmans Fruitcake / 10 minutes/ Dec. 30, 2003
  • Quesadilla 31.5 4-inch Cheese Quesadilla / 5 minutes
  • Crab Cakes 46 Phillips Crab Cakes/Baltimore Waterfront Festival / 10 Minutes/ April 29, 2006
  • Armour Vienna Sausage 8.31 pounds Armour Vienna Sausage /Lowe’s Motor Speedway Charlotte / 10 Minutes/ May 28, 2005
  • Meatballs 10 pounds, 3 Ounces Meatballs/ Carmine’s Restaurant at Tropicana Hotel Casino / 12 minutes/ Dec. 3, 2005
  • Deep-Fried Okra 9.75 lbs Deep Fried Okra/GoldenPalace.net at the Oklahoma State Fair / 10 Minutes/Sept. 16, 2006
  • Mince Pies 46 Mince Pies at the Wookey Hole Big Eat in Somerset, England / 10 minutes/Nov. 29, 2006
  • Buffalo Chicken Tenders 6.93 lbs/Binga / 10 Minutess/March 27, 2010
  • Cherrystone Clams 26 dozen / Peter’s Clam Bar / 6 minutes / May 31, 2010
  • Hamburger: Big Daddy Burger 9 pound cheeseburger/ Plaza Hotel Casino / 27 minutes, 0 seconds/ Jan. 21, 2006
  • Chili Cheese Fries 8 lbs, 2 oz Wienerschnitzel Chili Cheese Fries at the Queen Mary / 10 minutes/February 11, 2006
  • Toasted Ravioli 4 pounds toasted ravioli by Charlie Gitto’s at Harrah’s St. Louis / 12 Minutes/ Nov. 20, 2004

Homepage

http://www.sonyatheblackwidow.com/

Major League Eating (MLE holds 70 events annually)

https://majorleagueeating.com/

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