Monday, September 5, 2011
100 Pound Woman Has Enormous Stomach
"Black Widow" eats 183 chicken wings in NY contest
Photo is not the actual woman but a real black widow spider.
Sep 04 2011
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The "Black Widow" of eating contests scarfed down 183 chicken wings in 12 minutes to break her own world record set last year in Buffalo, N.Y.
Sonya Thomas took home first place Sunday at the tenth annual National Buffalo Wings Festival. She beat eating sensation Joey "Jaws" Chestnut, who came in second with 174 wings.
The two recently won titles at the July Fourth hot dog eating contest on Coney Island.
The 100-pound Thomas of Alexandria, Va., is the reigning wing-eating champion. She downed 181 wings to win the 2010 contest. Chestnut of San Jose, Calif., settled for second with 169 wings.
The winner gets $1,500. The runner-up wins $750, and third place gets $300. All contestants get a huge case of indigestion.
Thomas is called the "Black Widow" becomes she often beats male competitors in eating contests.