Watch out world! Miki Sudo, the 28-year-old competitive eater from Las Vegas, Nevada, is making waves within the competitive eating circuit and with a #4 ranking with the MLE, Sudo is a force to be reckoned with.
Sudo did her first challenge, which was originally a dare, in 2011 and signed signed as a professional eater in April 2013. She’s eaten everything from pizza to steaks to pho to wings, and Tailgate Fan was able to interview Sudo and ask her about her life as a professional competitive eater.
Tailgate Fan: On your Facebook page, it says you were dared into your first eating challenge in which you took down Phozilla in less than 87 minutes. Had you always had a curiosity about competitive eating prior to that day in December 2011?
Miki Sudo: Not at all. I’m just extremely competitive. On that day, it could have been a basket weaving competition for all I cared. It was only after I experienced a few events, that I became passionate about competitive eating.
TGF: How would you describe your first non-MLE competition at Village Pub Rib Championship in 2012?
MS: I was a nervous wreck and almost withdrew at the 11th hour, but my friends stuck by me. It was absolutely surreal when I won, given that the finalists were all current or former professionals.
TGF: What do your family and friends think about your professional eating career?
MS: My sister and cousins are incredibly supportive — they never miss a chance to tell her friends. My biggest supporter, however, has to be my grandma. She knows my schedule better than I do!