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Food Competitions Around The World

Test your stomach with these eating challenges at the far reaches of the earth. Don’t forget to pack your Tums.


Hot Wing Eating Contest held at the Southern Hot Wing Festival

Competitive Eating Events: Spring 2015

Grab a napkin and belly up to the table for these competitive eating events happening around the country this spring.


Valerie 'Valkyrie' Bromann competes in Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier.

Competitive Eater Valerie ‘Valkyrie’ Bromann: Exclusive Interview

Valerie Bromann aka Valkyrie talks about being an up-and-coming competitive eater.


Malts at Crown Candy Kitchen in St. Louis

5 Restaurant Eating Challenges To Test Your Stomach

These restaurant eating challenges will test the limits of your stomach and maybe get you a free meal.


A person dressed in a hot dog costume warms up the crowd

Competitive Eating Events In 2015

Chow down on hot dogs, brats, lobsters and more this year during these competitive eating events in the U.S.



How Do Eating Competitions Work?

Can you stomach competitive eating? Here’s how actual eating competitions like Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, actually work.


Michelle Lesco (L) and Sonya Thomas (Photo Credit: Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Female Competitive Eater Michelle Lesco: Exclusive Interview

Get to know Major League Eating’s ninth-highest ranked competitive, Michelle Lesco from Tucson, Ariz.


NEW YORK, NY- JULY 04: Competitors eat hotdogs during the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island on July 4, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Joey Chestnut, of San Jose, California, ate 69 hotdogs in ten minutes to win his seventh straight title. (Photo by Monika Graff/Getty Images)

Female Competitive Eater Miki Sudo: Exclusive Interview

Get to know Major League Eating’s fourth-highest ranked competitior, Miki Sudo from Las Vegas.


Professional competition eater Matt "Megatoad" Stonie, 19, wolfs down some 210 shrimp wontons in eight minutes during a dumpling eating contest, known as the CP Biggest Eater Competition, at a shopping mall in Singapore on October 22, 2011.

Competitive Eater Matt ‘Megatoad’ Stonie: Exclusive Interview

Meet Matt ‘Megatoad’ Stonie, in an exclusive interview with Major League Eating’s second-ranked competitive eater.


NEW YORK, NY - JULY 04: Competitive eater Sonya Thomas competes in the Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island on July 4, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Thomas won the women's division by successfully eating 45 hot dogs in 10 minutes, setting a new world record.

Get To Know The Black Widow

Measuring 5’5″ and 105 lbs., Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas is the fifth best competitive eater in the country.