November 24, 2011
'Black Widow' takes turkey-eating prize
By QMI Agency
A petite Virginia woman ate more than 5% of her body weight in turkey to take the top prize at a New York turkey-eating contest.
Sonya Thomas, who weighs in at 105 lbs., gobbled 5.25 lbs. of poultry in 10 minutes, reports the New York Daily News. Six rivals were no match for the diminutive diner, not even the 400-lb. world-record holder for pumpkin pie eating, Eric Booker.
This is not Thomas' first competitive-feasting feat. Her tiny frame belies an impressive bottomless pit of a stomach that has led her to 38 world records, including 53 Taco Bell soft tacos in 12 minutes. She calls herself The Black Widow because she wants to "eliminate the males," she says on her website sonyatheblackwidow.com.
"I want to eat more or faster than the men. I want to make boys out of them."
That she did at the contest sponsored by Wild Turkey 81 Proof, for which she took home $1,581 in prize money.