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Sonya Thomas


 
 

Bib Sheet

Alexandria, VA
Age: 44
Weight: 105

There is an century-old prophesy within the competitive eating community, dismissed by most, that foretells the rise of the One Eater, a woman who will electrify America's gurgitators and lead them to international victory once again. Like Joan of Arc before her, this eater will be slender of stature, but mighty in strength. In recent years, the prophesy has been mentioned more and more frequently as the eaters have watched Sonya Thomas excel in nearly every contest she enters.

The former 2003 IFOCE Rookie of the Year, "The Black Widow" quickly ascended to the top of the ranks, both at the table and in the eyes of fans. Standing at a slender 105-pounds, Sonya continues to amaze as her fellow peers appear to be watching, dumfounded, as she sees her hand raised in victory time after time.

Sonya continues to be tested by other American eaters, such as Eater X, Pat Bertoletti and Joey Chestnut, but has beaten them all on her way to amassing more than twenty world eating records.

Most recently, she captured her most coveted title when she ate 40 Nathan's hot dogs and buns on July 4, 2011 to capture the first-ever Nathan's Famous Female Hot Dog Eating Championship Belt. Ever the crowd favorite, no one will forget the indelible image of Sonya being whisked through atop Badlands Booker's shoulders while the crowd showered with roses.

  • Armour Vienna Sausage: 8.31 pounds Armour Vienna Sausage /Lowe's Motor Speedway Charlotte / 10 Minutes/ May 28, 2005

  • Baked Beans, Long Course: 8.4 Pounds Baked Beans/ 84 Lumber / 2 minutes 47 seconds/ Aug. 7, 2004

  • Buffalo Chicken Tenders: 6.93 lbs/Binga / 10 Minutess/March 27, 2010

  • Cheesecake: 11 pounds Downtown Atlantic Cheesecake / 9 minutes/ Sept. 26, 2004

  • Cherrystone Clams: 26 dozen / Peter's Clam Bar / 6 minutes / May 31, 2010

  • Chicken Nuggets: 80 Chicken Nuggets / 5 Minutes

  • Chili Cheese Fries: 8 lbs, 2 oz Wienerschnitzel Chili Cheese Fries at the Queen Mary / 10 minutes/February 11, 2006

  • Crab Cakes: 46 Phillips Crab Cakes/Baltimore Waterfront Festival / 10 Minutes/ April 29, 2006

  • Crawfish: 6.5 pounds/Rouses World Crawfish Eating Championship / 10 minutes/April 10, 2010

  • Deep-Fried Okra: 9.75 lbs Deep Fried Okra/GoldenPalace.net at the Oklahoma State Fair / 10 Minutes/Sept. 16, 2006

  • Fruitcake: 4 pounds, 14 1/4 ounces Wegmans Fruitcake / 10 minutes/ Dec. 30, 2003

  • Hamburger: Big Daddy Burger: 9 pound cheeseburger/ Plaza Hotel Casino / 27 minutes, 0 seconds/ Jan. 21, 2006

  • Hamburgers: 7 Burgers (3/4 pound) "Thickburgers" / 10 minutes

  • Jambalaya: 9 Pounds Crawfish Jambalaya/ LuLu's Mardi Gras / 10 Minutes/ Feb. 24, 2004

  • Maine Lobster/ Kennebunk: 44 Maine Lobsters (11.3 Pounds of meat) from the shell / 12 minutes/ Aug. 13, 2005

  • Meatballs: 10 pounds, 3 Ounces Meatballs/ Carmine's Restaurant at Tropicana Hotel Casino / 12 minutes/ Dec. 3, 2005

  • Mince Pies: 46 Mince Pies at the Wookey Hole Big Eat in Somerset, England / 10 minutes/Nov. 29, 2006

  • Oysters: 47 Dozen Acme Oysters/ Acme Oyster House / 8 Minutes/ Jun. 3, 2012

  • Quesadilla: 31.5 4-inch Cheese Quesadilla / 5 minutes

  • Sweet Potato Casserole: 8.62 pounds/ NC State Fair / 11 minutes/ Oct. 20, 2004

  • Toasted Ravioli: 4 pounds toasted ravioli by Charlie Gitto's at Harrah's St. Louis / 12 Minutes/ Nov. 20, 2004

  • Turducken: 7 3/4 pounds Turducken.com Thanksgiving Dinner / 12 minutes/ Nov. 26, 2003

  • Whole Turkey: 5.25 lbs whole turkey / Wild Turkey 81 Eating World Championship / 10 minutes / November 22, 2011