Top-ranked female competitive eater Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas will try to eat an unhealthy amount of chicken wings at the Wing Ding Festival in Dupree Park in Jacksonville at 1 p.m. Oct. 1.
She'll battle the Canadian wing-eating title holder, Aaron Osthoff, and Major League Eating's Rookie of the Year, Adrian Morgan, for a share of a $3,000 cash purse.
If last week, when the 105-pound "Black Widow" downed 183 chicken wings in 12 minutes to break her own world record, is any indication, she's already got it wrapped up.
Not so fast said Richard Shea, president of Major League Eating, in a press statement:
“Lithe and graceful, Sonya’s deft handling of chicken wings has given her the edge over male competitors including the #1-eater in the world, Joey Chestnut. Morgan, however, is highly skilled in debris food having pushed the Sonya to overtime in the crawfish eating championship. This battle of the sexes will be a battle for the ages.”
See "The Black Widow" in action on the jump.