Posts Tagged ‘Sonya Thomas’

How Sonya Thomas Avoids Puking During Eating Contests

“Eating competitions are about 70 percent mental, and 30 percent physical. Physical meaning stomach capacity. Sometimes when you're eating a lot of food you think 'oh, I'm getting full' or 'I'm getting sick,' but you have to get over that. You push yourself and control it. Sometimes when I swallow one food I feel like […]

Joey Chestnut Aims to Eat Two Gallons Of Ben’s Chili (At Least)

The field is shaping up for the World Chili Eating Championship at Taste of D.C. on Sunday. And Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas won't be the only D.C.-area native in the contest.  Germantown's Juliet Lee is also competing, according to her local Patch: "Lee, a local hair stylist who moonlights as a competitive eater, recently […]

How Much Ben’s Chili Can One Man (Or Woman) Choke Down In Six Minutes?

Some of the biggest stars on the competitive eating circuit, including Alexandria's own Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas, are coming to town this weekend for the World Chili Eating Championship at Taste of D.C. on Sunday, Oct. 9. The chili-chowing contest begins at 12:30 p.m. on the event's main stage with local institution Ben's Chili […]

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