Competitive Eating category

The first three pages of Jeff Mahannah's comic about Tim "Eater X" Janus have been posted on his instagram: Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3
Darron Breeden and Wayne Algenio have started a video podcast series. Adam "Beard Meats Food" Moran is the guest on the first episode.
Hungry, a film about competitive eating directed by Barry Rothbard and Jeff Cerulli, made Sports Illustrated's list of the 10 best unknown sports documentaries.
Panels from a comic strip starring Tim "Eater X" Janus by Jeff Mahannah have been posted on instagram.
AVN has an article about the new trailer for "Eating Out With Nadia White" a youtube channel documenting the adult film actress' competitive eating career. Tim "Gravy" Brown makes an appearance as an eating coach. Nadia will attempt the 54 inch pizza at Big Mama's & Papa's in Northridge, CA tonight with a team of seven other diners.
Shimmerzine has a surrealistic short story by Sara Saab about a female competitive eater with an eight gallon stomach capacity who lives on a train after a mysterious force from the sea killed her family.
Erik Denmark and Sarah Reinecke discuss their victories in the Nathan's qualifier at the Bite of Oregon in Portland in the latest Fink Beats the Stomach podcast.
DeccanChronicle has an article about a new movie about Indian competitive eater Theeta Rapai. The BBC wrote an article about his retirement in 2006. TheNewsMinute also has an article about the film project.
Matt Stonie's new video of him eating a McDonald's Grand Mac Meal in under 1 minute is currently the #1 trending video on youtube today.
Mission Burrito has an interview with Lee vs. Food about his inability to complete its new El Criminal Burrito Challenge, his first defeat in 9 Bristol, England area food challenge attempts. He has a facebook page at to document his competitive eating experiences.
George Shea did an interview on the Hochman and Crowder show in CBS Miami this afternoon and announced Geoff Esper, Darron Breeden and Badlands Booker as expected entrants in Sunday's World Championship Croqueta Eating Contest on Sunday.
WHIO has a podcast of an interview with Ivan "The Avocado" Mendoza.
The Spanish food challenge youtube channel Esstik has surpassed 500,000 subscribers.
The Zambia Daily Mail reports that Nkole Mulambia, an 11 year old student died after choking during an eating contest held at his school. has a writeup of an interview Adam Richman did with Mike Chen of Strictly Dumpling. The former Man v. Food host claims that Munchies in Sarasota, FL put an entire bottle of ghost chili extract into its 420 hot wings challenge, which made breathing difficult.
Sarah "Unstoppable B. A. B." Reinecke has started a youtube channel with a video of her attempt to eat a 5.5 pound cake from Cubes Baking in Seattle.
The official MLE twitter @eatingcontest appears to have been "shadowbanned", with none of its tweets appearing in search results. The account does not appear in twitter user search either.

Nadia White finishes Great Steak challenge in 14 minutes

Porn Star Nadia White finished the 5.5 pound Great Steak Challenge at Steak and Main in Nort East, MD in 14 minutes. This is the second fastest challenge completion time for a female after Molly Schuyler.

The fastest documented times for any 72+ ounce steak challenge by women excluding Molly Schuyler I am aware of are:

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2017 Eatfeats MLE rankings according to system

Here are the MLE rankings for 2017 using the EatFeats ranking system (system description). The new poll asks who you think should be ranked #2.

win % Prize $ HDB $HDB %$HDB
1 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut 95.6 1 $41900 1 72 1 1 1 1
2 Carmen Cincotti 87.6 3 $20750 3 60 2 2.5 2.75 2
3 Geoffrey Esper 86.2 4 $27700 2 51 3 2.5 3.25 3
4 Matt “Megatoad” Stonie 92 2 $15450 6 48 4 5 3.5 4
5 Gideon Oji 74.4 5 $17700 5 37 7 6 5.5 5
6 Miki Sudo 71.2 7 $19350 4 41 5 4.5 5.75 6
7 Darron Breeden 72.3 6 $6250 8 38.5 6 7 6.5 7
8 Adrian “The Rabbit” Morgan 67.7 10 $3600 9 34 9 9 9.5 8
9 Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco 67.3 11 $9750 7 32 11 9 10 9
10 “The Lovely” Juliet Lee 69.7 8 $2100 11 28 16.5T 13.75 10.875 10

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Mallie's Sports Grill & Bar in Southgate, MI produced a 72 inch pizza. The restaurant hopes to claim the status of largest deliverable pizza from the 54 inch square pizza produced by Big Mama's & Papa's Pizza in southern California. update has a post about the pizza.

2017 MLE head to head results

Here are the head to head results for 2017 MLE contests for people with two or more contest results in the database:

1 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut (J Ch) 95.6% 162-7-1
2 Matt “Megatoad” Stonie (M St) 92% 92-8
3 Carmen Cincotti (C Ci) 87.6% 95-13-1
4 Geoffrey Esper (G Es) 86.2% 131-21
5 Gideon Oji (G Oj) 74.4% 128-44
6 Darron Breeden (D Br) 72.3% 73-28
7 Miki Sudo (M Su) 71.2% 94-38
8 “The Lovely” Juliet Lee (J Le) 69.7% 23-10
9 Meredith Boxberger (M Bo) 69.4% 12-5-1
10 Adrian “The Rabbit” Morgan (A Mo) 67.7% 44-21

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Last night's episode of WWE Smackdown Live had a pancake eating contest where the objective was to break Matt Stonie's record of 113 pancakes in 8 minutes. Joey Chestnut was also mentioned.
Joey Chestnut posted a picture of mustard bottles branded with his name. The probable manufacturer of the condiments in Silver Springs Foods in Eau Claire, Wi, who said they would host the 10 times Nathan's champion. update Joey Chestnut appeared on WEAU in Eau Claire today to launch the product line, which will compete with Nathan's Famous' branded condiments. update Feb 13 Leader Telegram has an article about the product launch. has has an article about tonight's episode of Man v Food, which will feature three restaurants in western Michigan. The challenge will be the DC Challenge at Dog Central in Mt. Pleasant, MI. The program will conclude the second season of the relaunch with Casey Webb; a third season with the new host has been announced. Broadway World reports that ratings have been improving.
The Hindu reports that a 14 year old girl passed away in Neelankarai, India after fainting in a samosa eating contest she was having with friends. This is the second competitive eating fatality in India in 2018.
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