Competitive Eating category

Registration is open for the cannoli eating contests that will be held at SopranosCon in Seacacus, NJ on November 23 and 24. Kevin "LA Beast" Strahle will compete in Saturday's contest.
Matt Stonie's youtube channel has passed 10 million subscribers.
The MLE video game made the geek.com list of "The Most Shameless Food Product Placement in Video Games"
Hentgee Lim has an article in medium.com about pretending to be a college friend of Keigo Kirino, who passed away due to choking in a rice ball eating contest, and interviewing his family.
Wayne Algenio will face off against World's Strongest Man Eddie Hall in an eating contest on an episode of "Eddie Eats America" that will be televised on the UK channel Dave on Sunday. The competition was recorded at Mac Shack NY, whose owner Kevin "BlaccLyte" James recently passed away.
A Creators.com column by Scott LaFee mentions the recent passing of Juliet Lee, which still has a completely unknown cause.
The New York Post has an article about Englishwoman Charna Rowley quitting her job to focus on a youtube channel (currently at 3,040 subscribers) in which she eats meals containing up to 5,500 calories. Boy George,former lead singer of the Culture Club, was unimpressed by the the career decision.
Daily Mail reports that Subhash Yadav passed away after being challenged by his friend to eat 50 eggs in Uttar Pradesh, India. Doctors ruled that his death was due to complications from overeating.
Youtube has an Alka Seltzer commercial set at a pie eating contest recorded at Yankee Stadium in the 1960s. (I am not aware of any actual eating contests being held at Yankee Stadium.)
LeagueOfFire.com has started a blog about spicy eating competitions.
Wired has a video about Ed Currie, creator of the Carolina Reaper pepper.
The George Pub and Grill in Stockton on Tees, England announces the British Eating League.
Three members of Barstool Sports faced off against Yasir Salem in a pizza eating contest.
LadBible.com has an article about Leah Shuktever's Guinness record for eating a Terry's Chocolate Orange.
WatchMojo has a video titled "Top 5 Unappetizing Things You Didn't Know About Eating Contests"
Taiwan News reports (in English) that Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen appeared in the lastest video by food challenger Chien Tsu to discuss the new Southbound Policy and Vietnamese meals. "Chien Chien" became famous after competing for the Taiwanese team for the Japanese program "Battle of the Big Eaters" in 2016 and currently has 1.23 million subscribers to her youtube channel.
Geoff Esper completed the Big Texan 72 ounce steak challenge in 5:08, surpassing Joey Chestnut (8:52) for the fastest non Molly Schuyler time for the meal.
Sometime today, Leah Shutkever (58.9K) passed Kate Ovens (58.8K) as the UK female competitive eater with the most youtube subscribers.
Eater.com has a youtube video titled "How the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Became an ESPN Icon". The video contains a demonstration contest won by Badlands Booker in which George Shea catches Crazy Legs Conti cheating. (Eater.com blog entry)
SopranosCon will hold a cannoli eating contest in Seacaucus, NJ on November 23. In "The Ride" episode of the series, televised in 2006, Crazy Legs Conti competed in a cannoli eating contest.
Gage Talent has a casting call for a restaurant commerical with a rib eating contest to be filmed in Birmingham, AL later this month. The listed compensation is: 600 Session Fee, $3,100 Usage Fee x 3 years. $75 Fitting Fee. Plus $200 travel, pre-paid hotel, per diem.
Guinness World Records has an article about Saudi food challenger Hussain Sallam creating a 600kg serving of Sayadieh, a traditional Middle Eastern dish. He has over three million subscribers to his youtube channel.
Eric "Badlands" Booker announced that his Badlands Chugs youtube channel surpassed a million subscribers.
Youtube has a video of the opening ceremonies of a pasta eating contest between professional wrestlers Hulk Hogan and Randy "Macho Man" Savage held in 1995 to promote the opening of Hulk Hogan's Pastamania! restaurant at the Mall of American in Bloomington, MN. (The video ends before the competition starts) (via Guy Hutchinson)
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