Female competitive eaters category

British GQ has an interview with Kate Ovens.
A clip of Nela Zisser's Nutella video posted by The Sun's twitter account currently has 3.9 million views, about 4 times the viewership of the recent Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest on ESPN.
Miki Sudo and Nick Wehry have posted a video of their preparation for the Nathan's finals.
Today is the 2 year anniversary of the last update for http://www.sonyatheblackwidow.com/ on July 7, 2018. Since that time, she has not done any interviews, public appearances or social media posts I am aware of and has not competed in an eating contest since receiving a mystery disqualification (and getting completely removed from official contest reports) from the 2018 Nathan's finals. She remains ranked in the MLE top 50 at #16.
Kate Ovens appeared on "The Morning Show" in Australia. 7news.com.au has a video and a transcript of her interview.

Miki Sudo defends Nathan’s title with record 48.5

update Official results

1st 48.5 Miki Sudo personal best, women’s record
2nd 18 Larell Marie “The Real Deal” Mele
3rd 15 Katie Prettyman
4th 8.5 Julie Goldberg
5th 7 Rene Rovtar

Miki Sudo has defended her women’s Nathan’s title with a record of 48.5 hot dogs.

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2020 Z-Burger eating contest

Results from video stream, 10 minutes

1st 35 Molly Schuyler new record
2nd 34 Dan “killer” Kennedy broke previous record (32)
3rd 25 Andy Puhl
4th 17 David “Tiger Wings and Things” Brunelli
5th 13 “Gentleman” Joe Menchetti
6th 10 “munchin mike” Longo birthday, ends 4 year hiatus

The 2020 Z-Burger eating contest is now streaming at https://www.facebook.com/zburgerdc/

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Spectrum Local News has an article about Melody Andorfer, winner of the 1972 Nathan's Famous Labor Day contest with a total of 12 hot dogs in 5 minutes. Major League Eating says they will acknowledge her at the 2021 finals.
Z-Burger announces that Molly Schuyler will defend her burger eating title on July 3 in Washington, DC. The contest is not open to public spectators. update The field will also include Dan Kennedy, Dave Brunelli, Joe Menchetti, Andrew Puhl and Mike Longo.

Quarantine expansion puts Nathan’s field in doubt

New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he is expanding the list of states whose residents must self-quarantine for 14 days after arriving in his state, which will apparently prevent Matt Stonie (CA), Gideon Oji (GA) and Michelle Lesco (AZ) from competing in the 2020 Nathan’s Finals if they cannot get an exemption. Earlier today, Rich Shea appeared to confirm that Michelle Lesco will not be able to compete. Joey Chestnut is already in New York, so he is not affected by the directive.

update MLE has announced Nick Wehry will replace Matt Stonie.

update July 1 George Chiger will replace Gideon Oji.

update July 1 #2 A press release lists Miki Sudo, Katie Prettyman and Larell Marie Mele as female competitors. Katie Prettyman does not think that Sarah Reinecke and Sophia DeVita will compete due to schedule conflicts.

update July 2 NJ.com reports Rene Rovtar will be the 4th female competitor.

update July 2 #2 Julie Goldberg will apparently complete the women’s field.

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News 12 has a video about Miki Sudo preparing for the Nathan's finals with assistance from Nick Wehry. In her latest training session, she ate 50 hot dogs in less than 10 minutes.
Leah Shutkever has passed 200K subscribers for her youtube channel.
Michelle Lesco announced that her competing in the 2020 Nathan's finals is in doubt due to New York's requirement that Arizona residents self-quarantine for 14 days after their arrival in the Empire State.
In Leah Shutkever's latest video, she attempts to break Lynda Kuerth's mark of 23 bunless hot dogs in 3:10, which was recognized as a Guinness World Record in 1977.
The Daily Mail has an article about Australian Mimi "The Mini Monster" Zhang.
Molly Schuyler and Dan "Killer" Kennedy posted their videos from a trip to Denny's Beer Barrel Pub in Clearfield, PA to attempt the 11+ pound "Ye Old 96er" burger challenge. Andrew Puhl also attempted the challenge and uploaded his video last month.
Men's Health has an article about Leah Shutkever's recent Krispy Kreme jam donut video, which was credited as a Guinness World Record.
In her latest video, Molly Schuyler teams up with Dan Kennedy to attempt to eat 41 pounds of pork and beans. One of Miss Piggy's tenets is "Never eat more than you can lift", which is violated at the start of the video.

Backstage.com “Woman vs Food” casting call

Backstage.com has posted a casting call for a “Woman vs. Food” (age 26-45) network television show. The role has the following description:

We are looking for a food-loving comedian to host a major network show, specifically someone who has a passion for food and can eat LARGE quantities of it! We want a lady who can keep up with the boys when it comes to consuming large quantities of food. The whole burger, plus seconds. An adventurous eater not afraid to try new and exciting foods. Cannot have food allergies. Bonus if this person has a background in food, whether that be in the industry (server/bartender/ hostess/cook) or simply, someone who knows their way around a kitchen!”

**** Please ONLY apply if you can really eat a ton!! Think: Man vs Food level of eating all day and then doing a food challenge ***

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ConeyIslandHistory.com has an article containing an audio interview with Melody Andorfer, winner of the 1972 Labor Day Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest. She is officially requesting a champions belt from Major League Eating.
Nick Wehry was interviewed by the Awfully Irish podcast and said that the fate of the 2020 Nathan's finals has yet to be decided. George Chiger appeared the C & L Podcast and described how Larell Marie Mele helped start his competitive eating career.
Leah Shutkever's donut record makes Guinness World Records' best of May 2020 video. (starts at 3:00)
Molly Schuyler posted a video of her attempt with Dan Kennedy to each eat 33 Big Macs and surpass a mark set by Joey Chestnut by one burger.
A video of Leah Shutkever vs. Rob Frampton, billed as Britain's Strongest Man in a burger eating contest held at Polo 24 Hour Bar in London has received over a million views in less than 24 hours on LadBible's facebook page.
Kate Ovens appearance on a 2016 episode of Comedy Central's Tosh.0 can be viewed on youtube.
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