Female competitive eaters category

The French series L’EFFET PAPILLON (Butterfly Effect) did an televised an episode about American competitive eating. The program appears to focus on Wing Bowl 26. Raina Huang also appears.
ColoradoSprings.com has an article about the construction of the seven pound burrito challenge at Jack-N-Grill in Westminster, CO mentioning Molly Schuyler finishing the meal in 3 minutes.

2018 Preakness Balloon Festival Nathan’s qualifier

update May 20 Darron Breeden has a video
update May 14 Videos: Frank Godfrey Jr. | K Womble introduction video

Darron Breeden practice session video

Official results

1st 46.5 Darron Breeden
2nd 33.5 Nick Wehry 3rd most so far in 2017-18 circuit
3rd 20 Kevin Liu
4th 13 Corey Yu-Yang Hsu
5th 12.75 William “Wild Bill” Myers
6th 7.5 Jonathan Koscianski
7th 6.5 Bryan Shepherd
8th 5.5 Chris Kilgalen
8th 5.5 Brett Shepherd
10th 5 Rich Henderson
1st 26 “The Lovely” Juliet Lee qualifies for 12th consecutive year

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Katie Prettyman posted a video of her runner-up finish at Mazatlan in Everett, WA last night where she ate 27 tacos in 30 minutes. She has a website at beyondseattleeats.com documenting her competitive eating career and other food-related topics.
The fourth episode of the MLE podcast Men in Boaters was released today. The retirement of Meredith "Deep Fried" Diva was announced and Darron Breeden and Juliet Lee were listed as expected entrants in Saturday's Nathan's qualifier at the Preakness Balloon Festival in Maryland.
The instagram page for qii, a drink claiming it improves dental health, has an advertisement starring Meredith Boxberger.
The Daily Star has a profile of Kate Ovens reporting that she has signed a year long contract with KFC.

BleedingCool.com has a page about new comics including Eat Fighter, described as a " a competitive eating, zombie murder epic that follows Miss, a thirty-something fitness nut who throws away her kale and step-counting ways to become a superstar on the competitive eating circuit."

A team consisting of Naader Reda, Raina Huang, Kevin Ross, Aubrey Koehn, Jimmy Lin, Eric Lu, Taran Eckel and Great American Eat Off host Gail Kasper finished the 54 inch pizza challenge at Big Mama's & Papa's in Northridge, CA yesterday. The $1000 prize was donated to the animal rescue charity Pawtographs. (Raina Huang video)

2018 Las Vegas Nathan’s qualifer

update May 8 The Laughing Lion has a video

Results via El Toro periscope (official results)
1) 42.5 Max Suzuki, highest total on 2017-18 circuit so far
2) 25.5 Tom Gilbert
3) 17.75 Ron Koch, final MLE contest

1W) 29 Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco, highest female total on 2017-18 circuit

Tom Gilbert is expected to be the primary threat to Max Suzuki. This will be his first MLE contest since the 2013 Las Vegas Nathan’s qualifer. His total of 31 was the highest non-winning total on the 2012-13 circuit, but he did not receive the wild card spot in the finals which went to Erik Denmark.

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Yesterday, George Takei ("Sulu" from Star Trek), retweeted a tweet about a Molly Schuyler mini-documentary.
Parisian Kate Yup has started a food challenge / ASMR youtube channel. In her latest video, she eats 5kg (11 lbs) of salmon, which she bills as a world record.
Nela Zisser announces she won the first prize of $300 in today's hot dog eating contest at Alexandra Park in Auckland, NZ.
Nela Zisser is expected to compete in a hot dog eating contest at Alexandra Park in Auckland, NZ on Friday, April 20. The professional division will award $500 to the winner; the top amateur will receive $300.

2018 Poteet Strawberry Festival Nathan’s qualifier

Winners according to Fink Beats the Stomach Official results
1) Juan Neave 24
2) Crazy Legs Conti 17
3) Nate Biller 15

1W) Kassie Zapata 10

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TampaBay.com has an interview with Molly Schuyler about her victory Thursday in the Taco Bus El Jefe Burrito eating contest. Before winning the $2,500 prize, she won $500 for finishing the Inferno Soup challenge at Nitally's, which she calls the worst experience of her competitive eating career. The article gives the source of the contest information as eatsfeats.com [sic] (the actual link works)
Molly Schuyler and Brandon "Da Disposal" Clark both broke the record for the spicy Inferno Soup challenge at Nitally's in St. Petersburg, FL on Wednesday. (video)

Molly Schuyler wins Taco Bus El Jefe burrito contest

update April 6 Brandon “Da Disposal” Clark has the top 3

The Tampa Bay Times has an article and video
Fox 13 also has an article and video

1st 1:06 Molly Schuyler actual time 58 seconds
2nd 1:08 “Gentleman” Joe Menchetti
3rd 1:29 Brandon Clark
? ? Michael Jenkins defending champ

Molly Schuyler ate a 2.5 pound El Jefe burrito in 1:06 to win the first prize of $2500 at Taco Bus in Brandon, FL.

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A video of Molly Schuyler's victory in a Highway 55 burger eating contest has been viewed more than 10 million times in less than 48 hours on Viral TRND according to Facebook statistics. (via 970WFLA) update April 1 Daily Mail has an article about the video
The Daily Star has an article about Kate Ovens finishing a 2.5kg Yorkshire pudding in 55 minutes at the York Roast Co in York, England.
Nicki Chan Lam announces she finshed the Easter pancake challenge at Polo Bar in London, which is topped with a Cadbury egg.
Mission Burrito announces that Leah Shutkever was the first person to finish its "El Criminal" burrito challenge with a time of 10 minutes in Birmingham, England. update Leah has uploaded a video
Buzzfeed has an interview with television presenter An-Qi, from Zhejiang, China. A video of her quickly defeating her male co-host has received over 3 million views on twitter.
Nela Zisser ate 4 pies in 1:55 to win a pie eating contest yesterday held at Hollywood Bakery at the University of Auckland. (video)
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