The Sun has a profile of Kate Ovens titled "I am a size ten eating machine".


  1. Anonymous said

    November 5, 2015 @ 7:45 pm

    Size 10 is not petite

  2. anonymous said

    November 6, 2015 @ 12:58 am

    A UK size 10 is equivalent to American size 6:

    And any size can be petite, even plus sizes. Petite refers to height and bone size.

  3. FBTSPod said (Registered August 20, 2014)

    November 6, 2015 @ 7:40 am

    Insightful point Anonymous! However, I feel I must interject.

    The industry definition of petite is in fact more related to a woman’s height, not weight, dress size, or waist size. It is universally agreed that petite describes a woman under 5′ 4″.

    However, you bring an interesting objection to the table as Kate Ovens is listed in the article as 5′ 5″. So by definition, you are correct in your assertion that Kate is not petite – but it is not by the dimensional criteria by which you claim.

    As an aside, if Kate was 1″ shorter in height, she would be well within the bounds of being classified as petite by industry professionals. If the aforementioned article is accurate, Kate’s size 10 wardrobe and 28″ waist puts her right in the middle of the category, which ranges from size 0 – 20 and 23″ to 36.5″.

    Thankfully you were here to point out this discrepancy!

  4. anonymous said

    November 6, 2015 @ 9:38 am

    Who the fuck cares? When you guys reach maturity years down the line you will look back and say to yourself ” There was actually a time we did podcasts about this bullshit?”

  5. Anonymous said

    November 6, 2015 @ 10:53 am

    938 don’t you get it? Fbtspod will come in and post a comment when in defense of a woman from the evil comments of eatfeats. Sort of like the type that tip their fedoras to cover their neckbeards.

    The best part is that you’re 100% right. What a silly podcast for something that people only truly care about one day out of the year and that is July 4th, which even then everyone still asks “what ever happened to kobaiyashi?”

  6. ErikTheElectric said (Registered January 11, 2015)

    November 6, 2015 @ 12:08 pm

    @ 7:45

    Before you comment on someone else’s body. Think about what you’re saying and how it may effect them. Who are you to openly judge someone, when you sit behind a keyboard and post anonymously. Coward.

  7. anonymous said

    November 6, 2015 @ 1:14 pm

    Don’t get me wrong FBTS are two real down to earth good guys that have a strong passion and interest for a so called sport that is basically worthless and only feeds $$$ to the chosen few. The rest are competing for a free meal and an occasional pat on the back from their peers . What i find incredibly amusing is their star struck attitude when they came face to face with Booker Janus & Conti for the first time. All three are very humble very approachable but really dudes give it a rest . None of those guys are the president or the pope and from listening to the earlier pods, they make them out to be larger than life heroes. I’m thinking they gotta be high as a kite when they record the podcasts to act that way

  8. anonymous said

    November 6, 2015 @ 1:39 pm

    “petite” actually has two meanings:

    1. referring to clothing sizes, it does mean short, like 5’4″ and under in Western societies.

    2. in general, it also means just tiny or small, and can refer to bone size and fat. Using that definition, I would say size 10 (UK) or size 6 (US) is petite, at least borderline. So even Kate Moss, at 5’7″ (US size 2, US size 6) would be said to be “petite”.

    No one is calling Kate Ovens big or fat in any way, sense, or form.

  9. anonymous said

    November 6, 2015 @ 1:40 pm

    Should be:

    “So even Kate Moss, at 5’7″ (UK size 2, US size 6)”

  10. James_FBTS said (Registered November 7, 2015)

    November 6, 2015 @ 10:14 pm

    @9:38 Passion, no matter what form it takes, should be applauded. When I do eventually reach puberty (I assume “maturity years” is a euphemism for that) I hope I never lose my passion for the world–whether that be about competitive eating, general hygiene, or the proper use of commas (looking at you 1:14). Also, considering Mike just told me how to spell the “feats” in “eatfeats” you can believe I don’t care much about this.

    @1:14 If competitive eating isn’t worth anything except for on Fourth of July I think we owe OJ an apology. Sorry you wasted your life doing fun and enjoyable work, OJ and hundreds of other sweet and kind people!

  11. FBTSPod said (Registered August 20, 2014)

    November 8, 2015 @ 12:57 pm

    This is such a hot topic that even James has created an account to weigh in! A year and a half into podcasting and I can’t get him this worked up about anything. Way to go sir.

    @1053 knows exactly how we operate

  12. Kate said

    November 9, 2015 @ 2:59 am

    Hey guys, Kate here. I wouldn’t class myself as ‘petite’ either! I’m a normal, healthy UK size 10 (US size 6). I have no idea what size my waist is and the girl who wrote my article just said she got it from a size 10 waist size in Topshop in the UK. I am 5ft 5, so not even small in height. Also – I did not pick the title for this article and I’m not happy with it, cause I know I’m like, in the super beginner stage of competitive eating and nothing compared to some of the guys on here! Just thought I’d come here and clarify :) x

  13. to james at FBTS said

    November 9, 2015 @ 10:48 am

    James the person you allude to as far as hygiene is concerned brushes his teeth 3x a day and bathes with soap and water FYI. Just because some mentally ill horse faced midget with a bad hair piece posts false comments about someone hygiene just to be evil, doesn’t mean you have to jump on that bandwagon also. Through years of competing at the table cheek to cheek with the same individuals day in and day out i can name the names of the real “stinkers” in the IFOCE but i don’t want to embarrass them

  14. stellarness said

    February 26, 2016 @ 2:56 am

    im a little confused…

    im a woman,25, 5’9, 123 pounds, and just devoured an entire large pizza double everything in 20 mins plus 1 litre of pop, a chocolate bar, and a glass of water. yes i keep it down.
    take me to a sushi bar and i have literally been kicked out -i can go on and on.

    i was unaware there was money to be made in eating- how do you get into that?

  15. ojrifkin said (Registered July 27, 2005)

    February 26, 2016 @ 10:31 am

    Here is a calendar of upcoming eating contests. The left column has the total cash prize amount.

  16. anonymous said

    February 26, 2016 @ 4:35 pm


    Also via foodchallenges that pay. See:

    And via YouTube eating stunts, which will grow your viewership and you get paid by YouTube, sometimes enough to make a living. See the YouTube channels of the following:

    Matt Stonie, Yuka Kinoshita, Randy Santel, Furious Pete, LA Beast, Nela Zisser, Kate Ovens, Erik Lamkin, Nate Figeuroa, Naader Reda, Big Eaters Club, etc. As always, it helps to be a good looking woman and small and younger.

  17. ErikTheElectric said (Registered January 11, 2015)

    February 27, 2016 @ 1:59 am

    @ Stellarness

    Apologies to be the bearer of bad news. But generally speaking, there’s really not much “money to be made in eating”. :(

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