RIP Juliet Lee 1965-2019 has sad and shocking news: an obituary for Juliet Lee has been posted. No details about her passing are provided and I have not been able to track down any additional sources of information.

update Fox 5 has an article with these quotes from George Shea

“Juliet was in very good health and if you think of the number of times competitive eaters attend contests each year, it might be 3-10 contests a year so its not over the course of a year, an extraordinary addition of calories or both. …i have never heard of any impact like that. I can say that it certainly had nothing to do with competitive eating,” said Shea.

update Sept 23 A commenter gives the date of Juliet’s passing as August 16, more than three weeks before the date of September 9 in the MLE obituary. A comment on a Germantown Pulse facebook post also gives August as the month of passing.

Comments (122)


  1. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    September 10, 2019 @ 10:08 am

    (I’ve not posted here in years, but I want to express my feelings about this.)

    To say this is very sad news is a monumental understatement.

    Juliet Lee was an omnitalented competitive eater, but, more importantly, she seemed to be a kind, friendly, loving human being. It is those ways that I will remember her the most. And as long as we remember her, she is still in our lives.

    May God bless and comfort all of her loved ones, especially her immediate family members, and everyone who misses her presence.

  2. anonymous said

    September 10, 2019 @ 10:30 am

    I will not post my real name due to the negativity it might cause . Not that i care about negativity towards me but the negativity which might surround this thread if i posted my real name. At one time in the past Juliet Lee would call me not on a frequent basis but enough to consider her a good friend. It was kind of hard to communicate with her because she had a rough time speaking the English language but she did ok for herself . During the period of late 2008 2009 she was catching heat from a few eaters about how she conducted herself at the table being accused of making mess and cheating . She called me one night out the blue and started crying . She said i have something to tell you but at the same time i could hear her crying and sounding upset . I was under the impression the was upset due to the nasty comments made about her on this site but it was much more than that . She went as far as telling me her or her husband received some nasty emails urging him to leave her . Then she went on to say she does not care what people write about her and she repeated what she originally told me . “I have something to tell you ” I was like what is it? She thought twice and then said ill tell you some other time don’t worry/ Honestly it sounded as though there was a death in her family or she received a death threat . It sounded very scary . Not going to post my assumptions but maybe you can make heads or tails out of it

  3. anonymous said

    September 10, 2019 @ 10:35 am

    This really hits home not only because it was sudden but because she was part of the family . There were other MLE members who passed on but they werent with MLE long enough for us to feel the same pain we feel with Juliet

  4. SuperPaulBonebreakerBarlow said

    September 10, 2019 @ 10:40 am

    Juliet was always as sweet as she could be when I competed, and lost badly, very badly, against her. I remember in Charlotte when she knew my kids would be there with me, she actually brought them little presents – so sorry to hear of her passing. An amazing eater, and more important, a very nice human being – RIP, and condolences to all that loved her.

  5. anonymous said

    September 10, 2019 @ 10:42 am

    Cause of death is a mystery although from the first day she began competing to the present she had lost a considerable amount of weight . She was never overweight to begin with but over time she became very frail

  6. anonymous said

    September 10, 2019 @ 11:01 am

    Not for nothing but not a word of condolence from some of the big names in the sport on their twitter pages . Just about themselves and the next eating challenge they will be doing

  7. Sad ex-eater said

    September 10, 2019 @ 11:16 am

    This is very sad news. Juliet was such a sweet woman and never had anything bad to say about people. Like SuperPaul said, she would bring gifts if she knew of other eater’s kids being present at an event. Hope, whatever the cause, she went peacefully. May she rest in peace.

  8. Larellmarie said (Registered May 9, 2010)

    September 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

    Deeply saddened yesterday hearing this heartbreaking news. Juliet was so kind and gracious toward me & my family/friends each time we were together. We often chatted about our businesses, children, just life overall. She will greatly be missed and always remembered fondly.

  9. anonymous said

    September 10, 2019 @ 12:40 pm

    she looked like skin and bones with each passing year

  10. anonymous said

    September 10, 2019 @ 2:07 pm

    I think MLE knows the circumstances surrounding her death but they won’t say a word because it will cause unnecessary drama and gossip

  11. anonymous said

    September 10, 2019 @ 3:53 pm

    Total disgrace that so far only 2 major league eaters one present and one former took the time out to mention the passing of Juliet Lee . Everyone else is into their own greed . Horrific if you ask me

  12. anonymous said

    September 10, 2019 @ 5:25 pm

    last i heard Pat Philbin and stephanie wu are not doing very well either . Please pray for them

  13. Anonymous said

    September 10, 2019 @ 7:16 pm

    Let us please let Juliet rest in peace.

  14. anonymous said

    September 10, 2019 @ 7:36 pm

    If you check out her stats when she first came up 2007 to 2015 she averaged anywhere from 10 to 12 contests per year .By 2015 it was down to 8 By 2916 4 By 2017 and 18 maybe twice. One of those two times was Nathans so George is probably correct in his assumption that competitive eating did not cause her death. But then again if you go to MLE youtube page up until a few weeks before she died she was taking part in eating videos 18 lbs of pigs feet 60 eggs 20lbs of ramen noodles . . It probably meant nothing at the time but now that she is no longer with us it might raise a red flag

  15. anonymous said

    September 10, 2019 @ 7:45 pm

    Unless they die competing on stage MLE and George are off the hook

  16. Barry Horrowitz said

    September 10, 2019 @ 10:25 pm

    Stephanie Wu won a eating contest 2 weeks ago.

  17. anonymous said

    September 11, 2019 @ 4:40 am

    Not a word from Sonya either

  18. Anonymous said

    September 11, 2019 @ 6:18 am

    Because George Shea knows alll. The taco contest with no responsibility and pushing her to do freakishly huge challenges often at home. This is on Mle

  19. Anonymous said

    September 11, 2019 @ 7:23 am

    Barry- that information was incorrect about Wu winning that contest. The thread brought me to a 2018 Twitter post, from when she won that contest.

  20. anonymous said

    September 11, 2019 @ 8:12 am

    So far these names mentioned Juliet on FB
    Larel Mele
    Brian Subich
    Brian Taylor
    Michelle Lesco Nobody else in MLE neither cared nor bothered to acknowledge her passing . Some are more interested in charging $20 for a shout out video or when their next eating challenge for the camera is coming up.

  21. Anonymous said

    September 11, 2019 @ 9:45 am

    Juliet, according to the article, died suddenly.

  22. anonymous said

    September 11, 2019 @ 11:48 am

    They need to conduct a police investigation and an autopsy for two reasons. 1. Many of the slim female eaters who’s body weight were similar to hers are going to have shitload of anxiety attacks thinking “am i next “? 2. Find out the cause of her demise. Foul play? Heart problems ?Anorexia ? Suicide?

  23. Anonymous said

    September 11, 2019 @ 12:22 pm

    @8:12 there are other forms of social media besides FB, and it’s not always appropriate for people that barely knew someone to make a public post about their untimely death.

  24. ojrifkin said (Registered July 27, 2005)

    September 12, 2019 @ 12:07 am

    Off topic comments have been moved to

  25. Not Seiken said

    September 12, 2019 @ 8:19 am

    If OJ is going to move off topic posts to a different thread, can he take my dribble about foul play and how waters aren’t acknowledging on social media, i really have no life other then this website and my delusional state of mind

  26. anonymous said

    September 12, 2019 @ 8:37 am

    Every ranked competitive eater should attend the funeral. If not god will strike down on you

  27. Anonymous said

    September 12, 2019 @ 11:42 am

    It is unfortunate that we do not have an address to which to send sympathy cards. There is no, to my knowledge, obituary listed by a funeral home. MLE could not give out her private information. If anyone knows an address, please write it here. I do not think such a gesture intrudes on the family’s privacy.

  28. anonymous said

    September 12, 2019 @ 12:36 pm

    i would go as far as attending the funeral but i don’t know where it’s being held

  29. anonymous said

    September 12, 2019 @ 12:44 pm

    I wonder if the Sheas are going to the funeral?

  30. Not Seiken said

    September 12, 2019 @ 12:48 pm

    obviously if you don’t have an address or phone number or funeral information you weren’t close to her. Stop pretending that you were.

  31. Anonymous said

    September 12, 2019 @ 1:39 pm

    There is no funeral, especially one open to the public.

  32. Anonymous said

    September 12, 2019 @ 4:04 pm

    Let’s be kind. All members of the CE community are “friends”, some closer than others.

  33. Teddy Chicago Made said

    September 12, 2019 @ 7:34 pm

    Nothing is more niche than competitive eating.

  34. anonymous said

    September 12, 2019 @ 8:43 pm

    After the latest turn of events competitive eating will very soon become a thing of the past because of the health risks involved and eating challenges and muckbangs will dominate the eating world . Nathans might hang around for awhile but not for long . It is going to happen just wait

  35. anonymous said

    September 12, 2019 @ 11:15 pm

    Ban eating competitions altogether they are detrimental to one’s health. They could appear fine one day but all that wear and tear on the body from past contests will eventually take it’s toll and destroy your life

  36. anonymous said

    September 13, 2019 @ 7:31 am

    After all this Badlands is back doing chugs. No comment

  37. anonymous said

    September 13, 2019 @ 9:45 am

    Dude MLE is a business . Be grateful they even mentioned Juliet passing . They could have bypassed it and went on with business as usual like nearly all the ranked eaters in MLE are doing. It would not surprise me one bit if the MC even mentions it at the pork roll contest

  38. TheWrench said (Registered September 2, 2019)

    September 13, 2019 @ 6:56 pm

    I was fortunate to meet her and have quite a few conversations with her this past summer at Nathans. She was a very kind and sweet lady. To hear of her passing is very saddening. Condolences to her family and friends and to the CE community.

  39. anonymous said

    September 14, 2019 @ 9:11 pm

    very sad news about Juliet. I still cannot believe it. Does anyone know if her ex husband is still alive ? He was the actual father of her daughters not her present husband

  40. Barry Horrowitz said

    September 14, 2019 @ 9:57 pm

    Juliet remarried eh . It’s sad when kids are involved in the divorce. I hope her second marriage was a good one

  41. anonymous said

    September 15, 2019 @ 7:35 am

    We know she remarried . Her husband attended all of her contests . I was asking if her ex whom she had children with is still alive

  42. ojrifkin said (Registered July 27, 2005)

    September 15, 2019 @ 12:54 pm

    Juliet Lee (calling herself “Leah Xu”) completed the Ben Yehuda pizza challenge with her husband in 2017

  43. anonymous said

    September 15, 2019 @ 3:58 pm

    i always thought the chinese had the key to longevity in life . Most live way into their 90’s . I guess Juliet was a rare exception

  44. Anonymous said

    September 15, 2019 @ 7:12 pm

    Juliet was a Chinese-American once she moved here. It is believed that Japanese, Chinese and other Asian countries have long lived people because of their diet. Fish, fish, fish, lots of vegetables, no junk food. Juliet, with her competitive eating, did not follow those cultural norms.

  45. anonymous said

    September 15, 2019 @ 7:58 pm

    She was not competing much over the last few years but on MLE youtube page she was consuming 18lbs of pigs feet 40 raw hamburgers just to name a few . I think it would be in MLE best interest to take them down. I get sick to my stomach looking at them more so because she passed away

  46. anonymous said

    September 15, 2019 @ 10:16 pm

    remember they are doing this for the love of the sport. Question has George Shea ever consumed the product he strongly endorses ?

  47. anonymous said

    September 16, 2019 @ 9:51 pm

    To each and every one of the competitive eaters past and present in MLE who competed with and knew Juliet and there are many, you should bow your head in shame for not even mentioning her name on your facebook or twitter pages or even in youre youtube videos . God will see fit as what type of punishment he hands down

  48. anonymous said

    September 17, 2019 @ 9:23 am

    From what i heard Juliet had very little interest in competitive eating until she found out hubby had a crush on sonya thomas which she was not fond of. That motivated her to compete and beat her and he was all for it . One problem she never beat Sonya

  49. anonymous said

    September 18, 2019 @ 6:56 am

    MLE should do the right thing by removing the videos of Juliet bathing in 18 pounds of pig feet and eating raw hamburgers. She looks terrible in the videos and is rambling on about nonsense. The yoga video is ok but the other videos is not how we want to remember Juliet

  50. anonymous said

    September 18, 2019 @ 1:37 pm

    So shocked to hear the sad news. She lived in our community. May her daughters find the courage to cope with this unimaginable loss. Someone had asked about her ex husband. Yes, he is alive and lives in her house in Germantown (i believe they co-own the property). It is not clear if she lived there in the recent past but I have seen her come and go. On the morning hours of August 16th or 17th, there were 4 police cars and an ambulance in front of their house. No one knows what it was and I was at work at the time. She was in such fabulous shape and quite young that it is hard to comprehend what just happened.

  51. anonymous said

    September 18, 2019 @ 4:56 pm

    When i said ex husband i meant the husband she was married to before the guy she is married to now who somewhat resembles Eric Clapton . The ex is the dad of her daughters Lets get that straight first

  52. anonymous said

    September 18, 2019 @ 6:27 pm

    Ambulance and cops? There is alot more to her death than what we were led to believe

  53. Anonymous said

    September 18, 2019 @ 8:04 pm

    Yes, I understand what you meant by ex husband. I am well aware that her ex is the dad of her beautiful daughters. The ex lives in Germantown in a property that he co-owns with Juliet.

  54. anonymous said

    September 19, 2019 @ 2:13 am

    He is asian correct?

  55. anonymous said

    September 19, 2019 @ 2:15 am

    This is all new news with ambulances and cop cars. A criminal investigation should be conducted. It sounds like her death has foul play written all over it. OJ time to do your homework

  56. Anonymous said

    September 19, 2019 @ 8:45 am

    Foul play no. There are other explanations.

  57. anonymous said

    September 19, 2019 @ 12:52 pm

    Lets get some explanations because everyone else seems to be content that she died so leave it at that

  58. Anonymous said

    September 19, 2019 @ 3:08 pm

    I hope her family isn’t reading these posts. Let us indeed let her rest in peace. You can spin all you want but will never get an answer. OJ cannot find out either.

  59. anonymous said

    September 19, 2019 @ 6:55 pm

    Listen up nobody just dies without a reason or cause. Not fair to her or us unless we know the truth

  60. Anonymous said

    September 19, 2019 @ 7:57 pm

    Listen up, you are entitled to no information. Case closed.

  61. Bella said

    September 21, 2019 @ 12:45 pm

    I knew Juliet for at least 10 years. She cut mine and my sons hair. She was a sweet giving woman.

  62. Bella said

    September 21, 2019 @ 1:01 pm

    She had a salon in her basement. And yes she lived in Germantown with the father of her daughters. I don’t think they were officially divorced even though she referred to the new guy (I won’t give his name) as her husband. I don’t believe she remarried him, although they had been together for quite some time and he went to all the eating events with her.

  63. anonymous said

    September 21, 2019 @ 4:01 pm

    The white guy he wore glasses freelance writer he was her husband she lived with him. He was not the father of her daughters . Your telling me she was living with another guy in Germantown who was the actual father of her daughters? Doesnt make sense

  64. anonymous said

    September 21, 2019 @ 4:03 pm

    Anonymous said
    September 19, 2019 @ 7:57 pm

    Listen up, you are entitled to no information. Case closed.
    That’s because you you have something to hide . Hmm? Hmm? Hmm? Hmmm?

  65. Bella said

    September 21, 2019 @ 11:57 pm

    I didn’t understand the situation with her marriage and I didn’t want to be nosy and ask questions, but she did live with the father of her girls in Germantown. Sometimes he would not be there for long periods of time. I don’t know where he was maybe went back to china to see family. But when he was gone the white guy who she sometimes would refer to as her husband would stay with her there.

  66. anonymous said

    September 22, 2019 @ 7:30 am

    Bella that is the most incredible bit of news i have ever heard. I never got into her business but i as well as everyone else thought the unemployed white guy was her husband

  67. anonymous said

    September 22, 2019 @ 7:36 am

    I wont reveal my name but one night in 2009 she called me at around 10 or 11pm sounding very upset almost as though she was crying . I asked her what was wrong? She wouldn’t tell me . “some other time ill tell you” This was around the time she was accused by several eaters of cheating and making a mess during the krystal contests. At first she alluded to the fact that it might have something to do with that then changed her story. Never figure her out

  68. anonymous said

    September 22, 2019 @ 7:40 am

    Has it ever crossed your mind that the reason none of the MLE members are saying anything about Juliet on social media is because they have been instructed to keep their mouths shut by the Sheas in private emails until more info is gathered in regard to her passing?

  69. Anonymous said

    September 22, 2019 @ 11:36 am

    What more information are you expecting? There was no funeral home announcement. The family asked for privacy. Perhaps she was cremated. There are no suspicious circumstances which will be shared. The newspapers have written their articles.If Juliet passed because of anorexia, MLE certainly isn’t going to publicize that. Notice how she is described as in excellent health. Let’s move on.

  70. Bella said

    September 22, 2019 @ 3:08 pm

    When George Shea of MLE was interviewed he made sure he said that her death had nothing to do with competitive eating because she would only do these events 3 to 10 times a year. He failed to mention that she recently had started making videos for MLE. Looking at you tube you can see she was doing these videos approximately every other week for several months. She was eating massive amounts of food. That has got to be dangerous.

  71. anonymous said

    September 22, 2019 @ 3:25 pm

    sorry cannot just move on. There are 50 ranked eaters who would probably want some answers out of fear the same outcome could happen to them. When an NFL NBA or MLB player dies there is a cause and reason. If MLE is deemed a so called sport then everyone else should have a right to know how it happened. If her death was due to anorexia or some undiagnosed heart ailment , then we can close the books on this chapter

  72. anonymous said

    September 22, 2019 @ 3:29 pm

    11:36 am you are missing the entire point. If an autopsy revealed how she died and then some idiot comes on here looking to stir the pot with suspicious circumstances , then you can argue the point let’s move on let her RIP but there is no info whatsover which raises flags

  73. Bella said

    September 22, 2019 @ 4:01 pm

    Juliet recently started making videos of herself eating massive amounts of food. Approximately every other week for the last several months. That had to have been dangerous.

  74. anonymous said

    September 22, 2019 @ 6:38 pm

    I don’t think those videos had anything to do with it. The ambulance and the cop cars might

  75. anonymous said

    September 23, 2019 @ 12:10 am

    why is Sonya and Juliet still in the rankings?

  76. anonymous also said

    September 23, 2019 @ 8:35 pm

    I too am from Germantown, MD. I’m glad Bella from Germantown spoke up. I agree with Bella’s comments.
    Juliet was my hairdresser from the time her two daughters were toddlers. Juliet lived with her husband, a Chinese man, the father of her two daughters in Germantown MD. . He greeted me many times at the door as I was coming in for a hair appointment. Juliet never told me that she was divorced. I met the “white guy” and was introduced to him as a friend and customer of Juliet’s. I don’t believe the “white guy” that Bella mentioned was her husband.

    A friend of mine on Thursday, Aug 15 was in contact with Juliet. My friend had made an appointment for Friday, August 16. My friend went to the salon on Friday August 16, that Juliet was working in in Germantown (not in her house) and found Juliet’s two daughters cleaning out the salon of all of Juliet’s stuff. My friend asked where Juliet was. . Her daughters told her that there had been an accident in their house and that Juliet had died.. Her daughters also told my friend that there were police and an ambulance there at the house on Friday, August 16. Juliets daughters refused to give any more information other than what I have just shared. I believe the news media have the date of Juliet’s death wrong and did not have accurate information. Perhaps contact the Montgomery County Police Investigative Section 240-773-6237, here in Germantown, MD.

    I know nothing more then what I have shared.

  77. anonymous said

    September 23, 2019 @ 8:50 pm


  78. anonymous said

    September 23, 2019 @ 8:56 pm

    Thank you 8:35 say no more we now have closure

  79. anonymous said

    September 23, 2019 @ 9:01 pm

    The news media got the info from MLE site who reported it on Sept 9 Someone obviously phoned MLE 3 weeks after it happened

  80. ojrifkin said (Registered July 27, 2005)

    September 23, 2019 @ 10:06 pm

    Thanks for the information. A commenter on a Germantown Pulse facebook post also claims the death month was August

    The final MLE video for Juliet Lee was posted on August 22, 6 days after the incident date

  81. anonymous said

    September 23, 2019 @ 10:20 pm

    If she recorded the video before aug 16th why would MLE wait until the 22nd to post it? Does not take 6 days to edit a video and if the video was recorded even a few weeks before aug 16th waiting even longer to post the video would make no sense at all. All indications points to the fact that MLE was informed of her death 2 weeks ago when they posted it on their site . . Keep in mind Germantown MD is not the safest place to live

  82. anonymous said

    September 23, 2019 @ 10:22 pm

    Entire new twist. To die of natural causes is one thing but this latest news is very very upsetting

  83. anonymous also said

    September 23, 2019 @ 10:55 pm

    I hope the above information was helpful.

    Juliet was loved by many in our community and was a phenomenal hairdresser. She had two salons in the Germantown area plus her home where she worked. Both of her salons catered to the elderly, but she had clients of all ages. She was very accommodating, wound work any day or hour of the week for you. .

    She will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her. May God bring strength and healing to her grieving family and may Juliet Lee Rest In Everlasting Peace. Amen.

    God Bless all of you.

  84. anonymous said

    September 24, 2019 @ 5:38 am

    I met her daughter or daughters some years back at one of the contests Juliet competed in. One in particular personality was quite the opposite of Juliet . Not very nice to put it bluntly but thats another story. The term “accident” is vague . Accident at home which causes serious injury or death is usually caused by accidental fire and there was no mention of that from the individual who left that comment. You can probably rule out slip and fall because cause of death due to slip and fall usually applies to the elderly. With that said there is alot more questions that need to be answered. now that demise due to natural causes is ruled out

  85. anonymous said

    September 24, 2019 @ 7:37 am

    I hope dat accident wasnt due to one her eating videos gone bad . Just sayin

  86. Anonymous said

    September 24, 2019 @ 12:43 pm

    7:37. Please show some decency and respect. There is no room for such comments here.

  87. anonymous said

    September 24, 2019 @ 1:01 pm

    i smell foul play

  88. Anonymous said

    September 24, 2019 @ 3:42 pm

    1:01 – please don’t play out disgusting comments, at least on this thread, you would not (I hope) say such things in public around her friends. Lets show some deference and respect.

  89. anonymous said

    September 25, 2019 @ 5:15 pm

    If i was MLE i would remove Juliets videos from their site. It could be damaging in the long run but then again it’s their site

  90. Bella said

    September 26, 2019 @ 3:15 pm

    anonymous from Germantown–Thanks for the information. It sounds like Juliet passed sometime between the 15th and 16th of Aug. I last saw her mid July and she was fine. She told me how she had started making the videos. I last tried to contact her the first week of Sept. and when she didn’t respond I thought is was strange. In all the years I have known her she has never not called me back promptly. I just happened to see the channel 5 fox news report of her death on the 10th otherwise I probably would never have known. It’s strange that there was no obituary for her. I understand her family would like privacy, but they could still post an obituary and not give personal details. I know she had a lot of clients. It’s also odd that, as someone else mentioned, a video of her would be posted after her death. It’s all just very strange and sad. I can’t imagine what kind of accident she could have had that would cause her death.

  91. anonymous said

    September 26, 2019 @ 4:28 pm

    speaking of MLE videos . Raise yo hand if you want to watch Conti eat rice krispies for that dopey ass channel? Not me

  92. anonymous said

    September 26, 2019 @ 8:09 pm

    The people on this site who preach that we should let her rest in peace and forget about her passing are the same people who are depriving us from finding out the truth. At least Bella has an open mind since she was one of Juliet clients . I am sure she would like to know the truth as well. When some passes away without a valid reason, it raises eyebrows but more importantly it raises red flags. As far as MLE removing the videos of Juliet it would just cause even more controversy and make things even worse . The eaters sign waivers before they record the videos at home. before they get paid . I for one am shocked that MLE decided after all these years to allow their members to record themselves participating in home eating stunts without supervision or the presence of EMT. Years ago this was totally unheard of but i assume they had to change with the times. We might never find out the real truth but we know one thing is for sure her family knows the truth

  93. anonymous also said

    September 26, 2019 @ 10:54 pm

    Bella.. I don’t know what kind of accident Juliet had. Her daughters refused to give my friend any information other then there was an accident, in the house and that Juliet died.
    The last time I saw Juliet, was mid July as well. She seemed fine. It does all seem so strange though, no obituary, nothing. Maybe someday we will find out what happened.

    Juliet will be missed.

  94. anonymous said

    September 27, 2019 @ 6:19 am

    I met one of her daughters when she was younger . Seemed very stubborn . Might have stuck with her as she got older. Sadly her daughters have the right not to divulge info to the public . In the event the accident was related to a stunt gone bad,, one can totally understand why they would not make that info public especially if Juliet signed a waiver .

  95. anonymous said

    September 27, 2019 @ 8:47 am

    Now you know why they say “dont try this at home”

  96. Anonymous said

    September 27, 2019 @ 10:22 am

    There is only one conclusion any rational person can come to concerning this tragedy. It should be a strong warning to anyone who is gambling with their lives in the same way.

  97. anonymous said

    September 27, 2019 @ 2:35 pm

    On MLE youtube page it seems they are avoiding these massive 20 pound challenges after Juliet died. Aside from Kelly Wong eating a giant crempuff . Kelly is 30 yrs younger than Juliet The last few videos Crazy legs nibbling on a wafer, a pack of goldish and a rice krispies treat. is for the most part not viewed as dangerous

  98. anonymous said

    September 27, 2019 @ 2:44 pm

    The big question is was she alone when this so called accident took place? If not how long did it take for someone to check up on her? Lets hope and i truly mean this with all my heart that the police paramedics and whoever found her unresponsive did not see a video camera recording when they entered her home

  99. Anonymous said

    September 27, 2019 @ 5:35 pm

    I don’t think we’ll ever know. If it weren’t eating related there would be no reason not to release what the cause of her death was. She, like many competitive eaters, was a food addict not a drug addict.

  100. anonymous said

    September 27, 2019 @ 6:58 pm

    535 you are totally correct and more. She was not anorexic as some alluded to. She was always that weight . . Look at Celine Dion she claims she is fine with her weight yet she looks worse than anorexic . Juliet had no known health ailments and i can believe that . But unlike Sonya i dont think she was ever able to master the art of competitive eating. If you watched her in past competition she would literally stuff the food in her mouth without carefully measuring her intake. Sonya was more of a pro in that aspect which is why if it was a stunt gone bad, Sonya would be able to rebound and catch her mistakes before it was too late. Without EMT or someone that has knowledge in heimlich , you are playing with fire gambling with your life attempting this at home.

  101. Anonymous said

    September 27, 2019 @ 9:06 pm

    The family clearly does not wish anyone to know the cause of her death. No funeral, no funeral notice. Her customers speak highly of her as they should. Everyone is shocked, yet she did look frail as time went by. There is nothing but speculation and no one can claim the right to know why someone else died unless you are family.

  102. anonymous said

    September 28, 2019 @ 6:53 am

    Who told the Sheas then?

  103. anonymous said

    September 28, 2019 @ 7:53 am

    He life outside of comp eating has always been mysterious and sorry to say Weird

  104. anonymous said

    September 28, 2019 @ 7:56 am

    This is almost comparable to Jimmy Hoffa and Emelia Earhart . We will never know what really happened.

  105. anonymous said

    September 28, 2019 @ 8:57 am

    Forget what the family wishes . When the ambulance got there and saw a table full of food near her , i think that tells the true story Nothing more to be said

  106. Anonymous said

    September 28, 2019 @ 1:07 pm

    8:57 agreed!

  107. Bella said

    September 28, 2019 @ 2:19 pm

    I hope Juliet wasn’t alone when this accident occurred. I guess we will never know the true cause and timing of her death, but most likely it was an eating stunt gone wrong. She will be missed.

  108. Anonymous said

    September 28, 2019 @ 3:05 pm

    Perhaps Juliet did not wish to age to a long life. Whatever the reason, may her family be comforted and grow used to her loss, may their pain be reduced as time goes on.

  109. anonymous said

    September 28, 2019 @ 4:39 pm

    3:05 after Anthony Bourdein anything is possible . The last thing family will make public is a family members suicide. If your a famous celebrity the media will expose it for everyone Juliet was not a famous celeb so if it was a suicide only the medical examiners and her daughters will have that info

  110. anonymous said

    September 28, 2019 @ 4:51 pm

    The videos of Juliet eating noodles , pigs feet and the raw burgers are beyond disgusting and downright creepy. more so because of her passing . Did not even seem like the same person . Incoherent if you ask me . If she was still alive they wouldn’t be as bad. This is just my personal feeling. Why keep them posted So distasteful

  111. Anonymous said

    September 28, 2019 @ 5:11 pm

    Perhaps she was doing a stunt, self-recording with no one there to monitor, she choked and called 911 but they were too late.

  112. anonymous said

    September 28, 2019 @ 6:19 pm

    From my personal experience with MLE videos . If they want you to record videos first thing they ask is “is this something you want to do” If not let us know. If you agree they email a waiver for you to sign then they pay you . Once the waiver is signed its on you not them. If the food is not finished they probably consider the stunt a fail and normally wont post it . She gambled with a few videos and passed . You saw the amounts of food she was dealing with. Wasn’t a Mcdonalds happy meal.One of the videos either noodles or pigs feet there was someone present She was talking to someone for a minute but you only saw their arm. It appeared to be a man. These muckbang videos as they refer to them as, are extremely dangerous especially if you are eating for speed. Most of these muckbang videos on YT are successful because they eat slow and most of the time only eat half or less.

  113. anonymous said

    September 28, 2019 @ 6:44 pm

    I tend to believe that someone was present while Juliet was making videos but they probably didn’t have a clue as to what to do if she choked or some other misfortune occurred during the filming

  114. anonymous said

    September 28, 2019 @ 7:32 pm

    All i know is it takes just one psycho fool to film a muckbang gone bad on youtube then let the camera keep rolling on the corpse hoping it goes viral . Youtube will drop the muckbangs in a heartbeat and then most of those ignorant fools from poverty stricken neighborhoods will have to find another way to make a living once their 6 figure yearly salary is cut off. Certainly not the type to sell online real estate courses

  115. Confused said

    September 28, 2019 @ 9:18 pm


  116. ojrifkin said (Registered July 27, 2005)

    October 1, 2019 @ 11:24 am

    The MLE youtube channel has resumed with big challenges with Miki Sudo attempting a 10 pound “Happy Meal”

  117. Anonymous said

    October 1, 2019 @ 12:33 pm

    8:32. What kind of sick person are you? Absolutely discussing comment

  118. anonymous said

    October 1, 2019 @ 4:05 pm

    What happened to Juliet won’t happen to her because she appears to be a professional

  119. Anonymous said

    October 1, 2019 @ 4:33 pm

    This forum should be reported. Sick beyond belief.

  120. Anonymous said

    October 2, 2019 @ 10:27 am

    There is no one to report too, and in any case, the postings by OJ are not the problem at all. It is the commenters who cannot seem to filter out the meanness and nastiness of their comments. Self-control but with anonymous listings will be difficult.

  121. Steakbellie said (Registered August 11, 2006)

    October 6, 2019 @ 10:58 am

    I am sad to hear about Juliet. She was a voracious competitor who didn’t let things stand in her way from getting the win (sometimes even the rules). I never beat her even on my best day but always enjoyed her camaraderie. She had such a great smile! Like all of us that do/did this we share an addiction to life and are trying to munch and chew as much out of it as possible. Sometimes the urge we are trying to satiate is just so very big, but competing seems to help scratch some of that itch……If there is a breathing contest we would try to out-hyperventilate each other, and Major League Breathing would rank us quarterly (ok…yearly). I’m sad for her family. Her husband was a nice guy and I enjoyed seeing him on the road. I hope they can find some peace in the future, I’m sure her huge presence is leaving quite a gap. God-speed my friend

  122. anonymous said

    October 6, 2019 @ 11:52 am

    Steak was always a class act . He had a great way with words and knew how to put bullies like Chapman in their place . One correction Steak the guy she was with at contests was not her husband from what we were told

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