The page about the "Hugilio" challenge on Virgilio's web site has been updated with pictures and a video of Stephanie Torres finishing the 11 pound pizza in an hour and 51 minutes on February 22. update Andrew Lane has a blog entry about Stephanie eating the 7 pound burrito at Jack n Grill (via comment).


  1. Anonymous said

    February 26, 2011 @ 8:31 pm

    That’s good, but I think even Brian Seiken could finish an 11 pound pizza in 2 hours.

  2. anonymous said

    February 26, 2011 @ 9:04 pm

    No great feat. I would agree on Seiken doing it in 2 hours

  3. Anonymous said

    February 26, 2011 @ 9:54 pm

    Bertoletti would have done the damn thing in about 15 minutes.

  4. Anonymous said

    February 26, 2011 @ 10:47 pm

    These time challenges appear to be limp dicked compared to eating aginst people. I am not impressed.

  5. anonymous said

    February 26, 2011 @ 11:22 pm

    You happen to be dead wrong . Stephanie can speed eat or slow eat and thats been established in burrito and other foods. There was no urgency to set any type of speed record in the eating challenge. It was all about capacity

  6. Anonymous said

    February 26, 2011 @ 11:34 pm

    Joey would have ate it in eight.

  7. anonymous said

    February 26, 2011 @ 11:43 pm a bomb has an update. I didnt know andrew and stephanie were close ?

  8. NReda said

    February 27, 2011 @ 12:12 am

    Not impressed? Haha. I wonder how many people out there could eat this 11 lb pizza within 2 hours.

  9. Anonymous said

    February 27, 2011 @ 12:14 am

    What a laugh. In an hour and 51 minutes Stephanie Wu could have eaten a 20 pound pizza.

  10. WTF?! said

    February 27, 2011 @ 1:00 am

    Almost 2 hrs?! That isn’t impressive. I’ve seen ppl do a 10.5 lb pizza in under 40. U ppl were giving her a seat at Nathans for that?

  11. I'm not hatin I'm just sayin said

    February 27, 2011 @ 1:02 am

    Let’s see this chick go head to head! Everyone would be a comp eater if it was just restaurant challenges. Show us you can go the distance.

  12. stephanie over sonya said

    February 27, 2011 @ 1:25 am

    She can easily beat sonya thomas

  13. Cutter said (Registered November 9, 2010)

    February 27, 2011 @ 4:02 am

    This is truly ridiculous, do you think there was a $1000 bounty on that pizza cause it was easy? Steph is smart for just not even responding here. She didn’t ask for the publicity, she knows she can eat. One point to be made, is that people that eat fast in the short term often do not fair as well in longer distance stuff. And the opposite is also true. You can’t expect her to be good at everything all the time, but she still has never dissappointed! Again a fine job. Take a look at the folks that couldn’t finish the 5lb challenge etc.

  14. NReda said

    February 27, 2011 @ 4:02 am

    With a little bit of searching, you’ll discover that Torres has gone head-to-head previously.

    She defeated Excel and a masked man by eating 14 hdbs in a non-dunking contest

    And here she finished 1/2 burger behind Tom Gilbert, and ahead of Excel, Ybarra, and others.

    We have “see[n] this chick go head to head.” Look for the information and you will find it. If she wants to compete, she will.

  15. Anonymous said

    February 27, 2011 @ 7:11 am

    I’ll give her one thing, She knows how to pace herself. I imagine she could do a dozen dogs in 10 minutes as well as 30 in an hour. She’s a great one.

  16. anonymos said

    February 27, 2011 @ 9:12 am

    ill give her another thing . I think siken posted this furst

  17. Stallion Italian said (Registered August 27, 2010)

    February 27, 2011 @ 9:34 am

    Thanks NReda, 14 hdb with no dunking is a fine number. Your measured responses, your links and information, and your opinions are great to read and stand out amidst the unfounded dirt. Rich LeFevre and Sonya both can do the long game, as we know Sonya is THE woman to go up against if Stephanie wants to.

  18. People, Learn To Read said

    February 27, 2011 @ 9:55 am

    Was something lost in translation? LOL. She has already established the ability to eat 14 dogs in 5 minutes.
    If the contest ran for 10 minutes, the deduction of logic implies that she would eat a number even higher than 14.

  19. Who cares? said

    February 27, 2011 @ 11:46 am

    Who cares who posted this first? Who cares it took 2 hrs to do 11 lbs? Who cares if anyone thinks she can do Nathans? Let that little girl sit at the big kids tables, eat AGAINST someone, and see what she’s made out of.

  20. anonymous said

    February 27, 2011 @ 12:06 pm

    Eaters that fail to put up impressive numbers always use the excuse that they could have eaten more after the buzzer rings or that that the food didnt fill them up and they were still hungry after the contest . If that were the case then why didnt they win? . That is total bull for they need some kind of alibi and it makes perfect sense to use the clock as such.. In Stephanies case you have to make the exception. . 14 dogs in 5 minutes is impressive but then again you have to factor in body language after she ate the first 14. Usually you can tell by someones expression if the buzzer was the sole reason as to why they couldnt continue. If she felt as though she was ready to hit the wall after 5 min and slowed down considerably , then you can assume that she was almost done and wasnt going to do the deuce. If after the 5 min mark she had her hand on the next dog almost as if she were on her first or second, then its obvious that the bell did her in.

  21. Are you kidding? said

    February 28, 2011 @ 1:37 pm

    Next week Sonya’s going to eat about 11 lbs. of King Cake (a breadlike coffee cake type food with no sauce) in about 10 minutes and Stephanie could only eat 11 lbs. of Pizza in about 2 hours. Enough with comparing Stephanie with Sonya there is no comparison.

  22. Get real said

    March 1, 2011 @ 11:20 pm

    I agree!! She is NO Sonya

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