7 Competitive Eaters Around The World That You Must Know!

In another life we would like to be born as competitive eaters. The name says it all; they compete over who can eat the fastest and the most amount of food at a time. While we’d love to try it, we’re sure we don’t have the immense amount of capacity that competitive eaters today have. Here are some competitive eaters that we look up to.

Molly Schuyler

Schuyler is a woman to look out for in the world of competitive eating. She’s the first woman to have won a variety of challenges in restaurants across the USA. She holds the world’s steak record having eaten a two kilogram hunk of steak in four minutes and 44 seconds.

Kevin Strahle

Kevin Strahle, or the LA Beast, hosts a YouTube channel on which he uploads videos of himself taking on any food challenge you can name. His channel has over 1.3 million subscribers!

Sonya Thomas

Sonya Thomas, also known as The Black Widow, was the first champion of Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. She earned her nickname because her slight build and seemingly ever expandable stomach allows her to defeat male competitive eaters that are twice and thrice her size.

Miki Sudo


Miki Sudo took down Sonya Thomas in the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest by eating 40 hot dogs.

Matt Stonie

We devoted an entire piece to Matt Stonie’s eating habits. Watch the video above and you’ll understand why!

Takeru Kobayashi

Kobayashi holds eight Guinness Records for eating hot dogs, meatballs, Twinkies, tacos, hamburgers, pizza, ice cream and pasta. Yum!

Eric Booker

Booker is both a hip hop artist and a competitive eater. He argues that competitive eating is a healthy sport and that he’s lost a lot of weight once he started training himself for it.