Meet The Ladies Competing At The 2019 Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest

06-27-2019

Katherine Wong Boston, MA • 5’4”, 23 y/o How She Got Here: Won Syracuse, NY, Qualifier with 6 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min • Making her first appearance at the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Contest

Dr. René Rovtar Basking Ridge, NJ • 5’7”, 60 y/o How She Got Here: Won Des Moines, IA, Qualifier with 7 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min • Placed tied for 15th last year; 6.5 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min • Serves as the Superintendent of Schools in the Montville, NJ, School District • Awarded the Morris County Superintendent of the Year for 2016-2017

Julie Goldberg Brooklyn, NY • 5’5”, 33 y/o How She Got Here: Won Queens, NY, Qualifier with 9.5 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min • Making her first appearance at the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Contest • Studies competitive eating under the tutelage of MLE legend Crazy Legs Conti

Kathryn Tesch Prior Lake, MN • 5’9”, 31 y/o How She Got Here: Won San Antonio, TX, Qualifier with 9.5 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min • #49-Ranked Eater in the World by Major League Eating • Placed tied for 11th last year; 8 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min • Works as a dairy farmer and serves in the Air Force as a Technical Sergeant

Jocelyn Walker Sherman, TX • 5’9”, 38 y/o How She Got Here: Won Valdosta, GA, Qualifier with 10 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min • #48-Ranked Eater in the World by Major League Eating • Placed 10th last year; 10.5 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min

Mary Bowers Beverly Hills, CA • 5’3” How She Got Here: Won Cape Coral, FL, Qualifier with 10.25 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min • #47-Ranked Eater in the World by Major League Eating • Seventh year competing at Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Contest


Kelly Wong Oakland, CA • 5’7”, 28 y/o How She Got Here: Won Miami, FL, Qualifier with 11.5 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min • #41-Ranked Eater in the World by Major League Eating • Making her first appearance at Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Contest • Created and ate a 5lb avocado toast and a 12lb acai berry bowl

Holly Titus Muncie, IN • 5’3”, 41 y/o How She Got Here: Won St. Louis, MO, Qualifier with 13 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min • #42-Ranked Eater in the World by Major League Eating • Placed tied for 11th last year; 8 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min

Sophia DeVita Chicago, IL • 5’7”, 24 y/o How She Got Here: Won tied Cincinnati, OH, Qualifier with 14 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min • #35-Ranked in the World by Major League Eating • Placed 6th last year; 14 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min • Served as goalkeeper for Division 1 Fairfield University’s Soccer team

Katie Prettyman Marysville, WA • 5’5”, 36 y/o How She Got Here: Won tied Cincinnati, OH, Qualifier with 14 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min • #36-Ranked in the World by Major League Eating • Placed 9th last year; 21 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min • Works as the Regional Volunteer Services Officer for the NW Region of the Red Cross

Larell Marie Mele Long Pond, PA
 • 5’6”, 55 y/o
 How She Got Here: Won Central Islip, NY, Qualifier with 18 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min
 • #30-Ranked Eater in the World by Major League Eating • Ninth consecutive year competing at the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Contest
 • Placed 5th last year; 19 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min

Sarah Reinecke Seattle, WA
 • 5’6.5”, 32 y/o
 How She Got Here: Won Denver, CO, Qualifier with 20 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min
 • #26-Ranked Eater in the World by Major League Eating • Placed 4th last year; 21 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min • Ate 67 Peeps in 5 min • Works as a fitness and nutrition coach

“The Lovely” Juliet Lee
 Germantown, MD 
• 5’5”, 54 y/o
 How She Got Here: Won Washington DC Qualifier with 23 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min • #17-Ranked Eater in the World by Major League Eating 
 • Placed 3rd last year; 25 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min • World Jellied Cranberry Sauce Eating Champion, 13.23 lbs in 8 min
 • Former chemistry professor in Nanjing, China; now operates a hair salon

Michelle Lesco Tucson, AZ • 5’4”, 35 y/o How She Got Here: Won Las Vegas, NV, Qualifier with 28 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min • #10-Ranked Eater in the World by Major League Eating • #2-Ranked Female Eater in the World by Major League Eating • Placed 2nd last year; 28 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min • Ate 10.5 lbs of boysenberry pie in 10 min • Ate 158 chicken wings in 10 min

Miki Sudo Tucson, AZ • 5’7”, 33 y/o How She Got Here: Defending Women’s Champion
 • #6-Ranked Eater in the World by Major League Eating • #1-Ranked Female Eater in the World by Major League Eating • Defending 5-time Women’s Champion; ate 37 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min in 2018 • Has a personal best of 41 Hot Dogs & Buns in 10 min • World Kimchi Eating Champion; 8.5 lbs in 6 min • World Ice-Cream Eating Champion; 16 .5 pints in 6 min • Ate 71 Twinkies in 6 min • Ate 61.5 bratwursts in 10 min