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"The Lovely" Juliet Lee

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Germantown, MD
Age: 58
Weight: 100

Major League Eating is deeply saddened at the recent passing of Juliet Lee, a long-time member of Major League Eating and the number-17-ranked eater in the world. MLE, along with all of its members, expresses deep condolences to Juliet’s family. In honor of Juliet, who was respected as a fearsome competitor, MLE has maintained her ranking through the July 4 contest. Juliet began eating competitively in 2006, and was one of the first females to compete in the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest, where she routinely placed among top finishers. A former chemistry professor at Nanjing University in China, Juliet moved to the United States in the early 1990s. She lived in Germantown, Maryland, where she owned several hair salons. Juliet was mother to two highly accomplished daughters, Lily and Leah, and was enormously proud of them. In addition to her focus on family, Juliet attended college classes, studied modern dance and ballet, and also regularly swam and practiced yoga. “Juliet was a beloved member of the competitive eating community, and an enormously positive force in our lives,” said George Shea of MLE. “It is no coincidence that she was known as ‘The Lovely Juliet Lee’ because she was gracious, elegant and caring. We will miss her deeply.”


  • Cranberry Sauce, Jellied 13.23 lbs jellied cranberry sauce/Spike TV's MLE Chowdown / 8 Minutes/Nov. 22, 2007
  • Ultimate Eating Tournament (Various Foods) 7 Chicken Wings, 1 lb of Nachos, 3 Hot Dogs, 2 Personal Pizzas, 3 Italian Ices/Broaday at the Beach / 7 minutes, 13 seconds/April 19, 2008
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