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Sonya Thomas

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Alexandria, VA
Age: 52
Weight: 105

There is an century-old prophesy within the competitive eating community, dismissed by most, that foretells the rise of the One Eater, a woman who will electrify America's gurgitators and lead them to international victory once again. Like Joan of Arc before her, this eater will be slender of stature, but mighty in strength. In recent years, the prophesy has been mentioned more and more frequently as the eaters have watched Sonya Thomas excel in nearly every contest she enters. The former 2003 IFOCE Rookie of the Year, "The Black Widow" quickly ascended to the top of the ranks, both at the table and in the eyes of fans. Standing at a slender 105-pounds, Sonya continues to amaze as her fellow peers appear to be watching, dumfounded, as she sees her hand raised in victory time after time. Sonya continues to be tested by other American eaters, such as Eater X, Pat Bertoletti and Joey Chestnut, but has beaten them all on her way to amassing more than twenty world eating records. Most recently, she captured her most coveted title when she ate 40 Nathan's hot dogs and buns on July 4, 2011 to capture the first-ever Nathan's Famous Female Hot Dog Eating Championship Belt. Ever the crowd favorite, no one will forget the indelible image of Sonya being whisked through atop Badlands Booker's shoulders while the crowd showered with roses.

Records

  • Crawfish 6.5 pounds/Rouses World Crawfish Eating Championship / 10 minutes/April 10, 2010
  • Hamburgers 7 Burgers (3/4 pound) "Thickburgers" / 10 minutes
  • Oysters 47 Dozen Acme Oysters/ Acme Oyster House / 8 Minutes/ Jun. 3, 2012
  • Cheesecake 11 pounds Downtown Atlantic Cheesecake / 9 minutes/ Sept. 26, 2004
  • Fruitcake 4 pounds, 14 1/4 ounces Wegmans Fruitcake / 10 minutes/ Dec. 30, 2003
  • Turducken 7 3/4 pounds Turducken.com Thanksgiving Dinner / 12 minutes/ Nov. 26, 2003
  • Jambalaya 9 Pounds Crawfish Jambalaya/ LuLu's Mardi Gras / 10 Minutes/ Feb. 24, 2004
  • Chicken Nuggets 80 Chicken Nuggets / 5 Minutes
  • Maine Lobster/ Kennebunk 44 Maine Lobsters (11.3 Pounds of meat) from the shell / 12 minutes/ Aug. 13, 2005
  • Quesadilla 31.5 4-inch Cheese Quesadilla / 5 minutes
  • Sweet Potato Casserole 8.62 pounds/ NC State Fair / 11 minutes/ Oct. 20, 2004
  • Meatballs 10 pounds, 3 Ounces Meatballs/ Carmine's Restaurant at Tropicana Hotel Casino / 12 minutes/ Dec. 3, 2005
  • Hamburger: Big Daddy Burger 9 pound cheeseburger/ Plaza Hotel Casino / 27 minutes, 0 seconds/ Jan. 21, 2006
  • Armour Vienna Sausage 8.31 pounds Armour Vienna Sausage /Lowe's Motor Speedway Charlotte / 10 Minutes/ May 28, 2005
  • Toasted Ravioli 4 pounds toasted ravioli by Charlie Gitto's at Harrah's St. Louis / 12 Minutes/ Nov. 20, 2004
  • Crab Cakes 46 Phillips Crab Cakes/Baltimore Waterfront Festival / 10 Minutes/ April 29, 2006
  • Deep-Fried Okra 9.75 lbs Deep Fried Okra/GoldenPalace.net at the Oklahoma State Fair / 10 Minutes/Sept. 16, 2006
  • Mince Pies 46 Mince Pies at the Wookey Hole Big Eat in Somerset, England / 10 minutes/Nov. 29, 2006
  • Chili Cheese Fries 8 lbs, 2 oz Wienerschnitzel Chili Cheese Fries at the Queen Mary / 10 minutes/February 11, 2006
  • Cherrystone Clams 26 dozen / Peter's Clam Bar / 6 minutes / May 31, 2010
  • Buffalo Chicken Tenders 6.93 lbs/Binga / 10 Minutess/March 27, 2010