Sonya Thomas creates a record in the National Buffalo Wing Festival by gobbling up 181 chicken wings

September 7th, 2010 - 12:35 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Sonya Thomas New York, Sep 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sonya Thomas ate away 4.86 pounds of chicken wings on Sunday at Buffalo to become the new champion of the National Buffalo Wing Festival.

Sonya ate 181 chicken wings in an amazing 12 minutes to win the contest. The favorite, Joey Chestnut, however came second because he could only manage 169 chicken wings or an equivalent of 4.55 pounds to place second. This is the first time that the two eating prodigy have squared off at the festival.

According to the founder of the festival, Drew Cerza, the two contestants pushed each other very hard to the limit during the contest and they were “neck on neck” throughout the contest.

Cerza said though Joey had great jaw strength, Sonya, who wishes to be referred to as the “Black Widow” used her quick fingers to win the contest. Not surprisingly after the contest, she said that she owed the award to her fingers.

Sonya is not new to eating competitions. She has set records at the wings festival before. She has also set records at the hard boiled eggs, oyster eating, cheesecake and the jalapeno eating competitions.

The 43 year old was not even satisfied with the wings she ate. She called the 181 wings an appetizer and appeared as a guest in the Ridiculously Hot Buffalo Wing Eating Contest and ate 20 more wings.

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