Sonya Thomas is five foot nothing, a hundred and nothing. And she hung in there against the best competitive eaters in the land for 12 minutes.
Thomas, 43, set a new record for consuming chicken wings at the ninth annual National Buffalo Wing Festival in Buffalo, New York, on Sunday. When the 12-minute contest had ended, the "Black Widow," had managed to eat 181 wings.
Thomas held off the reigning hot dog eating champion, Joey Chestnut, who managed to down 169 wings during the contest. For the coup de grace, she ate 20 additional wings in the Ridiculously Hot Buffalo Wing Eating Contest an hour later.
Thomas, who stands five feet tall and weighs only 105 pounds, is a tiny force on the competitive eating circuit. The 4.86 pounds of chicken wings she ate isn't even the most chicken she's eaten this year in a contest. She nailed down 6.93 pounds of chicken tenders at the Binga's Stadium Tender Bender back in March. You can see a list of her current and previous world records on her site, which include eating 9.75 pounds of fried okra and 25 grilled cheese sandwiches in 10 minutes (on different occasions).
So if Thomas sounds like your dream girl, you're in luck -- according to her bio on the International Federation of Competitive Eating site, she's single.