World's tiniest competitive eater?
I've heard people say they can eat anything and not gain weight, or say the reason they are overweight is their metabolism. But I never really believed it. I figured if you ate moderately and exercised, you would stay close to your proper weight.
So I find this story about a professional competitive eater from Germantown, Md. astounding. Juliet Lee is a little over 5 feet tall, weighs a little over 100 pounds, wears jeans in size 0 and, well, here's a list of the foods she's eaten in competition: ...
"34 hot dogs, 48 tamales, 22 pork barbecue sandwiches and nearly five dozen miniature hamburgers. All within minutes."
It may not be just a matter of a superfast metabolism because Lee eats all her meals as one big meal at the end of the day normally. But that doesn't explain why she can eat some of the things she has (11 slices of pizza in 10 minutes, for instance) or even why she would want to.
(AP Photo/The Washington Post, Ricky Carioti)