What better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than by downing an obscene amount of jalapeños? Sure, you could drink margaritas or toss back a few cervezas, but that pales in comparison to snagging first place at the La Costeña Feel the Heat Jalapeño Eating Championship Challenge.
The event took place this past Sunday and turned out to be just as heated as one would expect from a jalapeño challenge. In the end, it was Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti who defeated last year’s champion, Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas in a double overtime battle of awesomely nicknamed competitive eaters.
You can marvel at the contestants’ double-fisted dining prowess by watching the video below, and get more details on the Jalapeño Eating Championship Challenge at the event’s website.
There’s no denying that eating 275 jalapeños in 10 minutes is an impressive feat, and despite garnering a nice payday for his efforts, this is definitely a challenge we’ll be leaving to the professionals. After all, stuffing your face with peppers might not be dignified, but eating one, sweating profusely, and then silently drinking a beer for the next 9-and-a-half minutes is just plain sad.
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