My hero, Black Widow
The sweet potato is the official vegetable of North Carolina, so at the state fair this year they had a sweet potato casserole eating contest. The Black Widow won, eating over eight and a half pounds of casserole in eleven minutes.
"The ability to eat starch-based casseroles in mass quantity fell out of favor in the late 20th Century, and those with skill in this area found that they were not celebrated by the public," said George Shea, Chairman of the International Federation of Competitive Eating. "However, in the first four years of the new century, casserole-eating has experienced a resurgence in popularity. This rebirth culminated with Sonya Thomas' impressive victory at the North Carolina State Fair."