Miki Sudo was named the women’s champion of Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest on Tuesday.
Reigning champ: The Japanese American professional eater finished 39.5 hot dogs in 10 minutes at Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest held in Coney Island, Brooklyn. She beat Mayoi Ebihara, who placed second after finishing 33.5 hot dogs.
“Thirty-nine is a lower number, though, I’m sorry, guys,” Sudo reportedly told the crowd.
Her track record: Sudo won every title in the women’s side of Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest from 2014 to 2020. In 2021, she was dethroned by Michelle Lesco, but she reclaimed her title in 2022.
Sudo currently holds the women’s world record for most hot dogs consumed in 10 minutes — in 2020, she managed to finish 48.5 hot dogs.
The competition: In order to compete in the popular hot dog eating contest, aspiring participants must be at least 18 years old. They must also go through a qualifying event held either in May or June before the actual competition.
First-place winners receive a cash prize of $10,000 each, while second placers receive $5,000. Meanwhile, third placers receive $2,500, fourth placers receive $1,500 and fifth placers receive $1,000.