What a surreal day for a humble publicist To kick off the winter season at Wookey Hole we staged the first extreme eating competition to be held in the United Kingdom a media event that had all the usual Borkie DNA.
I watched Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas a small American weighing only 7st 7lbs eat her way through 48 mince pies in five minutes. The room was packed with TV crews and snappers I felt like it was a stunt pulled from the mind of David Lynch. Sonya proved she’s the giant of the world eating scene.
Extreme eating is a competitive sport in America and I reckon it might catch on here. I hope to put up a film of the day tomorrow but for now enjoy a slice of the coverage on the Today programme. I love the way the organiser Ryan Nerz from the International Federation of Competitive Eating takes on cynical BBC Radio 4, a shining example of countering PC.
I think everyone should by Ryan’s book Eat This Book: A Year of Gorging and Glory on the Competitive Eating Circuit, its a stocking filler.