Sonya Thomas

Qualified on Jul 4, 2013

Sonya Thomas

Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas


On July 4, 2011, Sonya Thomas took home the pink Pepto Bismol Belt in the inaugural women’s Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. Every year since, this female competitive eater has come out on top.

In the previous years, before the contest split into men’s and women’s divisions, Sonya was always a driving force, consistently setting women’s records. In 2004, her total of 32 hot dogs was the most ever eaten by a male or female American competitor at the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest.

Currently, Sonya Thomas in ranked fifth by Major League Eating. She’s just behind another female competitive eater, Miki Sudo, in fourth, and has lost to her numerous times in recent competitions. Sonya has some tough competitors this year if she wants to stay on top and it’s every woman for herself this Fourth of July at Coney Island.


Qualified: July 4, 2013
Qualifier: Coney Island
Total: 36.75 HDBs
MLE Rank: 5

Website: Sonya The Black Widow


Sources: Wikipiedia, Major League Eating, EatFeats

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