Calgary woman Nicole Anderson is off to the Big Apple to take a bite out of an international hot dog eating contest after winning the women's side of the Canadian Hotdog Eating Championships by gulping down 12 hotdogs in 10 minutes.
The contest was held at CrossIron Mills mall just north of Calgary last Saturday. Anderson is a first-time competitor in an eating contest.
"I just signed up this morning so it's all happening pretty fast," she said, reported CBC NEWS.
Anderson said her secret to this gastronomical feat was taking the time to put ketchup on her franks giving it much-needed “taste, lubrication and moisture”. The competitors ate their hearts out, yet only a few big winners emerged at the contest, reported UPI.com.
Anderson will compete at the Nathan's Famous Fourth of the July Hot Dog Eating Contest finals at New York's Coney Island. She will be joined by the two overall winners of the Calgary competition- men’s contest winner Aaron Osthoff of Iowa, who devoured 33 hot dogs in 10 minutes and second place winner, Lee Vilinksy, a grad from University of Alberta, who downed 16 dogs in the same time frame.
“I’m still trying to digest the win.” Anderson said, Calgary Herald reported.
The competitors will have to fit in a lot of dogs in their stomach in as little time as possible for the final competition in New York. They now stand a chance to compete and beat the world record of 68 hot dogs set by superstar Joey Chestnut.