Black Widow captures turkey eating title

Originally Published: November 23, 2011
By Ken Derry | Special to Page 2

Sonya Thomas, a 5-foot-5 Korean woman who recently ate 183 chicken wings in 12 minutes, stood to the side of the stage with her head down and eyes on the floor. Thirty minutes earlier, she was nervous. But not now, not with the slow gong of AC/DC's "Hells Bells" blasting from overhead speakers. As she walked on stage, an emcee described her to a hungry crowd as having eyes "as dark as the loneliness of deep space."

This was Thomas, a 105-pound competitor at the Wild Turkey 81 ...

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