By beating Joey “Jaws” Chestnut, Thomas took home first place Sunday at the tenth annual National Buffalo Wings Festival in N.Y. Chestnut came in second with 174 wings devoured.
The 100-pound Thomas of Alexandria, Va., is the reigning wing-eating champion. She downed 181 wings to win the 2010 contest, while Chestnut of San Jose, Calif., settled for second with 169 wings.
Thomas gets $1,500 and a colonic irrigation for her victory. Chestnut wins $750 and a year supply of Tums, and third place gets $300 and apparently no press coverage whatsoever.
Thomas is called the â€œBlack Widowâ€ because she often eats all the male competitors after completing eating contests.