Competitive Eater Chows Down With WOWT


She has taken eating to a new level. One local woman can tuck it away with the best of them. Molly Schuyler is a competitive eater.

WOWT invited Schuyler to breakfast. Nothing fancy - 50 donuts from Uptown Bakery in Bellevue.

The first thing we noticed was how thin she was to be in the world of competitive eating.

"My body fat is on the lower half," jokes Schuyler. "I've got junk in the trunk."

Schuyler got into competitive eating on a dare. She is now one of the top speed eaters in the world.

She has traveled across the country, winning trophies and prize money.

"I'm having a blast. It's great you get a lot of free food."

There are some foods Schuyler would think twice about eating in a contest.

"Bowls of mayonnaise," she says. "I dont want to do that. It's gross."

She also has her favorites.

"I like chicken wings. I like the chicken skin. It's not good for you but I like the skin."

Slamming donuts and chugging water for speed has come under fire from critics. The argument is that competitive speeding is not a real sport.

Schuyler says it is.

"[It's] kind of like if you're running a marathon, or if you're swimming in the Olympics," she explains.

"You're pushing you body past the point of where it should be. It hurts, you're hurting youself where you can't do it anymore but you keep going. It's an endurance thing. It really is."

Does she think its safe?

"I wouldn't neccessarly say it's safe. I go to the doctor quite often."

Schuyler says she can only see doing this for a few more years.

The mother of four has plenty of other things keeping her busy.


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