Tucson’s Michelle Lesco Wins First Place Women’s Title at Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest

She ate 30.75 hot dogs & their respectable buns in 10 minutes.

The “Pink Belt” is coming home to Tucson.

In the women’s challenge, local competitive eater Michelle Lesco snagged first place at the 2021 Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest.

Michelle Lesco

Photo courtesy of Nathan’s Famous Franks on Twitter

This is a big deal for someone that’s able to eat 10.5 lbs of boysenberry pie in 10 minutes, 158 chicken wings in 10 minutes, more than three jars of mayonnaise in three minutes, and 30 scoops of ice cream and lots o’ toppings in less than 15 minutes.

She was given the Women’s Title and Pink Belt after eating 30.75 hot dogs and their respectable buns in 10 minutes. Lesco was never behind in the race, out-eating second-place finisher Sarah Rodriguez by more than seven dogs.

If you’d like to learn more about some of her past eating adventures, read our full feature on her, Meet ‘Cardboard Shell’ Michelle Lesco, World-Class Competitive Eater.

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