Nela Zisser has inhaled five Subway sandwiches in less than 10 minutes. She's wolfed down a 5-pound burrito in under five minutes, 120 Chicken McNuggets in under 17 minutes, and 50 mozzarella sticks in eight minutes.
Still, the 23-year-old beauty queen isn't satisfied with her Miss Earth New Zealand 2013 tiara. She wants to win Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Championship in Coney Island.
In the days before Major League Eating's most prestigious competition, she sat down with HuffPost Weird News, a bowl of chicken stock at her side, and promised that she would "keep eating until she was No. 1."
Zisser's first showing at Coney Island July 4 wasn't too bad. She downed 16 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes, enough for a seventh place finish in a field of 16 women, behind two-time champ Miki Sudo. But she'll have to more than double her tally next year to approach Sudo's 38-dog performance.
"I love the challenge," Zisser tells us, "and I won't stop until I win."
Eating legend and HuffPost Blogger Crazy Legs Conti also joins us, providing insight on what it takes to reach new heights in gustatory greatness. And you should believe him when he says, "Unicorn poop tastes delicious."