Sonya (The Black Widow) Thomas stands on a scale as she's weighed by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (L) during the official "weigh-in" FOR THE annual Nathan's Famous Coney Island 4th of July Hot Dog-Eating Contest. The photo was shot at New York's City Hall Park on July 3.
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Thomas (seen here with Joey Chestnut at the weigh-in), weighs just 100 pounds, and will headline the Women's Hot Dog-Eating World Championship against 14 female eaters from the U.S. and Canada.
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Defending champion Joey Chestnut hits the No. 68 mark at the competition.
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Chestnut ate a record-tying 68 hot dogs to take his sixth straight Coney Island hot dog eating contest.
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Sonya Thomas broke her own record by eating 45 hot dogs to take the crown.
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Thomas beat her own record by gobbling down 45 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes to win the women's competition.
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Thomas accepts the trophy and hearty applause after her win.
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Thomas is carried through the crowd after winning her second consecutive women's competition.
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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg checks the weight of South Carolina hot dog eating champion and former Chicago Bears defensive tackle William (The Refrigerator)Perry at an official weigh-in ceremony for the 88th annual Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest in New York.
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